Monday, July 25, 2016

Drying Lavender

Here is my first bunch of Lavender to dry.  I am loving the smell in the house right now just from this small bouquet..  I will either hang this for decoration or take the buds off to use in a scrub or sachet.

I love the look in a white frame.  So farmhousy, if thats a word.

Monday, July 18, 2016

My Sweet Peas are all over the place this year.  They are planted by my barnwood shed my hubby built me many years ago.  I was repurposing back then but didn't know it.  You can see a peak of my butterfly house that actually had butterflies in it this year.  I feel that is such a blessing because God knows how much I love butterflies.  Sometimes He sends the smallest things to remind us that he loves us.  SO So thankful!!

Wednesday, July 13, 2016


Today I am showing you my latest project.  I was in need of an end table by one of my chairs, after I moved things around, you know how that is always changing things , enter smiley face, I have always loved this basket and it was put away.  And the little brain got to thinking how to repurpose it.

I found a round piece at the lumber company for very cheap so that made me very happy! I sanded and stained that piece.  I made sure it was a couple inches bigger than the top of my basket.   I sanded the basket down and did some antiquing on it.

And added some farmhouse numbers to it.  Then I glued the round piece to the top of the basket and wala it was done. 

See how lonely that chair would have been.  I love it when something is in your mind and actually turns out once you do it.  As you know that doesn't always happen.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Repurposed vintage funnel

I am adding some farmhouse decor slowly to my home.  i just love everything about it.  But I live cottage and shabby chic too.  I am going to combine it all and hopefully pull it off.

I had an old funnel I wasn't doing anything with.  I love the old galvanized look!! I decided to use it as a vase.  I just have a tube set down in it.  So when Summer finally gets here I can add fresh flowers.  I think it looks cool on my farmhouse table my hubby made me.  I put some ticking fabric down as the base for this arrangement.  It is simple and I like that these days.

I also added a little ticking ribbon from Michaels around my candles, I finally this week took off the sweaters that were on them.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

More repurposed items in the flower garden

Some more items I repurposed to use as flower containers.  I love old galvanized pails used  inside and now  outside.  I found this beautiful Crazytunia and a Lantana and put them inside this old pail.  The Crazytunia appears so velvety.  I'm usually not a Petunia person but fell in love with this one.

And this idea I seen on Pinterest.  I just bought a cheap pail at the dollar store and filled it with Lobelia.  I love Lobelia, after a while it will start to trail and look beautiful, hopefully.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Vintage ironing board repurposed

I bought this vintage ironing board from a friends yard sale.  I had been seeing all these large welcome signs everywhere.  I knew I could make one I just needed the right platform to do it on.  This was perfect.  

I bought some extra large stencils I found at Michaels, I love that store, And just stenciled the letters on, and then I added a good clear coat over the top to keep it in good condition.

I love when an idea comes together.  It makes me one happy camper. :)

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Some Repurposed items for my flowers.

I recently went to our local flea market in search of some things to put in my yard to hold flowers.  It has been years since I have put anything new outside and I wanted something different and something farmhouse oriented.

I found this cool old funnel and I had seen on Pinterest where they put broom handles in the bottom and use it for hanging baskets.

My hubby had a galvanized pipe he wasn't using that he thought of to use as the base.  It worked perfect.  I want to  add a little more flowers probably some Lobelia but I LOVE it!!  What do you think?  Have you been repurposing anything for your flower gardens?