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Kindness Matters

Kindness Matters

Truth, right? The beauty of this beautiful world, especially America – is that we can be whatever we want.  This is something that we teach our kids every day beginning when they are just a toddler and we ask them what they want to be […]

Headboards, Mirrors, End Tables……Fork & Spoon?

Headboards, Mirrors, End Tables……Fork & Spoon?

I’ve kinda got a thing for those cool, old oversized forks and spoons you used to see on your grandma’s wall.  Sometimes they were made of wood, some were ceramic, some were metal.  Well, I’m in love with them!  Anytime I see a set or even just a random lone fork or spoon at a thrift store or flea market, I grab it up and bring it home with me. So, I found this set, made of ceramic.  One of them had been broken and glued back together, somewhat haphazardly.  But, I think that just adds to the charm!  I painted them and glued them to an old cabinet door and TA-DA!  Kitchen Art!

After major re-do’s of both the twins bedrooms recently, I had their old headboards sitting in the garage. So, I figured Hey!  I’ll just put those in my craft booth.  Caeden’s is the dark wood with the light.  He said the light was great to have to read by, but that it was kind of in the way if you wanted to lean up against the headboard.  Hmmmm, note to future headboard builder self…..don’t put light on the headboard.  

If you want to see the construction of the headboard and pictures of the progress, you can do that here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And then we have Lael’s old headboard. She wanted a much different look and she wanted to be in charge of the design.  She chose the boards, being careful to pick out ones that were different widths.  She also didn’t want them to be all be the perfect same length.  Ok, I was on board with all of that.  Then she said she wanted to splatter paint it.  “Wait, whaaaaat?” Yes, she informed me, with glow in the dark paint.  Ok, so yeah, Lael totally ran with this bed design and completely made it her own!  She also made curtains to match.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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For the Birds

For the Birds

What do you get when you use cedar, an old baking pan, a mixing beater, some screws and good ole, Poppy ingenuity?  A birdhouse!

Dresser Becomes a Wine Bar

Dresser Becomes a Wine Bar

My dear sister saw a post on CraigsList for free furniture.  She knows how I love to makeover furniture, especially free furniture!!  So, she insisted that her hubby go with her to pick up a load of furniture just for me.  I know, she’s awesome, […]

Christmas is on the way

Christmas is on the way

This is prime shopping season for Christmas gifts. I decided to make a few crafty things for my booth that are specifically Christmas theme to add to what’s already there.

New Stuff – Lakauai

New Stuff – Lakauai

I have decided that there are three types of materials I primarily like to work with: wood, metal and glass. I’ve been collecting ideas for crafty projects on Pinterest made with all three.  Check out my boards if you want some inspiration! Crafty with Wood […]

Restocked Craft Booth

Restocked Craft Booth

I added a few new things to my craft booth today. It was mostly little things, filler type stuff on the shelves and some hanging items on the pegboard. Stuff like that is really where my heart is. I like to take something old and […]

Vintage Sewing Machine Desk

Vintage Sewing Machine Desk

I found this fantastic vintage sewing machine base at a little picker’s heaven store near Ardmore, AL.  It’s just a little ways down the road from the guy who has a building full of stuff I mentioned earlier. I’m not even sure if the place has a name, but it’s right on Highway 53 north of Huntsville. If you want to go just drive up 53 and look on the right for a tiny building with a TON of stuff out front.

I think the sewing machine base was $30 and in really good shape considering it was sitting out front only covered by a tarp to protect it from the weather. Inside the store I found the metal drawers for $5 each. I spray painted the sewing machine base a bronze color and then spray painted each of the drawers a different pastel shade. I also added a chipboard label to the fronts of the drawers.

To hold the drawers, I build a cabinet out of sanded plywood perfectly sized for the drawers to slide in and out easily. The top is also sanded plywood accented with stenciled design.

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Craft Booth Update

Craft Booth Update

I’ve been crafting like crazy over here. I want to pack as much stuff as possible into my little space at University Pickers. I want people to walk in and just fall in love with that special something, or somethings! I love those booths that […]

Craft Booth Update

Craft Booth Update

Since I ran out of time yesterday getting my booth set up, I came back today to add some more pretties. A lot of this stuff was left over from an older craft booth I had at another store with a few new things I’ve […]