31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 8 “Curbside Rescue”

My mister did it again. But this story has a little twist…This time the curbside rescue he brought home was quickly snatched up by my DD. Indeed the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. So today’s post is all about her before & after of a curbside rescue. A solid wood office chair isContinue reading “31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 8 “Curbside Rescue””

31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 5 “the Mantle”

My fireplace and I are at odds…maybe even an all out war. I expect to win, however before I can claim victory there will always be some set backs. A few months back I got a wild hair one morning and removed the hearth, that post can be found here. It was an all outContinue reading “31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 5 “the Mantle””

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”

skirting an issue & justifying another

I’m a groupie, I’ll admit it. I follow, I browse and glean tons of info from the blogs I follow. I have one or two blogs I read everyday, don’t always comment but I read and take note of topics I want to come back to. That is why, for me anyway, that I oftenContinue reading “skirting an issue & justifying another”

a before & after to be continued

I was just about to fix dinner and the only person that would’ve eaten dinner with me (son) jumped in his truck to go eat dinner with his team. Well!  I can take a hint. So dinner will get moved to the back burner (lol) and I’ll write out a really quick blog post. YesterdayContinue reading “a before & after to be continued”

rusty wire, a focal & the finished design

I really wanted to create something wonderful today So I gathered some rusty wire a lovely focal bead and whipped up this  little cross my camera didn’t want to play today, so my finished design was photographed with my iPhone, i guess it’ll do in a pinch. just some wire and a stone a littleContinue reading “rusty wire, a focal & the finished design”

happy ending

I saw it when I walked into the antique/junk shop. Snatching it up quickly as if someone else would see it and grab it before I did. I was the only customer in the store at the time, but that didn’t matter, someone could’ve walked in. With it in my safely in my hands IContinue reading “happy ending”

what i wanna do vs. what i gotta do

what i wanna do… what i gotta do… because this is where i started on June 3rd and this is how far i got and stopped! Now here we are July 10th gotta gitter done! sorry for the grainy photo, this was taken with my iPhone and sent to my son asking him if heContinue reading “what i wanna do vs. what i gotta do”

i found it…but i should’ve left it!

This is a lesson in knowing when to pick up a found object or leave it. We had a really windy Spring and sometime during a really windy day, a lovely little robin egg fell out of a nest.  I didn’t actually see this event take place, but I did happen along shortly after.  ThisContinue reading “i found it…but i should’ve left it!”

oh just knock it off…will ya?

First let me be clear…I’m not picking on Pottery Barn. I love PB. I love all of their designs and ideas. I love looking and drooling over their pictorial features, the lovely fluffy perfect bedding, the wonderfully laid out wall displays, the feeling that the PB style invokes…comfortable, cozy, upscale. Unfortunately the other feelings thatContinue reading “oh just knock it off…will ya?”