Custom Sized Foyer Table

Hello Friends! Guess what? I made something! Yup! It’s been a long time since I have taken on a project but here is why. I am in love with my nail gun and air compressor for this stuff. We have been reunited after their stay in storage and I couldn’t be happier! I tried making…

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Chicken Enchiladas {yum}

This recipe was inspired by a Food Network show from years ago. I came up with this on my own but I wish I could remember the guy that gave me the surprise ingredient idea. This recipe makes about 14 enchiladas. Here is what you need: 2) 9×13 Baking Dishes, 1) Medium Mixing Bowl, 1)…

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Turn an Old Bar Stool into a Chair Table

Open floor plans are all the rage anymore. Living spaces such as kitchens and dining rooms are all in one big room or a living/dining room combination is especially popular. Such is the case with ours.  Giving a space it’s own purpose depends on the furniture and how it is placed. This is our combo…

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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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Recovering Dining Chairs

Hello there! I don’t know about you but I am done with this winter weather. Our internet and cable went out last week while the kids were out of school b/c of the snow. It forced us to find other things to do. We survived and I got something done that has been hanging over…

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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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Project Challenge #1, Paint/Stain – Chalk Paint and Dark Wax

Some talented bloggers and I have challenged each other to come up with a unique item/project made with a different product each month. This month our challenge is using paint or stain. Luckily, I have been up to my ears in painting this week so I am super excited to share something that you’ve seen…

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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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Concrete Top Dresser

At the shop where I rent space to sell my stuff, another vendor had brought in this cute piece of furniture that came with a tri-fold mirror. I wanted the mirror and the price for the set was great. The mirror went straight up to my bedroom but I wanted to change the top of…

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Up-cycle 80’s Style Scalloped Wood

Do you go to yard sales, Goodwill stores or flea markets? If so, you probably see old fashioned shelving or boxes with scalloped edges or even heart cut outs on the trim. If they’re solid wood, I snag them up and rip the “frill-y” parts off with my table saw. (I didn’t take a before…

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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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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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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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Nosey Neighbor Kitchen Redo #1

Our neighbors had a water leak that damaged their flooring on the main floor and in the basement. The insurance company claim was going to cover costs of the damage to the flooring for both areas. This particular home was built around 2003. The builder still put linoleum in the kitchens at that time (don’t…

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