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Free Printables and a Thrifty Wall Art DIY

That’s right, mamas.  This post is a two-for-one. And I’m sooo excited. Because I love the way it turned out. You know that feeling when you finally complete something that’s been hanging around in your head for months, and it turned out the way you pictured it?  You’re all, Yaaaaay!  Kids, come look!  Or at least, I am. 😉 I’m also excited because I’m getting to offer you two things: a set of FREE PRINTABLES *AND* a little DIY tip for a very inexpensive way to jazz…

DIY Erasable Message Mugs

*This post contains affiliate links.  If you shop through them, I will receive compensation. So.  It’s been a while. Life’s been happening.  Mamas, you know how it is. But I think you’re gonna like this little diy. It’s for all you white-dish-loving mamas out there.  Like me. You see… I have these white coffee mugs that look so cute on my mug tree, (find it HERE) which is so handy at my little coffee station. When we have people over, everyone can just grab a cup, and fill &#8216…

DIY Antique Gold Frame

    What I love about thrift-store shopping, is that you can take something old and make it look…     older. 😉 I love the character and charm of antiques.  True antiques can be quite pricey, but with a little creativity, you can get the same effect for cheap.  I think I originally paid 2 or 3 dollars for this frame at Goodwill.  It was a yellowish color, but I loved the shape of it.  And it was thick and sturdy.  While I was giving my farmhouse table an aged look, (click HERE for that post) inspiration struck…

My Thrifty Farmhouse Table Makeover

Once upon a time, there was a table… It was handmade for a family of seven, and it was the little table that could.  It could seat at least ten when you squished together a little.  It could hold a ton of schoolbooks, all spread out.  It could handle the mess of play-doh and paint.  (They both make me cringe a little.  Ain’t gonna lie.)  It was my sweet, farmhouse table. But then I played musical rooms, and decided the dining room should be a living room (again.)  The table traveled around a bit (literally,) and…

Metal Chalkboard Signs

Random fact about me: I kill plants and computers. I recently had to have my computer fixed. again.  As for plants…I’m doing better.  I remember to water them. usually. I do better with junk and old wood and metal.  Maybe because you really can’t mess it up?  I shared a little bit of my love for metalwork in this recent post, with the hand lettered HOME sign I made.  This is a new batch of signs, with a twist.  You get to decide what your sign says, and change it every day if you…

Handmade Sign Giveaway for Instagram Followers

Once upon a time, there was this fella, who loved to work with metal. He had a sweetheart who loved being crafty.  The fella cut out pieces of metal for his sweetheart to paint cute little pictures on. And pretty soon, the fella and his sweetheart got married.  And made a home. Sometimes, he still cuts out metal for her to paint on.  Twenty-five years later. Except now she prefers her metal with a little rust on it. Some things just get better with age. 😉 Follow @riggstownroad on Instagram this week for a chance to win this handmade, hand…

Free Sunshine Printable

“You are my sunshine…my only sunshine…You make me happy…when skies are gray… You’ll never know dear…how much I love you…Please don’t take…my sunshine away…” This song takes me back.  As in, back to kindergarten.  Amazing how something so small and simple can transport you across the years that way.  It’s also something I’ve sung to all my babies, as I’m sure most of you have.  Aaaand I have a little niece who is quite…

Don’t Tell the Others, but This One’s My Favorite

You’ve seen my hutch before, in other posts, and maybe on instagram (riggstownroad), but you’ve never been formally introduced. So… let me introduce you to my favorite piece of furniture.  Don’t tell the others. 😉 She was always beautiful, but she recently got a makeover, and now she just shines. ; Two things I loved about this girl, were the storage part and the display part.  The display part had a downside though.  It limited the storage.  I could only store things on those shelves if they were styled to my liking and coordinated with…

Make Your Own Indian Corn – from Popcorn!

I had grand plans, y’all.  I’m kinda famous for ’em.  I see potential everywhere. Problem is, things don’t always turn out quite the way I envision them. Like the plans I had for this DIY Indian corn.  I had the coolest idea.  I knew just what I was going to do with it, and it was going to be the most adorable thing. Except that it didn’t work so well.  Very frustrating.  But then I remembered that the light bulb took a few tries to get right, too, right?  So I…

Tin “Pumpcans”

Fall is unofficially here.! Leaves have already started to fall in my yard, and the weather is absolutely perfect.  I enjoy all the seasons, but fall is my favorite.  I kicked it off with my favorite kind of project…the quick & low-to-no-cost kind. I made some pumpkins from cans, so I just haaaad to call them pumpcans. 😉 Join me over at Busy Mom’s Helper for all the details…