Showing posts from January, 2024

Repurposing a Vintage Swing Photo Frame

 Have you heard of Swing Photo Frames?  I don't know a lot about them, but I must admit, I'm quite taken with them.  My first one was give to me a couple of years ago at a yard sale.  That's right, the woman just handed it to me and told me to take it.  Who am I to argue with an offer like that?  Then I found two more at the estate sale that made me sick for 2 months .   I paid $4 a piece for them.  Now that I had 3, it was time to get creative!   W elcome to the 'Do It Over' Designers blog hop.  We are a group of bloggers who love to recycle/upcycle/DIY.  I'm happy to host this hop and I hope you'll visit everyone to see what they have to share with you.  Their links will be listed at the end of this post. This post may contain affiliate links. This frame was first on the list: Nice detail, but the silver wasn't doing for me.  Since it still had its glass, it needed to be removed. It was held in with small nails.  A pair of long-nose pliers took care o

Repurpose an Enamel Pot Lid into a Towel Holder

Do you remember the pot lid I got at a yard sale a year or so ago?  Well, I'm finally getting around to sharing with you what I did with it! Welcome to the  Creative Craft Hop  hosted by Sara from  Birdz of a Feather .   If you just came from Carol @  Bluesky at Home ,   welcome to the Cottage!  At the bottom of this post I'll direct you to the next stop on this hop, but be sure to visit all of the other stops too for some amazing inspiration. They will all be listed. This post may contain affiliate links. This enamel pot lid was actually thrown in for free with the other goodies I bought at the sale.  Free is one of my favorite words and I knew I'd find a way to use it...eventually!  I thought about painting it but since I'm not living in my forever home right now, I opted to leave it 'as is'.   It got a good washing and since I planned on hanging it on the side of a cabinet, I marked the spot on the back where the loop/hanger needed to be. I used a paper clip

Dough Bowl Decorating for Winter

Happy New Year! I'm back for a new year of 'Just My Style'.  It's that time of year when everyone is talking about Resolutions, Color of the Year, and Upcoming Trends.  My answer to all of that is:  Nope, Nope, and Nope!  I've always steered completely away from all of that.  I gave up on New Year Resolutions in my early 20's and believe me, that was a long time ago!   Color of the Year?  Who cares?  I use colors I like.  And upcoming trends...hmmm, there's never been a buffalo check, tiered tray, or shiplap wall in my home.  I decorate with the things I love giving me a very eclectic style that suits me, and, isn't that what it's all about? Do what makes you happy and surround yourself with the things you love!  That being said, lets move on....   Christmas is packed away for another year at the Cottage and there are still a few more months until Spring, so I decided to do a little winter decorating with my mini dough bowl .  You may remember this