School’s in Session

How is it that our kids grow up so quickly? One day, it’s their first day of elementary school, and the next, you’re moving them into their college dorm. Yes, it happens that fast–or so it seems.

Were you surprised to find out how small the dorms room are? There isn’t much space for extra furniture or much-needed storage. However, you’ll probably be able to squeeze a narrow nightstand in, which happens to be painted in their school colors!

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Starting with this old nightstand, I sketched out my idea for this makeover.

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Repurposed Tray & City Map

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This old tray was perfect for serving up my inspiration for its new look. Although the picture is quite pretty, it wasn’t part of my plan.  Continue reading “Repurposed Tray & City Map”

Find Those Potatoes or my Vegetable Bin Makeover

Potatoes enjoy being stored in a dry, dark place. But they are also easily forgotten until you later find them in the back of the pantry growing the latest science experiment.

When I spotted this really old vegetable bin, I quickly grabbed slowly lugged it back to the car. It became my next makeover.

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Flea-to-Fab Vintage Table Makeover

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This is an old small side table I found at a thrift shop when on vacation. It has those vintage spindle legs, and a hidden drawer. It deserved a drab-to-fab makeover, and that is exactly what I gave her.

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They That Go Down to the Sea in Ships

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A few weeks ago, while vacationing in Boston, we ferried over to the town of Gloucestor, one of the earliest English settlements. It is now known for the Rocky Neck Art Colony, where many artists call home.

The town was and still is a major seafaring and fishing port. Heard of Gorton’s fish sticks?  Well, Gorton’s of Gloucestor was founded here back in 1849, and the company still catches and processes their seafood here.

Anyway, there is a monument dedicated to the thousands of fishermen who ventured out to sea. The monument reads “They that go down to the sea in ships.” It’s actually from a psalm in the bible.

History lesson over.  Craft time begins.

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Cake Shop Kitchen Rack

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This old wooden rack and towel holder was in search of a new lease on life. So that’s exactly what it got!  Meet “CAKESHOP 1988,” my new utensil and towel rack.

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Tiered Metal Kitchen Cart Makeover

Isn’t this a gem? Maybe not yet, but it does have great potential. Yes, I saw this cart’s future, and it was good. Except for the rust and dirt, the cart was in good shape and has two handles, one on each side–that’s a plus. Let’s see what a little scrubbing, painting and stenciling can do!

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