Introducing “Jules”

Can you use a larger jewelry box that is also a vanity? Then meet “Jules,” a stylish jewelry armoire vanity. Talk about storage!

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Repurposed Thrift Store Tray

 

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I’ve always wanted to create a “Family Established & the Year” sign. Do you know the ones I’m talking about? After finding this cool old wooden tray at the thrift store, I decided to create a colorful family tray.

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My Newest Obsession: JB Makeovers

Excuses, excuses…but hear me out. I have a good excuse for not keeping my blog current: we moved! After living in Southern California for 35 years, we retired, and moved back to Northern California, where it all began. That’s the short story.

And now onto my new obsession: Jewelry Box Makeovers. Here is my first “JB” transformation. Continue reading “My Newest Obsession: JB Makeovers”

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”

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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