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Oak cabinets....anyone else have oak cabinets and want something different?! My sister did, so I grabbed my paint brush and favorite General Finishes milk paints and went to town!
Do you ever get the itch to change something up? Sometimes a random thought hits me to make a change in my decor. Sometimes it’s a quick and easy change, and other times, not so much. Over the weekend, I started taking out my fall decor to start thinking about my plans for the fall (yes, I just said fall decor – eek). Well anyway, I was thinking of what I wanted to do with my coffee bar, and then all of a sudden I got that itch!My coffee bar is actually a built-in desk in my kitchen. I love that I have the space for a coffee bar, but it’s not really what I envision for a coffee bar. Well, I decided that I wanted to tear out the desk and bookshelves and replace them with a vintage dresser and floating shelves above. I told my husband what I was thinking and he told me that I must be crazy. lol.
Have you ever read the label of air freshener that you buy in a store? Do you really want to breath all that stuff? Here is an easy and quick alternative to commercial air fresheners. You know how realtors recommend baking cookies before an open house? This is the same concept only you are steeping the ingredients on the stove.
You probably have most of the ingredients you need in your refrigerator, your garden and your yard. Here's what we used: rosemary from the garden, clips of cedar and snips of balsam boughs. We mixed this together in two pots with lemon, lime and bay leaves.
We made two different scents and put them in mason jars. For more detailed information go to our blog: http://livedan330.com/2013/10/03/diy-organic-and-all-natural-air-fresheners/ and don't forget to follow us on Hometalk!
When I first heard of air plants I thought they were fake. How could a plant survive off of just air?!?! I mean, a plant that you don’t put in dirt and doesn’t need water – surely this is a dream plant for those of us whose green thumbs are a bit challenged. Am I right? Well, as it turns out, air plants are real and do . The idea was simple and looked super easy to create. Since I’m always on a mission to create the “look for less”, I went to the Dollar Store and bought a metal pan. You know, one that you would bake lasagna in and take to a potluck? Yeah, one of those. The metal was sturdy enough to hold my lightweight air plants, but pliable that I could bend it with my fingers – no special tools required!
The a/c causes lots of condensation that just runs out onto the ground. From what I've read, condensate water from the a/c is 99% pure clear water, no chemicals, just a bit of dust! Why not catch it and use it? We did just that! Here's how we did it.
It took right at a full week to gather a barrel full of water. That's approximately 55 gallons of water that would have otherwise jut gone onto the ground. Now we use it to water all the little plants and the garden!
Ever looking for a piece of functional art that looks as good in the living room as on the wall at a gallery- without breaking the bank? Why not use furniture as a form of art? As a college student passionate about art, I was looking for just that: something useful, yet unique and interesting to put in my new apartment. To start, these tables (of which I’m going to show the creation process of just one of the total three) were a yard sale buy that my mother kindly purchased on my behalf and saved over the course of about two years. The table shown here is the coffee table that matches two small end tables, which were done using the same techniques.
I bought this dresser at an online auction. Based on the condition of the veneer that I saw in the photos, I thought it would be a perfect candidate for painting. But it turns out it was about 100 years older than I initially thought. Based on the materials, hardware, and handcrafted construction I estimate the dresser was made in the early 1800’s.
I found this well loved step stool at the thrift store and I had to buy it. My mom's birthday is coming up and we had run across one of these before when we were together. I has saw it at a local flea market and bought it. She saw it and said she needed one too but there wasn't a second one to be found. I'm going to up-cycle this stool for my mom's birthday! You can see more of my crazy creations here