Friday

Man Overboard - Dumpster Finds

I recently mentioned that furniture finds have been making their way to me.

My kids, friends, and even strangers have started to look at discarded items as a potential project for me. 

They probably think there is no way that a certain piece of junk can be turned into something anyone would want, so they drop it off at my doorstep to try to prove their point. 

Or maybe it's out of curiosity to see if I can in fact transform the item.

My philosophy has become bring me your junk, if it's THAT bad that I can't turn it into a treasure, I know how to light a match, and we always need kindling in the winter.

Dumpster Find, Barn Style Doors, Bliss-Ranch.com


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Wednesday

Wood Clock Redo/Thrift Store Decor

I've got something new on the Bliss Ranch blog, or rather I've got something old.

The something old is a new to me thrifted item that once a month I'll spruce up.  You know I like challenges whether it's furniture or some other cast off I can update.

Thrift Store Decor Bliss Ranch.com
The new is that I'm joining eight other bloggers for this last Wednesday of the  month series called Thrift Store Decor, and I'm pretty darn excited to be part it!


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Tuesday

Vintage Inspiration Party #199


Welcome back to the Vintage Inspiration Party!
The VIP is the place to share anything old, treasured, passed-down or tattered,
and you can also share projects that were made to look old,
including repurposed and upcycled creations.




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Monday

Orange Garage Sale Traffic Cones

I went out on the usual Friday thrifting with my pal Dii (hi Dii!) and the finds for the day were mostly a bust.

No that does not mean I found a bust at a thrift store or garage sale.

Nothing much good to be found other than the salted caramel truffle ice cream we both had instead of lunch.


No photos of those, you gotta eat them fast in the summer heat.

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Saturday

Barn Wood Whale

Today when I downloaded the photos from my camera there were photos I didn't remember taking.

Because I didn't take them.

This is the second time that's happened this month.  

My family is learning not only to save free furniture finds in case I can create something, but also when they make a project they are remembering to take photos.  

I thank them for doing that because it's not really any work for me.

Barn Wood Whale, Bliss-Ranch.com

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Thursday

Orange Marquee Letters

A couple months ago I purchased a new rug for the family room in my quest to actually decorate with color.

I know what I like when I see something in someone elses house, but I don't always do so good picking out my own things.

But the rug.........I got it right.

And it's orange.

Adding some color to my otherwise beige toned home was sort of earth shattering for the people that know me.

Marquee Letters Painted Orange, Bliss-Ranch.com


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Tuesday

Vintage Inspiration Party #198


Welcome back to the Vintage Inspiration Party!
The VIP is the place to share anything old, treasured, passed-down or tattered,
and you can also share projects that were made to look old,
including repurposed and upcycled creations.
Vintage Inspiration Party Features July


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Monday

Garage Sale Season

Here in Minnesota I save hunting at thrift stores for the winter time when no one in their right mind wants to be outside.

Spring, Summer and Fall however are made for being outside and enjoying the thrill of the hunt.

Garage Sale Finds

Many cities and towns host city wide sales, which are like a smorgasbord with very little driving once you get there, and street after street of sale after sale.

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Saturday

Rustic Potting Bench

I used to have a door turned into a hanging potting bench on the side of the playhouse turned potting shed.

But then we turned the potting shed turned playhouse back into a playhouse and the warped cracked door I used to pot plants was sent to the burn pile.

Spring came and I decided not to pot as many plants as usual, but I still missed the shelf I had to do that on.

Enter this big 'ol heavy piece of weathered awesomeness.

Rustic Potting Bench from old table Bliss-Ranch.com


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Thursday

New Finds Of Old Stuff

I could just as easy title this post old finds, or finds that find me.

The stuff is old, and some of it shows up in my driveway without any solicitation.

Such was the case with this little oak desk......

Vintage Oak Desk, Bliss-Ranch.com


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Tuesday

Vintage Inspiration Party #197


Welcome back to the Vintage Inspiration Party!
The VIP is the place to share anything old, treasured, passed-down or tattered, and you can also share projects that were made to look old,
including repurposed and upcycled creations.

Vintage Inspiration Party Features
Vintage Inspiration Party


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Sunday

Rock River Landscape Removal

I've told you about Albert before, he's the old farmer we bought our land from. 

You can read the story {here} with the basics.  It's a pretty nice post about how we bought this land and how Albert's barn was burned down.

It's also about how I use Albert in my decorating, like this bench.....

Bench From Old Headboard, Bliss-Ranch.com


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Saturday

Family Room Coffee Table, Re-do #2

At Christmas time I gave a garage sale coffee table a faux metal/pewter/zinc-ish look, and it replaced a smaller bent willow table that was topped with glass.

I loved how the garage sale table turned out.

I painted it that faux color in anticipation of the gray couch I was going to be ordering in the new year.

Distressed Coffee Table Redo Fusion Paint, Bliss-Ranch.com

But that didn't work out according to my plan.


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Thursday

Master Bedroom Perfect Linens With Discount Code

When I do a review on this blog it's going to be because I really like something.

Sometimes I do reviews on things I have purchased myself and just want to share how great it is with you, and sometimes, like today it's because a company contacted me and I still want to share how great it is with you!

As per Thomas, the big cheese at Perfect Linens, they are a "line of superior sheets that aim to deliver truly exceptional comfort"..... because "life's too short for bad sheets".

I have to agree.

Perfect Linens Bed Sheets Bliss-Ranch.com

And I gotta say..... they are pretty darn comfy.


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Tuesday

Vintage Inspiration Party #196

Welcome back to the Vintage Inspiration Party!
The VIP is the place to share anything old, treasured, passed-down or tattered, and you can also share projects that were made to look old, including salvaged, repurposed, and upcycled creations.
French country cottage decor

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Saturday

Make Your Own Succulent Planter

Last month I told you how #2 daughter must be plotting a blog takeover since she's been creating and taking photos of her progress as she goes.

She did a hack of a Target nightstand, and that post included some succulents she planted in two heavy glass squares but she forgot to take photos of the mystery process.

I didn't care because I didn't have to do anything but write the post.

And such is the case with this post, and a trio of succulents she bought.

DIY Succulent Planter, Bliss-Ranch.com


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Thursday

Iced Coffee As Good or Better Than At The Shop

Iced coffee.

Or if you want to call it a fancy coffee shop name go ahead.

I just call it another excuse to drink coffee all day long.

I've tried a few other recipes from time to time and never found one I'd make over and over again.

So I perfected my own.

Cold Brewed Sweet Iced Coffee, Bliss-Ranch.com


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