Washi Flag & Patriotic Display

Folks, I am definitely proud to be an American.  Sure this country has its share of problems but we also have a lot of freedoms that I’m thankful for!   While I love to travel and visit other places, I can’t imagine living anywhere else but the good old USA. When I got an awesome […] Read more…

Midcentury Buffet Gets a Classy Makeover

I bought this vintage buffet with folding sides this spring at a yard sale…  I almost passed it up but I’m glad I didn’t!  It’s a very solid (heavy) piece and well made.  However it had the typical scratches, a few dings, and filthy handles that you would expect of an old piece that had […] Read more…

A Love Story: 7 Year Anniversary

Today is our seven-year wedding anniversary, and although I don’t usually share a lot of personal photos on my blog – I thought I’d make an exception today.   😉 Here’s the much abbreviated version of our story: In February 2004, my husband and I were set up on a date by mutual friends.  We […] Read more…

The Gray Dresser: Curbside Trash to Penthouse Glamour

Since I’ve owned this dresser, I have had such a range of feelings for it… First, sadness… then hope… then discouragement… then apathy… then apprehension… then hope… then frustration… then hope… then relief and satisfaction.  And now a little pride. I remember distinctly one warm day back in September.  I was heading to a somewhat […] Read more…

Upcycled Antique Sewing Drawers

As much as I love the look of this little cabinet, I cannot take the credit for upcycling it.  I bought this (among other items) from a local lady who loves to repurpose and also create art from things other people might deem as “junk.”  This piece started out as part of an antique sewing […] Read more…

Fabric Garland and Bunting Tutorial

For my new booth space, I wanted to decorate it in a fun, colorful, DIY way.  Since I have two boys, I never get to make pretty girly crafts and this was my chance! For the garland I followed a tutorial from Joy’s Hope for no-sew fabric garland, with a few adjustments.  Instead of buying […] Read more…

The Good Life: Overcoming Fear to Reach Success

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Allstate for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. As you may have heard, this past weekend I set up booth space at a local store to sell the furniture and home accessories that I’ve repaired and beautified.  It’s been quite a journey to get […] Read more…

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