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Antique Kitchen Clock

Bring a bit of character to your home with an antique clock. Given to me by a friend, I was on a search to find the perfect place to put it. Now, it’s happy in the kitchen, and I’m happy to look at it every day. Here’s the story of our antique kitchen clock… Now […]

Bring a bit of character to your home with an antique clock. Given to me by a friend, I was on a search to find the perfect place to put it. Now, it’s happy in the kitchen, and I’m happy to look at it every day. Here’s the story of our antique kitchen clock… Now […]

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Fence Picket Outdoor Table Top

I have a confession, and it’s kind of funny…. We have a lovely patio area… but no patio table. Ha! When we built our home we added a big patio off the back. One that overlooks incredible mountain and farm views. It’s lovely out there, especially when we’re entirely surrounded by corn. But until a […]

I have a confession, and it’s kind of funny…. We have a lovely patio area… but no patio table. Ha! When we built our home we added a big patio off the back. One that overlooks incredible mountain and farm views. It’s lovely out there, especially when we’re entirely surrounded by corn. But until a […]

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Wicker Rocking Chair

Remember yesterday when I told you about that fabulous estate sale? Well, I scored some amazing things. I can’t wait to show them all to you! But, I practically had to contain my excitement and natural urge to jump up and down while shrieking (that would have been an interesting site…) when I saw this […]

Remember yesterday when I told you about that fabulous estate sale? Well, I scored some amazing things. I can’t wait to show them all to you! But, I practically had to contain my excitement and natural urge to jump up and down while shrieking (that would have been an interesting site…) when I saw this […]

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Side Stool Makeover

Sometimes, inspiration strikes me at the oddest times. And since the 4th of July is just around the corner, my latest project was inspired by the U.S.A. But it’s not the stars or stripes that caught my attention, even though I love them with all my heart. This girl is a super proud American! This […]

Sometimes, inspiration strikes me at the oddest times. And since the 4th of July is just around the corner, my latest project was inspired by the U.S.A. But it’s not the stars or stripes that caught my attention, even though I love them with all my heart. This girl is a super proud American! This […]

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Breakfast Nook Plantation Shutters

A while back I posted how much I love plantation shutters and how much they inspired me. Gah! They’re just gorgeous! But on the flip side, they’re very expensive! If you’ve ever priced them yourself, I’m sure you know what I’m talking about. I quickly realized that if I really wanted those plantation shutters I […]

A while back I posted how much I love plantation shutters and how much they inspired me. Gah! They’re just gorgeous! But on the flip side, they’re very expensive! If you’ve ever priced them yourself, I’m sure you know what I’m talking about. I quickly realized that if I really wanted those plantation shutters I […]

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$3 Thrift Store Chair

Months ago I found a sad little chair at the thrift store. With a price of $3.00, how could I not bring it home? It was pretty beat up and I had to fill several holes and large gashes, but I’m totally and completely in love with the end results. Who knew $3.00 could do […]

Months ago I found a sad little chair at the thrift store. With a price of $3.00, how could I not bring it home? It was pretty beat up and I had to fill several holes and large gashes, but I’m totally and completely in love with the end results. Who knew $3.00 could do […]

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Thrift Store Headboard & Footboard

I seriously cannot contain my excitement for my latest thrift store find…. Eeee! On a spur of the moment decision, I stopped by our local thrift store. I scoped out the downstairs and then made my way upstairs (YES, our thrift store does have 2 floors… AND I live in a small town…?!). I had […]

I seriously cannot contain my excitement for my latest thrift store find…. Eeee! On a spur of the moment decision, I stopped by our local thrift store. I scoped out the downstairs and then made my way upstairs (YES, our thrift store does have 2 floors… AND I live in a small town…?!). I had […]

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Thrift Store Milk Bottle

The other day I decided to make a trip to the Salvation Army. That’s one place that really requires a frequent stop. Most times I walk in there and am overwhelmed by all the goodies. But I know that if I gave into my temptation, our house would be full and my husband would start […]

The other day I decided to make a trip to the Salvation Army. That’s one place that really requires a frequent stop. Most times I walk in there and am overwhelmed by all the goodies. But I know that if I gave into my temptation, our house would be full and my husband would start […]

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Kitchen Drink Station

The hubby recently acquired a Keurig single cup brewer for his birthday. Originally, I wasn’t too excited about moving my Kitchen Aid mixer in order to make room for his new brew. But, after I saw how excited he was to use it everyday, I knew that I could move my mixer back and forth […]

The hubby recently acquired a Keurig single cup brewer for his birthday. Originally, I wasn’t too excited about moving my Kitchen Aid mixer in order to make room for his new brew. But, after I saw how excited he was to use it everyday, I knew that I could move my mixer back and forth […]

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Bedroom Reading Ladder

I don’t think it’s a secret that I periodically check out the thrift/ consignment stores. You never know what you will find since new items come in daily. On a whim, I decided to stop by one on my way home. Not looking for anything specific, I browsed through the store and just happened to […]

I don’t think it’s a secret that I periodically check out the thrift/ consignment stores. You never know what you will find since new items come in daily. On a whim, I decided to stop by one on my way home. Not looking for anything specific, I browsed through the store and just happened to […]

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Entry Coat Tree

A while back (like August…) I found a lovely coat rack at one of the thrift stores. I about passed out when I walked in and saw it sitting there. So, naturally, I stalked it for about five minutes, figured it would be safe to browse through the rest of the store, and headed off […]

A while back (like August…) I found a lovely coat rack at one of the thrift stores. I about passed out when I walked in and saw it sitting there. So, naturally, I stalked it for about five minutes, figured it would be safe to browse through the rest of the store, and headed off […]

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Thrifty Finds

At my latest trip to our local thrift/ consignment store, I found some a-mazing items that were just begging for a makeover. I tried to talk myself out of a few of them, but had a feeling that I would totally regret it later. So, I loaded them up. Add that to some items that […]

At my latest trip to our local thrift/ consignment store, I found some a-mazing items that were just begging for a makeover. I tried to talk myself out of a few of them, but had a feeling that I would totally regret it later. So, I loaded them up. Add that to some items that […]

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