Friday, December 12, 2014

Made these darling ornaments with my daughter. She needed an inexpensive ornament for her tree so we went out to the firewood pile. We cut slices of a log that was about 3". We used a sharpie for most of it but pulled out the paint for the nose and highlights. All that is left is a ribbon for hanging on the tree. So fun and inexpensive.

Aaaahhh Christmas, the very best time of year! Love the lights, music, traditions, and decorations.  Here are some of my favorites.  Hope you and yours have a very Merry Christmas.

Monday, October 13, 2014 feature

So that was so fun to be contacted by to feature our murphy bed we made. We have really loved it and use it a lot. Here is the link if you want to check it out...
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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Fall! My favorite time of year.

Just adding some fall loveliness to my mantel and entry.  Oh how I love fall colors and the beautiful weather. Hope you are enjoying your fall.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Free headboard to darling bench

Oh my, it has been "Forever"! I have been doing sooo  many things I just have to share.  I love to see what everyone is up to and hopefully you will be inspired to do some projects that you have had on the back burner.
I found this headboard at a garage sale.  It was free.  I have wanted to make one of those darling benches from a headboard and footboard for so long.  Usually you only find a headboard and not the matching footboard.  I was lucky this day.

I cut the footboard in half and trimmed the top down.  Only because I didn't like what it looked like.  Then you attach the footboard to the headboard at a 90 degree angle.  I used screws through the back to attach them.  I then put on the 2x4's for the base of the seat.  I used 1x4's to make the top of the seat. I had to cut one to fit on both sides using my jig saw. 

Here it is all put together.  I spray painted it red, sanded, and then rubbed walnut stain all over it.  I love how it turned out.  So fun and unique.

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Monday, January 31, 2011

Laundry room "mostly" finished

Yea! I love my new laundry room. Well I guess I shouldn't say new, it's just kind of a makeover. You remember I got a new washer and dryer and painted the room. Well I have just been putting the finishing touches in there now.

There is a picture of those beauties. I have really loved them, but, you do have to remember I was using 20 year old ones before.Here is my new sink and tile counter my hubster did for me. And, look there above the sink, I needed some place to hang things to dry so hubster did that for me too. Gotta love it.Then for the "Mudroom side" of the room. I got this fabric at JoAnn's. I covered the bench with some quilt batting and then stapled the fabric on top and trimmed with a board around the edge.
Then I made a little curtain to hide some things under my fold-out table. I can hide alot of stuff back there.The baskets on the shelf above the bench holds hats, gloves and scarves.
This little cabinet hides the fold out ironing board I made from one that hangs over a door.I don't know about you but we have winter here. I always have wet gloves and hats when the family comes in from the cold. I bought this shelf thingy from Walmart years ago and it works so well to dry and warm up the hats and gloves. Just place it over a heating vent. Everyone puts their wet items on a shelf and the heat blows up through the vent and dries all three shelves of gloves and hats. It works great. In the summer I just put it away under the fold-out table, behind the curtain.
In most of the pics you can see I got a new rug also. I ordered it from I got one that almost covers the whole floor this time. I am tired of wet boots making a puddle of muddy water on my tile. Hopefully this will help.
If you would like to see what the room looked like before you can go to my laundry room show and tell post.

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Saturday, January 1, 2011

The New Year is here, where did 2010 go?

Can't believe the New Year is here. I have really been slacking and I don't see any changes in that area. I am having trouble finding time for blogging or maybe making the time. I so appreciate all of you who have been following and this has been a really fun year or almost a year. I have gotten to know many of you and enjoy your blogs so much. I am sure I will be checking on you and seeing what you have been up to creatively speaking. I understand you will be leaving my following but I will leave the blog so that I can easily check on you and still comment. Do you know of a way I can do that when I don't have a blog?

Thank you to all who have left thoughtful comments and followed along. I have really enjoyed this adventure because of you.