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!
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.
This project has been in the works for months. I believe I started on it in October of last year. And what I thought would be an easy job quickly spiraled into a disaster. But we shall take it from the top. This is the story of a mid-century modern china cabinet that has been in my family since the 1960's. I know because I was there.
I had to give this china cabinet a makeover not because I wanted to but because I had to! Read on!
This is the post where I get to revisit one of my previous projects and mess with it because sometimes I'm just not happy with the first time around. I wanted to add a Farmhouse Chippy look to this mirror. So here we are with the mirror makeover project: Take Two!
In all fairness I should say that this project which you see below was my first time using milk paint. I knew nothing about how to use milk paint or how it would react. Of course that didn't stop me from trying it out.
Do you ever mean to do a project but for some reason or other it just seems to end up in the back of the drawer? Well I had that problem with a small wood box. I think it is called a treasure box. That poor box got worked on in stages over a period of over three years. Now that I wrote that, it just sounds pathetic. But I finally finished it and am ready to share.
But not here. I am going for a visit to my good friend Deborah of Salvage Sister and Mister. Her blog is also all about ... you guessed it, repurposing and upcycling. She is part of a team and works with her husband Tom to come up with some incredible DIY projects. So join me over on her blog as we examine the little red box that finally got done.
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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