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.