DIY Rustic Wood Letters and My Valentine

DIY Rustic Wood Letters and My Valentine

Usually, when I share about a DIY project on here, it is something that Hubby and I do together.  But this one, I mentioned I wanted to try and figure it out how to make some rustic wood letters – and he just went and did it.

Actually, he made two sets.  One to try and work out the angles and then one with the salvaged wood we still have from my Grandfather’s cottage.  I am quite sure my Dad never expected me to come up with so many projects from the old house.

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DIY Desk Ideas

DIY Desk Ideas

This time of year is so confusing for me. We are just getting into the swing of things for summer. In fact, we have just about one month left. At...
DIY Painted Ticking Stripe Table

DIY Painted Ticking Stripe Table

Truth be told, I am a bit of a furniture hoarder. When I walk past a beautiful piece that just needs love, I can't help myself. As a result, my...
DIY Wall Art

DIY Wall Art - Yardstick Star

I created this project for Christmas originally, but I think it is perfect for year round.  Of course, you will have to excuse that all of the pictures are from Christmas time - but you get the idea!

A DIY star made from yardsticks - an easy and quick DIY wall art project.

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Outdoor Christmas Decorating: Reclaimed Wood Reindeer

Outdoor Christmas Decorating: Reclaimed Wood Reindeer

The other night, we were all in the car driving home and it started.

We started to sing Christmas carols.

I know its early.  But it was so much fun.  And the only one we all remembered all the words to...Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer.

What is it about him that we all love so much?

And I couldn’t be happier with our version – a reclaimed wood reindeer.

As soon as I saw this picture in the Sundance catalog, I knew it was the perfect use for the reclaimed wood we still had from my Grandfather’s house…

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Upcycled Vintage Door Beverage Bar Station

Upcycled Vintage Door Beverage Bar Station

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Today, I am sharing an upcycled vintage door beverage bar.

So the summer weather is winding down in our area here.  The windows are open and the air is letting us know it is coming to an end.

But that doesn't mean I am ready to go inside yet.  I am hoping to still use our porch into the fall, just start to wrap ourselves in quilts and blankets.  For the past two years since we have had our porch, we were hit with a hurricane at the end of the summer season.  We had to quickly "batten down the hatches" and get ready for the storm.  We closed up early and didn't open again till spring.

This year, I am really hoping to be able to use the space well into the fall, have friends over, share meals.  And what better way to to do that then with a fun beverage station.

Technically, this could also be considered a potting station, but I am just being honest here, for us, it is a beverage bar.  It is perfect for our screened porch.  Every time we had people over, I was bringing a folding card table out here for drinks.  Not only did it not look cute, but it was always an awkward height to serve from.

Now, we have the perfect space to serve drinks for the whole crowd.

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6 DIY Furniture Projects

6 DIY Furniture Projects & Patting Yourself on The Back

6 DIY Furniture Projects

I will talk about DIY furniture projects in a moment, but why don’t we first talk about patting yourself on the back.

Do you ever struggle between really wanting to take on a new project and trying to pace yourself?  I do.

Is your head ever so full of ideas but you are just struggling with the time to get to everything?  I do.

Is your mind completely blank but you want to make some more changes?  Mine is.

Well, I think we all need to just take a breath.

We need to appreciate and pat ourselves on the back for what we HAVE finished.

Even if the only thing we have finished is dinner.

Even if it was take out.

But, I know if you really look back – you have accomplished a lot.  In your home, with your family, your faith and all the areas that important to you.  So take a moment now and pat yourself on the back.

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DIY Desks from Vintage Doors

DIY Desks from Vintage Doors

Some men bring home jewelry for their wives.

My husband, brings home old doors – and I am so glad.

Many years ago, Dana was driving past Drewsville General Store in NH, just an ordinary day.  And then he saw them – four perfectly old and chippy doors – each for $1 – and he scooped them up.

But the problem was - they were in NH.  But one day (we are debating if my father-in-law brought them down in his pick-up or his brother brought them down when he drove down Dana’s John Deere Tractor), they made it to NY.

And they sat.  For a very long time.

And one day, I had a great idea for a project and I quickly ran to get them from the side of the garage, from under the tarps.

And then I realized that was also where the snakes were cooling themselves for their summer.

So, I decided my idea really wasn’t that good.

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