Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Rolling Laundry Basket

Adding wheels to your laundry
basket not only saves your back...
it's adorable!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Outdoor Coffee Table

I sat on my deck looking at the ugly black
wrought iron coffee table in front of me... 


I thought about how much I didn't like it and 
I decided to get up and do something about it right now!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Little Red Candle Lantern

This old junker has been outside for years. 
It was faded and rusty and ready for a new life...

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Metal Hang Tags

Sometimes my neighborhood walk 
yields more than a good workout...


I found these metal discs in the street 
and was so excited I almost ran home to create this project...

Friday, July 19, 2013

Hand Painted Pennants

This project was a collaborative effort...

My daughter Kasey hand painted the pennants 
on triangles of canvas...


Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Basement Laundry Room & Laundry Signs

I'm celebrating a new washer and dryer with hand-made
laundry signs... 


Every laundry room needs something to celebrate...
how about new wall art... a hand-made laundry sign...

For these signs I used my vinyl cutting machine and
in this demonstration I show how to use the vinyl 2 ways 
to make it cost effective by creating 2 signs from one cut...

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Mason Jar Chandelier

The idea for a chandelier came together after
I found this huge wooden turned piece on the side of the road...

Friday, July 12, 2013

Weigh In on an Antique Scale Tray

Recently I shared great pictures from a junk yard 
I visited while on a recent road trip.


One of my fabulous finds was a vintage hanging scale. 
The only problem was that it was missing the hanging tray... so....

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Nautical Hanging Mirror

An antique oval mirror found at the thrift store
undergoes a major transformation.


This hanging mirror turned nautical with 
the addition of a rope found on the beach...

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

How to Paint (and Not to Paint) Furniture With Chalk Paint

A sad old cabinet gets a much needed make-over.
and a few tricks and lessons I learned along the way...

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

TLC Counts

As you may already know, Homeroad has an Etsy shop...


One of the most important thing I've learned
about selling a product is this...

Monday, July 8, 2013

DIY Outdoor Canopy Curtains

Outdoor canopy tent curtains are not only
beautiful, they serve much needed shade from the sun.

I found an inexpensive solution to our outdoor curtain needs...

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Nautical and Rusty Mantel

Living near the water nautical home decor is a given....

My mantel is outfitted for summer

with some rusty gears thrown in for good measure...


Saturday, July 6, 2013

How and Why to Instagram




Do you Instagram?
No? 
Well you should and I can show you how!....

Friday, July 5, 2013

Visiting a Friend

Come with me today... 

I'm visiting my friend Gail at


You will never believe what I found
on the side of the road this time and
what it is now!



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Thursday, July 4, 2013

Make Your Own Grain Sack Ribbon

I love the look of grain sack ribbon lately so
I am remembering an earlier DIY project...


Here is an easy way for you to make grain sack ribbon yourself!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

DIY No Sew Patriotic Pennants


The Fourth of July calls for home made flag pennants...

Here is a method to create your own with 
scraps of fabric you may already have....

Monday, July 1, 2013

Grain Sack Striped Laundry Folding Table

I sure didn't pass up this laminate table on the side of the road...


I knew all it needed was a little paint and a few stripes.
It was just the right size for a folding table in my laundry room...
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