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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THRIFTING, CRAFTED SIGN & WE ARE RAISING THE ROOF!!!
Welcome ! How are you enjoying the Spring and all it has to offer? So much to do but I have to admit Gardening is my favorite! Love to walk in the garden and pick fresh salad pickins.....a taste like no other. I have mentioned before that my very kind neighbor has a humongous Mango tree that bears enough fruit for all. We discovered Mango smoothies last season and they are to die for......super yummy!
It had been raining a few days ago so I decided to craft a new sign. With some paint and stencils I brought a tired piece of wood to life.
Stencils or free hand ....Signs are a great way to express any kind of décor.
I found this delightful basket just sitting on the shelf waiting for me to take it home....its very old ,It has signs of wear on the hinges and wicker. At first I thought it was a mini picnic basket but when I opened it up I saw it was a pie basket.
I can just imagine the scrumptious pies that sat on this removable little shelf. Pies to church suppers, family picnics etc... a good ole basket with a delicious past!
He was also sitting on the shelf waiting just for me lol......Hes a little carved rooster, so very cute..the rooster lover in me could not pass this up.
Only one of this but it was so beautiful , an Eastern China with 20k gold designing.
These two mini platters with beading were so pretty and only .99 each could not pass them up either.
Also found this beautiful French tablecloth, love it with its pretty design and light blue hues.
Also this wooden candle holder that I will paint ...I already have one similar so I will be painting them both to match and I will share that later.
Things are really growing well in the patio garden picked some wonderful radishes......
Here is the mini rose bush with a rose bloom
And here is the ripe lettuce that will join the salad tonight with some evoo and spices.
planted some herbs yesterday , thought I would try them in a pot this time. Actually I will put some in the garden as well, I am curious to see which will grow better.
So this is a huge playhouse that my son built for his daughter when they were living here so I thought since it was not going to be used for that I will do some renovating such as raising the roof and cutting a new doorway it can be my Potting shed! I am a small person at 4ft 11in so this will be perfect for me so I will be working on that today and fri. I cant wait to share when I am done so do come back and see!
A very cool way to give white tile is just some decorative paper, this was a pretty drawer liner so I cut them to size and added them here and there. It packs a great decorative punch and you can change it out when ever you like I just used some painters tape jelly rolled in all 4 corners.
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 !
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…
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 …