Happy Thanksgiving

Hope that you have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving holiday!
We have so much to be thankful for.

Guest / Craft Combo room and my new chair

If you saw my recent post I just redid a kitchen table and turned it into my new
craft space desk..  You can see that full post Here.

Well, of course I decided I needed a chair.. makes sense right? :0)

And recently we stopped in a goodwill and I actually spotted a bar stool that I
planned to buy and cut down and use that, but then around the corner..
there it was.. and at a better price!

Actually there "they" were..
There was a pair of solid wood Ethan Allen chairs.. both were
in need of some help but one was definitely better than the other,
and I picked the better one out looked it over, and it came home with us.

It had a lot of scratches and the bottom portion of the chair
let me know they must've had a puppy..

A puppy with lots of teeth and that liked to chew on this chair. :0)

However the puppy must've favored the other chair even more, that is why
that chair stayed in the store and I didn't bring it along as well. Ha.

So sanding was definitely required..
a lot of sanding..
a whole lot of sanding..

Did I mention sanding!

Then finally after all that sanding, and sanding, came the paint..
Yep, the pretty shade of blue..
I decided that it might as well match the desk.

and the dresser..

Isn't it pretty?

and here is my Craft / Guest Combo room..
all decorated up for Christmas.


Can you guess what my headboard is?
It is actually the table leaves from our kitchen table.. Yes, it has 3 leaf inserts 
and the table get's massive,
but we have never used them because our table is big enough as it is. 
Well,  I was debating on where to put the table leaves to get them out of my laundry room 
and thought of this..  and it actually looked good! Ha.. 
One of those win/win things. :0)

You may be wondering where all my craft supplies went if you remember
my Craft Room reveal.. 
Well, notice that I didn't show off the closet - that is another story, 
for another time. :0)

Thanks for stopping by!

DIY Kitchen Table to my new Desk

I have been looking for a new desk for my craft/guest combo room..
and just couldn't find one that was affordable and made from real wood.

I use to actually use a small kitchen table in this room before I decided
to turn it into a combo room.. and I decided I didn't have much to lose by
cutting it down to see if I could make it work in this space again..
after all it was just sitting in the garage taking up space there.

So I went for it.

Here is a quick recap on how she looked before..

Christmas Wreath 2015

If you remember I used a vintage wood frame with ornaments last year..
If you'd like to see that post go Here.

Which was just a simple, no cost, and unique project.

However, I am using that frame elsewhere in the house and I decided I would like
to be able to light it up this year so I decided to go a little more traditional.

So I purchased a plain green wreath, a set of battery powered lights with a timer, and got
out my Christmas theme florals/ribbons and decided to see what I came up with.

First I fluffed the wreath up some, and made sure my lights worked. :0)
Then I strung the lights and attached the battery box to the back of the wreath.
(using craft wire)

So far, so good.

Then I just started tucking things in.. some glittery picks, poinsettia's, and some
sticks to add a little rustic charm.. :0) then I added a simple burlap bow.


Scrap Trim to a Christmas Tree

Christmas decor is up..
 and Oh, so pretty.  I absolutely love this time of year. :o)

Well, I decided to share this simple DIY project I did in a very short amount
of time.
I used a piece of faux wood looking baseboard trim and using my compound miter saw simply
angled the ends..
and as I cut them I placed them in a 'tree' shape.. no measuring, just eyeballing
it cutting each one smaller as I went.
I wasn't looking for a perfect 'tree' after all.

I also cut the backing piece to use to attach my "branches"..

Here it is all placed together:

Then I simply attached it together using screws.
Then placed it in a container and added some florals.

linking up at:
Flaunt it Friday

Utensil Art for the kitchen

I decided to make some new artwork for my brand new pantry..
(See the details of my Pantry Here)

So I gathered a few supplies..

  • a previously used corkboard
  • decorative papers
  • modge podge
  • paintbrush
  • spray paint
  • and silverware

I started by cutting my decorative papers.. and using my paintbrush and modge podge
put a light coat on the cork board and attached the papers.