Barn Wood Frames {with no special tools!}

Years ago my neighbor was replacing their fence.  They had all these awesome weathered gray slats sitting in their trash.  Seeing the beautiful weather beaten patina made me rush over and ask my neighbor if I could have them.  My neighbors were used to my trash picking by then.  So I took some of those slats {…Read More…}





5 Ways to Fake a Fireplace Mantel

Viewing all the beautifully decorated mantels is enough to give anyone some serious fireplace envy if you don’t have one of your own.   Don’t worry–you are not alone! While I have a tiny mantel with my TV above it, it isn’t much to decorate.  Quite a few homes are built without fireplaces these days, {…Read More…}





5 Ways to Use Yardsticks in Your Decor

I’m really fascinated by vintage yardsticks as decor. There’s something about the combination of typography and aged wood patina that really appeals to me. And I’m not the only one! Search Pinterest for “yardstick projects” and you’ll find dozens of creative ways to turn rulers into works of art. Here are some of my favorites.

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Vintage Exit Sign from an Old Drawer

I love injecting a little quirk in my home. I talked last week about the yardstick wall I installed in my mudroom that is a little quirky.  I am a lover of vintage signs… especially when they tell you what to do.  HA!  Signs like do not enter, exit, stop, and slow down are all {…Read More…}