Friday, June 28, 2013

Back Door Makeover

A primitive farmhouse back door makeover.  As we chip away at the projects in our new home the easy transformations with fast results are at the top of the list. 

primitive farmhouse back door before and after

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Mantel Makeover & 2 Found Treasures

primitive farmhouse mantel makeover

A makeover of the mantel in the dining room.  A new old repurposed mantel for the dining room that was part of the home structure.

primitive farmhouse mantel before and after

Friday, June 21, 2013

DIY Triple Pedestal Dining Table

Build: triple pedestal dining table

Using plans from Ana White I built this triple pedestal farmhouse dining table from pine boards and fir studs.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

"P" is for Patriotic Denim Bunting

Sew: patriotic denim bunting

Today I'm over at Pretty Handy Girl sharing this fun 4th of July bunting made from a pair of old jeans and red gingham.

I know you have an old pair of blue jeans lying around that would be perfect for this project.
Pop on over to Pretty Handy Girl for the complete tutorial.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

"H" is for Hedge Shears

 If you have boxwood, or any type of hedges for that matter, you need a pair of hedge shears.

True Temper® sent me these hedge shears with wood handles and comfort grips to clean up the boxwood:

As you can see the hedge shears work wonders!  They are lightweight, easy to manuever and very comfortable on your hands.

Friday, June 14, 2013

"M" is for Mom-to-be Pouch

Sew: mom-to-be gift pouch

Make a cute zippered pouch with your favorite fabrics then fill it with fun pregnancy related gifts that any mom-to-be would enjoy.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

"S" is for Saltbox Project

Moving day is over and now begins the:

This home is truly a gem and we are so blessed to be the new owners of the oldest home in a Westchester County town about 45 minutes north of New York City.

The property was originally purchased by Samuel Brown sometime after 1715 upon which he built this saltbox style farmhouse.  It's estimated the house was built about 1740 but no original deed exists.

This house was the center of a large farm covering at least a half mile down the main street.

Monday, June 3, 2013

"M" is for Moving Day

Today is moving day.

Hence the reason I've been sparse on blog post projects lately.

The house I've had my eye on for 8 years surprisingly came on the market, it's a gem if you like REALLY old houses.

I promise to share all the details in the upcoming days, you don't want to miss it because this new house is teeming with projects.

Pre-Revolutionary War.

Lately my project has been packing:


And all this:

See you on the other side!