It’s more than once a week I receive the question as to how I find all the stuff I decorate with. Well, to be honest, it usually finds me. For real! Take this set of crocks, for instance. My friend, Mandy, knows I have a thing for crocks so when she spied this set of vintage crocks she asked me if I’d be interested. You betcha.
Not only is this a sweet set of Roseville crocks, but also they are useful for so many things. For instance, these are food-grade safe so I can use them for my fermenting recipes. However, the painted on apples weren’t doing it for me. Oh, and she also gave me
We all have those places that need some…ahem…attention. You know what I’m talkin’ ’bout. Either a clutter spot or drop zone, or just an overall mess. Now this corner of my garage used to have more to it, but it had to go through a change. Let me explain how I got to our DIY boot rack, plus extra storage.
A few months back we built a bike shed on the side of our home, just around the corner of our garage. However, we regrettably took it down and instead put up
It isn’t often that I pass up the wooden section of the thrift store. I mean…there is #trashure to be found! Sometimes though, you can find wooden items hidden here and there too. Take for instance this little box. It was hidden in the Christmas section of the store. The vision I had for it was a farmhouse kitchen caddy. Do you see it?
While I often prefer to build my own decor from reclaimed scraps and such, it’s I also enjoy recreating found objects. This stenciled box sure wouldn’t suit my decor as-as, but it makes for the perfect
Apparently I am sucker for all things cart. I mean, really. They are irresistible as they provide function, storage, and a cute factor to most any style of home. Can you blame me that I felt sorry for this worn out vintage Cosco cart when I saw it at the thrift store?
I’ll admit I paid more for it than I think I should have. tsk. However, I repeat…I love carts! You can see all my past cart makeovers and builds HERE.
The original color appeared to be an off white, as you can see it peeking through. At some point, someone decided to
If you are new to my blog in the last few weeks, you may have missed the fact that a friend of mine gave me a giant plastic tote of wooden pieces to play with. My kinda fun! It all began with a letter holder I upcycled in this post and then my recipe box. Today, these two pieces are about to become my upcycled washboard & silverware box cupboard. Try saying that 5 times fast. tee hee!
At a quick glance, the vintage washboard is in excellent shape and would be just fine left as-is. However, just hanging it on the wall (how I have mine in my own home) is fine, but I thought
Do you ever have one of those projects that just seems like it keeps bugging you that it needs tweaking? Well, one of the best things about our home is the storage. Our home may be on the small side, but it is tweaked out for storage. A favorite feature is our mudroom. Today, I’m going to share (yet another) mudroom update. This is the third time around, but it’s high time we get it right!
Now, don’t go judging me, k? This mess is after I already took apart the stuff in here. To get a true view of
If you have been following along with me over the last few months, you know I have the stash to end all stashes in cupboard doors. Well, at the same time I acquired the doors, I also received this dandy pile of drawer fronts. They totally have potential, don’t they? I mean, they’re good wood and perfect for making something fun. I’d like to show you how I chose to use my upcycled drawer fronts.
What you’re looking at is a pile of mostly solid wood with one MDF drawer front (the white one). My self-inflicted goal was to
It’s a common endeavor of mom’s across the world to find ways to add storage to their home, don’t you think? We love to be organized or at least have the appearance of such a goal. Having cute storage makes it even more fun. This pink bin may be a tad too cute. ahem. In order to free it from its Pepto Bismol state, I’m giving it a DIY makeover into some farmhouse bathroom storage.
First of all, bins are super handy, portable, and can hide our daily-grind necessities. I just may not want a bright pink bin in my bathroom. To remedy that,
It’s Furniture Fixer Uppers time! This is the day each month my gal friends and I set aside to create furniture projects to inspire you. You’ll see what they created in a bit. Me…well, I am on an 80’s “heart” journey to show you how these pieces that are plentiful at thrift stores and garage sales can be made new. One of these below is about to become a kid’s storage bench.
While you may think I’m a bit nuts for seeing potential in these hum-drum pieces (or maybe you secretly have a stash of your own as you hold onto the past…haha!), bear with me. You can see