Upcycling Furniture {before and afters}

Don’t you love an easy transformation on old items? Paint has been my BFF this weekend! Let me show you some junk that I’ve “transformed”. I made that lattice table a few months ago but it sat in the shop for several weeks. That bothers me so I figured I would make it into a…

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Old Windows & Aquarium Stand = Awesome Buffet

Last week I picked up an old aquarium stand at a thrift shop. It was made of wood so I grabbed it. In this picture above I had already given it the first coat of paint but the whole thing was that dark brown color you see inside.  Since the stand was a little boxy…

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Down to Earth Accents – retail space.

Today I remembered to take my camera to the shop where I sell my creations and re-purposed furniture so I could share some pictures of my new space with you.  I love decorating a retail spot because it doesn’t have to really function and over decorating is acceptable. 🙂 The above photo is a trio…

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Add Painted Letters to an Old Window

Our mantel has an enormous hole above it to fit an old fashioned TV. I covered it up with a large window that you may view in this post. Recently my beautiful horse canvas has been featured there in front of the window but I felt like doing something to the window itself. There are a…

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Fill Bare Flower Beds with an Upcycled Potting Bench

I once started a perennial garden from seed (here). It took a few years for the foliage to fill in nice and full but during the first seasons, when it was a little sparse, I used pots and furniture to “fill in the blanks”. Here, at our current home, I look out the kitchen window…

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Deer Old Window & Heavy Hanging Tip

I rarely pay full price for anything but as I walked through Homegoods the other day, I found something that I couldn’t pass up. A pewter looking deer head mounted on black wood. He goes perfect with my old window. I have to tell you – this window has saved my walls. I can make…

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Guest Area w/ Bed Makeover and Play Space

My parents are coming to stay with us. We are excited and I was happy to make the space they would stay in a little bit more “snappy” than it was last year. When my husband and I lived in Utah several years ago we were in to this old looking Mexican or Santa Fe…

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Indoor Summer Fireplace

The weather is warm so we won’t be using our fireplace for several months. I dressed up this area with twigs, battery operated twig lights and greenery around the large candle trio. faux lavendar lanterns and a rustic homemade wooden box filled with pine cones battery operated twig lights look like twinkling stars on a…

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Decorative Window Ledge

I am sharing a little change made to the old window that hangs above the sofa. The simple shelf adds some contrast against my very ‘beige’ space. Two brackets and two 1×4’s attached directly to the window. That iron bicycle was a Homegoods find from a few years ago. It’s a summery decoration. Sharing with…

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Decorating with Old Windows & Where to Find Them

I use old windows in my decorating a lot. The following photos are from some older posts that feature these vintage beauties. I have made message boards, art and tables with them and have used a window as a fireplace screen and for backdrops for other home accents. My headboard in our Master Bedroom is…

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Foyer Christmas Mantel

Our fireplace mantel is taken up by a television. So I made this table for my foyer that I like to decorate. The wreath is made of natural boxwood sprigs. Scented pine cones sit in an aged bucket and silver beads drape the table over mismatched hooks. Since we moved last summer I haven’t wanted…

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Hanging Votive Candles on a Vintage Window

This post will show you how to use hose clamps to hang votive candle holders. It may be pretty self explanatory but I will show you anyway. These are the clamps. I used them for my Winter Mantel display…. I will show you how easy it was…. Fit the votive into the clamp and tighten with a…

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Shabby Black Art…

 Like this? Here’s how: Paint old window glass with black chalk paint…. Stencil in some fancy corners with white craft paint. With an 8 inch stencil paint your initial.  Spray the whole frame and painted area with clear acrylic sealer. Use D rings and framing wire on the back to hang as art. New…

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New Display Wall with Function

We have only one wall in our kitchen to hang things on. It is also the entrance area to the garage.  So we keep our keys there along with kids homework and random items we need to be quick at hand. I wanted it to look nice but still hold all our “stuff”. …

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A Recycled & Beautiful Fireplace Mantel

This Mantel is ALL about Recycling and Reusing what you have….. (an update to my post on Simple Holiday Mantel) Clippings from my own yard, a vine wreath from a tag sale and purchased twinkle lights – with brown wire 🙂 …….. recycled peanut butter jars embellished with twine, a number and burlap…  I printed stars on sticky vinyl from my…

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