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Scrap Wood Christmas Shelf with Hooks

Hey there, MRL friends!  I hope you aren't out battling the Black Friday crowds, because it's much more fun to stay home and create something with you own hands, and avoid all the craziness, isn't it?! It's Angie from Knick of Time, dropping in to share an easy tutorial to turn scrap wood into a Christmas shelf with hooks to hang stockings and ornaments. Since you all are big fans of Gail's.projects, I know you have a pile of scrap wood, right? Well, today we're going to make a … [Read more...]

Silhouette Black Friday 2015 Sale

*This post includes Affiliate Links*   My friends at Silhouette are outdoing themselves this year with some fabulous Black Friday SALES!  You know how much I love my Portrait and CAMEO—I use them all the time.  I think everyone should have their own cutting machine to do fabulous projects.   Here are some of the great deals: Free Shipping on order over $50.00 (contiguous US) 40% off almost everything in the Silhouette America store 20% off Silhouette Design … [Read more...]

Scrap Pile DIY Candlesticks

I love a great challenge! Sandra from Sawdust Girl issued a challenge to make something from your scrap pile. My scrap pile may not be like your scrap pile, because I hoard fun stuff that makes awesome projects. Granted, I do have the regular scrap pile with scraps of lumber too. . .   But these diy candlesticks are made out of random scrap stuff.   These are some headboard parts left over from a headboard bench I made.   I trimmed both ends off of the two bed … [Read more...]

More Freebies from friends, family and neighbors

It was another great week of free stuff from family, friends and neighbors! When you do what I do, you don’t really have to “look” for junk, it just sort of finds you. If you remember, earlier in the month I got some free fence panels. A local reader had asked me about a picket fence panel while she was visiting my booth during Glendale 2015. When she picked up one of those picket fence panels last week, she dropped of some fabulous goodies for me!  Thank you Donetta!   While I … [Read more...]

Pallet Wood Christmas Tree diy

Hi diyers, it's Joan from Scavenger Chic.  Is it just me, or has this year just flown by? I hate to be the one to break it to you, but next Friday is Black Friday.  And I am going to do what I do every year...hide in my house with a blanket pulled up over my head. You couldn't pay me to go out shopping on that crazy day. On the day after Thanksgiving, I'm usually in no mood to go shopping.  I'm usually working off a bit of my turkey, dressing and pumpkin pie hangover. I did a little research and … [Read more...]

Blue Chair Bench

It’s been a crazy couple of weeks around the shop. I’ve been working on 3-4 different projects, but while waiting for paint to dry, and life happening, it’s taking forever for me to get anything finished. Does that happen to you?   Today’s project was a challenge to say the least. However, if you do as I say and not as I do, this project won’t be too difficult for you to replicate if you have the proper chairs.   I picked up three free chairs from the side of the … [Read more...]

Artisan Workshop at Madison Indiana ReStore

I was invited to lead a very fun Artisan Workshop.  I made some new friends at the Habitat for Humanity Restore in Madison Indiana during the Artisan Workshop. My cousin Terry went with me, and we enjoyed making new friends and seeing old friends  whom we had worked with during the Women Build event previously.   We arrived Friday at noon, and stayed overnight so we could be back early Saturday morning.   When we got there, we did some shopping and looking. This ReStore … [Read more...]

Easy Welcome Sign Repurposed Cabinet Doors

  Today, I’m going to share some more of the last minute repurposed cabinet door projects that I took to Glendale 2015, an easy welcome sign.   Painting cabinet doors and any other projects are so easy with my Homeright Finish Max and my favorite DIY chalky paint primer. After mixing some plaster of paris with my favorite paint, I sprayed a couple of cabinet doors, then still had some paint in the cup, and grabbed a couple of more.     Yep, I have many … [Read more...]

Recent Finds November Freebies

I LOVE FREE STUFF.  Getting stuff for free keeps my overhead low. Buy low sell high—isn’t that what you’ve always heard? It was a pretty good week of freebie finds for me. It started last weekend with a call from my plumber. He has a burn pile where his friend drops off old fencing.  I borrowed a truck and went to check out the fence on Monday afternoon.   This is what I saw when I got there!  So much FREE fencing.  But, if you remember I was the recipient of some free fence … [Read more...]

Avengers Subway Art

Happy Friday everyone!  As always I am thrilled to be here at MRL!  Gail is just the best! I am super excited to share my latest project with you, it is a fun Avengers Subway Art Sign that I made for my oldest two boys. I LOVE it, and more importantly so do my boys. :) I am redoing their room right now and have less than a week to get it done.  I am participating in a one room challenge to keep me on track, it is working, but I still have a lot to finish up! Because I am … [Read more...]