Back at the end of August when I did a post on “10 Questions” posed to a blogger, I mentioned the progress on my cat Mylo’s bed.
I FINALLY finished it this week and wanted to share how it was made.
I bought the vintage fruit crate at auction earlier in the year and couldn’t quite decide what to do with it. Mylo seemed to be encouraging me to make him a cat bed so I decided I wanted to make it from all repurposed or recycled materials.
Mylo was checking it out when I brought it home. I thought this was a sign of approval.
I did a bit of looking on Pinterest and other fun sites to garner some inspiration. There was a lot to look at 🙂 In the end I chose something simple, easy and not really time-consuming, lol, although it seemed to take me long enough to find the time to finish this simple project. Continue reading Cat Bed from a Vintage Fruit Crate
I love pumpkins and every year I try to find a new way to repurpose something old and make it into something new, like some form of a pumpkin.
Pictured above is what I made last year from 4×4’s that were left behind by the previous owner of our little house. Here is the link to that post if you want to read how I made them
This year I saw something on the website “Surviving the Stores” that caught my eye and decided to make my own version of it.
I think all good designers would agree that the cheapest way to update a room is with a fresh coat of paint. I also think that goes for more than just the walls.
When money is tight and your budget doesn’t allow for brand new, it’s amazing what a can of spray paint can do.
We are slowly updating our house, one room at a time, or more like one project per room at a time. With the updates to the kitchen, our ceiling fan with it’s brass base just wasn’t cutting it. One can of spray paint, along with some leftover craft paint and we had a totally new look. Continue reading Light Fixture Makeover: DIY
I am a big fan of the blog One Good Thing by Jillee and on Saturdays she always takes what she calls a “sanity” break from blogging. I found myself in the same boat this week, needing a sanity break, as I ended up with so much on my plate…. so I’ve resurrected a post from the archives which I hope you enjoy. Perhaps with the warmer weather on the way it might actually be quite timely as if you get started now you can enjoy these candle holders on your patio or deck all summer long!
Originally posted December 10, 2014
Back in November (2014) We had a temporary “get us through the winter safely” fix up on our front door step and I was so excited when I discovered there was left over 4×4 lumber.
So, just like back in October re the wooden pumpkins I made with the pieces of 4×4 that L cut for me. Shown here…I had L do the same thing with the leftover 4×4 from the front door fix. He cut and sanded for me 1 x 6″ high, 1 x 8″ high and 1 x 10″ high, only this time he drilled a hole in the middle on top using a 1 3/4″ spade bit for a tea light candle. Continue reading 4×4 Tiered Candle Holders for the Patio