Sunday, March 30, 2014

Tiered pedestal stand

While at my local goodwill store I was browsing for those cheap pieces you could do something with.  I cam across a wooden platter and a wooden bowl.  Since they were super cheap,  I picked them up.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Spindle planter/organizer

Got spindles?  I know I do.  There are so many things you can do with them.  This project is just one of many.  Use a spindle  to create a planter or organizer.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

How to upholster a channel back chair

I used to pass by channel back chairs because I thought they were a little intimidating to do.  I wasn't quite sure, but I figured it out and I am going to help you see that it's not so bad.  I must forewarn you.  This requires lots of sewing!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

An upholstery shortcut

They say things come in 3's right?  I have recovered 3 antique couches in 3 months!  In this case it is absolutely spot on.  I am  going to show you my 3rd antique couch makeover with a few shortcuts.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Add some sizzle with layered paint

I had a request to do something different with this bench and 3 chairs.  They had just been using spray paint and it wasn't as durable or fun as they would like.

Before I get on with this makeover, I wanted to share a random thought.  Why did they ever think it was a good idea to make scented markers for kids?  Is it really a good idea to teach them to sniff markers?  I don't think so.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

1 footboard 2 projects

For this project I am showing how I turned one foot board into 2 projects.  I had seen some cute foot board coat racks and decided to make one.  Then I was left with the rest of the foot board and wondering what to do with it.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Use what you have

There's nothing like a sump pump malfunction to get you to organize your basement!  Wow, am I sore!  Organizing my basement has been on my to do list for a while, but another project or order was always being filled.  God had other plans, though.  I need to do it now and put the projects I was in the middle of on hold.

I had plans to create a work bench and get some shelving to keep everything off the floor and organize.  I admit it, I am a messy DIY'er.  I always have stuff everywhere.  I know there are some people who see where I work and just cringe.  Instead of always working on the floor where there is a space, I am going to aim for having a work table...which I have never had!

For now, I am going to use what I have.  I would love to build one like this:

Isn't that fantastic?  A place to store all those boards, tools and be able to work?

Here is my humble-created-by-me work bench.

I made this decision because we are in the midst of ordering new wood flooring and redoing our living room plus I am painting my kitchen cabinets.  I am not ready to sink some money into the wood needed to build the above bench.

I had these bi fold doors which are flat on the inside.  I simply laid them on my sawhorses flat side up.  These doors are hollow core so I won't be building with them.  I was holding on to them in hopes I would finish my basement one day...that's a long ways off.
Can you see the disarray in my basement?  Everything got shoved to the center of the basement to keep away from the water on the edges the broken sump pump caused.

 Wood to the left, inspirations from magazines, a few tools and a work space.  It's a start and I used stuff I had on hand. 

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Sunday, March 9, 2014

Homemade chicken marinade

I have always loved to season or marinade my chicken, but when you read the ingredients on those jars and bottles, it makes you wonder.  What are half of those ingredients?  Why so much salt?  MSG!  I have been searching and trying out different homemade recipes for marinating my chicken and have finally found one all of my family loves!  Today, I will share.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

How to dress up a plain mirror

We have all seem them.  Most of us have had or still have these large plain mirrors in our house.  There is a way to dress these mirrors up.  I am going to share with you one way I have come up with.  If you don't like this style, stay tuned, I will be doing one a little differently soon.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

My Antique Couch- Step 1 living room makeover

As some of you know, I recently recovered and painted an antique couch.  To see that couch click here.The funny thing is, I had been sort of looking for one for me.  I just found one and this post is about its transformation.  This is my first step in making over my living room.  It is in need of major help.  I need to just take it one step at a time and I know it will get there...but I want it done now!  Anyone else ever feel that way?

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Christmas pocorn tin revamped

Some of our great friends sent us this popcorn tin for Christmas.  The popcorn is long gone, but this tin has so much potential.  I decided to make it over and give it a new life.