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Easy Faux Hammered Copper Paint Technique

Hammered copper is one of my all time favorite metal finishes.  Something about the color of copper and rustic qualities of a hammered finish just seems to add warmth to any setting.  Funny though, I don’t come across many pieces when I’m out thrifting.  Hmmm?  Is it because there just weren’t a lot of hammered […]

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Cookie Tin Postcard Display and Thrift Benefit DIY Link Party

Today is the Thrift Benefit DIY Link Party, where 22 bloggers are linking up to share their DIY projects from items purchased at our local animal shelter thrift stores.  Yesterday, I told you about my shopping excursion and about the thrift store, 2nd Chance in Oak Park, Illinois and how their store benefits the Animal […]

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Thrift Shopping for Sheltered Animals

Do you ever feel like you want to save the world from all the bad things that are happening on our planet?   I know. Not possible, but even small actions make a difference, so when Jeannette from Country Design Style announced that she was heading up the 2nd Annual Thrift Benefit for Sheltered Animals […]

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50 Questions Day and a Beaded Spider

Have I ever told you I have a fear of spiders?  Well it’s 50 Questions Day, here on the blog and a fear of spiders is just one of the topics I will cover.  I’ve never done a question and answer post before, but when Karen from The Feral Turtle tagged me in her 50 […]

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Vintage Canoe Rental Sign Laundry Table

I love my truck!! I got it just so that I could haul furniture and other large things from a curb to my house, whenever I please.   Lately I haven’t been doing too much hauling because we are fully stocked and we’ve GOT to get that basement done.   Speaking of basements and laundry rooms, I […]

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Pontiac Illinois: a Motherload of the Mother Road {Route 66}

Would an Elvis fan pass through Memphis and not try to stop off to see Graceland?  The same goes for any Route 66 buff.  If you are in or about the central Illinois corridor, you most definitely want to consider stopping off in the town of Pontiac to feast your eyes on a motherload of […]

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12 Ways to Faux Your Fall Décor

Fall is chock full of natural elements from fallings leaves to pumpkins. It’s amazing how many ways you can use nature in your Fall décor; however, natural elements often have an expiration date, so here are 12+ unique and creative ways that you can faux your Fall décor for this year and stow it away […]

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Announcing Faux and TellU and a Basement Update

As I’ve been looking through my posts recently, I’ve noticed that I like a lot of faux. For example there’s the faux weathered twigs, faux hammered copper, a faux cowhide lampshade… and then there’s the faux leather storage boxes and the faux tin ceiling storage boxes. See what I mean? Does that make me a […]

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Frosted Glass Ghost Cake Plate Stand

The wind has been whipping up outside and the images of bed sheet ghosts swaying from the front porches in the neighborhood I grew up in is always what first comes to mind.     I found a domed cake plate set while at the thrift store. So I thought I’d make a little something fun and […]

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The Pontiac Car Museum from this Girl’s Eyes

Last summer, we took a road trip out to Pontiac, Illinois, which is a HUB of Route 66 attractions along the old route.  Coming up soon I’ll share a short video with a snap shot of the town of Pontiac and it’s Route 66 glory; however, in the meantime, one of our stops was at […]

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