Using an Old Door to Make Wall Hooks

I love using something old and rustic (especially if it is wood) and I have an obsession with hooks. So, this project of using an old door to make wall hooks was right up my alley!

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How to Crochet a Baby Beanie with a Flower

My daughter Emmy asked me to make something special for a precious little baby for Christmas. Anytime my kids ask me to make something, I am ONBOARD!

This was a quick project. It took less than an hour to make the hat. I already had a flower. Yes, I have a collection of crochet flowers in a variety of shapes, colors, and patterns ready to use.

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How to Make Hooks from Picture Frames and Vintage Doorknobs

We had a variety of old picture frames and doorknobs in our attic. I wanted to make something that was unique and yet functional. I just love the variety of shapes and textures these old frames have. If you don’t have old picture frames, check out your local thrift store. I also think vintage doorknobs have such character. Continue reading “How to Make Hooks from Picture Frames and Vintage Doorknobs”

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An old doormat and some acrylic paint — Can you say upcycle?

This exterior door mat was faded and completely worn out. I just hate to throw things away . . . feels so wasteful. (I already have enough discarded junk in landfills for which I am accountable 🤦‍♀️). Continue reading “An old doormat and some acrylic paint — Can you say upcycle?”

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How to Paint an American Flag

This post was originally published in 2019 and has been recently updated.

Several years ago, Neal and I finished constructing the closet on our dock. Neal and I purchased treated lumber at Home Depot to construct our dock closet. It is always challenging to calculate how much lumber you need for these types of projects. We were almost finished with the closet . . . but then we ran out of lumber. It was hot and we were waaaay too tired to go get more lumber. We live about 17 miles from Home Depot. But we got an idea! We used some leftover thin pieces of treated wood to make an American flag. This is an example of reframing a negative into a positive!

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How to Make a Burlap Picture

For those of you who know me, you know I have an obsession with burlap. I think it is because of its texture and it goes with everything! It also reminds me of when I grew up on a farm in Maryland.

I also like the idea of repurposing things so this project met multiple objectives for me. I get to use burlap, reuse something I already have (old picture frame), and I get to MAKE SOMETHING! ✂️ Life is GOOD! Continue reading “How to Make a Burlap Picture”

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Milk Can Makeover

This was a milk can that I found in my Dad’s barn after he passed away. He passed away on July 27, 2017. I miss him every day, but I have several special items from his house that remind me of him.

This milk can was originally covered in rust and I had it sandblasted, but not powder coated because I sort of wanted to keep it natural. When I picked it up, Josh (sandblaster guy) highly suggested that I put a coat of polyurethane to protect it or it would rust more. Well . . . I should have heeded this advice because it started to rust again! So I took it back and Josh sandblasted it again and powder coated it for me. Continue reading “Milk Can Makeover”

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