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Emilie’s Vanity-Updated With Paint

My oldest granddaughter, Emilie, just turned 13.  She finally has her own bedroom and her first order of business was to find a vanity!  We did some searching, online and locally and came across this little gem.  She loved the shape and size, but not … [Read More...]

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A Mermaid for My Daughter!

I was walking through some shops in the neighboring beach community of Point Pleasant and saw a beautiful Mermaid made out of wood, shells and seaglass that I knew my oldest daughter, Kate, would love.   She has an adorable apartment filled with … [Read More...]

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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...]

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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...]