• make a farmhouse chalkboard from a thrift store cutting board

    Thrifty Thursday

    Kitchen Cutting Board to Farmhouse Style Chalkboard It wasn’t too long ago that I purchased this cutting board at a local thrift store. I love old cutting boards, but my kitchen is small and I don’t have lots of room for having a bunch of them. The thrill of finding one for crafting left me thinking about the possibilites. I picked this one up for less than a dollar when our thrift store had mark downs on housewares. I was thinking about using it for making a stand for my Kindle Fire, since I often like using it to view recipes I find online. The cutting board itself was a…

  • how to make a rustic photo frame

    Monday Minute #1: Easy Rustic Photo Frame

    Easy DIY Rustic Photo Frame   This easy DIY rustic photo frame was a way to use up a little scrap lumber we had sitting around and a great addition to a gallery wall that I’m trying to create. Making the Photo Frame I started out with a lumber scrap that is about 8 1/2 inches x 5 1/4 inches. I evened out the edges on my miter saw. My saw is an older Craftsman saw that we purchased at Habitat for Humanity, and it gets quite a bit of use. Over the weekend I created a rustic shelf, a sign blank and a rustic towel bar, and it wasn’t…

  • Learn How to Make Lovely Home Decor from a Dollar Tree Plate

    Dollar Tree Fall Decor Plate Today I’m going to share with you how I created this awesome fall home decor plate with a simple plate from the Dollar Tree. You can also make a piece that is uniquely yours with a scrap of vinyl, your Silhouette or other cutting machine and some spray paint. Home decor has never been easier. Cutting Oramask stencil vinyl with the Silhouette Cameo is a breeze. In addition, I absolutely love the crisp, clean lines that can be achieved with using it. I was working on another sign, had a small scrap of Oramask left from trimming, and I knew just the place I wanted…