Kids' Art Display

Kids' Art Display

In one of our lower level spaces, there were four identically sized, neutral wall spaces that were screaming for life. We have four kids. Perfect! So, for a period of a few months, I gathered picture frames of varying sizes from thrift stores and garage sales, attempting to get four of each, although the profiles of the actual frames differed. Once there were enough, I simply spray painted them all glossy black

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Chics With Tools Premier

Chics With Tools Premier

Our first class was great! I had five ladies, all of whom were from my church. They prayed with me to dedicate this venture, which was perfect. As crazy as it sounds, I got a little emotional seeing them with palm sanders.  It was the moment my dream came true and my purpose in starting this was made manifest.  

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Artwork Conversion

Artwork Conversion

A few years ago, Mom and Dad returned the signal flags I made saying, “turn them into something”. So, I stretched them over canvases to use as wall art on the condo porch. They never made it to the lake. I found them (I won’t say where) and brought them with me on this trip. When we arrived, I discovered that the porch décor was in the process of changing. The rugs were very muted in contrast to my bright flags. What to do? 

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Industrial Chic Hanging Rack

Industrial Chic Hanging Rack

 

If you have explored our website, you know that we have a small cottage on our property which is listed on Airbnb. We built the structure as a pool house and secondary guest space. We decided not to put in a closet so in order to accommodate hanging clothes, we have just used a standing coat rack with hangers on it. Not the best, but functional. A new hanging system went on the project list. 

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Outdoor Coffee Table Makeover

Outdoor Coffee Table Makeover

A few years ago, we got an amazing deal on an outdoor sectional and coffee table. It was made of resin rattan and seemed like a great idea at the time. Unfortunately, the Georgia sun had other plans. The coffee table, as of this morning, looked like it was ready for the curb. Every time we moved it, pieces would fall off, leaving brittle plastic debris all over the place. The sofa did not fare as poorly because it didn't have the glass which magnified the sun, just burning the mess out of the resin. The hubs had the idea to replace the nastiness with a fire table. But for a temporary fix, I thought I would try my hand at a cheap, quick makeover. 

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No Zipper Pillow Covers

No Zipper Pillow Covers

Do your throw pillows need a refresh? Have those cushions on your front porch faded so much that you can’t see the pattern anymore. Don’t chuck them, just slipcover them. Have you ever had a pillow sham on your bed? Most of them just overlap in the back. That is what I am going to show you. No zipper! It is so simple that you could make one in 15-20 minutes. 


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Wedding Dress Dilemma

Wedding Dress Dilemma

What do you do with your old wedding dress? Like many brides, I had mine cleaned and preserved. It is sealed in a box for the day one of my girls may possibly want it. Yes, it probably will have yellowed but I just couldn’t part with it all those years ago. But that created a problem. I had this giant box that just kept getting moved from place to place. If I would have stored it in the attic, it probably would not have liked the intense heat. It took up too much space in the closets, so what to do? The answer was to “hide it in plain sight” by camouflaging the box and putting it on display.

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