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Dirt Road Adventures – DIY Projects

Happy Sunday Friends! I’m excited to take a look back at this past week here at the end of the dirt road. I will also be sharing some adventures from off the Dirt Road as well.

This week I’m talking about DIY Projects on Dirt Road Adventures! I’ve had a lot of questions about what motivates me to create projects.

Inherited DIY Ability

First, I’ve shared many times that I was doing DIY projects before it was cool. When I first started sewing, it was out of necessity. Over the years, I continued to make things that I couldn’t afford to buy. So that’s how it all started and I’m fortunate that I inherited by dad’s ability to look at something and then be able to make it.

I shared how to make an Easy DIY Grapevine Topiary on the blog this past week. I originally saw a real climbing plant that inspired me to make these. I began with a smaller version and loved it so much decided to make this larger one.

Love for DIY Projects

Now that ability is so ingrained in me that I find it a challenge and exciting to make something rather than buy it. I’m also very impulsive and will start a project without researching the best practices. I also start many projects without the proper tools or supplies.

Last April, I took on the challenge of Deconstructing a Chair. I learned so much and you can learn from my many mistakes.

The deconstructed chair without the fabric.  The Real Truth about deconstructing a chair.  Farmhouse style decor
I love the challenge and seeing something transformed from trash to treasure really is a thrill. I get excited about the project without thought of proper procedures.

Another example is when I saw these expensive plate chargers at Pier One Imports and decided I could make something similar for less. You can see all the details on DIY Twig Plate Chargers. They actually turned out great in my opinion.

What inspires me to create is the desire for the product. There are many projects that I make because I can’t find an item that I’ve envisioned in my mind. In fact, I have a new DIY project coming next week that developed because I wanted something that I could see in my mind but couldn’t find in a store or online. I can’t wait for you to see it.

Adventures on the Dirt road

Thrifting Adventures

This past week I shared How to Display Thrift Store Collections. This was part of our new monthly series, Thrifting with the Gals. Every Wednesday, my friends from around the country and I go thrifting and take you along on our Instagram stories. You can follow along here. Then once a month, we all share tips and tricks, styling ideas, repurposed ideas, etc. on our blogs. Here is a few of my favorite photo’s from this weeks post, decorating with Thrift Store collections.

A combination of my latest obsession, copper and my ironstone collection.

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

Easy Farmhouse DIY
Niky at House on Silverado shared this easy project that made such an impact
A Cocktail Recipe Adventure
Top view of sliced grapefruit in drinks. Elderflower Grapefruit Margarita Cocktail Recipe.
This yummy cocktail beverage recipe from Michelle at Thistle Key Lane is perfect for the upcoming Cinco De Mayo celebration.
A Shower Idea But would be beautiful for any occasion
Courtney at French Country Cottage shared this gorgeous vintage baby carriage filled with flowers. The vintage baby carriage to amazing and what a clever idea.
Robyn at Robyn’s French Nest styled this gallery wall so perfectly. I just had to share with you.

I hope you enjoyed Dirt Road Adventures – DIY Projects this week! I look forward to sharing with you this week.


Monday 19th of April 2021

Hi Rachel - You inherited "magic dust" from your father. Everything. you touch is wonderful and exciting.

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Tuesday 20th of April 2021

Diana, You are so sweet. I appreciate your encouragement.


Sunday 18th of April 2021

I have loved crafting and creating pieces since my teens. I have enjoyed being creative because it makes me happy.

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Monday 19th of April 2021

Cindy, It makes me happy as well. We would have fun crafting together. Thanks for stopping by.

Michelle| Thistle Key Lane

Sunday 18th of April 2021

Thanks for the sweet share! I’ll be catching up on these other fun post when I have a minute to relax today. 😊

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Monday 19th of April 2021

Michelle, I really appreciate all your sweet shares.

Margie Clements

Sunday 18th of April 2021

The vintage baby carriage for the baby shower is the cutest idea! And all the other DIY all this week was very helpful! As always thanks for sharing! I love them all! Plus the recipes! 😊

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Monday 19th of April 2021

Margie, Thanks so much for stopping by and your encouraging words.


Sunday 18th of April 2021

Great inspo this week. I love courtney's shower centerpiece it's so gorgeous. And those chargers were such a cool idea! xo

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Monday 19th of April 2021

Stacy, Thanks so much for your continuous support and encouragement.