Today is a special day! I have a very good friend visiting me all the way from Indiana. It is non other than Nikki Frank Hamilton who blogs over at View From in Here. Nikki has her own shop, the Make Lemonade Shop, where she makes handmade pillows and she is here to share a tutorial with us on how to make a DIY Graphic Pillow - with or without a sewing machine. And she is giving us the graphic for free here. Nikki take it away!
I've always wanted to visit the Greece that Mary shares on her blog, haven't you? The color of the sky and ocean is bluer than I've ever seen; and having the option of dipping my toes in the water while listening to the waves, or taking a drive up into the mountains, is so cool!
It is my favorite time of the month when I get together with my besties! Yes it is the International Bloggers Club Challenge. For those of you who are here for the first time, this is a monthly challenge that I participate in with my blogger friends who live all over the world. We meet up each month to compare notes and see how we do things in our corner of the world. Last month we did nothing, yes we took a vacation and the month before worked on crafts using household items.
This month we're doing crafts with baskets. Now I have done lots of basket upcycles in fact I did one the other day. I simply painted it with chalk paint. Easy Peasy. But this time around I am not doing plain baskets. I am going to show you how to easily upcycle broken plastic baskets.
As I've mentioned before we are downsizing from a large apartment to a smaller one which is located right below the one we are in now. Today I'll be sharing the balcony with you. The one that I've been working on these past few weeks and how I've decorated it frugally with repurposed treasures. Because that is what they become with a little care.
With this small tour of this balcony you'll be able see just how everything comes together and how everything gets used over and over again, in one form or another.
As some of you may know I have been working on the small apartment space for the past few weeks, and will continue to do so for a while yet. You can see the whole series on the bottom of this post.
So far, I shared with you how I painted the bookcases with milk paint. The photos in that post were styled to show off the two bookcases. Pretty pictures but not reality. And certainly not practical!
Today I will be sharing the reality photos of the bookcases. What it actually looks like and what I have done to make it functional.
Pretty and practical bookcases the easy way, because we don't want thing to be too hard!
It's the end of the month, and that means it's Int'l Bloggers Club Challenge time. For those of you who are here for the first time, this is a monthly challenge that I participate in with my blogger friends who live all over the world. We meet up each month to compare notes and see how we do things in our corner of the world. Last month,we created outdoor projects, and the month before we looked at our epic hits and fails.
This month we're doing crafts with tin cans - any kind of tin cans. We all have them at home and why throw them out when we can reuse them for storage? Today I'll be showing you how to upcycle them and make pretty cookie tin cans with fabric.
I'm Mary and I live in beautiful Greece where I like to repurpose and upcycle anything that is old or looks like junk. Join me as we use our creativity to spark some life into old things. And do it frugally! You will also see lots of photography of my Greece.
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