Talk of the Town #194

Welcome back to a new week of Talk of the Town! Thanks again for bringing over your beautiful projects and recipes last week! Here are a few highlights from the last party. But first, let’s take a look at what you may have missed from your party hosts! Fall Leaves Decor Project Ideas: 20 Easy Autumn Crafts Vintage School Desk Fall Flower Planter Updating an Outbuilding to Store & Sell Furniture Projects Easy 2×4 Scrap Halloween Project Damaged Vintage Headboard {Read More}

Farmhouse Christmas Tree Farm Repurposed Drawer

How to Create Farmhouse Christmas Decor from an Old Drawer After finishing the repurposed Christmas cabinet door, I moved on to another repurposing project. This time, a drawer for Christmas. I’ve been busy clearing out unused stuff, donating a lot and repurposing or upcycling what I can. It came from one of these small sets of drawers that I was given six years ago.  I added glass knobs to them and had one in my guest room. The other one {Read More}

Farmhouse Christmas Cabinet Door Sign

Rustic Farmhouse Christmas Cabinet Door Sign I know, it’s insanely early to be thinking about Christmas. But craft stores are already discounting fall items and bringing in Christmas decor, so that tells me I need to start stocking my Etsy shop with Christmas items too.  That’s why you will be seeing Christmas projects popping up here on the blog.

DIY Chalkboard Projects

Since it’s back-to-school time, the first thing that comes to my mind is chalkboards.  So today I’m talking about DIY Chalkboard Projects. Chalkboards seem out of date in many classrooms, but they are still hugely popular, especially as chalkboard projects. Most of these projects were done with good old Chalkboard Paint and a brush. It’s inexpensive and makes a lot of projects. Some were done with spray paint and one was a purchased chalkboard, cut to size. First up is a {Read More}

Cheese Cloche Upcycled Into Mini Pumpkin Patch

There are certain things that I always find at thrift stores.  Nearly every time I go, I find a cheese cloche or dome tray. What do you call them? After pondering what to do with one I found several months ago, I finally knew what I would do with it. A centerpiece for fall or winter. And I set out to do just that!

Small Side Table Upcyled In Black and White Buffalo Check

Small Side Table Upcyled in Black and White Buffalo Check Do you ever buy furniture at thrift stores or yard sales?  I don’t often, but when I found  a pair of these small side tables at a thrift store for $15 for the set, I couldn’t pass them up. Clearly, the previous owners have kids because they had dried food all over them. As a mom of four, no judgement here! After cleaning really well, it was time to transform {Read More}

First Aid Kit Toolbox Makeover for Home or Travel

My thrift store metal toolbox didn’t sell in my Etsy shop.  It was pretty dinged and scratched up, so I wasn’t surprised. So rather than donate it, I decided to turn it into a first aid kit toolbox. Would you believe, after raising four kids, we have never had a real first aid kit?  We just had random supplies in two bathrooms. We had to search through drawers and cabinets whenever someone got an injury. Better late than never, right? {Read More}

Vintage Farmhouse DIY Decor Ideas: Rustic & Repurposed

Rustic & Repurposed Vintage Farmhouse DIY Decor Ideas to inspire you to think outside the norm before you throw away or donate old wood, metal, and just random stuff!

Farmhouse Mini Towel Ladder Using Wood Lattice Trellis

For a long time I’ve wanted a farmhouse mini towel ladder, and they seemed fairly simple to make. But I just never got around to it. I even almost bought this one or this one on Etsy. Both were under $20, but I still didn’t get one. Then one day I was scouting Facebook Marketplace and saw someone selling five wood lattice trellises. I figured if the price was low enough, I could use them in various spots in my {Read More}

DIY Ideas: Farmhouse, Travel, Faith, Family, Autumn & Winter

DIY Ideas: Farmhouse, Travel, Faith, Family, Autumn & Winter I hope you had a great July 4th!  I just relaxed with my family. Guess what?  If you love DIY projects as much as I do, then I have some fun news and a bunch of DIY Ideas to show you. These ideas will help you plan decor for Fall, Halloween, Winter, and Christmas. There’s even faith and family ideas. I know what you’re thinking. July just started! Time flies though. {Read More}