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Dirt Road Adventures – A Repurposed Week & Rudy’s Birthday

How was your first week of August? It was a busy week here at the Ponds Farmhouse after being away last weekend for the coastal wedding. Today I’m sharing a look behind the scenes of Rudy’s Birthday, a few easy ways to repurpose decor, a garden tour and other creative ideas from around the web.

Mini Goldendoodle Rudy's 4th Birthday Party.  He isn't happy with the hat on.
Rudy didn’t like his birthday hat

This is a look back at all my adventures this past week.

First, we celebrated Rudy’s 4th Birthday although he was totally unimpressed with the whole thing.

I shared a video on YouTube that explains his reaction to all the festivities.

Although he didn’t enjoy the party, we had fun imagining what he was actually thinking.

Celebrating Rudy's 4th Birthday on Dirt Road Adventures.

I also spent some time reading A Lovely Life by Melissa Michaels. It’s beautifully written and so inspiring.

We also spent the weekend with friends in North Myrtle Beach, SC. Great catching up and enjoying the beach.

In Case You Missed It – Repurposed Decor

Last week was all about repurposing decor. First, was the old mantel that I couldn’t use as a mantel anymore so I now use it above my bed. This easy repurposed mantel is a favorite project and be sure to see how we repurposed the legs as well.

Repurposed Decor - Vintage Mantel transformed into a large shelf above the bed decorated for fall with pumpkins and dried hydrangeas

You’ll never throw away a lamp again after you see how easy it is to repurpose a lamp.

Transforming a lamp into an up to date coastal inspired makeover. Repurposed decor, budget friendly makeover

The Secret to Making Vintage Inspired Bottle Labels is one of my favorite projects. However, it may become addictive. Soon you’ll have labels on every bottle and jar in your home. LOL

Add vintage inspired bottle labels to collectible antique bottles and jars. Apothecary jars with aged labels.

Finally, one of my favorite repurposed decor projects. On Friday, I shared How to use Packing Material to make these adorable Plate Charger’s that look perfect on a fall table.

Trash to Treasure - recycle packing material to make DIY Fall Plate Charger's.  Fall Tablescape with repurposed decor.

Adventures off the Dirt Road

Why Didn’t I Think of That?

Each week, there are so many wonderful blog posts, and I’m sharing some of my favorites with you today.

There are so many creative ideas, and I’m always asking myself, “Why didn’t I think of that”? LOL

Repurposed Decor around the web

There was a lot of repurposed decor ideas around the web this week.

My friend Ann found and Repurposed This Old Oak Dresser and it’s beautiful in her home.

Antique Dresser Repurposed Furniture for bedroom.

More Repurposed Decor

My creative friend Wendy shared another repurposing idea with her Fabulous Old Bed Springs Trash to Treasure Ideas.

Wreath made with old bed springs is a fun repurposed decor project

What about this Trash To Treasure Potting Station that my friend Regina repurposed?

Trash to Treasure repurposed decor old cabinet transformed into potting cabinet. Repurposed Decor

This and That

Here are a few other great things I found around the web.

Check out these fabulous book club suggestions.

If you love a summer garden, you have to see Stacy’s Summer Garden Tour.

You’ll love these 7 Ways to Decorate with Mirrors.

These Great Tips to get organized before school starts are so helpful.

What’s in my Cart?

Are you gearing up for Fall Decorating? Here are a few things I’ve added to my cart.

First, Antique Candle Co. is launching their fall candle scents 8/9/2022. Be sure to make your calendar for these great scents. You can click here to see all their other deals today.

Sweet Night Mattress Sale – up to 55% off. Plus…. get an extra 5% off with code: SAFEOPT

In addition, here’s what I’m thinking about. Click Image For Details!

Thanks for stopping by today. I look forward to sharing more repurposed decor and budget friendly DIY projects with you this week.

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Kim | Shiplap and Shells

Wednesday 10th of August 2022

You are the best dog mom! Happy belated birthday to the sweet Rudy.


Wednesday 10th of August 2022

Kim, Rudy didn't think so that day. LOL


Tuesday 9th of August 2022

Thanks so much for sharing my tips on being organized before school starts, Rachel, I really appreciate it. On a side note, you look like a million in your bathing suit and I adore Rudy's birthday face. It totally made my day! Off to spend some time catching up on all your adventures now that I'm back in town. Only 2 more trips left in August and then I'll get a little break. Sending you tons of hugs and thank yous, CoCo


Tuesday 9th of August 2022

CoCo, I'm always honored to share you fabulous posts.

Kristin | White Arrows Home

Monday 8th of August 2022

Such a fun week you had! Thanks so much for sharing my book club post!


Tuesday 9th of August 2022

Kristin, I love your book ideas.

Jennifer Howard

Monday 8th of August 2022

Oh my gosh, you are so clever with those plate chargers!!! Adorable!!


Monday 8th of August 2022

Jennifer, I'm so glad you liked them.


Sunday 7th of August 2022

Happy birthday to Rudy. He is so adorable. I love seeing him in your photos.


Monday 8th of August 2022

Tammy, He's such a mess. Thanks for stopping by.