Outdated Cabinet Upcycled into a Cat Bed

It’s the same with babies and cats. They tend to take over your house. Cat bed, toys, littler box, tunnel…my kids think I’m nuts. They come over to my house and you have to step over all of Mia’s stuff. Let’s face it. Mia is my baby, so I enjoy seeing her lounge and play. So I had this idea that maybe others might like to have some furniture that has a duo-function. How about an end table that hides a cat bed when company comes over? Here is the before. I got it at a garage sale for just a few bucks. The picture looks kinda nice, doesn’t it? This is a case where the photo fools the eye. It’s was in pretty bad shape and needed help. I think it was supposed to look high end, but somehow it lost it’s way. In May of 2019, this was … Read more

Red Chair Flip {Love My DIY Home)

Oh, Susanna, don’t you cry for me…

#sponsored post   Susanna, a Royal Settee Another estate sale – another opportunity to save an old piece of unwanted furniture. This time it was for my granddaughters. I could see my little two-year-old grand daughters sitting in this little chair holding the teddy bear that used to belong to their moms the second I found Susanna. Here she is “before” at the estate sale Before I took her home Before she changed Before she became mine Susanna, “BEFORE”       Tired, worn and hoping to serve again… These outdated and worn out pieces of furniture can have another 100 years if we bring the back to life. Most pass them by. Most don’t even see them. The estate buyers typically look for the big antiquey pieces that make a statement. Little Susanna just sat there as everyone walked right by, unseen. It was the same for Paige. She … Read more

Mason Jar Giveaway {Love My DIY Home}

Newsletter Prize – A Mason Jar Planter

On April 1, I offered a prize in my Newsletter to the first person to email me with their fave project from my website with “I Love DIY” in the subject line. Pam said, “My favorite is the rod you put between your kitchen cabinets and hung the bird cage and sign.” She was referring to my OUR KITCHEN BEFORE AND AFTER project. She responded 1 hour and 26 minutes after I sent out my newsletter. Congratulations, Pam! You are the winner! I gave her a choice of colors for her prize: light blue, gray or teal, but didn’t tell her what her prize would be. The project, a painted mason jar planter, is done and I will be sending it out to her this week. A Simple DIY I started with a plain old Empire brand pint mason jar, sponge brush, and Annie Sloan’s Duck Egg Blue chalk paint. … Read more