kitchen makeover

Kitchen Makeover

This is a kitchen makeover from the counter, and the back splash, to the cabinets.

decorating the christmas tree

Decorating the Christmas Tree

This year I decided to decorate our tree with homemade Christmas ornaments which most are recycled, including the Christmas skirt! I used Repurposed books, lace tablecloth, curtains and some handmade snowflakes.

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I Call It Toilet Art!

The Mister tore out the toilet in our downstairs bathroom. The lid has been sitting outside the door for about a week, when one day I went by it and thought, you know what, I can do something with that. Of course Mister thought I was nuts and told me so, lol.

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Repurposed Sewing Cabinet to Phone Stand

I have had this sewing machine for quite some time. A friend of mine left it here. I decided to turn it into a phone station after seeing another one similar to this one (which you can find on my blog)

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Shabby Wings

Once a week Mr. comes home and brings his clean work clothes home, which brings with it 10 hangers. I have been trying to figure out what to do with them besides give them to Goodwill.

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Repurposing a Antique Surveying Transit Tripod

Cleaning out our shed this weekend and found a great antique, a surveying transit tripod!

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Updated Birdhouse

I have had this little bird house for quite some time just waiting for inspiration to strike. Here is the before pictures.

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Repurposed Dog Pillow

A couple of weeks ago I went to our local store to get a dog bed. They were on sale for $19.99. I thought that was a great deal. This is what one of the dogs is sleeping on right now.

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Stool Makeover

I bought this stool a while ago for 3.99. Why???? Because it had potential and I can't stand to pass up a stool. Trust me.... I have tons.

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Hutch Makeover

This was a hutch I got years ago and decided to finally paint it. That's my daughter helping. As you can see, it was a dark green or hunter green. I liked it but I like lighter furniture, especially cream, white or off white. This is the picture after we emptied out everything and started to prime it.

Cheryl Borns
Cheryl Borns
About meI love thrift shops, yard sales, repurposing , shiny things, orange soda and pasta, lol. We have lived in our house since 1989 and have been redoing, remodeling or updating since we moved in. Come take a look at some of the things I have done.