Archive for May 2015


May 31, 2015


Last week I finished a little bench I picked up at a yard sale last summer for $10.

A cute little idea using a head board and foot board from a twin bed.  It sat in the garage for an entire year ......... finally, I took it out, gave it a new coat of paint and added it to our little dining table at the lake.

I used some milk paint I had sitting in the house, stained the back spindles and accented the ones at the bottom ~ noting fancy, but I liked the way it turned out.

The next two projects are these two little gems that a dear friend found for me.  Cannot wait to make them over.  I will post pictures as I am working on them.

Until next time .....................

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May 29, 2015


This is a tad late, but you know the saying 'better late than never'.

Had a great Memorial Day weekend at the lake with the family ......... Katryna is also back from college and I guess you can say summer has officially started and I am one happy mom.  This also means yard sales and craft fairs - what more does one need!

Recently I posted a picture of a bunch of windows on FB.  A friend up in PA was renovating a house and was able to save a few for me.  Different sizes, some with four & six panes, some of them are pretty worn which makes them even more unique ~ all in all a great Christmas gift in April.

There are a bunch of things you can do to up-cycle these gems, and this is where Mr. Craft comes in real handy ~ here's a picture of a coffee table we built last year.

Window Coffee Table


Vintage Window Chalkboard Sign

So the plan is to work on a few window projects over the summer ~ please reply with any ideas you may have, would love to hear from you.

I have so much stuff I have picked up at yard sales over the past few years, that I really need to get working on some projects.  So, here's to a busy summer!

Until next time .............

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May 26, 2015


Hope spring is treating everyone well. This is a little late, but we had prom two weeks ago and all the kids looked absolutely great.  Dinesh looked so very handsome ....... just hard to believe how grown up he is.  There were a total of 10 kids in the group, with one of the girls mom hosting the dinner for the kids which was fabulous ~ all in all, another great DHS prom and the kids had a great time.

Dinesh & Gillian

The entire group with perfect weather for pictures and all looking their best.   

The same weekend, I had a craft fair in Damascus and had a little bit of everything ~ cards, mason jars, signs and these cute little door hangers.  At first I was not sure how they would turn out, but they ended up turning out better than I expected.

 Door Hangers

With the summer here, and spending most of our time at the lake, the plan is to use the time to get ready for the holiday craft fairs - I think the first one is in early November.

Part of my display at the Craft Fair

Until next time .............

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