Vintage Cupcake Pic

Vintage Cup Cake Pics Holder in Foam Core

January 10, 2015 /
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I don’t love everything I make.  Sometimes I have an idea I have to get out of my head AND once I do I’m good to move on – not trying to make it perfect. For example: I must have gotten a bag of vintage cup cake pics at a yard sale for a $1…

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Unfinished Wood Boxes repurposed

March 18, 2014 /
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Unfinished Wood Boxes repurposed The second installment of repurposed bedroom furniture… Supplies: Two wood storage boxes purch online at Joann.com – $30 ea with coupon TTL w/shipping $60 http://www.joann.com/large-wood-storage-bin-with-lid/11873684.html Four glass blocks used for bases (2 per base) – purchased at Lowes – $5 ea Total for both night stands:  $80 Finished Product: I couldn’t find…

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Privacy Screen repurposed into a Headboard $0

March 17, 2014 /
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Privacy Screen repurposed into a Headboard $0 First things first – two finished products (headboard and night stand)…. I just finished making the side table from an unfinished wood box – that’s the next post. I absolutely adore the color we painted our bedroom – Palladian Blue (look the color up on Houzz.com – they…

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Cutting Board Storage

March 16, 2014 /
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Cutting Board Storage I’ve been busy trying to get the house comfortable. The remodeled kitchen is almost complete.  We selected backsplash tile this past weekend and hope to install within the next few weeks.  I’ll post before and after pictures when we’re finished. In the meantime I needed a place to store my cutting boards…

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My GLASS bottle tree has bloomed!

March 7, 2014 /
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Spring must be around the corner….my GLASS Bottle Tree has bloomed! I couldn’t help it – I got a bottle tree for my front yard hoping the folks passing by will get as much of a  kick out of it as I do. My daughter saved up and collected wine bottles for me.  They prefer…

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Recycled Eyeliner = Fine Line Travel Paint Brush +1

December 26, 2012 /
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Sometimes I just can’t help myself.  When I get some clear head space, no TV, no Radio, no people, no books (usually in the shower, brushing my teeth or driving) – ideas just start popping.The latest is this.  I was thinking about the collapsable box.  If you took two of them with you when you…

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The 3 T’s are Finished

December 20, 2011 /
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That’s TRUNK, TIARA BOX AND TU TU’S… The descriptions, techniques and supplies are lengthy so I put them at the end of this post with more pictures… Aluminum Trunk Tiara Box Magic Princess Tu Tu TRUNK (as pictured on it’s side) 26″ wide  x 16 1/2″ high x 10″ deep: This is an aluminum salesperson’s trunk we…

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Vintage Ballerina Music Box – Renovated

December 18, 2011 /
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Renovating this Music Box was a lot of fun.  In the next few days I’ll post the Tu Tu, Dress-Up Trunk and Tiara Box that were made to go with the music box (some days it a very thin thread for me 😉 Spark (more like an explosion) of an idea: My granddaughter loves to…

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Vintage Floppy Disks = Jewelry

December 15, 2011 /
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We had dozens of floppy disks (they weren’t really floppy – they were 4 x 4 hard disks). I hesitated to throw them away because although we couldn’t get information from them anymore some clever thief might find them in the trash, have a relic of a computer laying around the den and get all…

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13 More Sleeps Til Christmas

December 12, 2011 /
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A lot has happened this month… My long list of “firsts” without Mom is at an end (first Birthday, Easter, Mother’s Day, etc).  She passed away December 3rd, 2010.  I could hear her talking to me as I was lamenting my need to make this year’s Christmas cards.  First she would tell me how pretty…

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Ideas I haven’t Shared Before

October 31, 2011 /
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I picked up the Flea Market Style magazine at the hardware store. Holy Cow! There were some really neat ideas in there. Below are pictures of some of the things I’ve done with “other” things.1958 Chevy fender wings ($1 ea at a car swap meet) = coat, bag hanger Fireplace Mantel ($8 at garage sale)…

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