A New Kitchen Wall Display

My new kitchen wall vignette begins with a board...

This old piece of tongue and groove barn wood, specifically.  I got it free from my sign painter friend Jodi, of Mann Made Signs.  Jodi paints great signs on barnwood.  

"Times They Are a Changin" in my Kitchen

I have lived in this house for over 20 years, and I can hardly remember a time that I didn't have this shadow box on my kitchen wall.

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This is it today.  Not redecorated since I removed my Valentine's Day items.

The pine shadow box was not painted when I purchased it.  It was stained in a dark stain with no varnish or polyurethane.  It was perfect for my cutesy country decor in the 1990's.

A Re-Purposed Drawer Shelf

Re-purposing an Old Drawer into a Display Shelf www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com
My project started with this drawer picked up for $5.

Old Stuff That Is New To Me

I am constantly on the lookout for old stuff.  Here are my newest "old" finds.

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This is the knob on a great old walking stick.

A Framed Flour Sack

This morning I purchased this cloth Stockton Brand Unbleached Flour Sack at a local antique shop.  I paid $5 for it.  I don't think it's super old or anything because it has a zip code and a UPC, but it's fun kitchen decor.

When I Don't Plant in Junk, I Pick Terra Cotta Pots

I think you know that I love to plant flowers in junk!

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But when I don't plant in junk, I plant in terra cotta pots.  Here I planted a verbena in a watering can, and New Guinea impatiens in a terra cotta pot with barnacles and hen and chicks along side in the same pot.


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I planted small terra cotta pots with annuals for the tables at my youngest daughter's graduation in 2012.  The pots were placed on green indoor/outdoor carpet cut in the shapes of the greens at our local golf course.  My daughter was a high school golfer, and is a college golfer.  In this terra cotta pot are yellow violas with purple angelonia.

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I bring my houseplants outside during the summer.  This peace lily is in a terra cotta pot and is positioned among my vintage garden hand tools in a wooden raisin crate.

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I have had this stepladder in my front border for many years.  I always anchor the terra cotta pots on the ladder rungs with large spikes in the pot holes.

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Pots on spikes on rungs here too.

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Again on this old tree house ladder, I positioned terra cotta pots with the holes on a large nail or spike.

Planting in Terra Cotta Pots www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com
I also place terra cotta pots in vignettes in bark chips.

Planting in Terra Cotta Pots www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com
I have made a terra cotta pot edging under a spruce tree in my yard.  Both upside down... (like this)

Planting in Terra Cotta Pots www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com
And right side up with hen and chicks and impatiens.  (Like this)

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Planting in Terra Cotta Pots www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com
One year I planted terra cotta pots with red geraniums to match this sign, (here in early spring).

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I have used terra cotta pots with rustic frames.  Again, I have used a nail in the frame to anchor the terra cotta pot with succulents.

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And then there are the terra cotta pots from my sister in law's gardens!  Fun with gnomes and a miniature wagon.

Planting in Terra Cotta Pots www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com
AND, fun with hen and chicks in terra cotta pots and horse shoes on chicken wire in a frame!!!!!!!

I love terra cotta.

I love terra cotta so much that I painted my 3rd house paint color in terra cotta!  My accent color is terra cotta!

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The house steel siding is wedgewood blue, (from 1988), the window and soffit trim is white, and the house shutters, doors and garage doors are terra cotta.






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A Faux Grain Sack Painted Frame

Grain sacks and faux grain sack stripes are very popular on Pinterest and in blogland.   I decided to give painted stripes a try.


Grain Sack Striped Table http://www.homeroad.net
Here, Susan at Homeroad painted this laminate top table and gave it fun grain sack stripes.  She now uses it as a folding table in her laundry room!

Button Easter Eggs

I have a large stash of old buttons, mostly from my mother.

A couple of years ago, I was inspired by photos on Pinterest to make some button Easter eggs.  (Parts of this post first appeared appeared March 11, 2012).

I initially planned to try a framed button egg. 


My First Re-Purposed Kitchen Ware Tiered Stand

There have been many things I wanted to try since I became a blogger.

I recently tried Annie Sloane Chalk Paint for the very first time.  I made my first sign with the graphite letter tracing technique.  I printed a shamrock on a dictionary page with the word shamrock.  I made a book page Christmas tree.  I got a Silhouette Portrait for Christmas.  (I haven't tried it yet).  You get the idea.  After you see great ideas on other blogs or Pinterest, you just want to try it yourself.

I bet I could make a great tiered stand like Susan at Homeroad.  This one was made with wooden bowls.

Or like the "Queen of the Tiered Stand", Angie at Knick of Time Interiors.  This one is fabulous with vintage enamelware.  Angie and Susan both sell tiered stands in their Etsy shops.

Well not so fast!!!!!!  It wasn't quite as easy as I thought.  

A Re-purposed Kitchen Ware Tiered Stand www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com
Here is a vintage Jello mold and a pie pan, and a wooden rolling pin.  I planned to have the tiers 6" apart, and planned to use a double sided screw on the top tier, and a single screw on the bottom.

Small Vintage Ironing Board Up-cycled Laundry Sign


This is how my "laundry" sign started out.

Clipboard Copy Cat

If you follow my blog, you know that I have been clipboard crazy lately.

Clipboard Gallery Wall www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com
I made a Clipboard Gallery Wall.

Toilet Tank Cover Makeover


Toilet Tank Cover Makeover www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com
I think this area could use a makeover!  The reproduction white enamelware tub at least kept junk organized, but is definitely not very attractive.

Sausage Tortellini Soup

I have made a sausage tortellini soup recipe twice now, based on a recipe I saw on Pinterest.  

Sausage Tortellini Soup http://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/
Here's the recipe I found on Pinterest from Two Peas and Their Pod blog.  It looks so delicious.

A President's Day Vintage Vignette

I bet you don't decorate for President's Day.  I have a small collection of presidential memorabilia that I have just put out on display in my living room in honor of President's Day.

President's Day Presidential Memorabilia on Display www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com
I started a President's Day vignette with a wooden crate turned upside down on my coffee table.

President's Day Presidential Memorabilia on Display www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com
Next I added a pair of Abraham Lincoln gold plaster bookends.  I just purchased these yesterday thrifting for $4.

President's Day Presidential Memorabilia on Display www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com
Next I added four old books "Kennedy", "The Boys of '76", "Boyhood Adventures of Our Presidents" and "The Life and Selected Writings of Jefferson".

President's Day Presidential Memorabilia on Display www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com
Then I propped a vintage framed Teddy "Roosevelt Creed" against the books.

President's Day Presidential Memorabilia on Display www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com
Next a "Carter/Mondale" campaign button, Eisenhower silver dollars,

President's Day Presidential Memorabilia on Display www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com
And a "Roosevelt" campaign button (that was my dad's, all on a scrabble tile wooden holder).

President's Day Presidential Memorabilia on Display www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com
Lastly, I added a vintage Statue of Liberty and Empire State Building vintage souvenir thermometers, mainly to balance out the vignette.

President's Day Presidential Memorabilia on Display www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com

President's Day Presidential Memorabilia on Display www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com


President's Day Presidential Memorabilia on Display www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com
Also on display for February is my George Washington flow blue plate.

President's Day Presidential Memorabilia on Display www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com
I am displaying this plate with other blue and white transfer ware on a wall in the living room.

President's Day Presidential Memorabilia on Display www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com
Also this plate of the all the presidents through John F. Kennedy.

President's Day Presidential Memorabilia on Display www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com
I added it to my portrait plate wall also in the living room.

I hope you enjoyed my small collection of presidential collectibles!






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