From the Blog

Holy Picking Batman!!

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Usually I work from home but this last month has had me out in the field a LOT!!  This is super exciting to me.  3 months ago I got my truck wrapped and I have started to get calls from people who have barns that they want taken down.    … [Read More...]

Florida

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Ace and I went to Florida this weekend to paint a friend, Michelle's,  kitchen table.  It is 7 feet across and has a huge lazy susan in the middle.  I used Pure White Annie Sloan decorative chalk paint and 3 layers of top coat. We added some stencils to the lazy susan.  Michelle has 10 chairs at the table so just for fun we added numbers to the chairs.     … [Read More...]

Painted slate floor

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Our house has several rooms with slate or broken tile flooring.  I have wanted to paint them for three years and finally dared to do it.  It turned out perfectly!  I used Graphite and Old White Annie Sloan decorative paint. … [Read More...]

Recent barn wood signs and ceiling

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December was so crazy busy that I forgot to take pictures of almost everything barn wood that I made.  Here are a few I managed to get shots of. :) … [Read More...]

A dirty little secret…

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I am 36 years old and I have never cleaned my oven!  Once it even caught on fire inside.  Still I did not clean it!  When I was about 8 years old I spilled grape juice on the living room rug.  I tried to clean it up myself so my parents would not find out.  I accidentally used oven cleaner and it bleached the whole area on the rug.  I think I have just been scared of the stuff ever since.  At least thats the excuse I'm using and I'm sticking to it!! I tried a couple of different … [Read More...]

Christmas Tree fence

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How to keep out a one year old... build a Christmas tree fence!  First I had to get the picture in my mind out on paper... Once again my husband thought I was nuts!  Down to the wood shop (basement) we went.  We used old tobacco stick to make the fence. This kid is really killing me this year with the pictures!   … [Read More...]

DIY Kit: Wooden Banner

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Make beautiful wooden banners for the holidays and then flip them over and use them for another occasion!  This DIY kit includes 10 wooden flags, predrilled with 2 holes on each one.  6 feet of twine is also included to hang your banner.  Simply paint the flags and add letters by painting or stamping if you choose.  Feed the twine through the holes and you are finished!! … [Read More...]

DIY Kit: Tobacco Stick Christmas Tree

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YOU can make a beautiful tobacco stick Christmas tree in 10 minutes with this DIY kit.  Each set is made from an old tobacco stick.  These sticks were used to dry tobacco leaves in North Carolina.  The tobacco sticks are cut to various lengths and then a hole is drilled in each end.  Twine is included to attach the pieces.  Colored ribbon can also be used but is not included.  Simply feed the twine up one end of the tree and back down the other. … [Read More...]

Old Barn Wood Desk

Just a simple desk that I made out of old barn wood for a customer :)

Just a simple old barn wood desk that I made out of wood from an old barn for a customer  :) To see other things I make from old barn wood click on the links Let's Make Boxes! and A Bar Table. I teach classes in my area on how to utilize old barn wood to make a wide range of items. … [Read More...]

KIDS Christmas DIY night

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I am planning a KIDS Christmas DIY night for November 15, at 6pm. We will make one craft and one dessert to take home. $20 per child. Ages 6 and up. Parents don't have to stay but are welcome to. There is a limit of 10 kids.  Sign up in my store.   … [Read More...]