All Things Vintage

Summer is in full swing and our flower cutting garden is growing beautifully! Did you plant a cutting garden? Tell me about it in the comments!

cutting garden

The cutting garden is located in our side yard and it’s been fun to go out in the mornings and grab a shot like the one you see below and share it with my followers on Instagram. It’s a good way to begin the day and my followers seem to enjoy it. Join us over there and be sure to say ‘hi’ in my DMs!

Close up view of flower bloom.

recent projects

Over the last couple of weeks, I was able to share some fun projects with you. I’m not sure which is my favorite – they are kinda like your kids, they are all my favorites!

But if I had to pick one (or maybe two) I would say the Picket Fence Sign for our back breezeway is high on the list. I added, “circa 1983” as a reminder to us of when our journey together began.

Ok, who am I kidding, see that adorable little gray table with the pretty leaf design? Seriously, it’s my fave! Maybe because it was such an easy makeover, maybe it’s because of the paper I used, who knows why I just love it and I think you will too!

Ask me next week and I will probably have a new favorite!

YouTube video

If you like to watch the process, here is a video showing you how we made that adorable porch sign using reclaimed fence pickets! You’re going to enjoy this one!

The latest on Youtube:

my current read (actually it’s my current ‘listen’)

Audiobooks are becoming the main way I read lately. I still love to hold an actual book and read but while I am busy painting a piece of furniture in my workshop, listening to an audiobook comes in handy!

Did you know that with an Amazon Prime Membership you can listen to one audiobook each month for FREE?? If you don’t already have a Prime Membership, click the banner below and join. You won’t regret it!

Here is a link to join Audible. We have the regular Prime Premium Plus and it offers one free credit each month. That means one book per month for free! Be sure to get the Audible App on your phone to start listening to your next favorite book!

This is the book that I just finished. I read the hard copy years ago and really enjoyed it!

Screenshot of audio book.

Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint Blog

This week I had the honor of sharing one of our furniture makeover tutorials over on Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint blog! I chose this poor little washstand for the project. She needed some love so that’s exactly what I gave her!

You can click HERE to see the full tutorial. You won’t believe your eyes when you see how lovely this piece turned out!

Before the makeover shot of an antique washstand.

my friends are so talented!

I came across some fun finds across the web this week. Check out the links below and tell them Cindy sent ya’!

one for the road

Have you seen any of these large thick glass jars in your local thrift stores? I keep coming across them so hubby and I decided to turn one of them into a lamp for our home! Be sure to read and save the post to your Pinterest boards so the next time you see one of these jars (or any other jar for that matter!) you’ll be able to refer to our instructions!

glass jar upcycle lamp project finished and sitting on top of washstand with faux plants and vintage books

Amazon Store

Did you know I have an Amazon Storefront? I’ve gathered tools and supplies that we use on a regular basis for our projects. But I have also gathered some cute clothes, household goodies, and kitchen items that I have in our kitchen! Be sure to click below and visit our Amazon storefront!

Visit my Amazon Storefront!

Click the button below and head over to our online shop on Amazon!

Oops, I almost forgot something!

Our business is undergoing some changes and I’m excited to share those changes with you! Over the next few weeks, I will be sharing the adjustments we are making. Don’t worry though – I am most definitely going to continue to share tutorials, makeovers, and projects with you here on my blog.

Stay tuned my friend!

That’s it for today! Thanks so much for joining me here today and for the tutorials that we share with you each week. It is my hope to inspire you to tackle your own projects! I would love to know what you are working on – tell me about it in the comments or send me an email! I would love to hear from you!

Until next time…

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  1. Fun post today, Cindy! Great ideas, finds, and tips…that lamp is beautiful!! Hope you have a great weekend!!

    1. The lamp was fun to make and much less expensive to make than to buy! Have a great week!

  2. Cindy, I love seeing all of the fun projects you’ve made and what you’re up to. I need to be better about staying current with Instagram so I can see your cutting garden! I wish it weren’t so hot here so I could have one too. Have a great week!

  3. Cindy, thank you for sharing my post on my mudroom. I cannot wait to hear about the changes you are doing with the business. I always enjoy your seeing your beautiful projects and tutorials. Looking forward to seeing you at Haven, my friend.

    1. Changes are coming! I’m excited for Haven and seeing you again too Tammy!