Farmhouse Friday: decorating with salvaged doors


I don’t know about you, but I love old house doors. My Pinterest boards are filled with repurposed door projects. I’m actually on the search for an old door right now so I can do this:

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And an old screen door for our pantry.


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I thought today I could show you some of my favorite old door ideas from around the web.

How awesome is this hall tree made from a salvaged door?


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And what about this photo display?


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I need this bookcase in my life.


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I love this garden arbor made from salvaged doors.


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And as a shower door in this bathroom? I want it!


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I hope you have enjoyed looking at these ideas as much as I have! Now, I’m gonna go cruise Craigslist and find some doors! 

Have a good weekend. 

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Farmhouse Fridays: the Vintage Warehouse  

This weekend, my husband and I visited the Vintage Warehouse, which is a once a month antique sale in a town south of ours.

We didn’t buy anything as we really weren’t looking for anything particularly. We still had a good time looking though. 

We found this antique dresser. 

Lots of neat lanterns

Olive buckets galore. Really, they had several.

Some neat painted signs

A ton of dough bowls, including a huge one that cost almost $200

And this cute little shelf. 


But my favorite thing was this antique phone booth:


We truly enjoyed the sale and will visit again next month. And next month, I will definitely buy an olive bucket or two!

The Vintage Warehouse will be open again August 19 from 9-3. The address is 109 E Main Street, Sanford, NC 27330.

What cool antiques have you found lately?

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Farmhouse Friday: Soda crates

I love that wooden soda crates are popular right now. They are so versatile and so neat looking, too. 

I have two of them that I have used in a number of ways:


There are still more ways to use them on Pinterest. I thought it might be fun to share them with you today.

I love everything about this picture. I love that crate, those white blooms, the watering can, and that demijohn!

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How about this spring vignette from Life on Kaydeross Creek? 

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I’ve also seen them repurposed as stools, 

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shelves, 

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shadow boxes,

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 and spice racks.

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See? I told you they were versatile! Keep your eyes peeled for my wood crate. You’ll see it again real soon.

How do you use your wood crate?

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Farmhouse Friday: milk pitchers

I love decorating with milk pitchers. For many years, this farmhouse staple was used for serving milk to hungry families, not for decorating. I thought for this week’s farmhouse Friday I’d share a roundup of Milk pitcher decorating ideas.

This metal milk pitcher is being used to store kitchen utensils.


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Is there anything prettier than simple blooms in a white pitcher?


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Simple greenery looks amazing as well.


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This pitcher with cotton stems is lovely as well.


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In my own house, I have three IKEA pitchers corralling my kitchen utensils.


How do you use pitchers in your home?

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Cedar Chest chronicle: the final installment 


Last week, I did something that wasn’t very nice to you sweet readers. I cliffhangered you!! I’m truly sorry . But I’m also really excited to show you this:


Ta-DAA!!!!! Isn’t she a beauty? That’s two coats of Minwax Polystain in Espresso.

I’m so glad to see this project finally put to sleep and I am also loving how this cedar chest looks in our living room.

I’ve learned a lot while refinishing this cedar Chest and I’m happy to share.


1. Wood veneer is hard to remove but comes off a lot easier with a heat gun and chisel.


2. Your furniture project will have an ugly stage and that’s ok. Keep going. Ugly stages are temporary.


3. Sand your piece between stain coats, or it will not dry well.


4. Be patient. Don’t rush it because the finished product will be so worth it. There are also plenty of places where I nicked the wood on the cedar chest because I was trying to rush.


We are planning to get a cushion for the top so we can sit on it if need be.

I also made a little time lapse video you can check out here:

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Have a wonderful Tuesday!

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Thursday Thrifty Finds

Last week, I was fortunate to be able to return to the town where I went to college. No, I didn’t relive my glory days- I was actually there for work reasons.


Teachers, if you ever have the opportunity to go to NCCAT, you should totally take advantage of it. I learned so many wonderful things to take back to my classroom and I came away feeling refreshed and recharged.

We didn’t have a ton of downtime, but when we did, we went to the local town to check out some antique shops.

We were blessed to find one shop with some super cute vintage furniture and all sorts of neat things.


This super cute secretary desk was in fantastic shape.


And they had so many Mason jars.


And what a pretty way to display them!



And how about this end table and chair?


And this dough bowl. Man, did I want to buy that!!


And last but not least, this dressing table.

I came away with only a wooden Pepsi crate but how cool are those finds?

What thrift store/ antiques have you encountered lately?

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Milkglass and Roses

Remember last week when I wrote about my grandmother and all the milkglass she brought me?

As i was writing that post, I couldn’t help but be inspired by some of the photos I found.

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I also fell in love with this pretty square vase that my grandmother brought.

I remembered I had these gorgeous faux flowers that once were in my daughter’s room.

When I put them together,   it was pure magic. OK, that might be exaggerating just a bit. But i really did love the result.

In what ways have you used family heirlooms in your daily Décor?

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Using milk glass in your seasonal Décor 

My grandparents came to town for my daughter’s first birthday this weekend.  I didn’t get to visit with them much but when they came to see me, they brought me a few boxes of treasures.

One of those boxes included some vintage tablecloths, including some made by my grandmother. The box also included my great grandmother’s apron.

Boy do I feel blessed to have that. I absolutely love treasures that are passed down from other family members.

She also brought a Rubbermaid tote full of vintage milk glass.  My grandmother, my mom, my aunt and I all collect vintage milk glass.

I have packed away my milk glass for a long time now, but recently a favorite blogger of mine who collects ironstone said something that stuck with me . She talked about how she’d rather use her pretties and enjoy them than pack them away.
I don’t often use my milk glass for food serving, but I do use it to decorate. Here are some ways I have incorporated milk glass into my Décor:


A milk glass pitcher full of flowers in the middle of my table.

Pumpkins, cattails and milk glass, OH MY!!

I collected some lovely seasonal Décor Ideas on Pinterest this week :

How about milk glass and Christmas ornaments? I’m loving it!

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…and how about these gorgeous roses in these milk glass vases? Very shabby chic.

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I cannot wait to have fun decorating with milk glass. How do you incorporate your favorite things into your decor?

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Thrifting Thursdays!

My uncle. who is easily one of my favorite people, came over last Monday. We weren’t doing anything, and all his plans had fallen through, so he and the three of us (meaning me and the girls) spent the day together.We had a blast- he and my oldest played outside and flew a kite together, and then he got in some cuddle time with my baby girl. At some point, we decided to check out the local antique mall. I found plenty of things I wanted to buy, but rather than get in trouble, I bought only these two things.

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The first of these treasures is a cute handmade apron. I got it for only $5!

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This wooden tray is awesome! It was only $8 and I can just imagine all the possibilities.

Imagine it at Christmas stuffed with greenery and ornaments:

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Or with greenery and nests for spring:

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Or even as part of a simple vignette:

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There are so many neat ways to decorate using dough bowls and I can’t wait to show you what  I do with this one. Happy Thursday!

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A “Fixer Upper” inspired bakery sign

I don’t know about you guys, but since I’ve been off on maternity leave, I have fallen in love with HGTV’s Fixer Upper. Joanna Gaines is super talented and I love everything she does.  She also happens to be a conservative Christian who dresses modestly, and as the mother of two little girls, that’s certainly something I appreciate.

It’s not surprising that I also follow her blog and regularly check out Magnolia Market’s website to browse treasures she has for sell in her shop. I’ve been crushing on this sign, which I also saw in a few episodes of the show:

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The sign, which appears to be metal, is $88 from Magnolia Market. I decided I could make my own version from a piece of poplar shelving I had left over from my daughters’ closet projects here and here. I promptly painted it Valspar Country White and printed off letters in a font I liked. You may have to play with the font a bit. I printed letters off twice before I was satisfied with the size and spacing.

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Next, I traced the letters with a pencil.

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I then broke out a small can of black paint and a tiny black brush that I got from Wal-Mart. The brushes are in the craft section and are “Folk Art” brand. They were about $3 for a multipack with four different sizes. I painted in the letters, but I bet you could also color them in with a permanent marker.

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As you can see, it isn’t perfect. The paint bled in some areas and my tracing/painting hand wasn’t as steady as I’d hoped. I’m trying to remind myself that a true antique sign wouldn’t look perfect 🙂 I added some hanging hooks to the back.

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I love how this looks hanging in our dining room. I may attempt to make some more signs 🙂

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I really like how this turned out. What “Fixer Upper” inspired projects have you done?

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