Art, DIY, Furniture Makeover, Home Decor, Inspiration

Revamped Dresser and USA Map Art

Opening up walls in old houses and studying the detail and craftsmanship that went into building homes a century ago is truly fascinating.  After tearing out several plaster walls in the Mulberry House, I had boxes and boxes of lath I wanted to repurpose into art.  In my opinion, the wood was far too beautiful to be thrown in the…

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Red Desk to Green Side Table

Last fall, I acquired this “hand-me-down” desk from my sweet sister-in-law.  I honestly didn’t care for the style of the desk too much–all I could see when I looked at it were the legs.  Because it was free, I took no issue with tearing the desk apart, stealing the legs, and using them to make something I now love.  It’s…

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How to Make Art Out of an Old Door

I’m not sure if you would prefer I be honest with you about this project or lie directly to your face. If we’re being perfectly honest, like the flavor of BFF honest that informs you the color of your kitchen is reminiscent of baby crap smeared on your walls or that your deviled eggs could use some improvement; that kind…

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How to Make a Storage Crate From a Pallet

My husband gets me.  Through and through.  He knows what I love.  He likes what I do.  Rhyme intended. After all these many married years, he is fully aware that my DIY projects are never ceasing, and I’m pretty sure he’s cool with it.  I know this because he is amazing enough to bring pallets home for me from work,…

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Antique Containers and What to do with Them

As I mentioned in my previous post, antiquing is my favorite way to find unique items to decorate my home.  While shopping with my sister-in-law one Saturday, we ran across these cuties in a store in her area: This post contains affiliate links. We kept spotting antique containers filled with succulents like these all over the store, but we were…

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Love Farmhouse Style? Go Antiquing!

Farmhouse style first stole my heart last century-in 1999.  I was in college at the time and living at home with my parents.  (I know, I am overwhelming you with my exciting ways, aren’t I?)  While other kids my age were out living it up in the city, I was at home making blankets from old scraps of fabric, sketching…

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How to Enjoy Summer All Year Long

Hydrangeas: The word alone makes me happy inside.  Just looking at them makes me want to grab a blankie and dive right in for a cozy nap (although, the neighbors might be a little disturbed by that visual reality).  I can’t get enough of them, and that’s very obvious given the multiple varieties I have planted ring around my home.…

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How to Make a Wood Burned Growth Chart

Family traditions are such a beautiful way of passing down the significance of life’s daily events from generation to generation. I have so many sweet memories of my family’s traditions; my mom always worked so hard to keep them alive in our household.  One of my favorites is a practice that I still carry on for my children, and I…

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