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C’mon Spring…

C'mon Spring...

This little birdhouse wall hanging wa created using wood from an old Virginia barn.

The stories they could tell

The stories they could telll

There is something about old serving utensils that intrigues me. How many suppers did they serve, whose worn, wrinkled hands wrapped around the handles? If only they could talk…

The 1800 House Online Offerings

The 1800 House Online Offerings

So happy to be part of THE 1800 HOUSE online selling site!

Before & After $30 Thrift Store Headboard !


I was lucky enough to find this King Sized headboard at the thrift store for $30! I used The Primitive Life Organic Milk Paint in “Skillet” and transformed it into this picture perfect headboard for our new bedroom!

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It was very simple! First I cleaned the headboard with warm soap and water and a sponge, just to get any germs off, I sprayed with Lysol…then lightly sanded it with medium sandpaper,wiped it down and painted. It took about 15 minutes to paint. After I let it dry for a couple of hours, I sanded it lightly in areas where I wanted it to look “distressed”. That’s it! Total time about 3 hours. If
I can do it, anyone can!

What a great idea for your Fall porch display


A simple galvanized bucket, Bitterswet vine, Indian Corn and pumpkins!