How to Age Terra Cotta Pots

I love terra cotta pots but I don’t like the bright orange color. I wanted my pots to actually  “look old”, not look like they were “painted to look old”. So today I am going to share two great ways to age terra cotta pots.

Age Terra Cotta pots

I love these hanging shelves I put up on our back porch. I decided the hanging shelves would look great with some small pots and plants. I found these terra cotta pots at Home Depot for $1.29 but knew they needed some TLC. I am not a fan of the bright orange color (as seen below on the left). I have also never “aged” terracotta pots before but knew I wanted them to actually  “look old”, not look like they were “painted to look old”. Today I am sharing the “garden lime” method and the “yogurt method”.

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Vintage Lampshade Chandeliers

We are all looking for ways to entertain around the house. Why not make these vintage lampshade chandeliers and host a dinner in your backyard?

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I spend a lot of time shopping at vintage flea markets. And sometimes I buy things that I know I can repurpose.

But now that I can’t really shop anywhere, I decided it’s time to share how to make something from things I already had.

I bought these three vintage lampshades from my friend Judy @vintagejunktionla. I knew immediately I wanted to make them into a chandelier.

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Milk Paint Does It Again – A DIY Project

I love using milk paint to update vintage furniture. One of my favorite projects was redoing this amazing Armoire. Today I am excited to share my latest DIY milk paint project.

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It’s a new month and I have a new theme.

The theme for March is Remodel and Renovate and I am starting out the month with a cabinet I redid with milk paint! I love using milk paint to paint vintage furniture. You paint it on and it flakes off and looks so original! Every time I use milk paint, I absolutely love the end result.

Check out how I made this vintage coffee table and this old wooden chest. I painted this armoire as well. There are a lot of different ways you can use Old Barn Milk Paint, which you can see on the Old Barn Milk Paint site. I like my projects to look old, vintage, and chippy. I use the “throw the paint on, scrape it and love it” approach. 

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A DIY Valentine’s Day Gift

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I have been wanting to make a DIY pillow like this for Valentine’s Day. We have two birthday Valentines in our family so I am always looking for cute Valentine’s Day gift ideas. This pillow is my favorite one so far! I made it without using a sewing machine and used a pillow cover from IKEA!

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Make Your Own Christmas Books

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It’s fun to decorate mantles, tables, trees, and windows for the Christmas holiday. But what about places that aren’t typically dressed out in décor? Like bookshelves? Today I am going to share how to make Christmas book covers.

But first I wanted to let you all know that if you subscribe to my blog you will receive all of the recipes to my Christmas party menu items. If you aren’t a subscriber, just sign up above.

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Burlap Christmas Tree Garland

Burlap Christmas Tree GarlandI have definitely gotten into the Christmas DIY mode in a really big way. In the last week I made wrapping paper, Pom Pom Christmas trees, a dress form tree skirt, and an Advent Calendar.  I am excited to share with you how I made this Burlap Christmas Tree Garland. I love it hanging on the mantle. Of course it would also look great above a door or window.

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