Monday, September 30, 2013

Navy Blue Maple Side Table

I went to the best garage sale the other day...
you know the ones where there was an old lady 
living there for her whole life and her family
just wants to clear the house...

Almost every vintage thing in the driveway was 
$1.00

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Moo Business Cards

Need business cards? 
Sure you do, we all do. 


Check out this great offer and save 10%

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Friday, September 27, 2013

Fall Basket Wreath

This plain flat basket becomes 
a simple fall front door wreath...

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Tin Ceiling Backsplash

Suddenly removing the tiled backsplash in 
this kitchen turned into a disaster...

removing old tile www.homeroad.net

The solution to this problem 
gives the kitchen an inexpensive and beautiful new look...

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

The Nut Bowl

One of my favorite things to do is to 
marry pieces of junk to other pieces and come 
up with a whole new creation...


That is where this post began...

Monday, September 23, 2013

Painting the Master Bathroom

Ughhhh is all I can say about this bathroom.
It had some awesome storage solutions...
but it needed a paint job in the worst way...
powdered makeup and hairspray 
destroyed the paint in this room!

ladder bathroom organizer

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Pumpkin Wine Cork Trivet

You may remember the wine cork trivet
made from wine corks and held together with 
a plumbing clamp...


Well truth be told I made a few extras...

Thursday, September 19, 2013

DIY Ipad Stands

Today I'm revisiting the ipad stand idea...

Litter Box End Table

How do you hide the cat litter box
when you live in a small apartment?
(or actually anywhere... who likes a litter box?)


That was the challenge my daughter gave me 
for their new apartment...

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Fall Decorating & Mantel

My Fall mantel started out with a little
project in the shop first then a few pieces from 
a discarded piano...

Monday, September 16, 2013

A Ladder Turned into Shelving

A simple found ladder becomes much
needed extra shelving and is published today on 


Stop by Answers.com today and see
my interview and how I changed a ladder 
into a stylish shelving unit!



Follow Me on Pinterest

Sunday, September 15, 2013

French Typography Box

Did you ever see something at the thrift 
store that you weren't quite sure what it was?


I found this wooden thing that I was pretty sure
was once someone's Jr. High shop project...

Friday, September 13, 2013

Memo Board Message Center


Sometimes in the thrift store, 
something just jumps out and says "Buy Me"....

Today, an adorable vintage memo board gets a face lift 
with a coat of grey paint and stripes!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Spring Organizer


I found a metal spring at the thrift shop and
to the best of my knowledge it is some kind of organizer,

but if you know me...

I certainly couldn't leave it like this...

Monday, September 9, 2013

Rocking Chair With Grain Sack Cushion


A sad little rocker gets a much needed make-over...



It is always amazing what a little paint can do...

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Creative Ways to Display Your Photos

Do your pictures end up in a drawer?

Or worse yet left on your computer?


Here are some creative ways to see 
your pictures everyday!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Back to School Today

It has been a great summer but 
starting today...


this is where I'll be...

Monday, September 2, 2013

Creating a Grain Sack Pillow

This post is for everyone that emailed me asking about
the red striped pillow shown in my header...

This beautiful super-sized pillow was 
too good to pass up on clearance even though 
I didn't own a pillow large enough to fit inside....



Blogging tips