Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Rustic Barnwood Mason Jar Welcome Sign

I have seen quite a few versions of these mason jar welcome signs and decided to make one.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Jewelry Box Chalk Paint Makeover

A lot of preparations for the Spring Vintage Market at the Park have been going on 
around here lately. It is on April 18th and it is approaching quickly.

We are going to stick with a shabby theme and use white, light pinks and light greens
 at this show.

One of the projects I finished up recently was a vintage musical jewelry box makeover.
If it doesn't sell before the show, it will be available at the show.

I used Amy Howard chalk paint to give this dated jewelry box a makeover.


Thursday, February 5, 2015

Repurposed Bed Spring Projects

Recently I decided to tackle taking apart the springs of  an old mattress.
If you've never done this before, take my word, it is quite a bit of work.
The springs were rusty, so in addition to taking them apart,
 I also wire brushed them to clean off the surface rust before making a few projects with them.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Thrift Store Finds turned into Kitchen Farm Table

It all started when I found two rush seat chairs at a thrift store.
They were in great condition and really didn't need any work.
However, I couldn't leave well enough alone.
I thought they would look cute painted white with a wood top table with white legs.


Tuesday, December 2, 2014

NOEL Letters from Scrap Wood and a Grapevine Wreath

A friend asked me if I could use a few small grapevine wreaths that she was getting rid of.
They had some decorations on them and I figured I could make something out of them, 
so I said yes.
They've been hanging out in my craft stash for a while now 
and I finally decided what I could use them for.
They would be perfect as the "O" in a word.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Cutting Board Repurposed into Ipad Stand

When I ran across two cutting boards at a thrift store recently, Susan came to mind.
Susan from Homeroad.
She has a fun blog with a ton of great inspiration.
This project is a copycat.
It is an Ipad stand made from a cutting board and a Scrabble game tile holder.
You have to check Susans versions out here. I just love them.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Old Porch Post Repurposed into Coat Rack

Last year, while visiting my parents, I noticed that they had a few salvaged porch posts in their barn.
I immediately had a vision for one of them, but it took me a while to act on it.
I pictured it with iron shelf brackets added to the bottom, so that it would stand upright
and iron hooks added to the top to create a coat rack.
I also pictured the coat rack being painted white.
The vintage market that we did earlier this month had a shabby white, turquoise and pink theme to it 
and this coat rack that I had been thinking about for quite some time was going to fit our theme perfectly!