Houseware Crafts, Tutorials

Pay no attention to the man behind the garage door!

Part 1 First off I apologize for being a total tease and I am now happy to report that the awesome Amy of Mod Podge Rocks has completed her cross-country trek and has posted my tutorial for the Subway signs! So, if you’re at all interested in learning how to make theseOut of some bits… Continue reading Pay no attention to the man behind the garage door!

DIY Furniture Projects, Tutorials

Make Your Own Decorative Knobs

Thank you for all the kind responses about the London Underground dresser! I've had a couple of questions about the top two knobs so I thought I’d share how I made them – it was pretty easy and oh so inexpensive. First off, I have to give credit to The Muse (otherwise known as Geralyn)! … Continue reading Make Your Own Decorative Knobs

Houseware Crafts, Tutorials

Let them Eat Cake – off a cake stand…..that you made….

Happy third day of the New Year everyone! Like everyone else I'm totally keen to create a post about my my soon to be frustrating failures resolutions! But, happily, the awesome Amy at Mod Podge Rocks has, instead, posted my tutorial for making your own, versatile cake stands. So, if you'd be interested in how… Continue reading Let them Eat Cake – off a cake stand…..that you made….

DIY Furniture Projects, Tutorials

Make a Cocktail Table

Well, Rose Bowl Madness has once again descended upon me. You would think that, since almost nothing sold last time I'd be laying back and resting but apparently that's not how I roll.  I'm running around restocking supplies and finishing up projects in hopes that this time will be better. And while my blog is… Continue reading Make a Cocktail Table

Houseware Crafts

Recipe Card Holder Tutorial

My mom is a terrific cook and an awesome baker.  Our house and Christmastime was THE place to be if cookies were your thing (Never having met a cookie I didn't like I spent  my holidays in a diabetic coma.  Ah the memories!).  And while it seems that actual 3x5 recipe cards are going the way… Continue reading Recipe Card Holder Tutorial

Houseware Crafts

Make your own lamp

I have always maintained what I feel is a healthy fear of electricity.    This fear has served me well except for once, last year, when I dropped my guard and attempted to fix my broken dishwasher.     “That plug is too hard to get to” I thought and cavalierly launched in despite the pool… Continue reading Make your own lamp

Furniture Makeovers

Sofa Table Makeover – and petty crime

“It’s $1.99.”  “Are you sure it’s not supposed to be $19.99?”  “The tag says $1.99 – do you want it or not?” said the understandably fatigued, slightly belligerent, Salvation Army lady.  The store was crowded.  The line was long.  There was no air conditioning and she clearly wasn’t in the mood for a pricing debate… Continue reading Sofa Table Makeover – and petty crime