Pillows & Cocoa Wrap-Up

Pillows & Cocoa Wrap-Up

In preparation for the holidays, we used Christmas trees as the motif. Ahead of time, everyone chose between three background colors: red, green, or black. That way I could have the fabric pre-shrunk and cut for them. Then once they arrived, they chose the material for their trees, which I had already ironed Wonder Under onto.

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Pipe Shelving

Pipe Shelving

Pipe fittings can be expensive when you need several. I discovered three-piece versions at Home Depot for significantly less that if I were to buy everything separately. The down side is that they come in one size. But for my needs in this area, where paint cans and supplies will be stored, they were perfect.

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The Garage Shed Part 3- Storage

The Garage Shed Part 3- Storage

For those just joining us, we have been transforming our garage into the Chics With Tools Makery. The most recent project was building a shed inside the garage. Okay, some people may call it a closet but since it is about 40 square feet, I am sticking with “shed”. You may ask why we are doing this. Well there is a lot of ugly that goes into most garages, such as lawn mowers, dirty tools, and blowers.

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Organizing The Second Mile

Organizing The Second Mile

If you have looked at the “Stay” page on our website, you know that we have a cottage in our backyard listed on Airbnb. (You can now book directly through us, by the way.) But to give our visitors a great experience, we like to offer a few extras that you would see in hotels, such as coffee service, snacks, bottles of water, and my favorite, chocolate.

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An Apple For the Teacher

An Apple For the Teacher

Today I had a cool opportunity. My church has a close relationship with one of the local elementary schools. A new program has started that helps parents connect with the school and each other. I was asked to teach this group how to do a painting with apples as the theme. The point was to use it as a reminder to help their kids focus on academics.

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Wood Wall Camouflage

Wood Wall Camouflage

When we added the split system, exposed ductwork came with it. I could have handled it if it were somewhere else, but its placement made for an awkward wall, in my opinion. Even though we painted it white, it still forced things off-center. Apparently, Page was of the same mind and he had a great idea. 

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