Brunswick, OH, US

Member Since: 06/08/2009

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World Map Table

My old world map table hasn't turned out exactly how I had planned, but nevertheless, here it is.

Looking for inspiration for a few items?

I have a couple of items that I am looking for some creative assistance with.  I really am not a creative person whatsoever; however, I love to make things with "stuff."  I...

I flipped over a Christmas tree stand -- literally!

I found this old Christmas tree stand awhile back and loved the rust and patina on it.  I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it but I knew I wasn't going to use it as a Christmas tree...

Outdoor Christmas Sled

This is my Flexible Flyer sled that I've been wanting to make for a long time and finally found a sled so I was able to do it.

My first posted project - cookie cutter tree

I have finally got up enough nerve to make some things myself instead of just salivating over everyone else's projects.  I've been on this site for months and months and finally finished two...

Recent comments

Re: A Life More Palletable

You did an amazing job with a pallet. I love this verse and you did an beautiful job with it creatively.

Re: Chair Redo

You did a great job with this chair. I absolutely love the fabric that you used. It's beautiful.

Re: Our Kitchen Island Transformation

Wow, what an unbelievable makeover. I would never have the foresight to see your after when looking at your before. Absolutely beautiful! I'm contemplating a kitchen makeover myself and your island really gives me some inspiration.

Re: Toilet Tank Turned Mosaic Planter

Wow, even though I can see the before and after pictures I am having a hard time even making out anything that resembles any part of a toilet. I truly am impressed. Beautiful art and I love the recycling aspect of it as well. There certainly isn't a shortage of old toilets that could be made into garden art. :-)

Re: Sea Glass Accent Lamp

I really like this idea. As soon as I saw it I thought it would be a great nightlight either in a bathroom or hallway. The lighting is wonderful and it is such a great idea. Good work!

Re: Copper Wedding Bouquet & Boutineer

It's posts like yours that leave my head shaking wondering how people like you think of things like this. What a great idea -- I love it. Just like Annebell wrote, I'd love to see a whole wedding with decorations like this. You've obviously got a great mind going there. Beautiful stuff!

Re: Catch all to Coat Room

Your coat room turned out adorable. Great job! When you painted your paneling, did you just prime it and then paint it or did you do something special? I have some paneling I'd like to paint and am not sure if it will look good afterward. It's the cheap, fake wood type of paneling. Is your paneling the nice (real wood) type or the fake kind? From the picture it looks like it turned out nice.

Re: Freeze Frame

Beautiful reuse of this object. My guess is that it is an old door from a milk chute where the milkman put the milk in.

Re: Clock Case Book Case

Totally impressed with your vision!

Re: Tick-Tock Table

Great use of the spool -- makes me kick myself for throwing out mine a few years ago in the garbage. One of those things that I had sitting around waiting for the right "inspiration" and my inspiration time ran out one day when my husband saw the garbage truck coming! What a great idea -- love the clock!

Re: French Table Scape

What a beautifully set table. I really love it, especially your cloches. I will definitely be checking out your blog.

Re: Mosaic Tea Cart

Love this. You do beautiful work.

Re: Something to sing about

I love this idea. I think I might make a bunch to hang on our back fence. I've got tons of music and we have our own greenery in the back that I can cut. I think I might get the music laminated so that it holds up to our beautiful Ohio winters (hah) and I can reuse them next year. Beautiful and simple idea! Thanks for sharing.

Re: playing with JUNK!!!

What a beautiful arrangement of junk. It looks gorgeous and now I've also realized that the old keyboard that we are soon to replace isn't going in the trash. Great job!

Re: Bud vases turned into little lamps...

What an adorable idea. I have nightlights on all the time in our house to make it look homey and also to help anyone walking around at night (me). I just might have to make one or two of these. Very creative.

Re: Stone Walkway Nearly Free

What a lovely path you built. I'm sure your garden is absolutely beautiful. It's great to see a re-use of old concrete as well instead of it ending up in the dump someplace. I wish more companies would consider making scrap-type things available free to the public to avoid more dumping in landfills. One man's trash is definitely another man's treasure.

Re: frame corner samples

I just read your post yesterday and today I got a decorating book from the library and when I was paging through it I happened to notice something that you could do with your partial picture frames. I guess it sort of depends on whether you like architectural type decor in your home as well. How the book describes it is "a broken piece of cornice highlights the windowsill." While your frames are not cornices per se, what you could do would be to glue a couple of them together (making a "V") and refinish them to a chippy white or black and place it on a shelf or windowsill as they did in the book. If you'd like to see the picture, it is on page 48 of "Recycled Home" by Mark and Sally Bailey. Maybe you could request it from your library system.

Re: Chalkboard for Mom

Very cute. I love the tin at the top. It's a great addition.

Re: Welcome to The Dark Side.....Of Color

Love all your ideas. Who would have thought to make a buffet from a waterbed headboard? It's fabulous. Could you tell me what kind of paint you used to paint your fireplace? I want so badly to paint mine but I'm afraid to. What happens if you don't like it and want to remove it or change it back to it's original brick? I've looked online and found "fireplace brick painting kits" and they are super expensive. I'm "frugal" like you and refuse to pay that much money. Your brick looks great.

Re: Friday's Trash Finds

I can't tell from the picture, but is the oval shape on the clock clear? I have a clock similar to this that has our last name and then "Est. 1990" underneath that. You can stencil that on with that etching stuff -- don't know what it's called. Make it for yourself or for a wedding or shower gift!

Re: Hey! Look what I found...

What a beautiful find. I love the paint job on it now.

Re: One Happy Junker...

Wow, what a great bunch of stuff you got. It's sad that normally all that stuff would have been burned with the house. Glad you were able to get it all and make use of it in some way in the future.

Re: Faux Painted Walkway

I am really impressed not only by the quality and reality of the work, but by your creativity. You did a fabulous job!

Re: What do you do with an old window and $1 garage sale shutters?

You did a beautiful job with the painting of everything. It's a lovely display.

Re: Clean up finds

Great finds! I'll be looking forward to you posting some of your creations soon. What types of ideas do you (or anyone) have with utilizing old maps? I have a bunch and I want to implement them into the design of my family room that we are re-doing. I'm sort of going with the "old war letters/pictures and maps look." Any ideas?