Friday, March 30, 2012

New Life to Old Boots

A pair of old mud boots handed down through the years eventually no longer keep out the mud.  Do you toss them out???  No way Jose! 

I bought $2 worth of fake daffodils from Walmart & bundled the well worn boots with pretty ribbon.  This is a quick yet festive project sure to get attention on any porch or entry!

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Monday, March 26, 2012


I love free stuff, most of you know this already.  A pile of FREE pallets by Golden Rule Lumber called my name & I loaded my pickup truck to the roof.  My husband LOVES when I bring junk home! (not)

Pintrest has a great deal of pallet art ideas.  Check out my board for all the best ones.  This rack is going to my craft booth. . .

Made from a "mini" pallet!

Now, here is what NO one tells you about pallets:   They have the most stubborn nails I have EVER tried to pull out.  A crow bar & hammer worked, but it took some aggressive finesse.  I broke MANY boards. The dismantling takes time, so don't be in a hurry for this project or it'll turn out in shambles. It's a good thing I had a few pallets to work with. 

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Book Stacks

I recently stocked my craft booth with a few new items.  One is simple, the other slightly more decorative.  They both have a nice aged neutral color.  This guarentees they'll fit in nicely with any room's color scheme!

Which do you like better?  Are you more of a tiered tissue flower/burlap person or even stacked hemp bundle person?

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Friday, March 16, 2012

Smothered In Ivy

I pondered what to do with the old Singer sewing machine for a while.  It's a heavy, odd piece.  It's still a little early to add decor to my brown spring garden.  Instead, I created a scene in my bathroom using my beloved ivy plant.

The old suitcase helps cover the beat up top of my old (free) buffet!
I made the banner using some stamps & vintage ribbon.
(I'm not sure how the pennants turned out looking like teeth!)

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No Minimalist Here

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Junk Treasures

My latest junk treasures are well weathered but still gorgeous objects in my eyes! 

Rusty, yet so elaborate!

The old wood cook stove below took a little work, but I did get the decorative sign off it!

It sure makes my modern stove seem so UGLY!

Come back tomorrow to see what I did with the old sewing machine!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Water Beads

Water Beads

water beads

My mommy bought me the most unique gift for my birthday.  It's a home decor item called Water Beads.  Florist use them & they the most peculiar invention!  You soak the beads in water & they swell up.  My son calls them eyeballs.  My mom said down in Florida, they mostly have bamboo shoots in them.

water gel beads for floral arrangements

Visit Water Beads Design and linger on the home page for a small slide show of ideas.

Here is what I made at home, a poor man's bouquet ($15).  I did make good use of the arrangement for church movie night & Sunday service.

just a hint of color in the water

soaked for 12 hours

no water

I hope this helps you understand Water Beads.  If you're big into flowers, you might want to try this product.  I'm no expert & don't know if there are good/bad quality beads.  The prices online seem to differ greatly.  You can always ask your local florist what she uses & likes.  They would possibly even sell you some.

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 Mod Vintage Life

Thursday, March 8, 2012


I have to share the cutest old sofa for sale in a nearby town.  It's the cutest fabric with some fancy wood designs.  I would put it in my house in a heart beat, if my boys weren't young & rambunctious!

Don't you love it?  Strawberries, blossoms, leaves, baskets & such dark tones!  It's not priced & only marked with a phone number.  At some point curiosity might force to inquire the price.  I love it.

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Tea Pot Top

 I love rubber stamp photo holders.   Likewise, I've made some from wooden toy blocks.  Why not try one using a rusty old tea pot top?  The cute little top was rescued from an homestead garbage dump. You gotta love free stuff! 

I would recommend stronger wire, but this is what I had on hand.

Did you notice the card? 
It's not the location of my booth, but in the same town.
Lakeside Traders is a home decor & gift shop
with a back room filled with consignment antiques.

Here are a few things they have (that I love):

My most recent purchase?
A $3 door! Like I needed another one! 
I intend to use it in my garden this summer.

My inspiration:

old door = garden center

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Can you tell that I'm thinking spring? 
I can't wait for the garden season to begin!
Good luck in all of YOUR garden daydreaming!

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