Over the weekend, there was a two-day estate sale just down the road from my house. The first day was mainly tools and man stuff, but they had 15 of these wonderful old whale oil lamps. I ended up with these two Betty lamps! My husband stayed all day for the tools and he also […]
I have trouble seeing at night to punch without turning on all of the big overhead lights. I have a lamp next to the couch, but it just doesn’t provide much light. Last weekend, at our local city-wide garage sale, I happened upon a lamp with a swinging arm for just $1! I am hopeful […]
My dad likes to use old lumber in his woodworking projects, so he is frequently salvaging from buildings that are set to be torn down. He salvaged built-in kitchen cabinets out of an 1830’s log cabin and made one set into a cabinet for me. He believes the cabinets were built when the kitchen was […]
I have a love obsession with lavender. I love the look and smell of the flowers, I love the dried petals, and I love using lavender essential oils in my homemade cleaners. Unfortunately, I can’t seem to get it to grow in my flower garden. I planted several nice-sized plants a few years ago and […]
My Bonnie Bunny punch needle kit comes with a small painted egg for the bunny to carry in his basket. To make the eggs, I start with glittery styrofoam eggs from the dollar store and paint them to create primitive, speckled eggs.
I realized this morning that I still had my treenware bowl filled with all kinds of summer punch needle bowl fillers. And here it is already the 11th of September! I went through my bowl fillers to find ones that are fall looking but not spooky. (I will save those to add in October.) I […]
My husband was cleaning out the garage this week when he came across a box of old hand saws. He figured he must have gotten them at an auction, but he couldn’t remember what he was saving them for. Since Pinterest is my go-to place for inspiration, I did a quick search to see what […]
I recently snagged this wooden sugar bucket at a garage sale. I like the look of the old sugar buckets, but they have gotten quite expensive at the shops around here. So, I set out to make this one look like an old sugar bucket. First, I sanded off the old paint. I want to […]