Fabric Wall Hanging

This idea started with a scrap pile of wood at my parents new home they are building. The waste they create is unbelievable! I gathered up some 1×1’s and I knew that I had this beautiful piece of fabric I got at a thrift sale that I would have loved to have as curtains in my bedroom, but only had one piece. So here is what I came up with.

First off I laid out my pieces and just decided to cut them so that I had 2 equal long and 2 equal size pieces. I didn’t even measure exact length since these were scrap pieces, I just wanted it as big as the pieces allowed! Then I just used my drill and screwed them together with 2″ screws.

FRAME 1Frame 2

Next I took the iron and ironed my fabric and laid it out and put the frame on top of it. Then my staple gun did the rest! i just pulled it taught and started stapling and wrapped the ends like a present. It was pretty simple, especially with the lines on the fabric helped me keep it even. When I got done, I added double sided Command Strips to hang it.

Staple to FrameAdd Fastners

Lastly, a level and Volia! It adds a lot to my room!



Go-To Holiday Recipe

I have been making this recipe for several years as my go-to holiday recipe. I can not claim it as my own, I’m pretty sure it was on a Philadelphia Cream Cheese package several years ago. It is so easy, and oh so delicious!

Spicy Pumpkin Cake Spice Cake from Cake Mix
Prep: 20 minutes Total: 1 hr 30 minutes Makes 16 servings, 1 slice each

1  pkg (2 layer size) Spice Cake Mix
1 pkg (8 oz) Philadelphia Cream Cheese, softened, divided
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
½ tsp. ground ginger
½ cup thawed Cool Whip whipped topping
2 Tsp. sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Prepare cake mix as directed on package, reducing water to ½ cup and  increasing oil to ½ cup.  Add half of the cream cheese, the pumpkin, cinnamon and ginger.  Beat on medium speed until well blended.  Pour into greased 12-cup fluted pan or 10” tube pan. Bake 40-45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.  Cool 10 minutes.  Remove from pan; cool completely on wire rack.Mix remaining cream cheese, whipped topping and sugar until well blended.  Spread on cake.

Craft Show Display

Vintage Linens Craft Show Display

Vintage Linens Craft Show Display

Folding Chair Revitalization

I gave a second life to some folding chairs that have been at my PawPaw’s farm for, well probably 30 or more years. They have just been sitting for at least 15 years so I grabbed them and gave them a new life….

With a little of this:


Which may I add is AMAZING. I usually just go with what I “think” would work, but there was a Lowe’s employee right there so I asked what would be the best to use on HEAVY rust, like, been sitting on a farm for 30 years, rust. This is what he suggested. After a couple coats and then a hammered silver spray paint these:


Turned into these:




Considering nice solid metal chairs run $40 in the stores, I am thrilled with my little remodel for about $12.00.

Mud Room Re-Do

So I had a grand idea of updating my “mudroom” aka, catch all room by the garage. Everything seems to end up here. I had been eying some old oak pallets in my grandpa’s barn for a while and finally asked if I could have one. He couldn’t understand why I would want a 50+ year old pallet covered in cow poop! I had grand ideas to turn it into a wall hanger just like those awesome one’s on Pinterest! Well…..I started cleaning my 50+ year old oak pallet and it started falling apart. The wood was either petrified and hard as a rock or crumbly. So, after an impromptu trip to Ikea, here is what amazing happened!!

Now there is a spot for backpacks, jackets, purses and even things that need to go out the door soon, like class Valentines, and baby shower gifts!!

Obsessed with Spray Paint!

So, I think it’s official….I’m obsessed with spray paint. Here is just a quick project from a 50 cent metal tray from a garage sale.




After: (with a little cut out from my Silhouette Cameo!!)

Halloween Wreath

So I wanted something “Fall-ish” for my front door but I didn’t want to be too cheesy but in the same breath, I wanted it to be HALLOWEEN-ish because I love this time of year!! So, I started with a twig wreath I picked up at a garage sale for 50 cents and spray painted it lime green. (Thanks to Lowe’s and the Project starter coupon, I was able to pick up a few cans of spray paint for a couple of bucks!!)

As it was drying I worked on cutting a shape from the Silhouette store. I found this Happy Halloween graphic for only 50 cents so I had to pick it up! I cut it out using my Silhouette Cameo on black vinyl.

Then I applied the cut out to a little sign I picked up at Hobby Lobby in the Thanksgiving decor for 50% off. (Maybe I should change the name of this post to 50/50!) I like the sign because I feel like I could peel the vinyl off and change the wording for any event!!

I had some burlap “ribbon” that I rolled into these pretty flowers. I like to roll my flowers and sew them as I go.
Burlap Flowers
Then I just put it all together! A little hot glue, and burlap to hang and now, my front door is ready for FALL!!!!