A Couple of Easy Homemade Gifts


My oldest daughter likes a fun shop in Forest Lake, Minesota, called the Vintage Junky.  She liked these addition signs but without the frames.  

More Projects with Old Sign Stencils from Funky Junk Interiors


Today I'm sharing more projects created with Funky Junk Interior's Old Sign Stencils.  The Hot Cocoa stencil is available here for purchase.

Homestead Blend Coffee is also available for sale.

Thrift Shop Makeovers Make Great Christmas Gifts

I always pick up old cutting boards at thrift shops and garage sales.  I like to display them as is as well as up-cycle and re-purpose them.  This cutting board or breadboard (I grew up calling them breadboards) and a smaller one are about to be transformed.

Thrift Shop & Garage Sale Up-cycles with Old Sign Stencils



This wooden lazy Susan was at the thrift shop this week.  The tag was still on the bottom, and it was from Target.  I thought the lazy Susan might be a good piece to try a new stencil I received compliments of Funky Junk Donna.

Alternative Christmas Trees 2015


Every year I try and come up with ideas for alternative Christmas trees.  Alternative trees have become quite popular in recent years.  

Berry Sieve Alternative Christmas Tree
This berry sieve tree is one of my favorites.  See more alternative trees including a funnel tree HERE.

Thrift Shop Christmas Makeover: Framed Stenciled Snowflakes


I purchased these 3 square frames from the thrift shop yesterday for $1.50.  I cut off the white ribbon and painted the frames with Decoart Chalky Finish Paint in Lace.

Projects I Brought to my Shop Recently


Fun Repurposed Chalk Board
 When I found an old wooden tennis racket press at the thrift shop, I added a piece of chalkboard purchased at Menards.  It is made by Georgia Pacific and sold in 2' x 4' sheets.  The hardest part of this project was cutting the fairy thick screws shorter to hold the blackboard tight.  I added a sawtooth hanger to the back.