PlentyPlaceKerry Messer, VA, US
I teach my preschooler, middle schooler, and high schooler at home, so busting out the power tools to transform neglected pieces is a type of pressure relief valve for me. My husband is super-handy, so we love teaming up on projects. Our biggest conquest to date was the restoration of a 210 year old Colonial Revival home in Olde Towne Portsmouth, VA. That 10 year venture prompted us to move on to a low-maintenance new home.
Event-planning using free and thrifted supplies is a challenge I love. Typically that means helping a sweet couple with their wedding or helping out with a special occasion at church. I love creating settings that captivate attention in order highlight Gods goodness.
My husband quips, When I married you I had no idea you wanted to paint the whole world. Well, not exactly. But because were made in the image of the Great Creator, we find real joy by making our little corner of the world beautiful...and for me that includes curb-shopped and junk-tastically crafted treasures.
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Worn-out wash tubs create the perfect setting for fairy campgrounds.
Vintage Fair-Style Wedding Reception
This gussied up thriftstore find made a mighty fine focal point for a lovely June wedding.
A former convenience store potato chip display becomes a friendly Lego shelf.
A fun alternative to the traditional "to-do list".
Vintage Club cooking pots get a new lease on life as planters.
Outfitting this nursery was a family junking affair that cost less than $300.
A neglected but functional revolving table takes on a whole new spin with stenciled numbers and a coat of sunny chalk paint.
A vintage lamp shade frame and thrifted floral supplies turns into a "chandelier" with a touch of paint and a little baker's twine.
Photos of loved ones take center stage with some TLC and a few scraps of upcycled goodness.
Turn a gym into a cafe in short order!
Rescue a canvas bound for the trash. Rip off the painting and use a roll of burlap ribbon to created stapled folds all the way around. Voila! Rectangular Wreath!
I wanted to use these linen hand-me-down "pants" even though they looked horrible on me, so I put them on my chair! 3/4 yard of fabric & a staple gun made recovering the seat a snap I cut the...
*Sewing machine drawers work as perfect risers on the mantel *Pages of old hymnals create subtle backgrounds on canvas *Reversing vintage books allows you to spell out an inspirational message
Rescue 2 items destined for the trash heap with a staple gun, glue gun, scissors, and a roll of ribbon as your only tools. Create a custom rectangular wreath in under an hour.