Functional & Warm Laundry Room

Hey Friends! Can you even believe this post is coming in the same month as our guest room post (HERE)? Well, it’s March and that darn sun finally decided to come out and it has given me much needed new energy. We recently had to get a new washer. Our old one broke, which I…

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Upgrade that Builder Kitchen Island

You know when you are building a house and you have that thing called “a budget”? No matter how big or small it is, it never seems to cover everything you want. What I did before every appointment with our builder was think about the skills I do have and skills I don’t have. I went with…

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Tool Box Table Runner

This is a super quick project I did last week to bring some color into the dining room. We had a couple of 1×4 wood common boards in the garage. This long, narrow box is simply screwed together and painted in Vine Green by Ben Moore. I filled it with greenery. It took nine small…

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Project Challenge – Reclaimed Wood

As my Project Challenge friends may tell you, I have been a little in and out of my commitment to post a project for our Project Challenge event that falls on the last Friday of each month. Thank you to my fellow bloggers who understand that life comes first. OK…let’s get started here – so…

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Project Challenge Link Party – Furniture {a dining table upgrade}

Welcome to our Project Challenge Event for April! 🙂 (a day early or 6 days late – however you like to look at it) New to Project Challenge? Five bloggers and myself do a DIY project with the same theme or material every month and share it in a post on the last Friday of…

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This End Up Desk turned Rolling Island

This project was so fun to do. I refinish furniture pretty often so when I picked up this desk I had no idea what I was going to turn it into. I have finished a few pieces of furniture in this same brand called This End Up…it’s ironic because here is what I was inspired…

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Jute Ribbon & Lanterns on Scrap Wood

Today is a snow day here in Virginia. It would be sort of fun if we could all carry on “business as usual” but that is not the case. No school, shops closed….etc… While all the neighborhood kids were getting my foyer floors wet with snow and eating everything in my pantry I lost myself…

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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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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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Re-purposed Cabinet to Mobile Kitchen Cart

We have a “U” shaped kitchen. Sometimes an island works well here but other times it doesn’t. By using a small cabinet from our old island, I made a mobile cart that can be used when it is most needed but put away when it’s not. When we purchased our Connecticut home in 2005 –…

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Painted Pedestal Sink Skirt / Shower Curtain

What a weird week it’s been. We got 2 inches of snow on Tuesday and the kids have been off of school the whole week for it. I know that sounds goofy to some of you that live near the mountains and when we moved from Utah to the East Coast, we thought it was…

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Old Window Headboard

Last weekend my family and I stayed at a darling cottage.  While we were there – I made this headboard with an old window. Here is how… You might remember my bedroom from our last house. I explained a little about how I made it in the original post but this time around I took…

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How to Frame in a Fridge

Most refrigerators aren’t all that beautiful to look at and can distract from the most beautiful features in the kitchen. Although I like an industrial look – I don’t want the first thing you notice in my kitchen to be our fridge. Here is how I concealed and customized ours…. You can do this too…..…

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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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Simply Handcrafted Tree Star ~ Christmas Tree 2012

The tree is up and the lights work… Our 2012 Christmas Tree. As some of you know – we recently moved into this house… it’s not a permanent residence for us and our Christmas decor is packed all tight and nice. I dreaded unpacking all of our traditional Christmas decorations and repacking them up again.…

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