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Making Frayed Edge Rag Ribbon The Easy Way

Making Frayed Edge Rag Ribbon The Easy Way

A quick lesson on making Frayed Edge Rag Ribbon The Easy Way Supplies needed to make Rag Ribbon: ~ Homespun gingham material something like this ~ Scissors (These are our favorite) That’s all! Here is what you do to make Frayed Edge Rag Ribbon: ~ Lay your fabric out flat to inspect it well. Are […]

Painter’s Drop Cloth Curtain

Painter’s Drop Cloth Wonky Star Curtain   It is August already, a fact that does not make me happy for several reasons. The biggest reason is both kids will go back to college soon. Though they weren’t around much this summer there was still a chance of seeing them; I really kinda like them. Once […]

21 Country Farmhouse Check Designs

We searched and searched to find all 21 of these beautiful Country Farmhouse Check Designs They are almost pretty enough to make paying bills not rot!     I like checks, I admit it. I know, I know I must be old; sad but true! When they see me write a check my kids say great […]

Top 12 Country Home Decor finds from Park Designs

Top 12 Country Home Decor finds from Park Designs Did you know in my last life I had this wonderful Home Decor and Gift Store? It was a blast (most of the time); I had the best staff you could ask for. For a bunch of women we got along incredibly well. I don’t think […]

Willow Tree is part of their story and mine

Willow Tree is part of their story and mine There are days when I miss our store more than you can imagine. I long for the smells and sights that make up a Country Primitive Gift Store. The colors, textures, tastes and smells were so warm and comforting. I miss our customers (well…..most of them); […]

DIY Farmhouse Table

farmhouse table DIY from Dirt Road Designs

DIY Farmhouse Table Who doesn’t love a Farmhouse Table? For better or worse we have never had need of a farmhouse table. For a family of 4 it was just never necessary. There are times I wish we had more children than two, especially now with the kids spreading their wings and taking off for other […]

Country Guest Bathroom Makeover Part Two

Country Guest Bathroom Makeover Part Two When I left you in the last post the bathroom was in shambles; it had been mostly gutted. If you missed that post click here to go back and read Country Guest  Bathroom Makeover Part One I find it hard to understand how one room under construction can make a […]

Country Living Fair Road Trip

Country Living Fair Road Trip

Country Living Fair Road Trip We had a absolutely fantastic time Friday at the Country Living Show! The Husband, The Second Kid and I went downstate for the day. It’s a two hour trip but so worth the time. If we didn’t have the dreaded garage sale to run on Saturday I would have gladly […]

Backyard Finds from the Dirt Road Designs Home

Backyard Finds from the Dirt Road Designs Home Check out our funky primitive garden! Walk around and admire our weeds, pull a few while you are here, lol. Years ago my neighbor was over in the yard telling me about boiled rhubarb. She raved how her family absolutely loved it! Well I fell for her story and […]

Where do Barn Stars come from?

Where do Barn Stars come from?

Great question, Where Do Barn Stars come from?   During the 18th and 19th century house building was way more difficult than it is today. You simply couldn’t run to Home Depot or Lowe’s to pick up eighteen 12′ 2×4’s at 8:00 at night (along with a 4 pack of peanut butter cups- don’t judge […]

Crazy Girls and a Primitive Country Home

Crazy Girls and a Primitive Country Home Over the years of many venues and creative outlets I have had the honor of calling the “Crazy Girls” my customers. They shopped with me in my tiny primitive country store in the middle of nowhere all the way to our last retail store in our town’s very busy shopping […]

Makin’ Pip Berries Pop

Makin' Pip Berries Pop

We are going to make your Pip Berries Pop! Pip Berries are a lot like women, give us a little attention and we will bloom back to life!  

Country Primitive Chalk Painted Lamp Makeover

Finished chalk painted lamp

Ok, so I had this really weird thing happen to my lamp, it’s like it got chicken “pops” (that’s what The First Kid called them) or something, weird right? I love, love, love this little lamp so I had to give her some love with our homemade chalk paint recipe. I was so excited to be using homemade […]

Farmhouse Style Washroom Sign

Here are just a few of the steps it took to make the Farmhouse Style Washroom Sign we put up in the guest bathroom after the remodel Crawled through the old woodpile to find this beautiful old piece of junk, check out the moss we had to scrape off.  I hated to do so; I […]

As soon as it’s warm enough you have to get this!

As soon as it’s warm enough you have to get this! Spirea! As soon as the weather is warm enough to plant where you are you have to get some! Why? Because it’s super inexpensive, easy to care for, comes back every year, takes a ton of abuse! For a really lazy gardener like me […]

Country Guest Bathroom Makeover Part One

Dirt Road Designs Country Style Decor Makeover

Country Guest Bathroom Makeover Part One Last spring, before The Second Kid graduated high school, we had several projects on the dreaded TO DO list. I actually love the TO DO list, The Husband does not. In his defense I wouldn’t want to work with me so I can not blame him! “That woman is crazy!” […]

What does vinegar have to do with wallpaper?

What does Vinegar have to do with Wallpaper? Here is a super easy DIY on wallpaper removal. Thankfully it will even work with reallllly old wallpaper.   When we bought our “starter home” the kitchen was covered in red wallpaper top to bottom!!! As if red is not bad enough, it had the pattern of […]

The Story Of Us

The Story Of Us

The Story of Us I am so excited about our latest project, simply because it features the most important days in my life! Our first date, our wedding, and the birth of both of the kids.   I was sitting at my desk designing when I looked up to see these precious pictures, ooohhhhhh where […]

Dirt Road Designs Brown Paper Flooring Project

Brown Paper Bag Flooring Anyone who knows me, knows how crazy I am about the color Kraft. (Is it a color? As the Queen I say it is, so it must be!) Quite often I wrap presents in Kraft paper with a plain bow. There is something so simple and beautiful about Kraft paper. Shhhhhhhhhhh……Here […]

4 Ingredient, Gluten Free, Dairy Free Peanut Butter Cookies

This post was found on this great blog I stumbled upon in the search for something sweet! I adore the name of her site:    4 Ingredient, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, but GLORIOUS Peanut Butter Cookies   MARCH 30, 2011    I have passed by this 4 ingredient cookie in my cookie cookbook for years, […]

The Best Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Ever!!!

Chocolate Chip cookies are practically sacred in our family. Our Great Aunt E set the standard by which at least 4 generations of cookie bakers were to be judged. Great Aunt E was my Gramma Sam’s sister. Going to visit Aunt E and Unk was always a treat, their house was always decorated in a […]

Welcome to the Dirt Road Zoo, Bunny!

As I write this post I am in the middle of a full blown allergy attack; my guess is the newest zoo member’s food is what has spurred this on. I mentioned in last week’s post we have a new house guest, a rabbit! The darn thing was wandering around our back yard last weekend. […]

I know it’s wrong but I love him!

I know it seems crazy to be so in love, we’ve only known each other a couple of weeks. I just can’t help myself, and yes The Husband does know. And no, he doesn’t mind! I am seeing my new love every afternoon, just for about 10 minutes but Turbo makes me feel so much […]

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