Do you wonder what to buy in thrift stores? I'm going to help you embrace the dusty, disorganized, tattered, and torn and find treasures. I walk into a dress store and wander, browse, and I become lost at what to buy. Is this dress last season or too young for me. I think I'm an old season. 👵 Then I walk into a thrift store and hold onto my pocketbook!!!! I'm going shopping!!! I have departments that I head straight for in my favorite local thrift shops. Books are first, then ... Read the Post
What to do with old books and add a bit of style to your decor When I was very young, my favorite book for grandpa to read to me was the little red hen. It may not have been the story that I liked so much, as the sounds he made for the farm animals. Mike says the story ruined me. It is about a hen asking for help, then the other barn animals say no, she does it herself. Two things are found in every thrift store. Stacks of old wood frames and shelves bulging with books. Stop ... Read the Post
If you have little beads and bobbles leftover from craft projects, here’s a fun way to use them. Make a strand of thankful beads to weave around your Thanksgiving centerpiece. But, for those that don’t have a jar of leftover beads, this idea is, without a doubt, a great place to start beading projects. And, it keeps the little ones busy while you’re figuring out how to cut away the burnt pieces from the turkey. I find wooden beads on Amazon. These are the main sizes I use for ... Read the Post
Did you ever have a beaded curtain? I was obsessed with them in the '70s. Now I love decorating with wooden beads DIY garlands. Now I'm obsessing over the latest farmhouse style of beads. A small strand of wooden beads with a tassel on the end, to add extra detail to your decor. I've made longer versions that hang from the mantel. And one made from paper clay beads and a melon baller. You know the term, "It's in the details." These decor strands add the detail. Painting round ... Read the Post
Next time you think about tossing scrap wood pieces into the fireplace, stop and try this instead. How to make DIY scrap wood tags. It takes a tiny piece of the wood for me to give up and toss it in the trash. I have been known to pick small bits of trim from the dustpan. If you save up the small pieces of wood, you’ll end up with an enough to make a mantel! :) I’ve made wood tags before. Check out the thin pieces of wood made into hanging tags. Here’s how I made ... Read the Post
Wired twine is terrific! It comes in 70-foot and 673-foot rolls. But what if you only need 3 feet? Here's how to make 3 feet of wired twine. Someday, we may need 678 feet string with wire inside. Until that day comes, I'll make it. Farmhouse decor uses a lot of burlaps, drop cloths, twines, and rusty stuff.So, today I'm combining rusty baling wire with thick twine, but just making 3 feet. Supplies By the way, this is easy! I took me 5 minutes, including stopping to get ... Read the Post
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