31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 11 “A Picture Window”

Before I begin today’s “before and after” post I wanted to thank those who have sent emails, left comments here and on the facebook page. I won’t lie to you, it is gratifying to know that someone is interested in what you have to say. A few, including my wonderful supportive husband, have asked whyContinue reading “31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 11 “A Picture Window””

31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 6 “recycling trees”

Awhile back my husband and I made use out of some tree limbs that had been salvaged from a tree in our yard that had been damaged in storm.  Normally we don’t get so sentimental over a tree that we would save the branches, but this tree and 4 others are very special to me. Continue reading “31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 6 “recycling trees””

31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 2 Rustic Glass Votive

I love texture. Love to add texture to objects and love to see texture on objects. To me…texture adds a touch of rustic. Since my world revolves around rustic, I find ways to add texture to just about anything. A few day ago I wanted to make a simple glass votive candle holder, a bitContinue reading “31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 2 Rustic Glass Votive”

success comes to those who try

I could have gone out and bought the chandelier I desired to have, that is if I could find what I wanted.  And that’s really the whole point of DIY isn’t it, besides the satisfaction of saying; “I did it myself” or the part about saving a lot of money by going the DIY route. Continue reading “success comes to those who try”

from salvage to savvy

I keep telling my husband that all of those magazines I buy are an investment. He laughs. I can tell he’s not yet convinced. I think that this little project might change his mind though. In the last Flea Market Style magazine there was an article on page 76, titled; Pretty in Pink and Green.Continue reading “from salvage to savvy”

Make-It Monday….

What to do, what to do…haven’t posted in awhile. Thought I would share some thoughts, ideas and suggestions. First…did you know? There are 115 days until Christmas…that means, for people like me who have vowed to make all presents this year, need to get moving!!!! Second…do you know how much this is? 500,000,000,000 and whatContinue reading “Make-It Monday….”

And The Award Goes To…..

I’m so flattered! *blush*I promise my speech won’t be long…I would like to thank crochethoughts for the sweet kindness she has bestowed upon me by awarding my blog with the “One Lovely Blog Award”Isn’t she a sweetheart….you’ll never guess what she does…I can tell you she just doesn’t think about crochet, she creates wonderful designs.Continue reading “And The Award Goes To…..”

Don’t Throw It Away!!!!

I used to think that I was so good at getting rid of clutter….Meaning that I have no problem tossing items that don’t concern me. *anything that does not belong to me* If it is mine….dishes, magazines, pottery, jewelry…it stays!!!! Lately my mantra has become “Don’t throw that away…I can make something out of it!“Continue reading “Don’t Throw It Away!!!!”