My daughter has more shoes then my entire house hold put together. And she’s only 2! After our fire, we had so much amazing support from the community and Myra didn’t go with out a thing, especially shoes! I needed to come up with a solution, the floor just wasn’t cutting it any more. I had picked up a couple of lonely drawers from a bid site one day with Myra’s shoes on my mind. Here’s a quick tutorial on a great kids shoe storage!
So as some of you may know, our house burnt down a few months ago. When we were on the hunt for a place to rent during the rebuild, it was almost impossible to find something! Luckily we have amazing friends… One friend offered us his townhouse, on one condition, that we paint the walls and do some minor upgrades so he can sell when we move out! Well this is right up my alley. I would probably go nuts if we rented a place that wouldn’t allow me to paint!
Remember, Sharing is Caring. Wood is such a beautiful thing. I do prefer wood in nature, untouched and uncut. But even cut wood is one of my favorite mediums to decorate with.
My friend had given me this cut slab of a beautiful piece of wood. I knew right away I wanted to turn it into a side table either for the bedroom or living room. If you are fortunate to come across a piece of wood like this, this is how you can refinish it to look like the magazines!
So you may remember my stir stick headboard that I created. Remember I said I kept all the cut ends and would eventually find a use for them? Well I did! Sometimes my hoarding pays off 😉 Here is a quick, inexpensive way to create a beautiful art piece for any room in your home!
Remember, Sharing is Caring.
Herringbone! This is one of my favorite patterns. I just love it, it’s unique and a classic. I’ve always known I wanted a herringbone headboard. I was just waiting for the right room to have one, and finding the right supplies. And I did! All for under $20 too! Can you believe it?!
One day my little family and I were just driving up to our house when two doors down, I spotted a piece of furniture! It had my favorite word on it too, free! My hubby could tell my excitement and right away say no. Our house was beginning to look like a furniture store with all the projects on the go. At that time I think I had about 15 project pieces and a few upgrades to current furniture pieces on the go. And we had a small house.
I finally convinced him that this piece would only take me a couple days and when I was through with it, it would sell in no time! We also made a deal that I wouldn’t nag him about his golf day he wanted to have the next day. Little does he know I didn’t care about him golfing and love it when he can get out and do things he loves! But I put up a bit of a fight anyways just to ensure I could get the piece 😉 We walked down and grabbed the sofa table.
So last year for our daughters first birthday, I turned an old entertainment unit into a play kitchen for her! Then our house was burnt down and it was lost. But she loved playing with it, it was one of her favorite things! And now in our temporary house while ours is being rebuilt, we don’t have a lot of space, so the Ikea Duktig play kitchen is the perfect size! But boy oh boy was it ever boring in my eyes. So I decided to spice it up!
So, in the beautiful town I live in, once a year there is something called “Spring Clean Up” or “Free Dump Week” This is my, and all furniture refinishers and crafters favorite time of year! Everyone can put anything they want out for garbage pick up. Now most people, like myself, put out items that I know others may want or need. You may think it’s a little weird to have people rummaging through your garbage, but its a great way to recycle! Anything that I put out that didn’t get picked up by my fellow garbage pickers, I would actually bring back in the house and donate to the thrift store soon after, so its not all going in the landfill 🙂
Do you remember those tacky 80’s headboards? The ones with built in shelves? They were heavy, and dark, and awkward! Most of the time you could barely give them away for free, but here I was, jumping for joy when I found one for $10! I knew exactly what I wanted to do and already had my inspirational wallpaper on hand. This was going to be our daughters new book nook!
On occasion I have helped people find the perfect white wash look for their wood projects. Whether it’s for an interior wall, exterior stain, piece of furniture or just a craft, there are many different ways to white wash. Some are better than others. Below I have tried 4 different methods, whats your favorite?