Friday, August 30, 2013

Driftwood Wind Chimes

As featured at Folk Life Style Magazine
A basketful of gorgeous driftwood from my latest trip to the beach.


The discovery of an old weathered rope added to my 
excitement for this project...

Monday, August 26, 2013

Hall Tree Bench


This hall tree bench is an antique and about 15 years 
ago my sister in law gave it to me because she was moving.


I vaguely remember her saying not to do anything to it
(or something like that) and well I didn't... 

until now.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Extra Large Cupcake Tray

Today I'm revisiting a thrift store favorite using
an assortment of metal trays... large, larger and huge!...


Thursday, August 22, 2013

Pretty Wooden Tissue Box

I love to find things to paint at the thrift store,

ideas come to me as I stand there....


so when I found this wooden tissue box with a very ugly
 brass colonial eagle nailed on the top...

I thought it would be really cute if I got rid of 
the eagle and paint up it up in a fun bright color...

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Back to School Organizers


Today I'm working on a repurposed
back-to-school project for my classroom 
that can also be used in your home...

Monday, August 19, 2013

Wire Cloche


This wire cloche caught my eye...


and the $5.00 price tag was hard to resist, but it
needed a little bling to bring it from "ehhhh" to awesome...

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Striped Enamel Pedestal Dish

I love everything with stripes.

I wear stripes all the time.... 
I have stripes all over my house.

I think it is the graphic nature of stripes 
that appeals to me.... I'm also a lover of red.

So when I found these enamel, red striped plates...

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

15 Supplies You Need to Create


I put together a list of the 15 top things 
I can not live without in my workspace.



If you are just starting out, you might want to 
check this out this list...

Even if you're not just starting out, check your list against mine....

Monday, August 12, 2013

Mini Chalkboard Door


That old piano I found had so many awesome pieces...

This piece was my next project...

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Wall Mantel

The pieces of a broken antique piano 
I found one morning turned 
out to be so much fun to create with...

I knew this piece had potential right away...

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Unusual Side of the Road Finds

I'm getting kind of famous for strange side of the road finds...
at least in my family. They never know what they'll find
in the back of my car. 

 You may Remember these?

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Chalk Paint on a Fabric Chair

To say that I am skeptical about painting
fabric with chalk paint is an understatement...


But in the name of science and all that is crafty,
I'm painting a fabric chair with Annie Sloan chalk paint today...



Sunday, August 4, 2013

Five Girls and Our Clean Routine


Yes, you read it right... 5 girls living in our house...
That can only mean one thing... 
(well believe me, it could mean a lot of things) 

...make-up, boys, dating, driving... 
but I digress... 

Thursday, August 1, 2013

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