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Dirt Road Adventures – Thrifting Week

Happy Spring Friends! I’m so excited you stopped by today.

It was a busy week as we got caught up after spending so much time at our beach cottage.

I did manage to share some of the details about decorating the cottage in a Farmhouse Coastal style, all while shopping resale, thrift and consignment shops.

In addition, while out thrifting this past week, I found some great copper pieces at our Christian United Outreach Center. I loved the cute lids and especially how they add to my collection.

However, I may need a larger plate rack! It’s getting loaded with thrifted finds.

Did you see how I made the plate rack? If not, click here for all the details.

Thrifting Tip – Reuse & Contribute

I found many of the items we used in our beach cottage at the CUOC in Downtown Asheboro. It’s a local charity thrift store that benefits so many citizens in our community who are in need.

When you shop local charity shops, you will find so many great deals because all their inventory is donated by concerned citizens.

In addition, you are contributing to the charity with your purchase, saving items from the landfills and helping those in need.

Think Repurpose, Reuse and Recycle when you shop your local thrift stores.

Here are the items that came from CUOC to help decorate our beach cottage and all the details were featured on this post.

Twice Lucky!

After finding the copper one day, I couldn’t resist popping in one more time.

Although I’d just shopped two days before, you know my car automatically turns in as I drive by! lol!

But just look what I found. This old wooden bowl is 13″ in diameter and 2 1/2 inches deep and they had just put it out.

It pays to stop in often! Find some other tips on Successful Thrift Store Shopping here.

Can’t wait to decorate with it. Stay turned.

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In other thrifted news!

I also refinished a thrifted mid-century dresser that I shared a few weeks back.

Although we kept the chest of drawers, I added the dresser my mini shop, Downtown Asheboro.

It’s looks completely up to date in this new color which is Amsterdam Green by Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.

How to Paint Flour Sack Napkins – Featured on HomeTalk

Terra Cotta Pot Spring Wreath Tutorial – Featured by The Crowned Goat

In Case You Missed It

Thrifted Coastal Farmhouse Decor on a Budget

As part of our Thrifting with the Gals series, I shared all the thrifted finds, repurposed finds and how I used them in the beach cottage.

7 Creative Small Bedroom Ideas

Don’t let this photo scare you because you don’t have to add a closet to your small bedroom to create more space. I shared 6 more creative ideas if you are dealing with a small bedroom and need more storage.

How to Make a Non-Slip Rug

This is a simple and inexpensive way to keep your rugs in place without using those ineffective rug pads.

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

Great DIY Adventures

How to Make a Bunny Topiary by Michelle at Thistle Key Lane

Moss topiary bunny in a terracotta pot. How To Make A Bunny Topiary.

How to Make an Easy Paper Flowers – My 100 Year Old Home

How to Make Easy Paper Flower Daffodils

Country Style Hutch Makeover – Reinvented Delaware

How to Arrange Flowers Like a Pro – Stacy Ling Bricks N Blooms

How to make the Cutest Bird Nest Napkin Rings – Peacock Ridge Farm

Bits & Pieces

Mix & Match Vintage Dishes – White Arrows Home

I loved this Dish Bar idea!

How to Decorate a Spring Mantel with Blues and Greens – The Tattered Pew

Blue and white ginger jar with tulips on a Spring mantel!

How to Fold and Hang Tie-Up Curtains – Dabbling and Decorating

How to Create a Garden Party Tablescape on a Budget – Shiplap and Shells

How to Add Character to Your Home with Thrifted Finds – Vintage Home Designs

What’s In My Cart This Week!

We are getting a new mattress for the beach cottage. We’ve been so happy with our guest bedroom mattress from Sweet Night, we decided to get one for the cottage.

Click here to see their latest mattress.

I’ve got a new project in the works and I ordered these napkins to use. In addition, I added more of these Brass S Hooks to may cart. I’m obsessed with using them.

I ordered this remote for our lights at the beach cottage!

I’ve read so many good things about these supplements and decided to give them a try.

Click image to shop

Spring is a great time for NEW SHEETS

If you want the most comfortable sheets, check out these Organic 100% Cotton Sheets from Boll and Branch. You can get a 15% discount with Code: PONDSFARMHOUSE on a $200 or more order. Their site is for a $300.00 or more order, so be sure to use the code for the best deal.

I’ve had these sheets for over 3 years and they just keep getting better and better with age. See more details about why I love Boll & Branch sheets here.

Antique Candle Company has new scents for Spring – Hint Fresh Roasted Coffee is so yummy!

Plus, you can now order these cute testers and help choose which scents will be added to the line.

Click here for all the details!

Coming Up This Week

Y’all, to get Spring started with a bang, I’ll be sharing some Easter Table Ideas and some brunch ideas for Easter as well. I have a SPRING Home Tour planned for you and I might even throw a DIY project into the mix. So stay tuned.

I appreciate you for your support!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have the best first week of Spring!

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Kim | Shiplap and Shells

Monday 21st of March 2022

I am just loving all the improvements you've been making to the beach cottage Rachel. And I am so excited to try your tips on making my rug a non-skid. Thank you for sharing my Easter table post. Have a great week my friend.


Monday 21st of March 2022

Kim, You are so welcome. Thanks for your sweet compliments.

Michele Howell

Sunday 20th of March 2022

Thank you so much for sharing my home tour! And I loved all the wonderful things you shared this week!


Sunday 20th of March 2022

Michele, I'm so glad you liked it. Thanks for allowing me to share.


Sunday 20th of March 2022

Loving all that you are doing at the beach cottage! Thanks for sharing my flower arranging tips! 🌷


Sunday 20th of March 2022

thanks so much Stacy!