Upcycled Rustic Bookshelf with Rough Sawn Fence Board Back


Very, very, very infrequently do I see free curbside junk in our small town, but I saw this free wooden book shelf across the street at our neighbor's house a couple months ago.

I walked across the street, and took the bookshelf home.

Vintage Demilune Table Upcycle with Dixie Belle Paint In Caviar

 Do you remember this vintage thrift shop table from a recent junk finds blog post?

I am giving this little table a makeover today on my blog!

Country Metal Fruit Wall Plaques to Rustic Farmhouse EAT Sign


They are from the cutesy country decor era!  I had a set of in my kitchen in the 1990's.  I think they were supposed to resemble enamelware lids.

Vintage Kitchen Dining Chair Farmhouse Buffalo Check Upcycle

 My kitchen dining chairs are vintage, and mismatched.  

I think I paid about $5 each for the four of them from rummage or estate sales.

All four of them were oak, and all four of them had leather seats that I re-covered with burgundy vinyl.

DIY Kitchen Decor with Cutting Boards, Coffee Stain, Stencils & Wood Ball Knobs

 I love cutting boards.  

I found this round one at the thrift shop!

 I also found this small round one at the thrift shop too.  It was like brand new.  Since the larger cutting board had been used and oiled, I cleaned it with damp rag and Krud Kutter to remove cooking oil.

I have seen that it was possible to stain cutting boards with instant coffee on Pinterest, and I thought I would try it.

I purchased a jar of instant coffee at the Dollar Tree.  I poured some in a glass bowl and added enough water to to mix it, and not make it too runny.

Garage Sale Wire Bin/Cabinet Door Up-cycled As A Mail Organizer

I purchased this wire wall bin with galvanized back at a June rummage sale.

It could be used as is, but I changed it up a bit!  Read on to see the transformation.

Late June and Early July Thrift Shop/Garage Sale Purchases

I absolutely need to get busy with projects here!  I have dragged home more stuff.  

I thought this was a cool birdhouse.  I paid $10 for it at a local animal charity rummage sale. I think after it's cleaned up and painted, it will be a great decor piece.

See what else I purchased recently.

Faux Strap Hinge Planters

I purchased a pair of faux hinge wall candle sconces at a garage sale last Saturday for $1.

They were a light yellow color and had stippling in some areas with metallic gold paint.

When I saw the screw on the bottom of the faux hinge candle holder, I thought I would have an easy upcycle/repurpose project.

Boy, was I wrong.

The screw had been welded into the base.  Thankfully my husband helped me get them apart.  It wasn't an easy process.

DIY Buffalo Check, Farmhouse Style Covered Patio Decor & Video

Thrift Shop/Garage Sale Painted & Stenciled Covered Patio Decor #buffalochecks #grainsackstripe #oldsignstencils
Today I am sharing my 2018 covered patio decor!

If you have been following along this year, you will remember I have been stenciling a lot of thrift shop purchases with buffalo checks, like this child's chair.  Details HERE.

Also the rooster stenciled sign on a pedestal.  Tutorial HERE.

AND the farmer's market sign.  Info HERE.

Country Sampler Farmhouse Style Magazine Feature - Buffalo Check Stenciled Valance


 One of my recent projects is featured in the Country Sampler Farmhouse Style Magazine autumn issue!

YAY!  I love seeing my ideas in print!

The featured project is my flour sack, buffalo check stenciled kitchen valances!