Empire Dresser Reveal

This is probably the 
most intense
and hardest
DIY project 
that I have 
worked on...

in a long time!

Here's the story...


Crazy AWESOME Decor Ideas!

For years, Hubby and I have been counting collection and making the deposit for our church.


Tutorial on Making Wool Pumpkins

I haven't done a tutorial in a very long time and just made these cute little pumpkins out of an old wool sweater and thought that you would maybe want to how I made them!



Hubby and I celebrated our 20th Anniversary on July 30 by going to an upscale steak house here in Quincy, IL.
Upon walking out, Hubby noticed a kitten under the vehicle in front of ours. Hubby is a true cat whisperer! He got out and tried to coax her out but she wouldn't budge.


Vintage Pedestals

I gotta say






Barn Wood Wall Art & Basement

I loved this piece as soon as I saw it finished.

the back story
I work a few hours a week
 doing accounting for a custom home builder.


Glimpse of my patio and yard

It has been brought to my attention that you have not seen much of my yard and gardens this summer.
 So with that in mind, you can get a glimpse of the yard while I am showing you our new patio furniture.


From Fountain to Pond

Remember this homemade bubbler fountain,
 right off our back patio?...
I made it by sinking a huge plastic tote in the ground, covering it with three barbecue grill grates and topping it off with rock and a rock-looking fiberglass form. 


Ice Cream Chairs Transformation!

Don't you just love the look of

Feed Sacks?

Who knew that they

Would become so popular.

They bring back the simpler times...

That warms the heart.


Map Nite Stand

What do you do when...

You buy the ugliest table

At a garage sale

And get it home and

R-E-G-R-E-T        I-T-!



Lovely Oval Mirror

I live in a small city of 45,000! A great place to live and bring up kids so I am not complaining. 
I have lived in very large cities like Tulsa, Oklahoma and loved it.
But I have everything I need here and am very happy to be in a smaller town.
The one sad thing, as a DIY person and a lover of repurposing furniture, is that Craigslist is not popular or used much in my area.
However, selling on Facebook is getting BIG here.


Can you say - Salvage Yard?

I really Did It! I got to go to a real salvage place! You know, the kind you see on TV. The kind with all the cool stuff that you want to take home and transform for your home.

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