Showing posts with label so cool. Show all posts
Showing posts with label so cool. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Saturday, October 19, 2013

A Rug in the Kitchen

Have you ever wondered about putting a 
rug in the kitchen?

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Well I have found a great answer...

Sunday, September 29, 2013

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Thursday, September 19, 2013

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, 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...



Saturday, July 6, 2013

How and Why to Instagram




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

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Mother Nature's Awesome Project

My project today is actually not mine...

Today I will be pinning this awesome piece of artwork.


A gorgeous work of art that has been getting better with time, 
and you can't help but love it and be amazed....

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

DIY Hardware Bracket Solution


I discovered an easy and inexpensive solution to securing 
a shelf or attaching pallet wood.... 

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

A Tip for Hulling Strawberries

A quick and easy tip for hulling strawberries from 
an item you probably already have in your kitchen...

I was amazed at how well it worked!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Cabinet Door Secret

The chalkboard door on my newly painted
Paris Gray chalk painted cabinet has a secret...


Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Antique Shoe Stretchers


We all love the old fashioned shoe thingys that we find 
in the antique and thrift stores….

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We make hooks and hangers from them….


But do you know that they really work?

I mean they do really stretch shoes!

Recently I bought a pair of shoes that were just a little too tight, probably because I’ve spent the summer in flip-flops…

I was trying to figure out how to stretch them out a 
little bit without paying the shoe repair man.

I Googled how to stretch shoes and I found a lot of really interesting ways including putting water in ziplock bags then putting the shoes in the freezer. The ice expands supposedly stretching out the shoes….

Or how about the one where they suggest putting potatoes in your shoes…. I don’t know why and I didn’t read any further…

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Then I saw a picture of a pair of antique shoe stretchers….

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Hey! I have 2 of those… one for each foot even!

So I rummaged through my box of junk, pulled out 
the stretchers, and stuffed them into my shoes… 
and by golly they fit!




I wet the shoes with the stretchers inside and 
left them to dry for a couple of days….

And what do you know… 
it worked!



My shoes now fit perfectly!

They stretched just enough to make them comfy!
Go figure I thought they were just for decoration!


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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Pretty Scarf Organization

Today I'm talking organization...
Cleaning out that messy bedroom closet...
What to do with all those scarves?


Here is an idea that is so pretty you may just want to hang your scarves on display!


I started with a vintage hanger and large binder rings...


I twisted the scarves like they do in the stores and slipped 
the ring through the looped end...

And here's the scoop on twisting the scarves...


1. Fold the scarf in 1/2
2. Holding the scarf in each hand twist, 
left hand one way and right hand the other...
3. Keep twisting...
4. The scarf will twist back onto itself and 
naturally fold in 1/2 again
5. Thread the loose end into the looped end
6. Add the ring to the other end of the twist.

Phew... that was a little hard to explain!

Now to wear a scarf you just unclip the ring and
untwist the scarf... no wrinkles!

Pretty and functional!


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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Photography - My Summer Project

The summer is mine!



My goal, other than to do a few hundred projects... 

is to learn to buy a camera and take better pictures.


Scary? Maybe not...


Taking a big step isn't always easy...
will I like it? Will my pictures be any good?


This is a pretty big commitment...

but... learning is growing....


So I jumped....


 I got myself a new camera...


(upon the advice of my artist-photographer daughter)

And this book...




Starting right now, 
with the help of this book, some youtube videos, 
and maybe a lot of questions to Donna out there...


I'm going to try to figure out how to use it...
(because I'll never sit down long enough to read the manual!)







One small step....


I think I'm in love with my new art form...


Ok, maybe not so scary!
 Happy Summer!



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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Lost Sock Basket

When my children were young I used
this now antique basket for their winter mittens...


It was a basket my family used for picnics when 
I was a little girl...



I painted The Three Little Kittens story around 
the handles and across the top many years ago...


Now I use it in my laundry room for lost socks...


Just a treasure of my own, not found at a thrift store, 
garage sale or on the side-of-the road, 
that has become legitimately antiqued over time.

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