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

MY FOUR DOLLAR FIND: The little filing cabinet

Desk and window tween room

Ok, so maybe it was $4.50 but still – you get the idea.  I found this at a thrift shop during the planning stages of the Littlest One’s Tween Bedroom Makeover.  She wanted a locker but I couldn’t find an … Continue reading

WHEN LIFE HAPPENS: Clean the craft closet

Organized craft closet

Seriously.  When my life is in upheaval, taking control of something is the best thing I can do.  I highly recommend it.  Taking control of something in your life means you have said “ENOUGH.”  It also means there’s something you … Continue reading

GUEST POST: Top DIY Trends for 2015

I’m so thrilled to have Anna from L’Essenziale Home Designs guest blogging here this morning.  If you haven’t visited her blog yet, you should!  Her design perspective is new and fresh.  The thing I enjoy the most is the fact she … Continue reading

WHERE DID I GET ALL THIS STUFF? Storage solutions

storage box cube

My beginning of the year organizing continues.  I’m telling you, it’s amazing how much junk we amass over the course of a year isn’t it?!  The trash pile currently in my garage might qualify for a world record.  (I’m serious.  … Continue reading

CHRISTMAS 2014: Thrifty and vintage strike again

Christmas mantel old window

I never really thought that I’d be so in love with my thrift shop and vintage finds.  I used to be an “all new, all the time” kind of person.  But each Christmas, I seem to find interesting ways to … Continue reading

CHRISTMAS CARD DISPLAY: The little red ladder

Junk shop ladder used as holiday card display

Oh yeah, another junk shop find.  This little ladder was standing outside by itself this summer when I was prowling around on vacation.  For $8 I had to have it!  I mean, there had to be something cool that I … Continue reading

NOW WHAT? When inspiration does NOT strike

Thrift shop umbrella stand turned side table

Here’s how this project started:  Hubby asked for a side table for the patio.  He said something to the effect of “You make all this stuff – let’s create something we need.”  Hmmm… If you remember correctly, I did a … Continue reading