Category: DIY

Adding a Little Punch~ Flowering & Fluttering Branches

My branches and burlap window dressing in my Potting Shed were ready for a spring metamorphosis! I found the idea and inspiration for spring-flowering branches  at An Extraordinary Day~ using a paper punch to make book page flowers. You can find the tutorial here. My branches in my Potting Shed were ready to shed their oak leaves and…

Easter Table Inspiration~ Tussie Mussie Napkins

I found some Easter table and napkin inspiration in the March/April issue of Southern Lady Magazine~ Napkin-Turned-Tussie-Mussie! Fun for dressing up white dishes and providing your family & guests with a few Easter treats! You’ll want to use a solid color or a reversible-patterned napkin, since both the front and the back will be visible…

Coffee, Tea, or Seed?

I found some silverplate pieces thrifting~ a few trays, a mismatched coffee server and some stray cream & sugars~  Tarnished and a few pieces pitted and scratched~  ideal for a little project for our feathered friends. I had a little tabletop fun celebrating their faded glory before I decided to give them a new life and repurpose…

For the Birds~ Repurposed Chandelier Feeder

I’ve been looking for bird feeders to hang near my Potting Shed. Inspired by a birdelier on Pinterest, original source here, I went to my local Habitat ReStore and found a chandelier to repurpose as a feeder. Originally polished brass, I found one for $8   I thought would work, despite a bent cup and broken arm…

Gardening Under Glass

I consulted the almanac and decided that since Spring is still a couple of months away, February was the perfect month to Garden Under Glass!  An escape from the wintery weather outdoors and a quick & easy project that anyone can do! A miniature living landscape in the form of terrarium that is self-sustaining, other than…

{Inspired} Seed Catalog Wreath

I was the happy winner :) of Inspired You by Marian Parsons, aka, Miss Mustard Seed, graciously given away by Shirley at Housepitality Designs back in November! While Miss Mustard Seed gets giddy over room makeovers, I get giddy over books :) “Some girls get giddy over a new pair of shoes. Marian Parsons gets giddy over…

New Life for a Chest Gone to Pot

I’ve been busy Nesting in my Potting Shed~  My grandmother’s sad, pink chest had gone to pot :) and has come home to roost for storage in my Potting Shed~ given new life and purpose thanks to Annie Sloan Chalk Paint! I had been wanting to try ASCP after seeing and hearing all the buzz~ My…

Potting Shed: Nesting & Window Dressing

I’m busy Nesting~ Dressing Windows in my Potting Shed! You can see how she’s grown, here. I’m waiting on a roof and a gable vent to be installed in the next week~ it’s WARM inside :) but I couldn’t resist a little window dressing and to start nesting. . . I picked up shelf brackets from Lowe’s and…