Painting Upholstered Furniture with a Finish Max

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How do you go about painting upholstered furniture? Today I’m going to show you how to paint upholstery on a  wing back chair with a Finish Max Paint Sprayer. When I got home from Haven, this cane wing back chair was at a yard sale across the street for $5.  I knew it was the perfect guinea pig project for me to try my hand at painting fabric furniture. … [Read more...]

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Happy thursday!   We’ve been having a heat wave….90’s for a couple of weeks.  Not just hot, but extreme humidity.  Welcome to the Ohio valley.    I’ve brought a few projects indoors, but mostly I’ve just been taking advantage of the down time and get some indoor chores done. Sort of like I’m on vacation.  hehehehe check out these fabulous projects from last week! … [Read more...]

headboard chalkboard coat rack

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Today’s headboard chalkboard project is another quick turnaround project.  Do you remember when I got those yard sale castoffs a couple of weeks ago? I really didn’t have a place to store them, so I got right to work transforming them. … [Read more...]

Free Stuff from Cousin Terry {Recent Finds}

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This is the free stuff I got from my cousin Terry last week.  It doesn’t look like much all stacked up, but it’s good loot! … [Read more...]

Under the Bed Storage

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A while back I picked up 4 drawers for free, and to be honest, I can't remember where I got them. :)  Over the past few months when I would see them I would envision different ideas of how I could use them, but nothing really "clicked". Being a busy mom, I decided that they could finally help me out by becoming some much needed under the bed storage for my youngest boy.  Aaaaand it didn't hurt to get them off of my back porch that is SLOWLY making progress,  I wanted it to be done two months … [Read more...]

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Happy Thursday!  Thank you to all those who linked up and linked back. I have “caught” some great features for you tonight! … [Read more...]

Repurposed Medicine Cabinet-Craft Station

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This may be one of my fastest turnarounds.  Do you remember the medicine cabinet I showed you last week’s recent finds Yard Sale Leftovers? It took me awhile to figure out that it wanted to be a portable craft station. … [Read more...]

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How in the world did Thursday get here so quick?  oh wait! I know!  I’ve been playing (working on projects) all week, and the time has flown by!  We’ve been blessed with beautiful weather, and I’ve been taking advantage of it.  Remember those headboards I posted on Monday?  They’ve all been transformed!      Of course, not a single one is actually finished as of this moment, but I sure have been busy! … [Read more...]

controlling dust for a #healthierhome #ad

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Healthier Home It has been a doozy of a Summer so far, and my air conditioner has been put through it’s paces.  I try to maintain all of my appliances to keep them in tip top shape so that I don’t have any unexpected repair bills.  If you’re a regular reader, you know I’ve told you that I’m such a stickler for changing out the filters in my unit.  Because I’m a Filtrete Brand Ambassador, I receive various filters to try during the year. Lucky you! Be sure to enter to win your own Filtrete … [Read more...]

Repurposed Floor Lamps and Solar Lights

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Earlier in the summer before it got really hot, I was very busy making some repurposed floor lamps and solar lights. I made these at the same time that I made the solar light chandelier.  It’s so easy to change up these old lamps with Krylon Dual Superbond with Paint and Primer. … [Read more...]

Recent Finds Yard Sale Cast-offs and free finds

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  When you do what I do, friends love to share their junk with you—that’s a good thing!  I love FREE FINDS. Many of my friends know that I will take their unwanted items, in order to give them a new home and another chance of living out a useful life with a new family. They also know that if I don't want their items, that I will put them to the curb in hopes that someone else will pick them up. A neighbor dropped off this wooden rocking chair last week.   The seat is a mess.  … [Read more...]

DIY Tray Stand and Old toolbox

DIY Tray Stand, made for an Old Toolbox

Hello!  It's Mindi again from MyLove2Create.  I am happy to be back sharing a cool project, and as far as building goes this one is really simple.  A DIY tray stand and old tool box make a fun statement piece, and it is useful too! I obviously have a thing for cool old metal boxes, as you can see in my first Metal box Makeover.  So when I saw this one at the Restore for only $3 it had to come home with me, plus it was orange, I have a few orange lovers in my home. … [Read more...]

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Whoa!  This past week went so fast, it’s a blur!  I had lots of technical issues early in the week.  They can really get ya down. I’m hoping that all of that is behind me now, and the coming weekend will be a time to regroup. I know you’re going to LOVE this week’s diy projects! … [Read more...]

Spray Paint updates vintage desk

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This post first appeared on Today's Creative Blog. I'm not always cutting up furniture, sometimes I "just add paint and hardware".   A few months ago I picked up this desk for a steal—only $7! … [Read more...]

AutoRight Wash Stick

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Auto Right Auto Wash Stick Review and Giveaway I am a Homeright Brand Ambassador (and sooo happy about that)  so they ask me to try products and let you know what I think about them.  I brought this Auto Wash Stick home from Haven 2014. I haven’t mentioned my injured shoulder in a while.  Can you believe after 2 years it was finally feeling so much better, until I injured it a couple of weeks ago while I was cutting down a diseased rose bush.  As I was using loppers I felt … [Read more...]