Slater, IA, US

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Upcyced Pallet Bench/Table

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Whimsical Window Paintings

Whimsical painted vintage windows using acrylic.

Chicken Crate Coffee Table

Check out this repurposed chicken crate I purchased for $49.00 and transformed into a coffee table.

Midcentury Burlap Beauties

I fell in love with grain sack covered Butaca chairs I once saw in the Viva Terra catalog.

Pallet Garden

Pallet Planter – Easy as 1-2-3 I  snagged the pallet for free from a local building supply store.  Because of the size of the pallet, we cut it in half to fit our space.  This is...

Drainage Culvert Container Garden

I love these weathered drainage culvert pieces. They served their purpose as a road support and drainage system and now stand proud in my yard as a garden container. It’s a great project and...

Burlap Throw Pillows

Many DIYers think burlap is a fall or winter fabric, but I think decorating with burlap is a wonderful budget alternative year around. If you love the cottage chic style, burlap makes itself at home...

Ride Em' Cowboy - Vintage Rocker Redo

Old rocker, sanded, refinished, and seat covered with cowhide.  A $35.00 steal!

Recent comments

Re: Angel Wing Cubby Transformation

I love it!

Re: Trunk Table Monster Makeover

This looks great. I have an old trunk also it has some similar issues -- going to tackle it soon. Hope it turns out this beautiful!

Re: Repurposed Industrial Factory Machine Base Party Table

Very nice use of this old piece. Love the top.

Re: Hubcap Sun Face and Grill Plant Stand!

This is really creative! Love it!

Re: Balcony Container Gardening

I love the birdcage container - great idea for a succulent planter.

Re: Vintage blueprint cabinet coffee table

This is beautiful and a great use of the cabinet.

Re: Midcentury Burlap Beauties

Nope, no washing of the bags. I'm not sure how they would hold up or dry. When sewing with these bags, you need to line them. I used a muslin on each piece. This keeps them together and makes sewing them so much easier.

Re: Burlap Throw Pillows

I get my coffee bags from a local coffee shop and they usually allow me to choose from several. I always go for the brightly colored bags. I've also used bags that contained blue grass seed as well for a little interesting mix. So simply stop by a coffee shop that grinds their own beans and most likely they will sell them. I pay about 2.50 per bag.