How to DIY Vintage Crock Pots

How to DIY Vintage Crock Pots

A few years ago I was in London shopping the markets and ran across the vintage pot lids with the cool graphics.  They were expensive so I kept my eyes open for some I could afford.  I found one little bottle.  It was my London souvenir. So when the Iron Orchid...
DIY a Cute Door Hanger

DIY a Cute Door Hanger

Have you seen the adorable door decor that’s popping up on doors around town?  Have you wanted to buy one on Etsy but they’re just too much money?  Let me show you how easy it is to DIY a cute door hanger! Let’s start with the list of supplies.  Note...

How to Stamp a Chalkboard

I think one of the greatest design pieces that has become popular over the past few years is the chalkboard.  Previously assigned to classrooms, it’s now seen everywhere!  But what makes the chalkboard special is the quote that’s put there for all to see! ...

IOD’s 2021 Retired Designs

‘The sisters at Iron Orchid Designs create the most amazing things!  They are constantly innovating and designing new pieces for their collection.  That means, from time to time, they need to retire designs to make room for the new offerings! It also lets each...

Four Easy Steps to Paint a Barn Quilt

Ever get something new and you just can’t wait to play with it??  I’m like a kid at Christmas.  Seriously! So I just got in some AMAZING pattern books by Baker Nest that walks you through, step by step, to paint a barn quilt! Let me share the process.  I...

An Unbelievable Mid Century Makeover

Ever have a piece resist your efforts every step of the way?  Yeah,  this one didn’t want to go down without a fight!  This is the story of a tired mid century desk and the MULTIPLE efforts it took to bring her new life. Meet Mid Century.  She was old and worn...
How to Paint Hardware

How to Paint Hardware

As much as I love painting furniture, it’s the hardware that can make or break the look.  Sometimes the hardware is perfect and all it needs is a good cleaning.  Sometimes it’s all wrong (or some is missing) and I end up replacing it. (D. Lawless Hardware...

5 Steps to a Pretty Porch Sign

Today, let’s make a quick, adorable porch sign!  First, round up your supplies: one 12″ x 6′ pine board spray shellac 2″ craft brush Beeswax block Fusion Chocolate paint Fusion Casement paint IOD Market transfer your choice of IOD floral...