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?

Sunday, May 8, 2016

I had seen this shelf thingy that looked very farmhousy (if that's a word), industrial at a local store but it was $90, I can't do that.  As I was looking at it I realized it was just two crates screwed together with some pieces of metal here and there on it.  I figured I could make it for way less than that.

We needed a different side table to sit by my hubbys recliner and I wanted it to have some storage or decorative space on it.  This piece fit the bill.

I just screwed two crates together after staining them.  I added castors to the bottom so I can move it easily to clean under.  I then added some flat L brackets to some corners.  I just love it and I did it for around $25.  Much cheaper than the one I seen.

Please try to ignore my doggies toy laying there, sorry, and my cords.  The things you don't see when your taking the photos lol.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

A DIY project

I had seen these letters at Michaels that I just loved but had no idea what to do with them.  You know how you go home and are trying to figure out a project lol.  I knew I wanted to do some sort of a sign, but what kind and what colors.  

My new motto is if I buy, repurpose or take something out of my storage I have to get rid of something else.  I just have too small of a house to have too much in.  I don't want it to look cluttered.
Anyhow this is what I came up with and I found a vertical space to put it. 

I chose the word home because it means so much to us after the last year and a half.  

Monday, February 29, 2016

               Some more Spring Changes

I am adding some aqua and soft pinks to my decor for Spring and Summer.  I have had some aqua mason jars in different sizes so I am adding them in here and there.


 I had this little birdy put away for the winter.  So he came out to roost again.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

                    Adding some Spring to my Home

Here in Michigan we had a big snowstorm during the week and this weekend it is supposed to be near 50, hopefully it melts most of the snow.

So I am going to try and make the inside of my home Springy, if that's a word, I received some fresh flowers and are putting them around the home.  I like to take a large bouquet and divide it up into smaller ones around the house.

I put some moss rocks I bought at Michaels to help with the Spring theme.  I am praying the weather starts to turn Springy :)

Sunday, January 24, 2016


Today I thought I would show you some of my Valentine decor, I love hearts they are fun to decorate with. 
 I changed my mantle up after the holidays.

I treated myself with some flowers.

These were some ornaments on sale 75% off after Christmas, .50 each score!

I have had this heart forever I just love it!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

My thrift store find.  I have not been to a Goodwill in forever, sometimes I need to go just to go treasure hunting.  The Lord blessed me with this grey pitcher.  It is perfect for my kitchen and at $1.99 it made it a real treasure.  Hope if you go treasure hunting this week you find treasures for you!