Wednesday, September 25, 2019

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A simple fall centerpiece made with an old crate, mason jars, & Dollar Tree flowers! | On The Creek Blog

A simple fall centerpiece made with an old crate, mason jars, & Dollar Tree flowers!

Friday, September 20, 2019

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Handmade bench transformed with Aldi's Deco Style Furniture Chalk Paint. | on the creek blog // www.onthecreekblog.com

Hey, Besties!

Guess what? I stumbled upon a bit of treasure during my latest Aldi escapade. Nestled between the avocados and the almond milk was this darling can of Deco Style Furniture Chalk Paint, priced at just $7.99! Naturally, I had to snag it.


Not a Paint Snob, Just a Thrifty Queen 

Let's get one thing straight: I'm no paint elitist. My basement is a kaleidoscope of mismatched paint cans, each with its own story to tell. Why? Because I'm a thrifty shopper at heart. I'm all in, whether it's a clearance sale at the local hardware store or a hidden gem at the Habitat ReStore.


The Thrill of the Paint Hunt 

You see, part of the fun is the unpredictability. Sometimes, you score big with a can of pristine paint; other times, let's say it's a "character-building" experience. But hey, that's the thrill of the hunt!

Handmade bench transformed with Aldi's Deco Style Furniture Chalk Paint. | on the creek blog // www.onthecreekblog.com

First Impressions: Thick & Dreamy 

I've already taken this Aldi chalk paint for a spin on a couple of projects, and let me tell you, it's like spreading frosting on a cake—thick and dreamy.



Vintage Gray: A Moody Love Affair 

Initially, the Vintage Gray shade had me skeptical. It looked like a gloomy day in a can. But oh, how it's grown on me! It's got this vintage, moody vibe that I'm totally vibing with now.



The Sealing Deal 

I even jazzed up our handmade bench with this Aldi wonder. A little wax to seal the deal, and voila! Pure magic. I'm also experimenting with water-based sealers, and so far, so good.


Handmade bench transformed with Aldi's Deco Style Furniture Chalk Paint. | on the creek blog // www.onthecreekblog.com

The Verdict: A Steal of a Deal 

Bottom line? This Deco Style Furniture Chalk Paint is a keeper. Quality and affordability in one cute can? Yes, please!



Final Thoughts

And there you have it, my take on Aldi's Deco Style Furniture Chalk Paint. Have you tried it? Share your thoughts in the comments below! 

Handmade bench transformed with Aldi's Deco Style Furniture Chalk Paint. | on the creek blog // www.onthecreekblog.com
Happy Painting! πŸŽ¨πŸ’•


Here is the brush I used to paint everything!  As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

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Building A Simple Handmade Bench | On The Creek Blog // www.onthecreekblog.com
Building a handmade bench!

After searching for the perfect set of dining benches & coming up empty handed, I had an idea…


Why don’t we make them ourselves?!

My husband was completely against this idea!

Here’s the thing about my husband…He can be a bit of a perfectionist.  When he does something, he wants to do it well.  He likes to be extremely knowledgeable about something before he even attempts it.

He had never built a dining bench before & I think he was content with it staying that way!  He had no desire whatsoever to build a dining bench.  He encouraged me to keep searching & searching for the perfect set of dining benches that someone else has made!

I was not having it.  I did the searches.  I came up empty handed.  Let’s make one!

After dodging me for quite some time, I finally sat him down & showed him a bench I loved.  He loved it too.




Wednesday, September 18, 2019

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Country/Shabby Chic Dining Room | On The Creek Blog
My search for the perfect dining bench!

Monday, September 09, 2019

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fresh flowers in our home | On The Creek Blog // www.onthecreekblog.com
My thoughts on deciding to stay in our current home for the foreseeable future.

This November will mark 4 years at our home!

It’s difficult to believe it has been that long!

Of course, it took 7 months of extensive rehab before we could even move in, but we’ve owned this home for 4 years!

A couple months ago, I mentioned that we were staying in our house for a while & I wanted to finally elaborate on that a little bit today!

When we bought this house, we weren’t really thinking about the long term.  We just really wanted out of the small trailer we were living in!  With 500 more square feet (& a basement!), this house was perfect for us at the time!  It has served us well during the time we’ve lived here.







Friday, September 06, 2019

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A little wood school desk! | On The Creek Blog
A little school desk in our kitchen!

Thursday, September 05, 2019

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Sunflower in the garden | On The Creek Blog

All the shows I’m looking forward to watching this fall!

Wednesday, September 04, 2019

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tomatoes growing in the garden | On The Creek Blog

Take a look at the garden in August 2019!

As I looked back on my garden at this time last year, I can see quite the difference!  I was so disappointed in the garden last year & I hate to say it, but it looks way better than the garden this year!

The difference in last year's garden is that it looked beautiful at this time, but it lacked the actual veggies. The veggies it did produce were super small. This year, there has been a decent yield. Not as much as I was hoping for, but enough to make a few things.






Tuesday, September 03, 2019

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A bright & cheery chippy yellow chair! | On The Creek Blog

A bright & chippy makeover for a cute little chair!
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