Shopping trip to an Arizona Ikea store.

Now I don’t know if this is true or not but I heard that IKEA stores are different in every area of the world. They design around the cultures and taste of the countries they are in. So I thought it would be fun to share with some of my overseas followers what it looks…

 Up-cycled country farm decor…wooden chair bench.

A couple of months ago while visiting my Italian mother-in -law down the street from us, she gave me two really old chairs to redo. My mother-in -law grew up in Italy during World War two. Her home is filled with all kinds of items. She keeps things because she remembers the time when the…

DIY_Up-cycle grandma’s old sewing table

I love these little tables, although recently I have noticed, it has been getting harder and harder to find them. If you happen to come across one, don’t get rid of it…they make the perfect little table for lamps, plants or just a place to put your drinks, plus they don’t take up a lot…

DIY old drawers/new shelves

In our city, my family and I love large pick up days during our trash service. This may be gross to others, but it isn’t like we are rummaging through food, it is mostly building material from house remodels in older neighborhoods. Instead of it going to the dump, we recycle and reuse. It saves…