Wednesday, July 31, 2013

General Store Sign - Silhouette Portrait Project #5

I made this General Store sign using my Silhouette Portrait.
This is not how it started out...but this is how it ended up!


Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Clever, Crafty and Creative Linky Party #4

Link up your Clever, Crafty & Creative home decor, DIY, recipes, projects, tutorials, etc.

Thanks to everyone who shared their creativity last week!  You all inspire me!  Here's a quick look at my three favorites for the week.  These will also be posted to my  CCC Pinterest Board! 


Friday, July 26, 2013

A Table's Tale - From Drab to FAB!

A couple of months ago I picked up this little table at the Salvation Army "Boutique". I knew as soon as I saw it I wanted to make it into something FABULOUS for my mom. 

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Rolling Underbed Storage

Rolling Underbed Storage
A couple months ago, I picked up a drawer at a local re-building center and 4 casters for $3 -  to make an underbed storage container for my son's room. 

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Clever, Crafty and Creative Linky Party #3

Link up your Clever, Crafty & Creative ideas here. Home decor, DIY, recipes, projects, etc.

Last week was my 2nd EVER CCC Linky Party and I want to thank all of you who shared. Although I had fewer entries than the first week, I really loved all the projects, ideas and inspirations.  Here's a peak at my favorites for the week!


Monday, July 22, 2013

Audrey Hepburn Quote - Silhouette Portrait Project #4

Have I mentioned lately that I am in love with my new Silhouette Portrait!

I made this inspirational mirror for my daughter's lovely black/white & pink French inspired bedroom.

Silver Dipped Stools with a Sweet, "TWEET", Seat!

Look at the cute Silver Dipped Stools I painted over the weekend using my Silhouette Portrait!

I've been debating what to do with these stools for some time now.   They are much needed and highly functional for our space - but they were completely dated looking.  

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Clever, Crafty & Creative Linky Party #2

Please stop by each week to share your Clever, Crafty and Creative Ideas.

Last week was my 1st EVER CCC Linky Party and I want to thank all of you who shared.  Everything was amazing!!  I wanted to share a few of the projects that I fell in love with and have inspired me!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Don't pay retail! Look for these 5 things in a THRIFT SHOP!

Ohhhh, was it ever hard for me to limit this list to JUST 5 items.....
 I personally look for about 30 different things each time I go into a thrift store...
But these are my favorite home decor items that I find are almost always cheaper than paying retail and usually quite plentiful.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Upcycled Picture Frame to Lovely Tray

I upcycled the picture (below) into this lovely tray for my new table in just a few short EASY PEASY steps...

Clever, Crafty & Creative Linky Party #1

Please stop by each week to share your Clever, Crafty and Creative Ideas.

Link up your home decor, DIY project and/or tutorials, recipes, creative ideas, party ideas, craft projects, etc....

Be sure to check out other links on this party and leave a few comments!

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Goodbyes and new beginnings...

Last week we had to say goodbye to our beloved dog Chase. He was a Golden Retriever that I adopted 5 years ago from a family on Craigslist when he was 5 years young. Ironically, he and my son Joey shared a birthdate - 7/2/03 and from the first time we brought him home, they shared a special bond.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Ahhh-mazing Garage Sale Finds

Last weekend my neighborhood's annual garage sale beckoned... And while I didn't get a ton of JUNK stuff, like I normally do.... I did get a few large items FREE or nearly FREE!!! Who can complain about that? 
Not this girl! 
Here's just a few things I picked up:

Solid oak dining table.  FREE.... Yep, free! 

It was late in the day and when I spotted this table (which ironically, I owned this same piece once upon a time - about 15 years ago).  The family was closing up for the day and it just so happens I have been looking for a table like this (again....) for my dining room. 
Now, from this picture, it doesn't look too bad... but this had to be the GROSSEST table I've ever seen.... All kinds of dried food on it, paint, glitter glue everywhere.....  But the two most important things to me where....
1) Solid Wood & Sturdy = GREAT BONES
2) It was FREE!!!!!!
Next, I found this mirror - and I was actually going to drive by because I thought they'd be asking too much for it....
What you really can't tell from this picture is that this mirror is OVER 6 feet long and 3 feet high.  Yes, it's gold and OF COURSE I will paint it.... But the sheer size makes it amazing to me.... It was $20, which I felt was a steal!  And the edges are beveled to boot!
Then I came across this chair, which I think will get a paint job, then a hold cut in the seat for a planter and a new home outside... 
Best part.... it was a buck! $1....
(Are you starting to understand I'm a bit of a cheapskate and I love me a good deal!!!)

Last but certainly not least.... This chair. 
Again, it's solid and the bones are great!  I haven't refinished an upholstered piece yet, but considering I paid $1 for this one also....(Happy dance!) what have I got to lose????
So, what do you think?  Have you scored any great deals lately?

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