Goodwill Picnic Basket French Style Upcycle


This unfinished picnic basket is one of my Goodwill Black Friday finds in the Twin Cities.

It was in great condition!

It had a little shelf inside to create two layers in the picnic basket. (Update: A reader informed me that this is a pie basket. I didn't know!)

A Junk Garden Feature In Country Sampler Farmhouse Style Magazine

The summer issue of Country Sampler Farmhouse Style Magazine is out on newsstands.

I am excited to tell you that three of my junk garden photos were featured in this issue!

Easy and Decorative Herb Pot Upcycles

I recently found these 4" burlap look Pot Sox at our local Menard's for 49 cents each.

If you don't have a local Menard's, they are available online for 49 cents too.

Thrifted Calendar Holder/Loaf Pan Farmhouse Wall Bin Decor

I was looking through stuff in my shed earlier this week and found this oak wooden piece that I had picked up at a thrift shop.

I think it once held a calendar.

A French Upcycle For A Hobby Lobby Metal Planter

I purchased this Spring Shop galvanized wall planter from a Hobby Lobby store in Bemidji.  It came in two sizes.  I chose the smaller one that was priced at $9.59 at 40% off.

Upcycling An Old Window With A Galvanized Tray & Farmhouse Decor Transfers

I paid $1 for this old window at a garage sale last fall.

A Vintage Ice Cream Chair Makeover

 I purchased this vintage ice cream chair a long time ago at an auction.

I painted the iron parts with Rustoleum Heirloom White Paint.

Framed Stenciled Canvas Farmhouse Kitchen Decor


I purchased three Artist's Loft 12" x 12" square canvases at Michael's on Black Friday in the Twin Cities.  These canvases were 70% off, so I paid about $4 each.

I base coated the three canvases with Dixie Belle Chalk Finish Paint in Caviar using a cheap foam brush.


Regal Upcycle For A Thrift Shop Serving Tray


 I found this tray last week at the thrift shop for $4.

I was attracted to the floral carvings on the tray ends.

Redesigning A Thrifted Wood Vase With Prima Marketing Transfers

This wood vase was one of my Goodwill finds from the Twin Cities.  

It's in good condition but just not my style.