Today is my four year blog anniversary, or as I like to call it blogoversary! I can hardly believe that it's been four years since I started this little blog of mine.
To celebrate, instead of sharing a DIY project with you all I thought I'd take a look back at this past year and share a bit about my journey. Four years and an important lesson learned the hard way!
Spring may not be right around the corner but after such a harrowing winter I think we could use a little pick me up!
Today I'm sharing 35 Easy Spring Ideas to Inspire you, so we can all get through the rest of the winter and look forward to the sunshine!
The other day I was shopping at Michael's (which happens to be my all time favorite store) and I spotted these crates. They were wood and only $10, and if you have a coupon you pay even less.
This got me to thinking if I could use one, and if so, where. I came up with the idea of placing it on top of the cubby unit I just made over, and I'd use it for newspaper storage. The only problem was the unfinished wood. Today I'm going to share how I transformed that crate and got a stunning finish with stain.
You may have something ugly and really do not want it in your house because it clashes with everything else but it is practical for storage. What do you do short of tossing it out and buying a new one? Well that is not what this blog is about. You know we strive for DIY solutions here.
And if you've followed me for any length of time you know that my motto is "The Power of Paint". The simplest way to transform something is with paint.
See the ugly below? It was sitting in my living room looking oh so ugly!! But I found a way to solve this problem! I'm going to show you how to paint cubby storage units the easy way.
In preparation for the holidays I bought a new rug for the living room. It was blue, it matched my cloudy wall. I was in love. Some of the room, the cabinet and the bookcases, looked great with the new rug. Some other things, not so much. Did that stop me from plowing ahead? Of course not. I was determined to make the room look presentable for the holidays, as best I could.
Like I said, some of the furniture looked out of place. Now I am on a budget so buying a new coffee table was not in the foreseeable future. But I figured I could always paint that table that looked oh so dark and gloomy and make it fit in just a bit better. This is how I went about reinventing my old coffee table with paint to fit in with the rest of the room.
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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