fabulously free coffee station, pallet

Fabulously Free Coffee Station

For months, I have looked at a drab, plain wall in my kitchen above my coffee station. There were two needs to address: storing my favorite mugs close by and displaying my K-cup options where I could see them. The goal was to accomplish this task without spending any money and with very little work.

thrifty bathroom sink cabinet, bathroom ideas, kitchen cabinets, I bought an old stereo cabinet for 32 at a thrift store I took it apart cut it to 48 wide and put it back together I added basket drawers and a recycled sink We use it in the kids bathroom

Thrifty Bathroom Sink Cabinet

I bought an old stereo cabinet for $32 at a thrift store. I took it apart, cut it to 48" wide, and put it back together. I added basket drawers and a recycled sink. We use it in the kids' bathroom.

diy container fairy garden, container gardening, gardening, Finished Container Fairy Garden Whimsical and fun

DIY Container Fairy Garden

What a great, simple project for families to do together. I discuss each element for making your fairy garden special, as well as ideas for discussions with the kids along the way.

diy decorative solar light, crafts, lighting, outdoor living

DIY: Decorative Solar Light

It's been a beautiful day here in South Carolina. What better way to enjoy it than to be outside this evening, sitting on the porch sippin' sweet tea! When it gets dark, I'll also get to enjoy the glow from my new decorative solar light. The best part -- I didn't spend any money! Take a look at this easy project.

43 mile dressing table makeover, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling

43-Mile Dressing Table Makeover

While on a 43-mile yard sale adventure last fall, I found this little gem. After being left out to be weathered, it was unwanted, barely hanging on, and didn't have all the pieces. Knowing it could become fabulous after some tender loving care, I hauled it home for only ten dollars! See what it took to get it back into shape, and what it looks like now.

not the good enough table but the perfect table, decks, diy, outdoor furniture, painted furniture, porches, woodworking projects, What a great addition to our side porch It makes our deck more cozy with room for up to 10 people

Not The "Good Enough" Table, But The "Perfect" Table

We are making progress on our side porch project. This is the newest addition -- an expandable deck table. Rather than paying $300+ for a table that was "good enough", we made the "perfect table" for only $185! The finished table would likely retail for $500. Since we used treated lumber, we will wait to paint for now, but I plan to do a white wash on the top and paint the base a rich, dark brown. Take a look at my other posts on Hometalk to see where we started with our project. Please follow me if you would like to see updates.

halloween decorations painting witch

Hazel's Ready to Party

Typically I don't really get into the whole Halloween thing, but I thought this project was super cute. I attended a ladies' painting party at my church and created Hazel, a curiously fashionable witch. We began the evening with basic supplies and created a whimsical masterpiece, complete with party dress, glitter, and stylin' boots!

new kitchen cabinets, doors, kitchen cabinets, kitchen design, Right side of the kitchen We will have a two sided peninsula

New Kitchen Cabinets

We are in the process of updating our kitchen. Here are some pictures of the new cabinets going in. You'll notice the arch element for the upper cabinets. We have used this element in other areas of the house, as well as the bridge over the pond.
I'll be posting more pictures when we get the countertop, sink, microwave, and dishwasher installed.

no cost pallet playhouse, diy, outdoor living, pallet, repurposing upcycling, woodworking projects

No-Cost Pallet Playhouse

What do you get when you combine an old abandoned treehouse, some pallets, and a salvaged window? An awesome woodland playhouse for the kids! See the transformation from burn pile to beautiful. This is upcycling at its best and it was absolutely free.

why pay 30 60 for a tablet cover make your own for under 10, crafts, For under 10 you can get everything you need to make your own unique tablet cover

Why Pay $30-$60 for a Tablet Cover? Make Your Own for Under $10!

Buying a tablet for back-to-school isn't just about buying the tablet. It's the accessories that can really cost you. Save money on a tablet cover by making it yourself.

Becky from Practips
Becky from Practips