Lietta Ruger, Spokane, AL, US

Married, with grown children, loving the grandchildren. We're retired, and enjoying the freedom to be retired. Fixed income, and that is not a complaint. Thrifty has been my motto for some time now. Home we have been buying for past ten years is an older home built in 1892, in Bay Center, WA. Where is that - a well kept secret on Willapa Bay - another well kept secret. Hint, think Long Beach, WA or Astoria, Oregon. I enjoy looking at old time, vintage, junk as way of decor, keeping with the character of the house. We also keep an apartment in Spokane, WA on the other side of the state - more our urban outlet. I know, I know - why not Seattle up north from us - why Spokane clear across the state? That is where daughter and our youngest of our 18 grandchildren live.

Birthday: 07/07/1951

Member Since: 01/17/2010

Recent comments

Re: tv tray cart turned laundry cart / basket

Awww - really, why didn't I think of this as a repurpose for those old tv trays. Thank you for sharing!

Re: Primitive Hutch and Cabinet Made From Shutters, an Old Screen Window and a TV Cabinet!

Fantastic idea. Good use of discarded items to create a functional project. I could use something like this in my old house.

Re: Like a Ladder in a Candy Store

Oh how creative are the minds of many - I'm more an imitator of other's ideas. Thanks for sharing this fun idea which gives us some Falloween fun instead of going all spooky weird.

Re: Rustic Ladder Bedroom Shelf

fun ideas for using an old ladder. Liked the idea of the chalk painted cookie sheet.

Re: Small Kitchen Organization...

Your small kitchen looks so clean. I like my 'stuff' and also would prefer a cleaner looking kitchen, with a hint less clutter. Liking the ideas you have come up with for containing the beloved stuff while still keeping counter areas free of clutter.

Re: Kitchen Drawer to Chalkboard Shelf...

what a fun idea for using drawers and chalkboard paint since chalkboard is the latest decorating thing.

Re: Shoe Form Window Treatment

I have a painted shoe form of metal, ie, doorstop. Have seen the wooden shoe forms and passed up purchasing them in not knowing what I would do with them. Loving your use and will imitate in my own home.

Re: Old Ladder Wrap and Paper Station...

aha! A tidy, convenient way to create a functional, visual tableau. And I have just such a small ladder. Off to work I go on creating it for my 'woman's room'.

Re: Old Metal Ladder Turned Into a Storage Rack

clever idea, and something I could use in either creating 'his' man cave or my 'woman's room'.

Re: Kitchen Fairy Garden

I was just reworking my whiskey half barrel, and your idea for how to make it into a kitchen fairy herb garden is so timely. Thanks!

Re: $92.00 Kitchen Makeover, Re-use, Re-Purpose REBORN!

I love that this is an inexpensive way to rework my kitchen and keep that farmhouse look. I've been looking at ideas for reworking my kitchen cabinets for many years, and have encountered many great ideas - most are quite expensive. To be able to rework most of the kitchen channeling your ideas at considerably less expense is awesome.


what a way to use some of those 'precious' porcelain figurine pieces. These will make precious gifts for the women in my family and I have some time before the next Christmas to find some of those figurines in my thrift store spelunkings.


Elegantly dainty, pastel sweet...what a lovely touch for any room in the house and I think I will use it in my work room/craft room/studio/ whatever else room.

Re: ~Junk In The Garden~

Spring just around the corner and I will be headed out to our yard. Appreciating the photos showing off your great ideas, you've given me some light bulb moments for ways to set off spots of interest in my yard.


I have one, but not sure I want to use it as vase. Keeping the interior clean might be problem for me if I use it as vase.

Re: Some see a 'custard cup' ...... I see a 'mini glass cloche'

awww sweeeet! I can do this project set in different spots in our yard.

Re: Repurposing a crate

Wow - wise re-use for a crate. Puts me in mind of what our ancestors might have done in the waste nothing, re-use everything mode.

Re: Chicken Crate Shelves

The combination works to create a country style down home look.

Re: Star Attraction!

Sweet - simple and sweet. A project even I can do....

Re: My Swap Project 1 - bluebucket

Great wallpaper - it was a great find for whomever found it and sent it to you. Your re-use ideas for it are adorable!

Re: 100 yr old door is now an adorable sitting area

Okay - this will be a 'must do' for us. We need a place to sit, put on shoes, hang jackets. I love it!

Re: Vintage Potato Mashers find new life as ~ TaDa ~ Bud Vases!

oh how adorable, cute idea. Gotta give a try out. What other kinds of kitchen implements might take to this 'treatment'

Re: Piano Stool Side Table

hey, how about that - I have one of those old piano stools. I think it is holding up a non-essential corner vase. Would surely work more functionally as side table. I'm thinking bedroom side table.

Re: More Teacups

simple enough that even I can do this...what a sweetheart gift. I'm thinking Mother's Day.

Re: Winter Green Fresh

ahhh - sweet. Not likely to use it in my home, but loving the idea.

Re: An OLD Vanity makes a come-back!

both transformations are attractive, although I'm struck by the second one in which you took the vanity apart and put it back together in it's more compact form. How did you put it back together?


now that IS a fish tank! What a sparkling way to reuse fish tank.