Messy porch after a long winter

Antique Chair – Better than a Hobby Lobby Hack

The front porch needed some serious help after our long winter, so the first step was to fix my antique chair, one of my first projects from last year.   Welcome to my life… (no pretending to be perfect here)     See it tucked in the corner behind all the big pots next to my grandson's worm collection?   … Read more

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Fall Splendor – Canvasing the Neighborhood

There are times when you find the unexpected all around you and are forced to pause for a moment and take it all in. I know I drove my husband crazy today, but I just couldn't help it. My DH, Mark, is laid back and FDD – That's my made up disorder that I use to describe him – "Feeling … Read more

Fall Porch DIY Decor

A local farm was selling pumpkins for $2.00, so I bought 3 to use on my porch. There's something very satisfying about supporting local businesses.  For my fall porch deco I used my funky candle holder, a basket I found at Goodwill for $1.99 (I painted the sign with chalkboard paint), and a mum plant I bought on clearance at … Read more

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Painted Fall Decor Accents – Before and After

  Today is the day I get to use all the things I bought this week Let's do some Fall Deco! I can't wait to show you what I did today. I need to hurry or I will have to change that to "yesterday." This is what I started with: Bag of 12 handpainted ceramic pumpkins – $4.00 at Goodwill … Read more

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Front Porch Decor – Easy DIY

No More Junk Here! The above picture is my front porch I was telling you about – I pulled all my projects together and am pretty happy with the result.  It's certainly better than looking at a pile of junk that usually graced our front entrance! This fall I'm going to try to go big and use the pumpkins and … Read more

Old Watering Can Turned Decor

Porch Decor Series Here’s an old watering can that was dented and scratched up that we got at an auction as part of another lot of “junk”. Just remember, “One man’s junk is another DIYer’s treasure.”  I had Mark bang out the dents and I sanded out some of the flaking metal. I gave into my spray paint obsession once … Read more

Re-purpose Old Chairs

  Re-purposing Old Chairs More on my Porch Decor series… Often when you buy things at auctions they offer a smattering of this and that hoping to snag you on one item just to get rid of a dozen others. Some days my husband announces he won an auction and lists the different things in the grouping. It’s not uncommon … Read more

Spray Painting Old Decor – A Quick Fix

We recently moved from a larger house in Michigan that housed all 17 of us – yes, I said 17. I have 15 children. If you want to do a little reading on our family and my life these past few years, visit my family blog at: Mom of Many. Below you can see a picture of the last time … Read more