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Dirt Road Adventures-Italian Week

Happy Sunday Friends! It was a busy Italian theme this past week and I have so many fun things to share with you today.

First, some behind the scenes things that happened here at the end of our dirt road.

We are still planning to get back to work on our Beach Cottage Renovations but haven’t made it back down there. I did find the cutest vintage copper fish mold last week at an Antique Mall.

I also purchased this vintage mid century dresser and chest of drawers because the price was amazing. I managed to get the chest painted and will be working on the dresser at a later date.

I used Old White by Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and spray painted the hardware with Rust-Oleum Black. You can see the quick video makeover here.

We have decided to use the chest of drawers in the guest bedroom to provide more storage.

More Thrifting Adventures this week

In addition to the mid century furniture finds, I managed to find some more great deals.

I purchased dishes and a milk glass vase at the same consignment shop where I found the furniture.

I tried to shop at our local GoodWill but the shelves were bare. Then a quick stop at on located in another town yielded the tureen, the ceramic planter, which I’ve already put to use on the Vintage Chest of Drawers above, and a great frame that I’ve already painted.

To see more Thrifting with the Gals adventures, be sure to follow me on Instragram.

Do y’all remember the The Peg Rail Shelf Thrift Store Flip post? Well, it was featured this week by the ladies of Fabulous Friday! They host a weekly link party where you can see so many great ideas all around the web.

In addition, my post, 10 Cozy Ideas For Industrial Style Loft was featured on Thistle Keeping by KariAnne at Thistlewood Farms.

It’s such an honor for be featured by these fabulous bloggers.

Adventures on the Dirt Road Blog Posts

In Case You Missed It

In preparation for our Supper Club Dinner Party Table Setting, I shared a couple of DIY projects.

First, the homemade Limoncello Recipe which is so yummy and then I painted Flour Sack Napkins for the table. See see all the details, just click the highlighted blog names above.

Then the Italian Dinner Table was revealed and yesterday I shared a Frozen Limoncello Dessert Recipe that is YUM!

In addition, I managed to sneak in a Pinterest Challenge and shared 7 Entry Table Decorating Ideas for Spring. See all the details here.

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

Y’all know I love to reinvent my old decor and my friend Jennifer updated her old easter decor with this DIY Cement Bunnies idea.

DIY Cement Bunnies

Ann from Dabbling and Decorating shared 12+ Ways to Decorate with Green this Spring and I was honored that she included my green kitchen island.

Cindy at Reinvented Delaware shared this Upcycled Kitchen Cart DIY and it’s so clever.

Small kitchen island makeover with rolling pin towel holder made from a rolling kitchen storage cart.

Libby from A Life Unfolding is so talented. Check out her Fresh Flowers and Easter Egg Arrangement!

Make your feathered friends happy with these Easy Bird Seed Ornaments from Lynn at A Home In the Wild Wood.

Valentine's Day bird seed ornaments

Bits and Pieces

Are you ready to start working outside this spring? My gardening friend Stacy shared 67 Must Have Garden Supplies for Spring.

Kim at Shiplap and Shells has so many clever ideas on her 6 Early Spring Decorating Ideas.

These 5 No Sew Curtain Hacks are genius from KariAnne at Thistlewood Farm

Did you see this St. Patrick Day Tablescape idea?

If you’re looking for a clever centerpiece idea, check out Brittany at White & Woodgrain – Farm-Cottage Charm Spring Tablescape.

I’m so excited about the Fruit Stand Candle Sample Pack from Antique Candle Co.

Check out these cute painted flower pots from Wendy at The Curated Farmhouse.

Jayne at Chalking Up Success shared the cutest Air Dry Clay Easter Eggs.

I found these lemon napkin rings here and they were so much less expensive and look just like the ones at Target.

Click to Shop – Things I Found & Used This Week

Thanks so much for stopping by today and have the best Sunday!

Kim | Shiplap and Shells

Sunday 27th of February 2022

I absolutely love the way your vintage dresser turned out Rachel. This was such a week of inspiration on your blog. I just love blue and yellow together and was loving everything you shared. Thank you for sharing my spring post today.


Monday 28th of February 2022

Kim, I really appreciate this.

Libbie Burling

Sunday 27th of February 2022


I LOVE that dresser and am writing a grocery list to try that Limoncello. Yum. Thank you for sharing my spring arrangement. It's sunny here in MI today so I am feeling all the Spring vibes (even though it's 22 degrees). Happy Sunday!


Monday 28th of February 2022

Libbie, I really appreciate this. Thanks so much.


Sunday 27th of February 2022

Two features in one week. Congratulations! We loved featuring you on Fabulous Friday Link Party. So many great ideas on this post. Hugs to you.


Monday 28th of February 2022

Renae, I appreciate this.


Sunday 27th of February 2022

Rachel that dresser turned out amazing! I can't wait for you to see what I bought yesterday at the thrift store - it's so cool for my ginormous plants! Thanks for sharing my garden supply list! Have the best rest of the weekend!


Sunday 27th of February 2022

Stacy, Thanks so much. I really appreciate that.