My latest DIY project is an old, beat up wood hamper and transforming it using paint, stencils, burlap and wax finish. For the complete tutorial, please check out my blog.
Got an old rusty antique bedspring hanging around? How about making a Lighted Marquee sign?? I created this one with a twin-sized rusted bedspring, some paint and some clear globe patio lights from Target. For the complete DIY instructions, go to:
This summer, I have been so busy with projects that I keep forgetting to take photos and write about them! But these are so cute, I thought I would take the time to share. I create these Tin Whale Signs using wood, tin, copper and paint. Here's the how-to:
Those of you who follow my blog know that Coach and I have a shop in an old dairy barn where I sell a lot of the refurbished pieces I have created over the years. Recently, we moved our little shop- but not very far- just across the aisle in the Barn at Todd Farm. But, before we moved, I decided to create a homey, country style where folks would be drawn in to admire the décor, and especially the floor! The space was a blank slate- brown plywood walls and floor- and you know how much I dislike brown wood : )This is the floor- painted and stenciled and prettied for my customers to admire (and shop!)
We’ve all seen the signs. Fancy chalkboard art is all over Pinterest, it’s at weddings and birthday parties and on the cover of Country Living Magazine. So, you ask, how does one (who really cannot draw more than stick figures) create a great-looking sign that you can be proud of? Well, I have done quite a bit of research and have read many, many how-to tutorials. Most involved special transfer paper, graph paper, rulers and grids and painstaking copying. That didn’t appeal to me-I like quick, fast and easy (insert joke here). The more things I get done, the more things I get to keep doing! I needed a quick sign so I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to try my own approach to chalking it up. Here we go...
Here is my latest DIY project- an Americana Whale Sign created from an old cabinet door. The original door was creamy white, or so we thought. Until a thorough sanding revealed this beautiful teal paint (with a hint of country red) underneath! The perfect color palette for my American flag whale. You can find the full details and instructions on the blog! https://countrydesignhome.com/2017/03/22/hail-to-the-whale/
After reading various DIY project tutorials on how to paint fabric, I thought I would give it a go with this solid, but outdated floral foot stool. I figured, the worst that could happen would be I would make a mess of it...but then I could recover it with some fabric. What the heck...might as well give it a try. Well, it turned out much better than expected! For the complete tutorial, check out my blog at www.countrydesignhome.wordpress.com
Got an old dresser drawer-but no dresser?! With a few inexpensive supplies and a nice old Mason Jar, you can create this DIY Mason Jar Wall Sconce! Check out the full instructions on the blog today: http://countrydesignhome.com/2014/10/02/vintage-mason-jar-wall-sconce-diy/
It’s Thursday, everyone! What better way to celebrate than to show off my latest DIY project? This week it’s a turn-of-the-century table Coach had stashed in the barn. Pretty beat up, lacking polish and pizazz and missing the little finial in the base...click the link for the full DIY