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Restore a Table with Stencil & Paint

I've really been drawn to painted furniture with stenciled patterns and phrases that I have seen featured on Pinterest, in magazines and on my favorite blogs.  When this table came through my front door, it was the perfect opportunity to try my hand … [Read More...]

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Monograms–Creating Personalized Gifts!

Monograms are very popular and a great way to personalize handmade gifts.  I wanted to share two gifts I recently made for some close friends of mine in celebration of their "I Do's".   The first project was made with pallet wood, paint, and … [Read More...]

pallet wood cut and assembled and painting a dark blue-gray

Fast, Easy & Inexpensive Wall Art!

Things are moving along slowly at our nest.  We've been crazy busy, but have managed to get a couple of things done in between weddings, my injured back, his injured back, and celebrations of nearly every kind.  Now that the living room is painted … [Read More...]


No More Spots!

Finally NO MORE SPOTS!  After 2 months of a living room that looked like this, I'm happy to report that the walls are painted and its starting to feel like "my house"!  This is what this wall looked like when my daughter and son-in-law lived … [Read More...]


Get Your Halloween On!

I'm still unpacking boxes (prepping for a yard sale) and came across some foam pumpkins and burlap I bought last year at the dollar store.  The wheels started turning.  So, since the house is trashed anyway and I needed a break from that mess, I … [Read More...]

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It’s The Little Things!

It really is the little things that make you happy!  Really! Right now there isn't a single room in the new place that doesn't require some kind of attention.  That said, there aren't a whole lot of places to look (besides burying my head in the … [Read More...]

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