Monday, September 7, 2015

Vintage Dresser gets a Shabby Chalk Paint Makeover

Last Saturday, while I was running errands, I stopped into a Goodwill
 and purchased this vintage dresser.
It was in decent enough shape, but it is not the best quality dresser. 

Monday, August 31, 2015

Ugly Vanity Turned into Gorgeous Night Stands

Early this year I picked up an old vanity that had been converted into a desk
 from a Habitat Restore.

I brought it home with high expectations,
but once I began taking it apart and got a closer look
it intimidated me and I set it aside.

Until now.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Wood Slat Star Mason Jar Wall Vase

I hope you are having a fabulous day so far!

I want to share this fun project that I've been working on.

These star mason jar wall vases have kind of evolved.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Framed Burlap BLESS OUR HOME Sign

This sign started off as a plain, chunky wood frame that I purchased at a thrift store.
I decided to paint it a creamy, off-white color and distress it 
to allow the natural wood to show through in places.  

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Cutting Board EAT Kitchen Sign

This fun project is quickly becoming one of my favorites!

While my husband and I were looking for treasures 
along the 100 mile roadside market on HWY 21 
through North Carolina and Virginia a couple weekends ago, 
we kept finding old cutting boards.

I picked up three of them on that trip and I knew they would work perfectly
 for a project that I had pinned quite a while back.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Farmhouse Caddy Built Around a Salvaged Spindle

It all started with a trip to a really cool architectural salvage place in Otto, NC
called Culpepper Architectural Salvage.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Lazy Susan Grain Sack Makeover

A plain, wood lazy susan made its way home with me earlier in the year.
I didn't really have any idea what I was going to do with it, 
but I knew it had potential.
Finally, inspiration struck!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Antique Singer Sewing Machine Table Makeover

Who knew?
My neighbor had it all along.
I've been looking for an antique sewing machine with a cast iron base for months now. 
Not a pretty one. 
One that needed some work.
I happened to stop by a small, local flea market a couple weeks back
and there it was, in the back of a trailer.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Handmade Patriotic Red White and Blue Decor

I wanted to make a few patriotic projects to take to my booth, 
so I decided to revisit some of my previous projects 
and look at my July 4th Pinterest board for inspiration.
The first project was inspired by a sign I pinned a while back.
You can check out my Pinterest board here.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Antique Vanity Mirror Turned Wall Shelf

Of course I can not find the before pictures anywhere.
Just imagine a dirty, old, dark wood vanity mirror without a vanity.
I picked this piece up at a garage sale a few weeks ago 
with the intention of giving it a makeover.

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.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

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.