Friday, April 15, 2016

Breadboards, pallet boxes and signs

I have been so bad about posting for a long time so thought I would pop in today and show you what
I have been up to.

I found patterns for these mini breadboards over at Craftberry Bush that were shared by Cami from at Tidbits
and just had to give them a try.

Who am I kidding? I actually traced the patters on an old hardwood board that we found recently while
cleaning out our church basement and hubby cut them out for me. To be honest, I could have done it,
but I only had one board that was perfect to use for this project and I didn't want to mess it up. haha!

We had FUN making these! Well, I know I did...I don't know that hubby would call it fun , but I think
he would. *smile*

The patterns are in different shapes and I just LOVE them! We will be making more when I find
some more hardwood to re-purpose.

I don't know about you , but I have been salivating over the olive buckets every since they hit the scene
a few years ago so I finally took the plunge and ordered one. Was I ever disappointed when it arrived!!

The pic showed a bucket with very little rust on it and this one is literally covered with rust.
NOT my taste at all.

I emailed them and told them how disappointed I was and that I was sure it was probably my fault
for not reading directions clearly. They replied and wanted pics. I figured that would be the end of it,
but I got up the next morning to a total refund in my email including shipping...and they don't want
me to send it back. I was impressed!!!

The hubs and I treated ourselves each to a little something when we received our tax refund and
this GRACE sign is what I chose. I LOVE IT!

We made these boxes out of pallets a few days ago also. I think they turned out pretty good for
the first try. I think I would use a nail gun next time instead of screws so they don't show as much.
Live and learn.

Last , but not least this is my latest sign. Love how it turned out as well, I have just been on a roll creating
and painting and I intend to keep it up so I can stay out of trouble. lol.

What have you made lately? I would love to hear about it.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Antique, Junque and a prayer request!

It sure has been a long time since I posted so I thought I would play catch up.

Well, kinda.
I have been busy making signs and I am loving it.

My youngest son keeps me supplied with pallets so I figure I better strike
while the iron's hot. lol. You never know when your source will "dry up".

The ones above are my latest signs. I was inspired by some signs that Knick of Time
showed awhile ago on facebook. 

I dug out some rusty, crusty hinges that I have had laying around and added them.


I have also been making a few of these signs. I have four made now, but need to get
a frame around each one. I LOVE this scripture verse. One of my very favorites!

JUNKIN" is always fun right?

...and who doesn't love to go exploring?? I know I do!
Especially in an old abandoned barn or house!

Mr. Wayside Treasure and myself went on a antiquing trip a couple weekends
ago and I found a couple things. This chair being one of them.
Isn't it SWEET??

I also found two of these doors that I intend to makeover with
Oh yes, I do!

I think the pickin's are slim anymore. Are you finding the same where you live?
I used to go antiquing on a weekly basis and pick up reasonably priced items
that I could make over and then make a profit, but not so much anymore.

I can't wait to hit the yard sales this year. Now let's see if I actually have that much
gumption when the time actually comes. lol!!

Before I say goodbye today could I please ask a favor of you??

My 25 year old niece is VERY sick. She was in the hospital a few weeks ago for a week
and got out for maybe two weeks. Then right back in again and has been in for two
weeks this time. She is not getting better. PLEASE pray that God will touch her and
heal her body. She is a beautiful young lady that loves the Lord and she is a joy
and a blessing to her family and we need her well!!

Thank you so much!!!

Monday, January 25, 2016


...signs are what I have been working on this past week or two because we all KNOW what the next holiday is right?
Yep...Valentines Day. Don't forget your sweetheart!! :)

 I am making them out of pallet wood. One of my very favorite woods right now to work with. You too? I know
 a lot of people are using it and the sky is the limit. I have seen it on walls and floors. I have seen signs, tables,
 candle holders and all kinds of things made from it.

 If you are lucky you can find pallets for free, but they aren't very expensive if you have to purchase them.
 My hubby was coming home from work one day and saw a couple pallets in the ditch that must have fallen
off a truck at some point so he stopped to get them for me. Sad day because he had to leave them there.
They wouldn't fit in his vehicle. I miss our truck!! :(

Signs, signs, everywhere

 I have sold a few on Facebook and I have taken several up to a friends store where I sold my pallet trees this
 past Christmas season. If you are interested in one just give me a shout out! The wood they are painted
on is approx. 28 inches long.

I thought I would show you a peek in a corner of my dining room right now. The lighting is
 horrible this time of year so I didn't get many good pictures. See that lamp shade?
$5...a steal! I love it.

I also wanted to show you what my youngest son made me for part of my Christmas gift.
See the lanterns off to the left. I LOVE them!  Our family doesn't spend a lot of money for Christmas
 gifts and we LOVE home made gifts so we try to do something along that line.

He loves to work with his hands and said he would love to do this kind of work all the time.
I think he has a bit of his mama in him. SMILE

I hope this post finds you well and healthy. Praying that you will have a wonderful New Year.

Sunday, December 20, 2015


Merry Christmas to you and yours and may you have a blessed New Year!

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Busy as a Bee!

 I had this post up once and lost it while editing. OOPS. Sorry.

I have been busy , busy, busy  making pallet trees and I am enjoying making them.

My friend Marian over at Vintage Barn Market has been selling them in her store
for me and they are selling fast. She is a sweetheart!  If you have never visited her
 you MUST. Just click here to visit her facebook page. She has amazing talent
 and she is a dear friend!

{She took the first and last photos in this post of my signs in her booth}

The hubs and I also tried our hand at making a star and pretty much love how it turned out.
We have some tweaking to do, but overall it is a winner.

What have you been busy making? I would love to hear about it.