Category Archives: DIY

Dollar Tree DIY Pumpkins

OK… I’m not going to pretend I didn’t copy this most awesome idea from my Instagram friend, Natalie, at My Vintage Porch, because I did.  I just couldn’t help myself.  She has the most beautiful house with the thriftiest ideas ever.  If you don’t follow her, you must.  (There I go, bossing you around, again.)

And, if you want to be a DIY copy cat, too, run to the nearest Dollar Tree and grab yourself some of these horrid neon colored styrofoam pumpkins to transform. Continue reading

A Cute Little Tute for Hand Stenciled Signs

So… Deb had to take care of some family binnesssssss this weekend….

which left me home alone.  Um…… DANGER ZONE.  😳

I started thinking of projects, of course.


Hand Stenciled Signs

We have this big mirror behind our couch in our family room and I conjured up this idea that some type of a stenciled sign would look pretty awesome above that mirror.  And I wanted it done on the FREE.  And since we have a pile of white chippy barn siding in the garage, what better to make a sign with?

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Inexpensive pine wood flooring

Inexpensive Flooring

If you haven’t seen yesterday’s post, you may want to check it out.  We have a rather lengthy list of things to do here in the entryway, one of them being to install inexpensive flooring using #2 pine boards.    Yes, you read that right… good old #2 pine boards as flooring with knot holes and all.  Today’s post will even tell you how we accomplished that task.


***Updated post on all you need to know about pine boards used as flooring.  I answered a lot of questions that I get. Continue reading