Vintage Farm House style decorating and repurposing on a dime, thrifty and delicious recipes , lots of crafting ,gardening and much more thrifty do's. Follow along without having to purchase expensive items to decorate your homes......why? Cause we are going to make it ourselves! So join me for some crafty fun.
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A VINTAGE STYLE KITCHEN MAKEOVER WITH A TWIST OF FUN!
Come on in! I would love to share my kitchen makeover. Wish I could offer you a sweet tea and a comfy seat!, just made some with fresh mint from the garden. Anyway about three years ago I had painted the kitchen Teal Lagoon by Glidden......time for a change!
See ya later Teal Lagoon it been nice while it lasted........... Covering with some Glidden county White.
Too dark for a room that does not get any natural direct sunlight.
Love the Country White it has a primer already in it! 4.50 on the clearance paints
This is accent color , I bought this gallon off the Opps counter. A mere 5.00
I used the red, red wine color for the countertops and the soffits above the cabinets. It is marvelous paint rich and thick and covers well. I used Minwax clear brushing Laquer over the paint on the counters. I have to say this stuff is fabulous, it dries in a jiffy to a clear hard coat .....so far water wipes up well and its taken regular abuse from a full service kitchen that preps 3 meals plus a day.
I placed this Pewter cow in the open shelfs it was a nice Good will find.
I am finally letting everyone use my Pioneer Woman dishes, as everyone is handling with care hopefully. I made a decorative ledge for each shelf from a vintage mirror frame I had so things could not slip out easily and break.
This hammered silver tone pendant light was a surprise from Mr. STNSA......he ran out to Lowes for something he needed and decided to bring me back a surprise. Nice guy that Mr. STNSA!
So I came across my grandmothers old recipe cards and decided a cool way to display some of them.........
I was looking for something vintage something rusty and all the while it was in my own backyard! Too funny, the Farmers down the road were throwing away 2 yard wagons, one in ok shape and one in really bad shape so I dislocated the two sides and cleaned them up a bit and brought them on inside.
I made a wreath and decorated it up with some vintage kitchen gadgets and fun materials. Hung some cording and attached grams old recipe cards with clothespins.
Painted a few more Ball jars and added some Daisies and a ribbon
Found some fun dishes and also added them to the shelf.
I thought it would be a fun shelf and wall to look at......I don't know about you all but I spend allot of time in the kitchen. I also added a wicker /iron tall slim shelf to hold extra bowls etc on the left side, for me you can never have enough kitchen stuff!.
I crafted this sign, this was a tribute to my great gram, I was thinking about this the other day . When I was very little I would go shopping at the A&P, a grocery store close enough to walk to. Well we would go just about everyday just so she could collect those little S&H greenstamps. We would sit by the table for hours licking these things and adding them to the stamp holder book. Just so gram could get free dishes n such. It made her so happy and me too! If I could just have another chance to sit by that table again I would be so gifted. Bless her heart for being such a wonderful roll model. So that's the reason for the sign.
Welcome brrrrrrr! its cold here in S. W. Florida and everywhere for that matter hope you are as warm as can be. This winter I wanted to go with a winters farm theme. I crafted a sign my imaginary WinterCrest Farm and all the farm items to go with it . I painted things I had been saving when I conjured up this idea months ago.
So my kids thought I was crazy saving the Mrs. Butterworths plastic bottles but I gave them a coat of black chalk paint and added the price seemed fitting because the farm sign says pure maple syrup.
White lights and a few baron branches to give the winter glow
This little ceramic piggy bank also got a lick of paint
I added my vintage wooden breadbox filled with raffia and some blue and white dishware
A simple rag garland
So this mantle display did not cost me any money just stuff I was saving and some paint and an old piece of wood !
Hi there welcome! Hope everyone is enjoying the day. Lets talk Shiplap for a bit, I was thinking that Joanna Gaines of Fixer Upper was maybe just a tiny bit over doing it with her shiplap but let me tell you she has introduced a wonderful way to explode your home with vintage style and beauty her excitement is fully understood now.....thank you Joanna for introducing me anyway to such a smashing wall finish.
So this is something I wanted to try for a bit , I have a huge wall in the kitchen that I cant really remedy meaning everything I do there I really am not happy with until now that is........people all you need is a paintbrush measuring tool lots of masking tape, dark paint and light paint and you can achieve the "shiplap look". Lets take a look
ok so this is just a flat black painted wall and you do need a dark base color or if you prefer use a light base color and dark on top but the most important trick to all this is CONTRAST For this Faux shiplap application …
Well I have been absent from the blogger world for some time , reason being I'm just too darn busy reading all the other wonderful blogs and their inspiration keeps me crafting and building and getting into all kinds of creative trouble....But I have created a very vintage looking backsplash for nearly nothing. I scanned through my mind repeatedly for a unique backsplash that would not break the bank yet it had to be smashing looking. Low and behold after a thorough first take my idea was "born".
All you need for this project is Aluminum foil, a stencil of your choice, white glue, paint for highlighting, water based sealant if you choose to.A Flat surface for working, a soft cloth and plenty of patience.
hhSo, what do you think? you like the look? Now lets get started. The process is as follows: Place your stencil on a flat surface place your piece of tin foil on top of the stencil, take your very soft cloth and gently rub the foil and you will get the imprint of the sten…