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Customized window seats were going to cost me $900. Being Do-It-Yourselfers, and people who work "on a dime" this was a big ouch! BUT I was willing to fork it over since my hubby declared he was on strike from any more house projects (yes, he has worked his butt off to get our home to where it is now in a years' time) and I just couldn't stand the thought of our newly renovated sun room without window seats under all those windows!
Repurposing items is one of my favorite things to do, along with entertaining. I'm always looking for serving trays that are nice enough to stay out on my coffee table even after all of the guests have left. With this project, you can customize it exactly how you want and save money at the same time, by using an inexpensive photo frame for the base.
I wanted to do something different for the holidays. So, I put my thinking cap on and came up with this beauty. I think everyone can enjoy this fun Christmas project a North Pole sign. I'm not sure if I'll us this outside for my porch or inside.. most likely outside. I also thought this would be great for hanging our stockings since we don't have a fireplace. I hope you're as excited as me to make this!
I don't like to use harmful chemicals in my home. Vinegar can be a great biodegradable and green alternative. The acidity in the vinegar is what is doing the work while you are cleaning and cuts through grease, soap scum, mineral deposits, etc. You can see more of my crazy creations here
We updated an 80's style fireplace by using an old rusty tin roof and barn wood from a torn down barn. We added the rusted tin to the blank wall above the fireplace to add texture and visual interest. We used the barn wood to create a mantel. We also used vintage blue mason jars, old books, globes and other repurposed vintage items to create unique collected bookshelves of treasures. We painted the shelves and bricks with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White and then glazed with wood stain to make it look old. You can read more about this project on our blog http://bella-tucker.com/2012/03/fireplace-makeover/ or follow us on Facebook to keep up with our latest projects at http://www.facebook.com/bellatucker
I have a farm house style kitchen, it’s a mix of new and old, and the vintage barn wood from my childhood home is the perfect base for a floral centerpiece on the kitchen island.Using roses from my yard, old spritzer bottles and my cherished Mason aqua jars it fits right in with the style of the kitchen. You can watch more videos like this one at my YouTube Channel: The Goodwill Gal, I’d love for you to subscribe to my channel while you’re there!You can also find me at: The Goodwill GalThanks for taking the time to look at this project, I really appreciate it. Let me know if you have any questions about this project or anything you see on my blog. Take care,Lisa
This is where it started- an old mill in foreclosure that a man bought at auction and was giving away everything in the warehouse.
We got about 900 square feet of 1/4" heart pine lumber for FREE!!!!!! It was dark, hot and dusty but it was FREEEEEE!
As you can see, the boards were not in a finished state. But surprisingly we had very little waste!
The MenDen project is nearly complete, here is the previous post on the rest of the project: http://www.hometalk.com/7069740/menden-basement-finish-all-re-purposed-materials I added a couple of sliding “barn style” doors. To keep the costs down I used some simple parts from HomeDepot to hang them. I think they turned out pretty cool.
I'm sure you all have some trays around your home that could use a little attention.
I had an old set of three old and ugly trays that cried for attention :) So I decided to transform them into French made beauties with a little bit of chalk paint and some MDF boards as inserts. You can easily remove the MDF boards / signs / inserts and also use them as decorative pieces all around your home.
I used waterslide decal paper to transfer the beautiful French graphics and I loved the final result....
My inspiration for this project is a beautiful White Opal pendant that belong to my Grandmother. With all the awesome faux stone techniques coming out, I decided to try creating an Opal technique. When I started, my plans were to go in a completely different direction but as always with Unicorn SPiT plus my wild imagination, I never know exactly what I will end up with! I knew I wanted to create an opal look, but I had no idea how at first to accomplish this look.
As a challenge my friends and I were to create something from a piece of reclaimed wood. I had an old pine bookshelf that my husband and I made about 30 years ago that was no use anymore but the wood was useful.
That's where I decided to use a piece of it and make an elevated tray, farmhouse style!