Hi Peeps! I’m in the mad dash of the final prep for Hobnob Market NEXT WEEK! EEEEKKK! So exciting and so much final prep to do! I thought I was going to have to let this months Project Challenge slide but at the very last minute I threw a burlap seat on a chair. A […]
A Morning Table – The term conjures up visions of morning coffee (or tea if you are truly English) overlooking an English garden, with the morning sun just creeping over the horizon and sending shafts of warm, soft light to caress the face of the person sitting at the Morning Table.
A Cuckoo clock makeover.
I PAINTED IT!
WHITE. I painted it white. So there. 😀
I know. You can’t believe it. (I’m being very sarcastic here)
But I did. I painted a vintage cuckoo clock white.
When you live in an old house that was built over 100 years ago – you have no storage. Therefore you have to woman up and invent your own ideas when it comes to the task of creating storage and organization.
Folks in the late 1800’s were more concerned with having a living space, a kitchen, maybe a bedroom or two, and then their concerns turned towards keeping the place warm in the winter and making ends meet than creating storage areas for ‘stuff’. I’m assuming with the tasks of cooking and laundry taking the time they did in those days, women didn’t have time for a lot of crafting or designing. So the need for storage wasn’t even an idea. And the amount of clothing they owned was just a bit less than what I have accumulated today, so they just made do with a few hooks on the wall. No need for a closet 🙂
It seems if you are a blogger, the proper thing to be doing right now is posting your top 10 to 20 blog posts from 2015. I’m not always known to do what I am ‘supposed’ to do but I did find it quite interesting and fun to pull up my analytics for the year and see which posts were the most viewed posts of 2015.
Have you ever in your life seen such a fun furniture makeover?! I just LOVE this VW bus Larissa of Prodigal Pieces created. This is the second one she’s created and the first one was such a sensation that she created another. And this one is being auctioned off on ebay with all the proceeds going to Samaritan’s Purse.
I’m honored to be a sponsor of this amazing benefit and GIVEAWAY! Yes, that’s right, there is a giveaway involved too! This is one sweet deal Larissa has put together.
Before we get to the Barn Door ‘Mantel’, I want to say that I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are having a fun ‘Black Friday’. Whether you enjoy getting out with all the crowds of shoppers, or if you prefer to sleep in and have a lazy day – ENJOY it! Most […]
Yep, you read that title correctly. I’ve created a Duct Tape Pennant Banner. The medium of choice for this months Project Challenge was Duct Tape. And I had grandiose plans for an ah-mAY-zing duct tape project. I even bought my duct tape months ago when I saw a roll of red, white, and blue Union Jack print duct tape. But, alas. My duct tape roll went missing. Abduction charges have been placed on my youngest daughter 😀
Last Friday of September. Time for another Project Challenge – this month the category was to use a rusty item somehow. What to choose, what to choose. Cool, rusty items can be found in abundance if you just start looking. I had a handful of ideas but 4 rusty hairpin legs saved from the landfill won out.
I got the rusty bench legs from a friend who had a garage sale last spring. It was a rainy day and I wasn’t sure I was going to venture out. Then I received a text that there was this sort of cute bench at the sale but two of the legs fell off so it was going in the trash. But the legs were kind of neat and maybe I’d want them?
I rushed right over and saved those rusty, hairpin legs from the landfill.
Lace Embossing a Vintage Desk. Yes you read that right! This technique is one I absolutely love and I finally applied it to a piece of furniture. I learned this in paint training when I signed up with Paint Couture last Spring and I’ve wanted to do it on furniture ever since.
Today I have a fun project to share with you – it’s blog hop time again and this time we are sharing lamps. I’ve got a fun Vintage Lamp Makeover to share with you and then you can hop over and see the lamps my friends have to share.
I love IKEA, and I love IKEA hacks. I even have a pinterest board just for IKEA hacks. It’s just so cool what you can do with the plain wood pieces that IKEA sells at very affordable prices.
Now I know some people aren’t that impressed with IKEA and think their furniture is super ‘cheap’. Well, it IS cheap in price and it’s not built with the quality and durability of hardwood furniture made in a furniture shop. But it wasn’t intended to be the fine, high-end hardwood furniture from a furniture shop! It’s well-made, inexpensive furniture that comes in pieces that make it easy to buy and transport home.