Some of you may know that we've had a new addition to our household. Actually you should all know since I've been showing off my Mother's Day gift every chance I get. It's a Labrador puppy and we have named him Tatou.
Yes Tatou has taken over our lives and our home. It is littered with puppy toys and leashes, schedules and you name it. Things were all over the place till I remembered that I had a piece of plywood and decided to do some housecleaning.
It was time to take matters into my DIY hands and create a command center for my dog! I never in a million years expected to be doing a project like this. Haha!
I am getting ready for a yard sale, in fact I was supposed to have it last month but we had torrential rains and so I still have a house full of things I don't really need - read too many cups and saucers that don't match!
Another thing I have is this awful oval mirror with a plastic frame. Honestly, I wouldn't have given it a second glance except that the kids took all of the mirrors from my room and so I made myself a bet. I would give it one last shot and try to up-cycle this sad sack of a mirror and if I don't like it, then I can still sell it at the yard sale. Now let's see how I intend to save the plastic mirror from the clutches of the yard sale.
What do you do when you have a room to transform on a minuscule budget? You Do It Yourself of course. But you also take into consideration the occupants of the room!
For the past two months I've been sharing various furniture makeover projects with you. And finally after all this sweat and toil, I am ready to show you the girls' mostly black and white bedroom in full.
I've included links to all the projects at the end of the post.
This next project was a vision I had in my mind involving this piece of wood you see below. Unfortunately things don't always come out looking as great as they do in your mind. So reality bit the dust on this one.
But being one to not give up so easily I persisted because necessity is the mother of invention. And so I am here to share with you how to make an easy rustic hook rack for your entryway. Because we all need someplace to hang our necessities.
I am so excited to be working on the girls' bedroom. We are adding different pieces to it each day. One of them is this old wood mirror which my son had gotten from a friend of his who was all set to throw it out. Lucky for me I've trained my kids well to look out for these hidden gems. And so he bought it home for me as a gift.
You can see below that the mirror was in pretty bad shape. It was all scratched up and needed to be revived, which I did with just a bit of paint.
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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