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Parisian Inspired Re-Purposed Vintage Ammo Box


DIY re-purposed Re-Purposed & Up-cycled up-cycled vintage

Parisian Inspired Re-Purposed Vintage Ammo Box

I purchased the ammunition box off a local swap site and knew it would be a really fun project. Originally it was used as a toolbox for a local stone mason.  Check out how we transformed this from a dirty used toolbox into a Parisian inspired shabby chic blanket/storage box on casters perfect for any room.  Step-by-step instructions with  pictures.

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American Flag - Upcycled Baby Crib Springs


American Flag baby crib springs DIY DIY & Crafts repurposing up-cycled Upcycled

American Flag - Upcycled Baby Crib Springs

The following article contains the steps I followed to create an 'American Flag' by upcycling/repurposing old baby crib springs.  Step-by-step instructions with pictures.

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Wandering in Story County: Mini Junk Jaunt


Antiquing Junk Jaunt Junkin Junking Story County Shopping

I love the thrill of what people call "junking" or "antiquing".  My whole brain becomes like a pinball machine with the ball pinging against each of the bumpers and metal targets.  I like to touch (yes, I am one of those) ... check out my mini junk jaunt - where I went and what I found.

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Vintage Suitcase End Table


DIY DIY & Crafts up-cycled Upcycled vintage suitcase vintage suitcase end table

Vintage Suitcase End Table

I absolutely ♥ love ♥ vintage suitcases and have set about collecting them for the past six months.  We have a stack of suitcases on display, and for sale in our gift shop. My husband found a pair of old metal school desk legs for free at a garage sale.  What luck! We had what we needed to create a really neat up-cycled 'Vintage Suitcase End Table'. Here are pictures of the finished product.  The suitcase pictured we found at a store called 'Antique & Unique' in Fairmont, MN.         Here are the steps I used to create...

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A Mother's Prayer


children Free Printable Mother parenting prayer

A Mother's Prayer

When my Grandparents were moving out of their home, and downsizing into another home, I was given a framed prayer titled "A Mother's Prayer". My Grandmother had it hanging in her home for many years.  ... enjoy this FREE PRINTABLE

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