Do you have some old picture frames laying around?

Today I’m going to show you how I have used some vintage picture frames I’ve had.

I pick frames up for super cheap at yard sales and flea markets all the time. There are so many uses for them.



Layering old frames is my favorite.

They can add so much dimension to a ledge or shelf.




Here I used a large frame to display a collection of ironstone.




I’m using this vintage frame to surround my diy wall letter board. You can see more here

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As you can tell layering them is my favorite.  Let me know if you try any of these ideas I would love to see.

Making a diy wall letter board

I have gotten some questions on how easy wall letter board was to make. Let me tell ya it is super easy!

I wanted to do this cheaply and knew I had some lath boards left over from a previous project.

I figured out my quote I wanted to do with my letters. Size of my letters are are 2″. And according to my size of the wall I wanted to use.

My Supplies

I cut my boards to size times two for each line of the quote. I then painted the boards.

The boards glued and letters slid in

Glued the boards together just at the bottom so there is a slit in the top for the letters.

Nails

To hang it on the wall I knew I have a habit of changing my decor so I didn’t want it permanent. So I used two small nails for each board and then just leaned the boards against the wall.

I added some silk eucalyptus I had ordered from Amazon to frame it somewhat.

If you do one, tag me so I can see. Trust me if I can do it you can too!

Adding flowers to our Farmhouse porch

You guys the weather in Michigan has been perfect, so excited to start adding some real live flowers to my porch!!! Que happy dance here!
As you know I love vintage items for my planters plus I change so much that it is a way cheaper way for me to go. Most of my planters came from yard sales and none over $3. Yes I’m cheap!

I got some lavender!!


They are going in some planters on the deck and one will be on my porch area. Lavender will come back every year so I don’t mind paying a little more for them.


I put my vintage chair out on the porch and added some vintage garden items and clay pots on them.


I added some silk flowers to my little window box here by the door and a peach zonal geranium on my metal table.


On the steps I used old galvanized pails as planters.  I have dappled red geraniums and pink gypsophila in them.

Hope this gave you some planting ideas for your Summer planters.





Fresh blooms and a prayer



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More lilacs! I can’t help myself lilacs are everywhere in this house. And I am blessed because one of the the previous owners had planted 6 different varieties that bloom after each other.

DIY planter box


When we first bought this house this porch was in bad condition. A huge tree was overhanging it.

We needed to get the basics done our first year (which was last year) so I took some time this winter to think about a railing. My hubby came up with the idea of putting a planter here instead. So thankful for his good ideas!

So the hubby went to our local lumber yard and got the supplies.

Repurposing

Today I am sharing with you five items I have repurposed into flower containers to help decorate my beds.

First is old galvanized pails.  I love using these.  I just drilled holes in the bottom for drainage and they are ready for your soil and flowers.
Can you tell which is the real chicken.  That girl is always by my side.

Next is baskets here I put my fern in a wicker waste basket I found at Goodwill. I kept it in the plastic pot it came in and just plopped it in.  I’m so technical I know lolOne of my favorites is birdcages, vintage or new.  When you put a plant in them they just look magical I think.  How about you?I’m using an old vintage tea pot my grandson dug out of a junk pile for s planter here.  As you can tell we are just starting to get grass here.Last is an old pulley I used to hang some pails from.  I just strung the rope around the pulley and tied it to the pails. I hope this post helped you think outside of the box or planter in this case lol.  Let me know if you try any repurposing for flower planters this year.As always thank you for stopping by it means the world to me.

Hi, I’m Corine

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Hi there,

I’m so happy you have stopped by.  This is my very first post. This is me and my side kick Cloie.  If you follow me on Instagram you know she is in almost every pic.

My style is farmhouse/cottage style with some fleamarket style thrown in.  I rarely buy new my passion is vintage items.  When I see something old I always wonder what it’s story is.  Am I weird?  I will be sharing diy’s on here along with some repurposing of items another one of my passions.

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In this photo is a reclaimed architectural piece I made into a shelf.

Transplanting my seedlings

You guys I’m so excited my little baby plants are growing so well!

Have you started your seeds yet? Either inside or in the garden for all my southern friends?

Continue reading “Transplanting my seedlings”

Starting my seeds for the garden

I love gardening at Curly Willow Acres, this home has so much natural light.  At our other homes I was never successful at getting the plants to grow.  I could get the seeds to sprout but then to my dismay that was it.

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Here I’m showing my cheap, err budget friendly way of creating a greenhouse effect to help the seeds sprout.  I had a couple of the seed starter kits that I used (with the plastic domes over them) but I couldn’t get anymore because of the quarentine.  So I made my own with some plastic wrap. It worked!

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The effect you are going for is a very moisture filled atmosphere. Water everyday and keep the plastic over your container.  When they sprout give them air to grow and reach for the sun light. Oh yes they do need lots of sunshine or at least be by a window.  In Michigan we are not getting much sun but my plants did well.

Now I’m not an expert Gardener and do not pretend to be.  I was just so excited that this worked and I have all kinds of plant babies.

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Are you going to try to grow your own plants this year?

Are you planting a garden?

Let me know in comments.  And thank you so much for stopping by.