Friday, April 18, 2014

Does this measure up?

I bought this little table at the local thrift shop and the top was a mess.  I painted the legs and sides….


..and pulled out my pile of yardsticks….


…and the miter box….


…and started to measure and cut away:


I adhered the yardsticks with wood glue, and weighted and clamped them down:


Another table brought back to life!!


So, does it "measure up"?



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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Ideas for old teacups and saucers...

Here is another idea for old tea cups and saucers…make little bird baths or feeders for your garden:


So many people donate their teacups to the thrift shops, so this is an easy recycling idea...


…and don't forget these past ideas (original post):



Are you getting your gardens ready for spring?



Saturday, April 12, 2014

The Shopping Stool...

I bought a little sturdy stool/table at the thrift shop and pulled out my stash of shopping bags from my favorite local stores.

 I cut the store names off about 20 bags and positioned them on the top:


I adhered the paper pieces to the top:


And then gave it a few coats of protective finish:


This would be perfect for the woman who loves to shop!

Sharing with Weekend WrapUp Party @ Tatertots and Jello 
Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps On The Porch


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Friday, April 11, 2014

A few recycled candlesticks...

I keep seeing old wooden candlesticks at the thrift shop and I have been wondering how they could be updated.  I bought a few and spray painted them white…and then added some checks, stripes and polka dots:




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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Pizza Night in front of the TV...

Tonight is "Pizza Night", so I set the coffee table with paper placemats and plastic pizza plates:


These pizza plates are over 25 years old, and I use them quite often:


My favorite beer glasses are "stolen glasses" from my college days when I went to the Canary Islands:


The MacKenzie-Childs cups are for our chicken wings:


The placemats are disposable paper sheets, with a tomato and herb theme:


All set, just waiting for the delivery man to arrive!


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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Bunny Rabbits are Having a Grand 'Ol Time around here….

Bunnies are quite cute….


…however….they have had a grand 'ol time with my bushes this winter:


They have chewed all of the leaves and stripped the bark off theses bushes in our front landscaping - as well as leaving little piles of of turds all around the house!


AND…then I found her winter home - do you think she is nesting?  OH, NO!!  


For now, I will just enjoy my decorative Easter bunnies...


….and the bunnies on our Easter tree:


At least these little guys...


…won't be messing around in my landscaping!




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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Burlap Table Top

I bought this end table at an estate sale but the top was really in bad shape.  I purchased some printed burlap at HL and adhered it to the top for a quick fix:


I gave it a few coats of Mod Podge to make it waterproof and make it stiff:


The handles on the drawer were given an update with a few coats of champagne colored car spray paint:


Another table given a new life!



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Friday, March 28, 2014

Paper Bag Table

I bought this cute little end table at the local thrift shop and wanted to try something new:


I painted the table black and then adhered torn pieces of a paper bag to the top:


I trimmed the edges with gold:


This treatment gave the table an "old world" touch and it is certainly a conversation piece!


Sharing with:

Show And Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed


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