It’s here! Talk of the Town #130! So many great features for you, plus many fabulous projects from your hosts. Let me know what your favorite is. Does it match up with my picks?
Today’s post is chock full of information. I’m sharing how I painted those picture frames I showed you yesterday. There are fun details about a contest for my blogger friends going to Haven Conference and a giveaway for those of you who aren’t a blogger going to Charleston later this month. I love my friends at Homeright!
Ya know what? When you’ve been junkin’ as long as I have, sometimes it just seems like the junk finds me! I got great deals this past month and scored some really awesome FREE junkin’ finds as well! What would you do with all this stuff?
How to glaze painted furniture–full of tips I’ve learned along the way. I spent years looking for a way to stop waxing and buffing chalk painted furniture. Now I do it all in one easy step. I love the hint of antiquing the glaze gives to all colors of painted furniture. Red paint, blue, and especially white painted furniture will look beautiful with this Smoked Glaze!
Talk of the Town 129 is ready to inspire you to make or bake something fun this week. Lots of DIY projects from your hosts and their friends!
Today’s project is the third in the trilogy of table projects made from that one $7 damaged queen anne coffee table. This project is about the table base getting a new top to replace the damaged top that was on it when I picked it up at the thrift store. Don’t throw out a damaged piece of furniture.
I’m a sentimental sap, with silly attachment to things. I made a landscape timber solar light for my yard out of 25 year old landscape timbers that had my initials carved into it by my husband. As we become grandparents, it’s important to remember that we raised a wonderful daughter who is married and raising a sweet son of their own!
Talk of the Town 128 is filled with fabulous features from our blogger friends and so much inspiration from your hosts. There is definitely something to inspire you this week.
Using parts of two different table, I put a new top on the broken claw foot table. After a little paint and glaze it’s ready for it’s new home. A cute little four legged claw foot table perfect for any small space.
For this month’s Thrift Store Decor project, I chose to do a small stool makeover. The stool was a great deal at only $4.00. But what should have been a very simple makeover gave me lots of issues and stress. Be sure to check out the other great projects this month from my friends. You will be inspired!
Talk of the Town #127 is up and ready to inspire you! If you have something to share, we’d love for you to link up your project or your recipe. Please note there are two linkups. One for DIY and such, and the other is strictly for recipes. Do share!
I exceeded my $5 limit on this busted up coffee table, but I ended up getting three projects out of it. I’m sharing project #1 with you today. I think it’s my favorite one of the bunch. I wish I could keep it! I hope you like this reclaimed coffee table made into a hall/entry table.
This easy weekend project making wooden firecrackers is perfect for the upcoming 4th of July holiday! These smaller wooden firecrackers are made from 2×2’s but you could easily do the same project on a larger scale using scrap 4×4 posts!
Are you ready for this week’s edition of Talk of the Town? So many great features of recipes and diy projects! What will inspire you to make or bake something new this week?
I’m showing you how to do a reverse canvas technique. The reverse canvas uses a regular canvas and it’s frame but totally changes up the look. Easy video tutorial included.
I made a fun concrete door stop for my master bedroom to enter in the One Bag Wonder contest by Quikrete. The winner wins a trip to my favorite blog conference. Wouldn’t that be wonderful? I have more mortar mix left, so I’d love to hear your suggestions for more projects.
It’s time for our Dollar Store Design Squad projects. This month we’re inviting you to share your projects with all of our readers. If you’ve made a great home decor project using items from a dollar store, please share it. I made a patriotic clothespin wreath for about $5.00.
We have fabulous features for you this week. I’m inspired every week by all the wonderful projects and recipes you share. For that I am grateful.
I did a long overdue bedroom makeover. Small updates can make a big change in a room. After laying the new laminate floor and building the wall to wall closet I was ready to call it done. Even though it still needed a few tweaks. I’m calling it
How to make an easy Americana Flag out of wooden garden stakes. This easy project is great to do with the kids for any patriotic holiday.
Help! I bought these Grote vintage emergency lights solely for the box. I’d love to reuse the lights but haven’t a clue. GET HERE TO SEE PROJECT DETAILS Vintage roadside emergency lights submitted by Mary Beth
This fun and easy repurposed shutter vertical garden will make you smile and look around for a shutter near you! It’s bright and cheery color is what will really draw you in. This vertical garden can hold a variety of small plants. Hang it on a fence, or lean it against your patio wall.
Talk of the Town #124 features great recipes and DIY projects to inspire you. Can you pick out my favorite?
I am now an Independent Designer for Chalk Couture! Using their chalkology chalk paste and transfers are so easy and fun to embellish new and junky projects. In fact, I’m calling myself the Junky Chalker.
It’s time for the Power Tool Challenge project for May. This month’s theme is Pallets. I used pallet boards to make a table, but actually staged/styled it as a coffee station or coffee bar. It’s sofa table height, and you could easily make it to be a kitchen island or outdoor serving station. The possibilities are endless with this type of pallet board table!
It’s time to inspire you with great features from Talk of the Town #123. Something for you to make or bake.
Sometimes when I finish a project I just can’t wait to share it. This chippy white dresser is one of those makeovers! It looks like it was a fairly easy transformation. However the sanding alone took hours. Was it worth all the work? Totally! I hope you love the decoupage knobs. They are the original knobs with paper and Mod Podge!
It’s time for the thrift store decor challenge. I made a small pedestal planter using a reclaimed spindle and a porch light cap. It makes the perfect succulent planter. Be sure to hop over to see the projects my friends made too.
Talk of the Town #122 is up and running! Lots of fun features for you to make this week. What is your favorite?
Junk is my life! Sometimes that junk can seem overwhelming when you let it get out of hand. I’ve been trying to take back my storage areas and workshops a little at a time. Clearing out the woodshed was way overdue. It was a huge undertaking but it’s finally done. Tips for storing reclaimed lumber and junky treasures – hop over to check it out.
How to repair a garden hose. Don’t throw out that damaged garden hose. It’s easy and inexpensive to repair. I’ll show you step by step how to fix a bad hose. Bonus: Tips for storing and taking care of your water hose.
Talk of the Town #121 is up and ready to inspire you to diy something this weekend. Hope you love all of this week’s features.
My old kitchen island/craft station had seen better days. With the sprucing up of the kitchen it was time for an update. I painted it again, but today I’m going to show you how I added a new (larger) top and removed the small curtain and replaced it with a much better option. I used a reclaimed window to make a small door.
How to make a basket succulent planter out of a clearance priced wicker Easter basket. Although I used an Easter basket, you could easily update a thrift store basket in the same way. This easy spray paint project will have you looking at baskets in a whole new way.
Welcome back to Talk of the Town #120! As usual, you can probably predict which features are mine from last week. I can’t wait to see what y’all share this week. Remember there are two link ups. One for recipes and the other for DIY projects. I hope you enjoy the features and the new items shared this week.
I am sharing an awesome reclaimed wood skyline artwork project as part of a blogger challenge! The only rule was the project had to be square. I’m sure you know most skylines are rectangular, so this one is definitely different in that way. I, of course did the Louisville skyline. This would be a fun project to do for the city skyline where you live or grew up. Be sure to check out the other 30+ projects from my friends!
I’m sharing a great collection of spring themed wood projects that you can make this weekend. So many fabulous DIY projects from women just like you, your mom or sister. We women have the power to do these projects, and the step by step directions are available for all of them allowing you the ability to make any of them.
I have a fun Spring project to share with you today. I made this to share for the Power Tool Challenge group–the theme was Spring. I used reclaimed stair stringers to make a 3 tiered plant stand. I purposely made it to look old. It’s actually made of mostly new lumber.
Yummy recipes and great DIY projects for you to make very soon. My favorite? It’s so hard to choose! What’s your favorite?
I have partnered with Maytag® to sponsor this post, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. I’m so excited to show you how I’ve updated the kitchen island. I’ve sort of got Spring cleaning fever and and decided it’s time to do some sprucing up, tidying and organizing. As I was cleaning out the…