Aside from painting furniture all the time... yes I know it seems that's all I've been doing lately, I also like to surf the internet and be inspired by some very talented blogger friends.
I was recently in Tanya's blog Twelve O Eight and came across a really pretty farmhouse wreath made from kraft paper. I was so impressed with it that I decided to do my own version. So today I am showing you how to make a colorful wreath with packing paper.
Spring is finally here and I have sprung into action trying to finish up the girl's bedroom. (You can see all of the bedroom makeovers at the end of this post.) My girls need as much storage as possible because the house doesn't have much in general. And more importantly they are girls, and girls need lots of storage!!
So when I spotted this lovely (shhh...my dad is a wealthy source of old neglected furniture) I instantly grabbed it and took it up to their room. You might even remember it when I shared the mirror makeover with you. Today I'm going to show you how I gave it a makeover just like Cinderella.
This month I have been feverishly working on the girl's bedroom. In fact I've added all the projects from this room at the bottom, so you can see them all together. I'm trying to put the finishing touches and also refresh some of the furniture I bought up from - yes - the basement.
This tired looking night stand had once belonged to my dad but lately it had just been taking up space. I thought it would make a nice addition to the girl's room. After all we can always use extra storage space! But first it needed to be repaired and revived!
Have I ever told you what a great gardener I am...not! I am the queen of killing plants. Not that I do it intentionally.
Even while living in Greece I could not keep flowers alive! I mean I could keep an aloe vera plant alive and even a yucca. But that's about it.
It is the tenth of the month and that means it is time for me to join my friends on Ten on the Tenth for another project. We get together on this day to share a project with you, one that costs us less then ten dollars. Last month we talked about Spring but this month we are really looking ahead to container gardening, if and when spring decides to actually spring on us!
And now you are probably laughing because I just told you I am a brown thumb... inching close to black. But that has never stopped me. Today I'm going to show you how to fake a green thumb with this planter box idea!
I am a coffee addict! There I've said it.
I've had all my coffee stuff hidden away in the cabinets but when I get up in the morning I really don't want to have to look around to find my coffee making stuff. Now I had seen lots of friends making coffee stations and coffee bars and I really liked this idea.
This is what my makeshift coffee area looked like... meh!
It was inexcusable for me to have this mess. I needed to make something pretty right away!
I'm Mary and I recently moved to New York from beautiful Greece. I like to re-purpose and up-cycle 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 and New York.
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