Trash to Treasure

Craigslist Makeovers

You're browsing Craigslist and you come upon a dresser that would look fabulous in your bedroom. You think 'If it only wasn't in such terrible condition'. Almost all the items I find to makeover, I find on the streets. So many times all it needed was some paint, or perhaps some new hardware. Let's say you… Continue reading Craigslist Makeovers

Home Decor

Mirror Update

If you have visited my blog, then you know how I love to create something pretty from something that has been cast away. I found this old black mirror at a garage sale for $1.00. It had a black frame that was badly beaten up, but the mirror was in great shape. I wanted this… Continue reading Mirror Update

Crafts, Fun & Easy DIY

Make Your Own Chalkboard Paint

Chalkboard paint has so many fun uses, both playful and practical. The only downfall is it comes at a steep price and the color selection is somewhat limited. Now you will be able to get all the fun, for a lot less, by making your own. Chalkboard paint lets you transform any wall into an… Continue reading Make Your Own Chalkboard Paint

Just a Thought

Painting Mishaps Updated

Okay, I have mentioned to you I cannot paint. So many of you out there do such amazing work, I so envy you 😉  Well, some of you try to build my confidence and tell me to practice, or you don't believe me....So to the ones out there that don't believe me, and asked to… Continue reading Painting Mishaps Updated

Crafts, Fun & Easy DIY

Easy Bud Vase Makeover

Hello, this is a very easy craft that just about anyone can do! All you need is acrylic paint and spouncers, and of course, a vase. Any size or shape.  I found a pkg of 20 different size spouncers for less than 2.50 at Walmart.com..best deal My mom gave me some of these bud vases… Continue reading Easy Bud Vase Makeover

Trash to Treasure

Patio Set Makeover

I did this project over a year ago, it's a great example of  how you can turn someones trash into something beautiful!   I found this patio set at a garage sale...$15. It was in pretty sad shape, but for the money, it was worth trying to repair. The chairs had splits in them, and… Continue reading Patio Set Makeover

Trash to Treasure

Curb Find

If you know me, you know that I believe it is such a waste to throw out perfectly (well maybe not so perfect) stuff! I was walking my doggies with some friends and I found these chairs on the side of the road. They had terrible stains, cobwebs, and just yucky. But I saw something… Continue reading Curb Find

Crafts, Kids

Let’s Make Squishies

  Today Mariah came over to do crafts with me, I love being around children. We decided to do squishies. Yes, I said squishies. Kids love them. You can buy them online and at the malls. But why spend so much money on collecting them when ..your children could design and what's more fun than… Continue reading Let’s Make Squishies

Holidays, Patriotic

Happy Memorial Day!

  I had this metal vessel in the clearance section. It was calling out to me to 'Up Cycle' please.  I thought this is a great gift to give a special neighbor friend. To start fresh, I started by painting the whole thing inside and out with Rustoleum white spray paint.When it was dry, I… Continue reading Happy Memorial Day!

Crafts, Kids

Painting Letters

I had so much fun with little ones yesterday. A couple of neighborhood kids came over to do some crafts with me. Today we painted letters. You know those 8" craft wooden letters you can purchase at Walmart.com or inside the store. Mariah painted the front of the letters in 4 different colors: This year… Continue reading Painting Letters