8/20/2014

My Homemade Orb Chandelier!


I am in love with these orb chandeliers.  I bet you are too.

8/15/2014

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.




8/11/2014

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-!

YOU MAKE THE BEST OF IT...

8/01/2014

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.

7/27/2014

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.

7/21/2014

I chose RED!

As I was walking the aisles at JoAnn Fabric's I was amazed at all the selection of outdoor fabrics...


In all colors...

In all designs...

A Whole aisle dedicated just to this kind of fabric!


That got me to thinking...

It's time for a change!

7/18/2014

Part II - Missouri Botanical Garden!

I hope that you didn't miss my Part I of the Missouri Botanical Gardens, but it you did, you can see them HERE.

7/15/2014

Part I - Missouri Botanical Garden!

On the 4th of July we decided to drive the two and a half hours south to St. Louis and go to the Missouri Botanical Gardens. We had been there before but it was at least 11 years prior. Our area had a cool front that came though so the day was beautiful.

Founded in 1859 by Henry Shaw, the botanical garden is the oldest in continuous operation in the US!

7/08/2014

She had me at HELLO!

This
 sweet
 dresser

 had
 me 
at
 Hello!


I did not need a dresser, nor did I need another project, but just look at it! How could I pass this up?

7/03/2014

Inspired Sign!

I have this blog to, not only show you transformations,


But to INSPIRE you!


Because YOU can do it too!


Recently, I was inspired by Claire at The Rustic Pig with her ironing board Welcome sign.

All I really needed was an old ironing board. So I patiently waited for one to come across my path.

GOD always provides!

6/26/2014

For the love of pavers!

When something gets in

 my Hubby's head,

It's got to be done!

Whatever IT is!!


He has an attraction to old street pavers...



6/17/2014

Another Painted Fabric Chair!


 I am so excited


 to share with you

 another one of my

 half painted fabric

 and half upholstered chair!





6/13/2014

The Story of Huge Birdhouses!

My yard and gardens are always changing, even if I don't want them to because of Mother Nature.


This year we changed up some of the hardscaping...

As in BIRDHOUSES!

Let's go back a bit...

6/09/2014

6/02/2014

Gray French Dresser

I finally found a

  QUALITY
 (complete with dovetail drawers) 



little 


French styled dresser!


5/29/2014

I Tried & FAILED...Sort Of!

Remember when I showed you how to use a Sharpie to decorate ceramic, then bake to set it? You can see the details of that post HERE. I made this winter banner out of a plate with this method...
 And a couple of more plates that I display in my home...

5/22/2014

Map + Deer = Wall Art

My brain is in creative mode most all the time. And I wanted to make something unusual for my grown son, who lives in Kansas and is a hunter.


5/20/2014

Gifts from the Heart!

I am back from a little vacation to see my son and his family...
A good friend of mine had a birthday and I wanted to do something special for her. We like most of the same things...antiques, flea markets, specialty stores, trash to treasures, thrift stores, garage sales, etc.

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