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A boring nursery gets transformed into a vintage classroom!

Vintage Schoolroom Nursery Makeover | One Room Challenge Spring 2017 | Week 1

It’s One Room Challenge time, and I’m back and ready to overhaul our boring nursery.  We recently had our third daughter back in December, and our nursery has more or…

What a great way to reuse old glass food jars! I suppose you could paint other animal faces on these, or just leave them as spring colors, too. Such an easy DIY spring decoration for Easter!

DIY Spring Centerpiece from Old Glass Jars

If you’ve been around here for any length of time, you know that I love to reuse items and create unique and inexpensive items to decorate our home.  Now that…

Four free vintage botanical prints are the perfect way to decorate for spring!

Vintage Farmhouse Spring Mantel

I’ve mentioned before that I never enjoyed decorating my mantel.  Honestly, I just never knew what to put up there, and even if I did have a vision for it,…

I wish I had known these 5 tips for painting furniture before I started painting! They would be helpful for anyone wanting to paint a piece of furniture.

How to Paint Furniture: The 5 Most Important Tips

Did you pick up a dresser at a garage sale thinking, “This will look great with a coat of paint!”?  Do you have a piece in your home that could…

Finally! An easy way to attach dresser knobs to wood! I could use this to hang jewelry, or even make a towel or coat rack.

How to Make a Coat Rack from Decorative Knobs

If you’ve ever ventured down the aisles of Hobby Lobby, you’ve seen the huge selection of decorative knobs and pulls that they have.  Whenever I’m in the store, I always…

Finally, an easy way to remove stubborn, sticky labels and residue from glass jars! Best of all, this method uses common household products.

The Best Way to Remove Labels from Glass Jars

It’s no secret that I hate throwing things away around here, especially if I know I can use it in a functional way for something else.  I’ve admitted to having…

This would be such an easy way to decorate for Valentine's Day. I love the neutral colors!

Farmhouse Inspired Valentine’s Decor

Lately I’ve been really into decorating for the changing holidays.  Admittedly, I used to keep Christmas decorations up well into January, skip over Valentine’s and St. Patrick’s Day completely, and…

I don't usually decorate for Valentine's Day, but this wreath looks so easy! Time to save those decks of cards that are missing cards to use for this.

DIY Valentine’s Wreath (from old playing cards!)

I promise this Valentine’s Day wreath couldn’t be any easier to make, and you might have all the supplies you need already at home to put it together.  It doesn’t…

What a cool and creative way to hold jewelry! I love the himmeli structure to hold earrings.

DIY Jewelry Holder with Copper Himmeli and Thrift Store Finds

I’m going to be honest with you, I’m sort of calling with DIY jewelry holder a bit of a DIY flop.  Although it looks interesting, and it does hold jewelry,…

It's easy to turn a window into a chalkboard! If you use the right paint and follow these steps, you'll have a smooth finish that doesn't scratch off.

The Best Way to Paint a Window Chalkboard

I love the look of old windows, especially those with the original paint color.  They give little peeks into the past, a window into someone’s home, the place where they…

Which posts were most popular in 2016 and which ones never quite took off?

Top 5 Favs and Flops of 2016

It’s always fun to look back at the year to see which posts were the most (and least) viewed.  Often, I’ll be working on a project and think to myself,…

What a great way to display bottle brush trees! Instead of those ugly plastic bases, sit them in vintage door knobs or fun drawers pulls or knobs.

Unique Ways to Use Bottle Brush Christmas Trees

I’ve really been loving bottle brush Christmas trees lately.  I think the vintage nostalgic look is just so charming, and now you can find them everywhere, and for a pretty…

What a smart idea! Use an old embroidery hoop to create a DIY Christmas card holder, complete with copper wire LED lights.

DIY Christmas Card Holder

This DIY Christmas card holder is a solution to a problem I’ve had for years – what to do with all those Christmas cards that are sent to us every…

This Christmas home tour combines farmhouse and vintage finds with a ton of easy DIY projects.

Christmas Home Tour

Welcome, and Merry Christmas!  It’s that magical time of the year, and this year, I am more excited about the Christmas season than ever.  I think a good part of…

What a great idea to use up leftover scrap wood. This DIY Christmas village looks so easy to make.

DIY Christmas Village Houses with Scrap Wood

I hate to admit it, but I have a lot of scrap wood stored on the side of my garage.  I even have trouble throwing away a scrap piece of…

This is my kind of holiday decoration - inexpensive and easy to make! By adding fake snow to pine cones, it's easy to create natural and rustic Christmas decorations.

DIY Snow Covered Christmas Decor | Create with Me Challenge

It’s the first Tuesday of the month, and time for another Create with Me Challenge!  This month, the winning item was pine cones, which, considering the season, seemed like the…

I love the idea to reuse old glass jars to create these Christmas scene snow globes. Looks like an easy DIY project for the holidays!

Reuse Glass Jars to Make Christmas Snow Globes

I’m always looking for ways to reuse glass jars leftover from salsa, applesauce, and pasta sauce.  I admit to having a box of glass jars in the basement stashed away…

This would be such an easy DIY Christmas wreath!I love the contrast between the copper and greenery of the boxwood and evergreen. I bet eucalyptus would look great too!

Simple DIY Copper and Greenery Wreath

I’m still struggling to figure out my home decor style, especially when it comes to decorating for the holidays.  You won’t find a themed style running through my home around…