A faux spilled bucket of spring flowers, and a cleaner flower bed

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So… something happened after Journal 3 – just getting on with it. As your comments have come gratefully pouring in, my little brain went KABOOM… and I started hustling. I promise to sit down and read your wonderful comments tonight…. I’m excited at what you had to say! But I think it’s safe to say, the theory […]

New junk shopping, a prettier house, and Sandy makes a sign

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“Wait, stop! Don’t come!” I can’t quite remember if that’s exactly what I said when Sandy called and wanted to come for a visit, but it was pretty close. But all for a great reason! Sandy is a long time reader of my blog, and was coming through on a trip, and wanted to peek […]

Revamped hallway old sign coat hooks entry

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It all started when reader Sandy said she wanted to meet up with me. How cool! “Do you want to meet at the local restaurant… the house…?” “HOUSE! But please don’t pick up or anything.” Heh. That would be a little like saying to someone there’s no need for a plate to serve up dinner. […]

Pallet wood sawhorse coffee table

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About a week ago, my son attempted to bake bacon in the oven. A cookie sheet with no sides was used. (let this be a warning… don’t do this) After the timer went off, I checked up on things, and it wasn’t quite done yet. So I added a bit more time, then sat down […]

5 minute Super Market soil sifter magnetic board

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Oh how I LOVE my beat up antiques! Give me rustic, wood, and metal, and I’m one happy junker.  So this little Super Market soil sifter message board is right up my old sign, junk lovin’ alley! I don’t remember where I landed this antique soil sifter. I don’t even ever remember using it for a project!  […]

Funky garden junk orb thanks to a broken barrel

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I’m rather excited to share this funky garden junk orb project, because it involves the great outdoors! You’ve asked me for 2 years to post more outdoor projects, so that’s a new goal I’m attempting this year. I’m also excited about today, because this is part of a very large blog hop, hosted by Hometalk, where […]

Mantel decorating with a reclaimed scrap wood window box

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When we were in Hawaii last summer, we went to this little town called Paia, in Maui. It wears a true hippy vibe, with patchwork buildings, tall looming rustic trees, with plenty of dreadlocks and bare toes for good measure. So when I whipped up this little window box, it yelled BOHO! Or maybe it […]

2×4 industrial kitchen phone station shelf

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This little 2×4 industrial shelf was all thanks to a challenge… and one very messy kitchen counter! I have a small kitchen, with half of the countertop devoted to my day planner and calendar. But it was always a mess. Basically put, I needed a more organized spot for my dayplanner binder. Forgive me for […]

Reclaimed wood old sign office wall organizer

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Since working on the old signs turned paint shelf, my continued quest was to include some office type storage to the right side of the worktable. Just a few old vertically hung boards (lettered up with stencils) ended up with a reclaimed wood old sign office wall organizer! I call this one a mix and match look. I was […]

A secret to achieving a true, homey home

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New walls against old weathered wood elements One of the nicest comments I’ve ever had on my home, was from a magazine editor. Once he entered through the front door, he fell silent. Looking around at every nook and cranny. “There they are…” he commented, while pointing towards the very crate stairs… that were in […]