Up Cycled Containers

In  the last year or two I have learned something about myself. I love bins… Wood, metal, wire, new or old. My parents let me barrow the one above, an old Pepsi crate that is divided up to separate soda bottles. I  plopped in a couple of glass jars and now use it to organize…

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Fur Throw and a Bargain Chair

A couple of weeks ago I went shopping with my darling friend to the Salvation Army. I have to say that the people working there are so nice. We looked over every bit of the place even the outside area where new items are dropped off. I spotted this metal outdoor chair there. It even…

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Designer Style {love} – Michelle Niday

I have a French Country magazine from fall/winter 2012. I keep holding on to it for this article Free Spirit written and photographed about Michelle Niday’s loft in LA.  I look over it again & again for inspiration for decorating my own home.  Michelle Niday is a designer in the Los Angeles area, according to…

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Neutral with Texture

HI Friends! I am sharing my favorite room with you today. It’s our family room on the main level of our house. There are two steps down to this comfy space from our Music Room/Office.  Mazi will show you… A lot of the accents in here you’ve probably seen before from our last house. Like…

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Chicken Wire & Screen Door Display

A few months ago we had some neighbors that were moving out of their house. On garbage day they put this old screen door out at the curb to be hauled away. After asking them if I could re purpose it I brought it home and it sat on the side of my house all…

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Cement Diamond Painted Floors and Shop Pics

Last month I painted the isle way floors at The Lazy Daisy where I rent retail space. The concrete floors are so beautiful in this whole store but the isle looks so amazing after giving it a little pattern. I used Behr products from Home Depot made specifically for cement floors. All water based for…

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Down to Earth Accents – retail space.

Today I remembered to take my camera to the shop where I sell my creations and re-purposed furniture so I could share some pictures of my new space with you.  I love decorating a retail spot because it doesn’t have to really function and over decorating is acceptable. 🙂 The above photo is a trio…

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Make a Wood Table Runner

You have seen wooden table runners, right? I love the rustic look of them and how narrow they can be. One of the best features is that the display on top of it can be removed all at once instead of one by one if you like to display more than one item in the…

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Burlap & Muslin Knot Wreaths

Burlap adds such a great natural texture to almost any decor. Cutting it? It’s a mess! I’d rather work with muslin fabric. So when I wanted to make burlap wreaths, I decided to make them with Burlap and Muslin together. This is a square frame made with branches and twine then wrapped and tied in burlap…

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Distress Pine Wood with an X-acto Knife

In THIS post I showed you how to easily frame in art that may be too small for your wall. I am showing a simple way to distress your frame or any wood project with an X-acto blade and stain here. Once your wood is cut to size and painted lightly use an X-acto knife…

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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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Make a Chunky Bathroom Mirror Frame (no miter cuts)

I hope you all had an amazing summer. My family and I sure had fun. We went to the Outer Banks, NC and Utah for our vacations.  We also had our picture taken with my whole family….. I know you can’t see everybody very well  but these are ALL of my brothers, sisters, their spouses…

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Use Natural and Reclaimed Items to Make a Bench

This might be one of the funkiest pieces of furniture I have ever made. After our Tag Sale a few weeks ago, I took some of the items that didn’t sell and used them to make this outdoor seat. Do you know what this is? It was a stereo speaker stand that my husband made…

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An Unexpected Coffee Table

A couple of weeks ago our living room was rearranged and a black accent wall was painted. If you remember this photo from that post – it was a very boring view of our room. There was no coffee table. I have used this iron bird cage in our home and garden for a few…

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Old Fence – New Tray

This table tray is made out of an old fence that I have used for several projects. As seen on… By using what was available to me in my backyard and an item from my junk stash made it so this project was free. I started with this piece of fence but an old shutter…

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