Best Seat in the House!

Best Seat in the House!

Up-cycle a scratched Coffee table into an upholstered bench. This is a project that I did for the first time in 2010 and this bench has been the most fought over seat in the house ever since. It serves as seating at our kitchen table and is perfect for a couple of adults or several … Continue reading

Refinishing – Drawer Pulls

Refinishing – Drawer Pulls

I found a beautiful desk that I am refinishing for my daughter’s bedroom. I am very excited about it because it is really a good quality and in good condition. It definitely needs a new finish and I am still deciding on what color I want to go with. My daughter is 11 and I … Continue reading

Bouquet for an Actor

Bouquet for an Actor

My son is an actor performing today in his last High School production. I could go on and on about how proud I am and about what a great job he did, but I won’t! I have to share a picture of the bouquet my friend made for him! He loves Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups … Continue reading

DIY Mercury Glass

DIY Mercury Glass

Looking glass paint is so easy and fun I can hardly stand it! Today is St. Patrick’s day and I spent the morning at the local brewery showing off my  6-pack beer box  purse. I may have also had a pint or two of stout. That just demonstrates how easy this mercury glass project is! … Continue reading

Beer Purse Revisited

Beer Purse Revisited

My first attempt at making a purse from a beer 6-pack box came out pretty good – but I am never content with pretty good! I gifted the first purse to my friend who had challenged me to come up with an up-cycled beer project and she seemed very pleased with her gift. I’ve had … Continue reading

Yarn wrapped cords

Yarn wrapped cords

I have seen the friendship bracelet style wrapped headphones and thought cute but what is the point? Then as I was untangling my headphones for the umpteenth time I got it. I lack the patience for friendship bracelets and the skinny embroidery threads so that idea was out. But hey what a great way to … Continue reading

Dollar Store Mercury Glass

Dollar Store Mercury Glass

Spring is here so that means fun with spray paint! I can’t spray paint indoors because of the fumes and mess so I have to wait for the temperature to hit 50 degrees to do my spray paint projects. Lucky for me this winter was a short one because I have been waiting to try … Continue reading

Mod Podge and Tissue Paper a Classic

Mod Podge and Tissue Paper a Classic

Sometimes going back to basics in crafting is really fun. It is also very rewarding to teach a craft to someone else. Today I led a retreat for 15 middle school aged kids and although I am exhausted I am also feeling very lucky to have spent the day with a great group of kids. … Continue reading

Premium Beer Purse

Premium Beer Purse

I like beer! A friend of mine posted a comment that she had lost a bet because I didn’t have any up-cycled beer can projects on my blog. First of all, she should know that I prefer my beer in bottles. Second, she should know better than to lay down what I can only consider … Continue reading

My Daughter’s Adoption Scrapbook

My Daughter’s Adoption Scrapbook

I am so blessed to have a beautiful, healthy, intelligent and loving daughter. We adopted my daughter in Russia when she was 3 years old and I can honestly say it was the best decision we ever made. One of the questions that adoptive parents have to deal with is how to share information with … Continue reading