You find lanterns in thrift shops with plans to light campers way to the restroom but this vintage lantern cloche never saw a campsite restroom. (that I know of) Camping story The last time I tent camped, I went with my 8-year-old son, Jason, and a skunk. The skunk wasn't invited and waited to show up after the sun went down. He was smart and arrived downwind. We didn't realize he came until he knocked over one of the camp chairs. We grabbed the lantern and picnic basket and headed ... Read the Post
Nautical decor DIY sailboat that not only for summer displays. Rustic spindle sailboat In my twenties, I dreamed of living on a sailboat. I never reached that dream, and at this point in life, it’s not much of a regret. Plus, I can barely swim. Regrets When I started sixth grade, dad was transferred to Ft. Huachuca, Arizona. I brought with me my Okie accent. The Okie accent is a southern speech without a cute draw. Instead of a draw, we added a blackjack slang to our ... Read the Post
This idea came while cleaning out dining room cabinets. A mix-match of wine glasses and small lamp shades were stacked on the table with piles dishes and linens. Something came over me and I placed a shade on the wine glass. Genius! Many times you can find a set of five or more small lampshades that came from chandeliers in thrift stores. I didn’t have that luck, but still, I like the mix of small shades I found. Let’s turn a wine glass into soft romantic lighting. ... Read the Post
Multi picture frames gathered at thrift stores make a dramatic display for a very special photograph. This one adds a touch of farmhouse. Do you have a picture that means the world to you? This old photograph is my grandparent's old farmhouse. It was a four-room home. And not one of the rooms was a bathroom. The bath was a room of its own in the backyard. I spent as much time at this old farmhouse as my parents would let me. It contained more love than that four-room farmhouse could hold. ... Read the Post
Pot painting ideas using dots you can't wait to try. The first time I tried this technique I made a peace sign on a flower pot. The summers in Arizona are hot. One summer, mom and dad provided the four of us kids with a Sunday activity. We created woven potholders, beaded plastic fruit, and even did water testing on tap water and the water in the ditch at the playground. If I remember correctly, the water in the tap was slightly better than the ditch. Materials Needed for pot ... Read the Post
Do you like to peek at she shed interiors that you can cozy up in? Well, this isn't one for cozy. It's a she shed for creative farmhouse style fun and a little sawdust. Good design and planning of this she shed workshop paid off. Other than a few tweaks the design remains the same. Below I’m sharing my best way to organize workshops, craft rooms, and working she sheds. I have four main categories; tools, supplies, project pieces, and popular hand tools. She shed ... Read the Post
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