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Halloween Door Decoration

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This month’s DIY Blog Challenge was to create something with a Halloween theme.  Ooooh fun, right!

I went looking for an oval-shaped frame for the vision I had and found one at a thrift store on one of my husband Paul and I’s outings.  My plan was to create a spooky spider web in the center of the frame and hang it on our front door. Read more…

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messy bun hatOctober Craft Room Destash Challenge!

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This has been a crazy busy month around our house. We were getting ready for house guests when my husband’s employer decided it would be the perfect time to send him to a class for a week. Perfect time for who? Read more….

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Turning an Empty Wall Into a Cozy Space

wall decorWe had an empty wall in our living room which was straight across from our couch, which meant that each time I sat on the couch I looked at the empty wall and thought “I need to do something with that”.  If you’re anything like me sometimes these projects take a long time to go from a thought to action!

One day as I was looking at the wall I thought of how an old church pew with pillows would look really good on that wall and at the same time provide some more seating.  I tried to explain my vision to my husband, Paul. Somehow I don’t think he could quite see that vision but he was willing to trust mine! Read more…

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macrame wreath

I’m sure I’ve mentioned before that I happen to be a 70’s girl.  Led Zeppelin, 8-track tapes, Star Wars, and lava lamps were popular, but do you remember what craft was also popular in the 70’s?  Yes, macramé!  I love macramé and I couldn’t be happier about the fact that it’s making a comeback.

DIY Blog Challenge

I joined the DIY Blog Challenge this month and the theme for the month is fall/autumn.  It’s the perfect theme for me, I can get a project finished while there is actually still time to use it before we’re on to Christmas! Read more….

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Crafty Destash ChallengeI am so excited to participate in the Crafty Destash Challenge this month!  I started digging through my craft supplies trying to come up with ideas and found a package of plastic paint palettes that I had bought for the grandkids to use and here they were still in the unopened package.  But they did spark an idea!

I’ve been working on redoing the grandchildren’s bedroom at our house.  One of the things I’ve planned is for one wall to focus on their creative endeavors including canvas paintings by each of the grandchildren.  So now my thought is to do an artsy wreath with the paint palette and some brushes attached. Read more….

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Whether you’re still in the prepping stage or have moved on to the painting stage, this simple homemade tool will make your painting life easier!  How?  No more climbing up a ladder and precariously leaning over as far as you dare, stretching with your paintbrush, hoping to get paint on just a few more inches before you have to climb down and move the ladder over.  Only to once again risk life and limb as you climb the ladder and teeter on the next to the top step stretching as far as you can with that paint brush or roller. Read more….

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painted tv stand

In a recent foraging trip to the local ReStore my eyes fell upon an old TV armoire and I was instantly in love.  My husband Paul was with me and wasn’t quite as impressed with it as I was, until I managed to share my vision for it in a way that he could appreciate!  Refinishing or painting wood furniture isn’t something we are experienced with, but he agreed, purchase was made and we wrangled the big piece of furniture home. Read more….

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unique wreath
With spring and warm weather arriving I wanted a new look for my front door; something different and more unique than the typical round wreath.  So I headed to the thrift store to see if anything would catch my eye.  What I came home with was an old picture frame and visions of what I wanted to do with it. Read more….

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table runner

Have I said before that I’m thrilled that macrame is back in style?  I am, I’m totally thrilled!  I’ve been working on a macrame table runner, but because I’ve had too many projects going at once, it took awhile for me to finish it.  Now that it is finished, I love it! Read more….

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lemonade standDo your kids want a lemonade stand, but you’re balking at the idea because you don’t have anywhere to store it between uses?  That was my thought when I decided to build this portable one for my grandkids.

I’m at a place where I want to declutter my home and my life.  I am so tired of “stuff”.  Do you feel that way?  The longer you live in one spot the more “stuff” you seem to acquire. 

We had been planning a yard sale for a few months timed in conjunction with a community wide yard sale held every year.  I wanted the kids to have a lemonade stand, so I started thinking about a way to make one that could easily be put away for another time.  Read more….

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