Up-cycled country farm decor…wooden chair bench.

A couple of months ago while visiting my Italian mother-in -law down the street from us, she gave me two really old chairs to redo. My mother-in -law grew up in Italy during World War two. Her home is filled with all kinds of items. She keeps things because she remembers the time when the…

DIY- Americana- Upcycled old jeans

Happy fourth of July everyone. This post would have been better a few days ago to give you all time to decorate for this holiday but I was out for a while with a summer cold. Better late than never. At least Americana can be displayed throughout the year. I got this idea after watching…

12 days of Christmas crafts…day 8

  Milk jug ornaments   Supplies needed: Clean and empty plastic milk jug Scissors Mod podge or water down Elmer’s glue Assorted accessories like buttons. Stickers, sequins Puffy paints-any color Ribbon Hole punch Permanent markers (optional) This one is another really easy craft and it is all about recycling so that’s a bonus. Just cut…

DIY old drawers/new shelves

In our city, my family and I love large pick up days during our trash service. This may be gross to others, but it isn’t like we are rummaging through food, it is mostly building material from house remodels in older neighborhoods. Instead of it going to the dump, we recycle and reuse. It saves…