Craft Room Closet Makeover

Craft Room Closet Makeover

I showed you my mom's room makeover way back when.   Well, my mom isn't with us any more - she went home to be with the Lord December 23 last year.   One of the first things I did was convert her bedroom over into my craft room. It was to her room first that I would to run each time I finished a project or posted a DIY tutorial.   She was my best cheerleader.   It was totally fitting that I would turn her room into a craft room. It is where I feel close to her and remember how she supported everything Continue reading

I Sent Myself Flowers – for My Mom on Mother’s Day

I Sent Myself Flowers – for My Mom on Mother’s Day

You've all heard the overused quote, "If life gives you lemons, make lemonade." I'm here to tell you that if you don't have a mom to send flowers to this Mother's Day, send them to yourself!   The ads for Mother's Day gifts are everywhere, and since I've recently suffered loss, they make me feel lower than a snake's belly in a wagon rut.   I decided to overcompensate.   Instead of bemoaning the fact my mom isn't here to receive flowers from me, I'm sending them to myself. I'm going Continue reading

Decorative Peg Board – Craft Room Decor

Decorative Peg Board – Craft Room Decor

"Find out who you are and do it on purpose," ~ Dolly Parton.   Imagine a place where your most inner self can feel at peace. For some it's in their garage restoring an automobile. Others it's behind a pulpit, sitting in front of a MAC or Pfaff sewing machine.   Do you have a place like that?   Possibly, if you are reading this you may be "one of us."  THOSE people that are happiest with a can of spray paint in their hand leaning over an old beat up piece of furniture...or shutter...or Continue reading

How to Upcycle an Antique Door – Part 2

How to Upcycle an Antique Door – Part 2

In How to Upcycle an Antique Door Part 1, I showed you how I had painted brown on one side. Now I will show you what I did to the other side. I kid you not - this is by far the coolest project I've done and you could for sure do this yourself.   Now you'll see what I did to the other side and the end product. Here are the two sides...   IN THE RAW. This is the one side that I painted brown that you read about last week. Now let's look at side two. Step One – Side Continue reading

Ningxia Red Bottle Upcycle 2

Ningxia Red Bottle Upcycle 2

Here is a second upcycle project using a Ningxia Red glass bottle.   Materials: Chalkboard Spray Paint Decorative Rope or Sisal Twine Tag or Sign Bottle Candle Holder (Affiliate links)     And, of course, a bottle...       Just spray with chalkboard paint and decorate – do a couple of light coats so you don't get drips.   I randomly wrapped twine around the upper part of the bottle and Continue reading

Ningxia Red Bottle Upcycle

Ningxia Red Bottle Upcycle

Greetings my Young Living peeps and other glass bottle throw-awayers...   What do we do with all the glass bottles we use every day?   Do you throw them away or recycle?   The Ningxia Red bottles from Young Living are such nice bottles - heavy and nicely shaped.     There are so many products that come in pretty bottles.   Here is an upcycle glass jar/bottle project for you.   Materials: Chalkboard spray paint Decorative rope or Continue reading

Accidental Artist Strikes Again… DIY Mason Jar Shelf Redo

Accidental Artist Strikes Again… DIY Mason Jar Shelf Redo

I've mentioned this before...sometimes my best ideas come from mistakes or accidents. This is the case of the redo. A couple of years ago our daughter, Jillian, said she wanted a shelving unit for her nail polishes - we're talkin' 100 bottles. Since one of my kids wanted something, of course I would spend the next few months looking for just the right shelving unit. While at an auction, the auctioneer grabbed a little wall shelf unit that from across the room looked perfect for her project. I only paid a buck! Imagine my surprise when I Continue reading

Antique Chair – Better than a Hobby Lobby Hack

Antique Chair – Better than a Hobby Lobby Hack

The front porch needed some serious help after our long winter, so the first step was to fix my antique chair, one of my first projects from last year.   Welcome to my life... (no pretending to be perfect here)     See it tucked in the corner behind all the big pots next to my grandson's worm collection?     We got this and two other chairs as part of an auction bundle, spray painted it and have had it on my front porch for a year. I wondered if it would survive the winter Continue reading

Got Work To Do, Got Work To Do…

Got Work To Do, Got Work To Do…

Years ago my DH and I watched a sit com about two writers. I have no idea who they were or what the show was called, but there was one funny scene that we never forgot. The guys (I think they were brothers) were trying to work and had writer's block. One of the men tapped his head with his notebook and said, "Got work to do, got work to do." From that moment on whenever we had a long list of stuff to accomplish, we'd say, "Got work to do, got work to do." I know. Cheesy. But it's our "inside" mantra...kinda like an inside joke, but not. So, when I wanted to redo our office Continue reading

DIY French Photo Frame Tutorial – Re-purpose Old Picture Frames Part 4

DIY French Photo Frame Tutorial – Re-purpose Old Picture Frames Part 4

Here's another frame project completed. In November 2013 I talked about upcycling old unused photo frames here. Let's face it. We get tired of our old stuff and want need changes in our home. It's who we are. No sense in fighting it. We can have change for pennies rather than spending money on something someone else did. Here is my inspiration photo: source I searched through my boxes and found an old oak framed sports collage and painted it with a light tan spray paint. I didn't sand it because I like the Continue reading