Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Old Pickle Jars into Pottery Barn Knockoffs

You might want to think twice before recycling your old pickle jars.
Upcycle them instead.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Wood Christmas Sled Mini Makeover

After a wonderful visit at my moms last week,
 I came home with a truck load of goodies
This wood and metal sled was one of them!
It's definitely cute, but I decided to give it a mini makeover.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Cabin Chronicles Part 11

All of the rooms are starting to take shape now that the floors and walls are finished.
Here's a pic of the back bedroom.
One wall is log and the other 3 walls are board and batten.
This room is small, so we decided to paint the walls white to help it feel brighter.
Don't worry though, it still has plenty of rustic elements.
The wood above the white walls is rustic pallet wood.
The trim is pine and it is stained in a dark stain.
This room has one window with chunky pine trim

Monday, December 9, 2013

Handmade French Christmas Postcard Ornaments

My taste in decor varies so much.
I love rustic, of course I have to right? I live in a log cabin.
I also love chippy, shabby farmhouse goodness too.
The ornaments I made today fall into the latter category.
I decided to use some of my fabric scraps to create Christmas ornaments.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Old Leather Horse Harness Christmas Wreath

Last year I picked up this old leather horse harness at an estate auction
 from a farmhouse here in South Carolina.
(this is the back, I did not take a before pic)
I actually bid on it because it had a roll of old chicken wire with it. The wire was perfectly aged and rusty in spots and would work perfectly for so many projects I have on my list.
The harness got put in the attic of my workshop for a while, I even think it made it into the Goodwill donation box at least once before I decided to hang onto it.
Boy am I glad I kept it.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Burlap and a Dollar Tree Ornament

During a recent trip to the Dollar Tree to pick up a gift bag,
 a package of 6 glittery snowflake ornaments made their way into my cart.
Believe it or not, this creation was not what I had in mind when I purchased the snowflakes.
I'll get around to creating my original idea and post about it later...