“Vintage” Pharmacy Sign from Old Wood

After having her kids and husband home for a week over Christmas break, Karin from Art is Beauty was itching to do a project.  It had to be a quick one while the rest of the crew was sledding, so she grabbed some old scrap wood and went to work.

Art is Beauty boards before

After nailing the boards together, Karin used iron-on-transfer paper (clever!) to add a free graphic she had found that looked like an old, French pharmacy sign.  The overall effect is truly one that would make you think that Karin went antiquing while her kids and husband were sledding!  It looks amazing.

Art is Beauty boards after

You can get the full details on this project at Art is Beauty.

French Ottoman Side Table

I so love this transformation by Heidi from Honeybear Lane! She had an inexpensive cube storage ottoman that had seen better days. Heidi’s hubby is on the sentimental side and couldn’t part with this item that the couple had purchased when first married. (Sweet, right?) Tired of the dirt-prone microfiber, Heidi ripped it and the foam from the ottoman to reveal a cube made from mostly plywood.


Heidi had a vision of what it would become and turned the ottoman into a distressed French side table with a story. (You will have to check out the tutorial to get Heidi’s background story for the table!)

Ottoman turned french table

Check out how Heidi completed this transformation at Honeybear Lane.