Sunday, December 28, 2014

Top 11 of 2014

It's hard to believe 2014 is coming to a close!  It's  been a year full of triumphs, struggles, and some weather I will never forget!

Let's take a look back at the posts you all liked the most this past year, shall we?

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The stockings were hung...

Did you know that hanging your stocking from the fireplace can be dangerous?  We had ours hung on some stocking hangers on the mantel.  It looked so nice...but then my daughter pulled on hers a little to see it and the stocking hanger fell on her face!  We were so thankful it hit her cheek, it could have been much worse since it was only 1/2" below her eye!  Those things are heavy and I wasn't about to put them up again.  That was a scare enough for me.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Hollow core door...see what it's become!

After a trying week, I'm back.  This December has been a month I will remember, but won't want to repeat.
I'm getting back into the swing of things.  Today let's talk about doors.  More specifically, hollow core doors.
These doors are usually passed up.  They aren't old, or wood. or anything special, but there still are some things you can do with them.    I happened upon this flat, boring hollow core door and had a few ideas, but am delighted on how it turned out.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The making of a footstool

This piece just came together from parts I found.  I don't even remember where I got the legs from, but I thought they were so cool.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Signs and wall art

This is the time of year where I get to use up all the pieces I collected over the summer at garage sales.  Of course, you have to include a few Christmas signs...

Monday, December 1, 2014

Sewing table makeover

I was given this sewing table.  It sat for a few months while I finished up the many other things that had deadlines.  You know how it goes!  Well, I finally got around to working on it.  Follow along and see the transformation.
Here is the before.  It has a really neat shape.  It's not like any other sewing table I've seen before.

Here is a close up of the inside.  I removed the box in the upper left and the small pieces on the bottom shelf.

I decided to go bold on this one.  My husband says I'm stuck in a white rut.  Hey!  I like white!
After the paint was finished, I clear and dark waxed it.  The top was next on the list.  I would have loved to do a yardstick top, but since I didn't have enough of those, I used some small boards instead,

I cut them all to the approximate length first.  Then, by tracing the table shape from underneath, I cut the curve on each one.  After nailing them in place, I decided they needed a little support in the middle where the hole was.  I flipped it upside down and screwed a board in the space.

I used different shades of stain to create the top.

It's a unique piece for sure!