DEAR READERS: Catching Up

Vintage dental cabinet

Dear Friends and Fellow DIYers, I miss writing and keeping you up to date on my latest and greatest projects.  Ok, I’ll be honest – I miss actually doing projects. I miss my craft closet. (I’m missing all the good … Continue reading

DO YOU CANOE? The oar makeover

Old oar logo

Ah vacation…when you can truly relax and do what you want to do.  What did I do after a few rounds of kayaking and a couple naps?  (Oh my aching arms) I went junk shopping and found this cool old … Continue reading

WORKSPACE DIY: In my cubicle

Painted tray for desk

I saw a cartoon recently that said something to the effect of “How can you expect me to think outside the box if I have to work inside a box?”  Quote source unknown, I can’t find the original cartoon….Whoever you are, you … Continue reading

THE THOUGHT THAT COUNTS: Quotable Chalkboards

Painted Chalkboard Teacher Gift

Another school year has come to a close.  The Littlest One is again moving up a grade and it’s time to say thanks to those who have kept her on the road to success. Let’s face it.  Teacher gifts can be … Continue reading

NO PINK SAND HERE: Our beach-ified guest room

Guest Bedroom Beach Makeover

I did it!  I finished a project!  The Pink is gone and the Beach is making an appearance in our house.  I’ve finally painted the guest room (Sand Beach, Sherwin Williams) and while it isn’t my best paint job ever, at … Continue reading

MY THUMB IS NOT GREEN: Container Gardening Ideas

Container Gardening

If you remember my post from a few weeks back, I used my cheatin’ ways to do some faux flowering arranging.  Well, when it comes to real flowers – I can’t even cheat.  I am TERRIBLE with real live plants. That’s … Continue reading

CAN YOU HANDLE IT? The Kitchen Cabinet Dilemma

Cabinet handles

Our kitchen cabinets have visually challenged me for a long time.  I really contemplated painting them.  The trend is: If you ain’t got the cash to replace them – paint those cabinets. Well, I’ve done that.  I painted my bathroom cabinets.  And … Continue reading