Sofa Table Made w/ Wood Scraps

Happy weekend friends! We are having the most beautiful weather here in Virginia. The windows are open and a fresh breeze is blowing through the house. I love these days. This post isn’t about the weather but when it’s nice out that means I get to create comfortably outdoors. Remember in THIS POST I framed…

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Old Windows & Aquarium Stand = Awesome Buffet

Last week I picked up an old aquarium stand at a thrift shop. It was made of wood so I grabbed it. In this picture above I had already given it the first coat of paint but the whole thing was that dark brown color you see inside.  Since the stand was a little boxy…

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Wood Console Table with Lattice

Do you have an air return vent or radiator in a too visible of a spot in your home? I have noticed that a lot of homes in the area where we live have very visible air return vents….like this – This picture comes from a model home at Main Street, a local home builder. See…

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Make a Sturdy Wooden Bench {instructions}

I like to make simple pieces of furniture. I actually took pictures while making this bench today so I can show you. Here is my version of making a wooden bench – I let the pictures do most of the “talking”. I start by making the frame for the seat with furring strips. Cut each…

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Make Wooden Christmas Gift Box Decor

Don’t you love the look of Christmas presents under the tree? It’s so exciting to wonder what is in each special package. Last year I made some wooden gifts for our front porch and the twinkle lights inside were a festive and fun welcome. This year I used wood lattice from the home improvement store…

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Handmade Gift Idea for Baby

What means more than a homemade gift?  After having my twins – the gifts that poured in were so meaningful to me. I still remember what was given to me and by whom. I don’t sew much so I never give quilts unless they are purchased but what I can make is a personalized growth…

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Make Your Art Stand Out – {tutorial}

This project was pretty simple to do. I am excited to show you how you can make small or drab art really POP on your wall. This wall is in a newly finished basement. The owners want a rustic “ski” theme. They already had these vintage style canvases but they were too small for one wall…

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Frame in that TV

Who gets excited for a mantel makeover? ME!!! Our fireplace has a huge cubby for the TV above. It looked like this when I built in the TV the first time around – only 15 weeks ago. SOMEBODY at our house went a little crazy on Cyber Monday…. and it wasn’t me. (Isn’t my hubby just…

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New {old} Foyer Table

Our foyer needed a little something to make it more “stylish”. I wanted a narrow table along this wall for lamps and holiday decorating.Our TV is above the mantel (see here) so this ledge will be fun to switch around accessories for the seasons. ~~~~~~~~~ Here’s how it all started out: I found these deck posts…

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Rustic Island Redo

Want to see what I was working on last week? I created this island for Kristin and Liam out of some old cabinets. Painted in a slate color (a special mix of a few). The family wanted this wine rack that was given to them incorporated into the island. So I rebuilt the rack to fit on one…

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{bringing in the details…}

I’m going to share with you a few accents and details that I like to bring into a home when I get to do all the decorating… (from Kris and Steve’s House) The main foyer features a chocolate accent wall for some very important photos.   I love iron nail buttons and lots of jute twine wrapped around it and…

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Personalized Message Centers

If you have a large wall in a kitchen or mudroom.   This is a great way to add function and beauty… This is a message board that I custom made for a family with the most beautiful home. It hangs on a large wall in the kitchen.  You can see the kitchen island in…

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Kitchen Island Accents

I handcrafted my kitchen island several years ago. I gave up cabinet space for an open shelf.  To me, a home looks and feels more comfortable when it looks “lived in” so I don’t mind that some of the things I use are in plain view. I don’t have drawers to throw junk in so…

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Handcrafted Wedding Gift

 (well, since Christmas is over….on to other gifting and projects) One of my good client/friend wanted a couple of special wedding gifts for her friends that were getting married. This is what I made for her.  custom made frames I cut burlap out to fit the size of photo that would go inside the frame.  Then printed the…

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{Craft Cuteness}

Moss Stars….. {moss}  {metal star}  {hot glue} {CUTE} My Pinterest Inspiration by http://www.brostecopenhagen.com/ Here’s How: I bought the metal stars at the craft store for just over $5 each.  (I am making two) I also bought the moss and used my 40% off coupon. I always have hot glue…. { DISPLAY } I love the…

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