Rustic Fence Sign Always something to be thankful for


My cousin Terry recently helped me with a small DIY project.  What did she ask for in return? A rustic fence sign that says There’s Always, Always, Always, Something to be Thankful For. … [Read more...]

Recent Finds FREE chest of drawers


Free junk?   Sure I’ll take it.  As always I never know what it’s going to look like when someone offers me free stuff.  My friend Cathy told me it was an “all wood” chest of drawers, but more than she wanted to take on.  That’s all I knew when I said yes during a recent phone call. Here is the FREE chest of drawers in all it’s glory.   I must admit, if I had seen this on the side of the road last week, I would have passed it up.  Why?   Because I really do have a lot of stuff (projects) … [Read more...]

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It’s Thursday!   Time for another great link party where you get to share your projects!   I have some great projects to feature tonight. … [Read more...]

Repurposed Window Shelf


Even though fall is upon us, it’s feeling a little more like Spring here. I  love quick and easy repurposed window projects, and they don’t get any easier than this. … [Read more...]

Recent Finds (Leann’s Curb finds)


Isn’t it great when your friends know you so well they text you with pictures of great curb finds? Leann spied these in her neighborhood, and alerted me about them, asking if I wanted them. Oh my, heck yeah!   I don’t know the size or what shape they are in, but my rule is take it when you can get it, because you can always set it to the curb for YOUR neighbors if you end up not wanting it. … [Read more...]

Pallet Top Table

Pallet Top Table

Fall is on it's way, and I am getting excited!  The days are a little cooler, but still nice enough to sit out on the porch and enjoy the evenings.  Which is something I love, especially when the kids are laughing and playing in the yard. Which brings me to my post today, I just re-did a little bench into a Pallet Top Table, and I couldn't be more pleased with how it turned out! So cute, right?!  Let's look at a before... This was another free find off of Craig's List and it has … [Read more...]

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Whoa!  Thursday got here quick this week… I guess it’s because I was out of town to go to the Country Living Fair. I’m excited to share these great features with you. … [Read more...]

Country Living Fair 2014 Columbus


Last weekend I traveled to Columbus Ohio to meet my friend Stephanie at the Country Living Fair in Columbus Ohio.  It was such a fun weekend! I haven’t seen Stephanie in 2 years and it was so much fun to hang out for 3 days! The CL fair was fun, but honestly I expected it to be bigger.  LOL   I’ve heard people say that about Niagara Falls, and I thought it was silly because oh my, it’s huge!  When I compare the CL fair to the show I do in October, I think my October show might be just as big, … [Read more...]

DIY Coat Rack Repurposed Bunk Bed


Last week I showed you the twin to this repurposed bunk bed …. the bunk bed wall shelf.  Today I have another repurposed bunk bed project, a small shelf, but more importantly it’s a great DIY coat rack!   Let’s see how it all started.   My friend gave me these bunk bed pieces that she had left over from her yard sale.   I didn’t take a picture of how I trimmed this bunk bed project, this picture shows how I trimmed it up for the repurposed bunk bed wall … [Read more...]

Paint Patio Chairs with Krylon


Do you remember the Krylon Spraydown?  I was in Episode 1  Make It Stick, My friends Beckie and Liz were in Episode 2 Color It Yours.  Both episodes starred Mark and Theresa Clement from My Fix it up Life.  Episode 3 is now live with Mark Clement and Mike from Instructables.   They tackle some manly projects for a garage mancave! But first I want to show you a project I did over the summer—my outdoor patio furniture.  It was overdue for a little TLC   You can see that some of the … [Read more...]

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woohooo!  It’s Thursday again, and time for lots of great inspiration for YOU from YOU!  I'll be heading to Columbus for the Country Living Fair this weekend.  It's going to be so much fun to hang out with my Hometalk  friends for the day!   Be sure to let me know if you're going! … [Read more...]

Repurposed Bunk Bed Wall Shelf


I’m so excite to show you how I repurposed this bunk bed into a unique and useful wall shelf!  It’s so fun to be getting some projects done and out junk storage and into the Glendale storage area—yep, Glendale is right around the corner!  If you remember, I didn’t get to go last year because of my little “heart” incident. So, on with this great repurposed bunk bed!! … [Read more...]

Industrial Rivet Chalkboard

Industrial Rivet chalkboard Restoration Hardware Knock off

I love it when people "knock off" a project from one of the big stores that most people only dream about having the funds to shop at...stores like Pottery Barn, Anthropologie, and Restoration Hardware. Just to name a few. I am guilty of such dreams, but I have never done a knock off of my own.  Until today.  An Industrial Rivet Chalkboard Knock Off. A few weeks back I fell in love with Restoration Hardware's industrial rivet chalkboard, it was simple and just cool industrial. … [Read more...]

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Wow!  This week went by too fast!  Thursday snuck up on me. It’s still been hot, my vacation has been extended until the hot weather goes away.  Although I haven’t been working on projects, I have been working on a DIY project that involves framing a header and eventually adding some barn doors!  stay tuned! Meanwhile, check out all of these great projects and ideas. … [Read more...]

Painting Upholstered Furniture with a Finish Max


THIS giveaway has ended 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...]