Feb 21, 2014

Friday Finds

I hope everyone has had a great week!

Tucker and I have been enjoying our walks around one of the big beautiful Boise parks downtown that's opened to off leash dogs only during the winter. You can see from Tuck's big smile how much he loves it! After a splash in the icy river and tossing the ball around he took a snooze on his bed, while I snuggled up on the sofa this afternoon to share some Friday Finds with you. 

This little chair bought at auction by Angie from Knick Of Time really speaks to my farmhouse design aesthetic. I love the aged patina of the original wood finish and the grain sack-covered seat that Angie made and stenciled to cover the old damaged caning.

At Practically Perfect Home Lisa raided her husband's office for this little nightstand to paint. I admire how some (very talented) people can experiment with paint as they work and come up with such happy endings! 

Zefi at Junk 4 Joy made this rusty old crown (that isn't old at all) from a new tin can. I MUST have one (or ten) of these!

Julie's husband over at EAB Designs disappeared into his shop for a while to design and make her this handy wooden pom pom making tool. That's just so romantic (as in a crafty woman, hey girl, kind of romantic.) I'm pretty sure I could bury myself in pom poms, and my husband wouldn't notice!

At Shabby Love Melissa made these little cement stars with an industrial vibe. I think they're so cute in this wooden basket, and I can picture them in many different vignettes. Hop on over to Melissa's blog to see how to make them, a super fun project!

Only Gail from My Repurposed Life could work her magic on an old dresser and come up with this absolutely adorable and practical children's Lego table. The top of the table opens for storage, as well as the little benches that tuck underneath. SO creative!

Jody and Stan always have something pretty going on at Rooted In Thyme. Jody thought up some wonderful kitchen garden baskets to make for her friends. Isn't this the best gift idea?

Garden Gate eNotes shows how to use milk jugs as mini green houses for sprouting spring seedlings, even in the snow. I'll be giving this money-saving tip a try!

I think I moaned out loud when I saw Yvonne's slow cooker braised short ribs over at Stone Gable. These look SO delicious, and wait till you see how easy they are to make!


If you like cinnamon rolls and cheesecake, hold onto your hat for this Friday Find! Winnie at Something Sweet has shared a wonderful recipe for cheesecake with cinnamon dough balls. Oh my!  

That wraps up today's finds. I hope you have a great weekend!



  1. All fabulous finds Laurel, but the garden inspiration has me dreaming of spring!

  2. So many great finds and ideas! LOVE the salad basket! :)
    Have a great weekend, Laurel!

  3. I love clicking through your Friday finds! Those mini greenhouses are such a good idea! Someday I'll have a garden and definitely want to try that! Then - always - I love seeing Tucker - what a sweetie!

  4. Lot's of great finds Laurel, but I definitely hit the brakes on the short ribs post from Yvonne @ Stone Gable. I've got to give those a try! Thanks for sharing!
    Have good weekend!

  5. cement stars . . . lego cabinet . . . milk jug planters . . . great ideas!

  6. Laurel, thanks so much for including my slow cooker short ribs. You will LOVE them! I now keep short ribs in my freezer as a staple! Great features... off to check a couple of them out!

  7. thanks so much Laurel for including my lego table with these great features. I love the crown, and the kitchen garden baskets! so fun!
    hope your weekend is going well.

  8. Laurel, What a wonderful surprise to see my kitchen garden basket featured!! Thank you so much, it made my day!! I'm going now to check out all the wonderful projects that were featured too! I love them all!! I wish we lived closer, Tucker and Maggie could play together! I love the photo of Tucker in the park, he's so cute!

  9. HI Laurel these are all great ideas. Thanks for sharing the inspiration. Love Tucker he is just too precious. What a happy looking guy! Have a great start to the week.

  10. Tucker is a doll! What a sweetheart of a puppy!
    Have a lovely evening~

  11. What a wonderful surprise! Thank you for including my Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake
    ♥ ♥
    And thank you for your warm comment on my blog
    Sorry for visiting late, I'm in the middle of moving my blog to WP and it's a lot of work.....

  12. Thank you so much Laurel for sharing my cement stars! I appreciate being included with these great projects!!!


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