Monday, February 25, 2013

DIY Sewing Table Repurpose

 I was driving through town the other day when I spotted a table next to a dumpster. When I go to pick it up a man came out and asked if he could help me load it. Thank goodness he did, because I don't think I could have lifted this table into my truck. It weighed a ton!  When I got home, I got a screw driver and took the sewing machine out first.

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Friday, February 22, 2013

Doorway Decor

We thought we would have spring flowers to show you, but we got a little surprise instead. Our temperatures went from fifty degrees to twenty eight and we got 4-5 inches of snow.

I love the Nandina Bush. I have them all the way down my driveway and in the front of the house as well. It is beautiful pretty much all year round. It has a period in spring when the leaves change and it doesn't look so nice, but it's gorgeous the rest of the year. As you can see it stays red all winter long, even in snow and cold weather.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

How to Paint a Rocking Chair

On one of our trips to Goodwill, we found an old rocking chair that was really cute, but it was $35 and my mom didn't know if she wanted to spend that much. We asked about it and it just so happened to be on sale for $17.00. So of course she bought it. It has been sitting in our basement for about a month because we didn't know what to do with it. The wood was really scuffed up, so we didn't want to leave it. Then, we couldn't figure out a good color. We finally decided on a charcoal gray from Sherwin Williams called Seal Skin. The paint only cost us $6.00 because it was a sample quart.

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Cork Board Re-Do

It is starting to look a lot like spring around here! We have been having 50 degree weather, and the bulbs are starting to peek out of the ground. I will most likely have some pictures of flowers as soon as they bloom.When I first started using my mom's camera, flowers were one of the first subjects that I photographed. My mom is really into gardening and we have tons of flower beds around our house. She has a lot of experience in gardening and will be doing some posts on the blog in the near future.

   My sister, Julia has been asking for a new cork board for her room for a little while, since the one she had, didn't match with her decor. We looked around and didn't end up getting anything because usually my mom doesn't just fork over money for stuff we don't really need. And what do you know she came home one day with a sad looking cork board she found on the side of the road. I'll show you the after first because afters are so much better!

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Monday, February 11, 2013

Pallet Wood Sign Ideas

Lately, I've been making different pallet wood signs and chalkboards for the craft show I entered. It seems like I've already made a lot of signs, but I have a long way to go still. Just wanted to share a bit of what I have up until now.

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Saturday, February 9, 2013

DIY Valentine's Box

 We love to watch the birds on our porch, while we have breakfast. Lately we have had a lot of cardinals coming to our bird feeder. Yesterday one flew into the window and injured itself. We held it for a little bit until it could fly again, gave it some water since it had some blood around it's mouth and let it go when it was ready. It was a female, the males are a much brighter red.

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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Easy DIY wall decor

  Anyone have a hard time finding something cute to hang above your girls bed? Maybe we haven't looked  hard enough, or don't want to pay the price, but either way we decided to come up with something that we could do ourselves for one of the girls room. Two girls share this room, one of the girls is six and the other is eleven. The six year old wouldn't care too much about it but the eleven year old is definitely starting to have an opinion!

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Faux Stamped Serving Tray

It's beautiful outside today! Can you believe it it's February and it's 54 degrees? Well we do live in Missouri and you never know, tomorrow it could be 8 degrees. Anyway we went outside and took a short walk . Hopefully we get an early spring,but we will enjoy every day no matter the temperature.
   In my last post I showed you my little chalkboard for the entryway that I re did . You can see that  here. Today I want to show you a tray that we bought on our same trip to Goodwill. This one was really ugly, but it was structurally sound.

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Friday, February 1, 2013

Entryway Message Board

 I fixed up the blog!! For some reason for the longest time it wouldn't let me change the colors or layout, even in html codes. But thanks to all those blogs out there dedicated to helping people like me who have trouble with all this new stuff, I figured it out! Yay! Well, enough of that...we recently took a trip to Goodwill, and what do you know, my mom found some old ugly junk (surprise, surprise). She found a tray with an old angel print on the inside, a pretty okay looking cork board, and this entryway key hanger/cork/chalk board. Not too cute, right? I thought it was beyond saving because of the wheat engraving on the top, but paint works miracles.

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