Ideas to Repurpose Old Lamps

Any thrift store or yard sale I've ever been to had at least a couple of lamps for sale. They're often overlooked, because you really only need so many in your home - but if you knew how to repurpose old lamps into something new, you might look at them in a different light. I've collected some great ideas to use them both inside and out to give … [Read more...]

Wonderful Ways to Repurpose Old Chairs

Old chairs are a junk lovers' dream. Whether you find them on the side of the road, at a thrift store, or maybe in your own garage - a simple thing we use every single day can be transformed into so many other great things. So next time you have a broken chair, don't send it to the landfill - repurpose old chairs into something useful and fun for … [Read more...]

Why I DIY + a Bosch giveaway!

  *this post is sponsored by Bosch Tools* Did you know I live in the house I grew up in? My family has lived here for over 35 years, so when my parents decided to move about 10 years ago, there was no way I could let anyone else live in "our house." I grew up helping my dad with DIY projects, from building a building a barn to working on … [Read more...]

Junk Style Tool Box

 this tool box tutorial guest post was written by Funky Junk Interiors Hello everyone! My name is Donna and I'm a junkaholic. :) My passion is creative decorating with unique elements, namely 'junk'. So if you like pallet board builds and rusty trinkets, you and I have lots in common. :) So... have you ever wished you could build something from … [Read more...]

How to clean a washing machine

High-efficiency appliances have been all over the market in the last couple years. It's no surprise that the laundry room is one of the most marketed changes to HE. Everyone does laundry because everyone wants clean clothes. The great thing about these HE machines is that we save quite a bit of water and energy when we use them. Saving you a few … [Read more...]

5 quick ways to get farmhouse style

*This post is partnered by Yankee Candle* I come from a long line of farmers, so there's no surprise that farmhouse style decorating always says "home" to me. Long before it became a trend, I remember my grandparents' home always had worn elements - not from faux patina but from everyday use. All these years later, I still love farmhouse style - … [Read more...]

5 mistakes I made blogging (and how you can avoid them)

Any business owner will tell you that the secret to success is learning to handle failure. Businesses that stand the test of time have a shaky track record of good times and bad, both of which help to build up their business to become stronger. Lessons are most often learned through trial and error, which means a lot of mistakes are made along the … [Read more...]

My Favorite Garden Ideas

Pretty garden ideas are always fun to look at and be inspired by, even if you can't grow gardens very well (like me!) All the pretty colors of the flowers or quirky fun ways to decorate... an interesting idea can bring gardening to a whole new level. I might only choose low maintenance plants - aka stuff I can't kill - any of these ideas would … [Read more...]

Turn a Lamp into a Side Table

*Thanks to Liquid Nails for partnering with me on this project.* Need a side table ? Buy a lamp. No, seriously! Head to your local thrift store or stop by a yard sale and buy a lamp and a glass platter. Because this project is so simple you'll never look at lamps the same way again. This project is super simple, it only took about 30 minutes of … [Read more...]

Cinnamon Raisin Arborio Rice Pudding

Hi there Shabby Creek Cottage readers! It's Laura from Inspiration for Moms and today I'm sharing my favorite go-to dessert with you. When the hubby wants something sweet after dinner and I have nothing prepared this is my save-the-day recipe. My Cinnamon Raisin Arborio Rice Pudding is a wonderful treat that keeps everyone in our family happy and … [Read more...]