The $8 Rustic Bench Project


Here's a simple project that you can knock off in less than half an hour!

All it took to build this rustic bench is one 2x6x10, half a 2x4x8 and a handful of  2 1/2" screws. It now sits proudly on my new front porch!

I've broken this project down into simple to follow images.

Here's how to build it -





Sunflower & Chalkboard Wreath

It's fall... how did that happen?! Time seems to fly by faster with every passing year... oh well, time for a new fall wreath!


Anthro Inspired Welcome Sign



I am on a welcome sign kick this week - chalk it up to my new front porch!! While scrolling through Pinterest I found a photo of old doorknob plates used as a street number sign.  I was going to replicate that look but the numbers would have been a bit too small to see from the street.  Instead I went with yet another welcome sign...


Plus I scored an scrabble set at the Thrift shop a few weeks ago & I was delighted to use some of the tiles for this project.

A New Front Porch

Ever since I moved into my house I've wanted to tear down the front porch and rebuild it.  First because it was tiny, second because it was uncomfortable to use and third because it was not scaled appropriately for the house.

I was thrilled to bits when everything came together this year to deliver the very porch I'd been dreaming of!!  I didn't have time to build it myself but the contractor, the price I could afford and the timing all worked out beautifully, it was one of those "meant to be" scenarios.

Tah daaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!


Scrap Wood Welcome Home Sign

I saw this cute sign on Pinterest and HAD to have one! Foolishly I thought I could recreate it and I did come close...  Who knew dandelion seeds were so difficult to paint?!


Revamped Sofa Table

I had a black sofa table. I loved it when I bought it, I liked the black and the style of the table. Nowadays I'm not as fond of black as I once was and I really wanted to give my table a fresh new look.  Out came the paint cans!

I used good 'ol latex paint in Behr Almond Cream and a tiny bit of paint from my tube of acrylic Raw Umber for this project.  I'm thrilled with the new look!

Kitchen Overhaul Part IV - THE REVEAL

No, I'm not finished... is anybody ever finished?? lol I still have two walls & the ceiling to paint and the floor to refinish BUT pretty much everything else is done!!!  WOOT!



Welcome to my quest to create a light, bright farmhouse kitchen from a room with no windows, 4 doorways, un-salvageable original cabinets and a miserable 3' of counter space.  The only thing going for the space was the oak floors.

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