We experienced a lull in flea markets during the pandemic, didn't we? Garage sales even went down a bit. And it left many of us in total withdrawal. Well, I hope to see the local flea markets thrive again. Can't wait to see what special finds the vendors have been storing up all this time.… Continue reading 6 Tips for Flea Market Season!
Keeping it real here, friends. I received some disappointing news that due to supply costs, I may be facing some real challenges to build the shed this spring (or even this year). I'm trying not to give up, but I have to be honest that I do feel pretty down about it. But I'm going… Continue reading Upcycled Magazine Crate Caddy
Spring gets me excited to fill my planters. Which then makes me think of Mother's Day because I usually end up doing my plant shopping then (if it's not raining). This year I hope to have even more places to plant flowers - outside of my "soul" shed. I'm facing a couple hiccups with the… Continue reading For All the Moms (/Parents) Out There
Well, I definitely want to do this again. I mean it's a lot of work, but when you see the results...it's hard to come by tall side tables like this on their own. I've always wanted to turn the vintage ends of a desk or vanity into bedside tables. When I spotted this beauty at… Continue reading Desk Upcycled to Farmhouse Nightstands
Spring is coming! Do you know what that means? I'm that much closer to building a dream: my she shed, my soul shed, my space for blessings. Not only for me and my family, but hopefully others as well. I made another leap today. I ordered a bed! This bottom right area of the shed… Continue reading Shed Area 1: Chats & Naps
I had a vision. Sometimes these visions don't work, but sometimes they do. And you just never know where you're going to get inspiration. Here's how this one came along. I subscribe to a few magazines that always give me lots of creative ideas. One is Better Homes & Gardens Do It Yourself magazine. I… Continue reading Dare to Go 3D on Furniture!
Last week I shared the many steps to refinish/paint a vintage piece of furniture. And promised to share the end result. Here's a little before/after fix for you! As you can see from the before pic, this is becoming a bathroom vanity. It's going to be a classic beauty! Something New With the weather so… Continue reading Tissue Decoupage – This Works!
Sorry for the lack of a post last week - life needed my attention and I had to give myself some grace. I've learned that if I don't do that, a blog like this can become a chore instead of what I want it to be - a Joy! So let's get back to some… Continue reading No Skipping the Small Steps
I'll be honest - I didn't make much progress this last week. It was like -7 degrees outside, the kind of temps that make you want to curl up in a blanket all day. So I decided to look back on some of my furniture redesigns where stenciling was a big part of it. When… Continue reading 4 Ways to Flip Your Stenciling
What to do. What to do. When it's 18 degrees outside and you want to work on a custom project for your client. You step outside, the wind whips your face, and you know it would be a bad idea. So you wait for much improved circumstances. But you want a project. You want to… Continue reading Thrifting for Smalls