DIY Eye Candy from Little Yellow Barn

A mid week DIY treat: I recently had the pleasure of meeting two talented DIY’ers,  Ashley & Jourdan from

Little Yellow Barn
They’re the blog authors of Little Yellow Barn which specializes in furniture restoration.  Like us, Ashley and Jourdan share a love of anything handmade or simply one of a kind and they also dabble a little bit in the kitchen, mostly with recipes that are impossible to botch {my kind of cooking!}.  Both girls are building their dream from the ground up, a partnership in a little yellow barn to house their power tools and collection of furniture, home decor and stupendous, stock pile of squirreled away vintage valuables. Making something from nothing always gets them giddy {us too, ladies!}.  Ashley and Jourdan inspire readers to save money by providing inexpensive avenues for designing their own homes as they each design theirs.

Today they’re sharing a little of their inspiring DIY candy…

DIY dresser makeover

Not only is their painted furniture gorgeous, the photos look like something out of a home decor magazine, don’t they? Beautiful styling.

DIY teal ombre dresser

If Little Yellow Barn was a catalog, I’d add one of everything to my wish list.

chair, books, vintage lamp

So many fun DIY ideas…


Beautiful furniture makeovers…

DIY reupholstered chair

DIY inspiration…

DIY topiary

DIY gray painted dresser

vintage print

Makes you want to go restyle a vignette or paint a piece of furniture, doesn’t it?


Pop over to say ‘hi’ to Ashley & Jourdan, follow along and see more DIY at Little Yellow Barn.
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Thrifty Treasures

I love spring and nicer weather because it means time for yard sales“! This past weekend, my daughter and I stopped by a few in addition to an estate auction. I didn’t get much but here are some of my treasures…

an old vintage clock face…

vintage clock face

I haven’t set the clocks yet…oops!

There are never any AA batteries when you need them and I felt it best not to ‘borrow’ from the remote control. 😉  The clock face on the wall is the one I purchased.

DIY vintage mantel

Ever since Aimee from It’s Overflowing shared this image from Martha Stewart Weddings in the DIY Project Parade, (thanks so much, Aimee – I can’t stop thinking about copying this for a centerpiece in my favorite colors…)

colorful candlesticks

{no, no wedding plans…I’m already married to a wonderful man! I just love the look.} I’ve been collecting wooden candlesticks (+ a wooden tray)…

wooden candlesticks

Wisteria used to sell these vintage elephant bells…

Wisteria vintage elephant bell

and I found my own cute little vintage brass elephant bell with a beautiful patina. I love the sound!

vintage brass elephant bell

and because I might want to ‘work out’ (ha! haha!) these fun vintage dumbbells…

vintage wooden dumbbells

I’ve also recently scored another outdated chandelier that will get a coat of spray paint and a little chicken wire accessorizing. And clothes. One of these days the girls and I will do a fashion show. Most of our favorite things are from thrift stores.

What have you found lately? Feel free to leave a link to your thrift store/flea market/yard sale finds in the comments…we want to see. Then join me in linking up at Rhoda’s fun party:

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Vintage craft/office makeover

Meet: Shelby from

Honeysuckle blog

She’ll be having a baby in a few short months and to make room for baby, switched around several rooms in her house. One of Shelby’s biggest challenges was to combine her office and craft spaces into one multi-functional, organized splace.

The large L-shaped desk was a DIY project…

vintage craft room/office

Don’t you love the windows, the light and that view?

The rest is creative fun vintage finds turned useful. So many treasures, such clever ideas.

craft room pegboard

wrapping paper roller

gallery wall

vintage office chair

craft room/office French doors

vintage mail sorter

craft supplies

vintage canisters

vintage office/craft room makeover

Shelby shares all of her DIY at

and vintages treasures in her Etsy shop…


Ps. Look for her beautiful mud room – gorgeous transformation!
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