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Upcycled Entertainment Center – Winebar

Upcycled Entertainment Center – Winebar

  This piece of furniture has been hanging around our house for ages. It started out as our very first entertainment center and I remember measuring the big space to make sure that our tv would fit in it. Not the width of it, but […]

Caeden Room Make-over

Caeden Room Make-over

If Lael’s room is the one that is constantly changing, Caeden’s room never changes – except for the dirty cups and bowls that accumulate! But now change has come. He has a new bed, desk and shelves, all built by me with my always helpful […]

Miter Saw Cart

Miter Saw Cart

 

Have you visited Ana-White.com?  Do you like to build things like patio furniture, coffee tables, beds, kitchen islands, shelving units? Any of that stuff? Something I didn’t mention? Well, I can almost guarantee that there is a plan for it on that website. Go now and check it out. I’ll wait for you to come back………

Ok, you’re back, Yay! That is my go-to website if I have a project in mind, but need a detailed plan telling what to buy, how much it will cost, what length cuts to make – pretty much everything you need to know to build something awesome.

While working on the Great Garage Clean Out, I realized that I needed something functional to hold my power tools. It is not fun to set up sawhorses every time I wanted to use the miter saw, if you’ve done it once or twice you know! I googled miter saw cart and guess what popped up?  Yep, you’re right – a post on Ana-White.com titled Miter Saw Cart  So, I made a list of what I needed and off to Lowe’s I went.

Building the cart was pretty easy and fast and every time I now need only one or two boards cut I can do it in the blink of an eye. It also has plenty of storage space underneath for my jigsaw, circular saw, reciprocating saw, belt sander, palm sander, cordless drills and other miscellaneous stuff. The bonus of it being on wheels allows me to roll it out on the driveway to keep the sawdust out of my garage.

 

 

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Metal Fisherman Silverware Craft

Metal Fisherman Silverware Craft

    Have you ever noticed all the old silverware at thrift stores? Yeah, I used to see it there all the time. Then, when I decided I wanted to make some cool stuff with old silverware, all I could find are butter knives. I […]

Vintage Window Medicine Cabinet – from a Pallet!

Vintage Window Medicine Cabinet – from a Pallet!

The Pallet Craze has taken over the crafting world. You can see pallets being transformed into everything from outdoor rustic furniture to a chic farmhouse style bed. I’ve always loved anything rusty, vintage and loved, that’s why I enjoy garage sales so much. It could […]

Color Change – Lael’s room (again)

Color Change – Lael’s room (again)

Lael’s room seems to be the one in the house that is constantly evolving. I loved the original color scheme and paint treatment. There were a lot of blood, sweat and tears put into those polka dots!! Alas, my baby girl grew up and out of pink and polka dots.  I don’t understand it, lol I mean who doesn’t love polka dots!! But, she had gotten to the point where she didn’t even wear anything with the slightest bit of pink on it anywhere.  {sigh}

So, after I sadly painted over the pink Lael’s room was a beautiful turquoise color.  I loved it as well but again, she who lives in the room wanted it changed…..And I can’t even find a picture of her room while it was turquoise.  Sad, I know.  I’m sure there is one buried on my computer somewhere.

Now, she has decided on grey. Really?  Grey?  I said, ok we can run with that – her yellow chest of drawers and teal duvet would still work. I was busy painting the foyer but when Lael decides she wants something done, she wants it done NOW! I told her that she could get started on it and I would help when I was done with the foyer. Well, she didn’t just get it started – she painted the whole dang room by herself.  I think she did a fantastic job. We still need to get some art for the walls, but I think it turned out great.

{Dream}catcher Art

{Dream}catcher Art

I’ve always loved dreamcatchers. There is something so mystical and magical about them that just appeals to me on a fundamental level. Dreamcatchers have been around in Native American culture for over a century and there are two legends that explain where they came from. […]

DIY Firepit

DIY Firepit

I have wanted a real fire pit forever! I previously had one of those pre-fab fire pit table thingies, I think from Target. But, somehow it melted a bit. I don’t know if the fire got too hot or what. I don’t really understand that […]

Mother’s and Father’s Day Gifts

Mother’s and Father’s Day Gifts

Mother’s Day and Father’s Day always present a great opportunity to make something cool for my awesome parents. They don’t need anything and if asked will usually say “I don’t want anything.” So, I try to come up with something cool and crafty to make their day special.
This is definitely not the best pictures to show off how cute this lantern turned out! I tried to get a picture of it at night when it was lit up and glowing pretty. But, that didn’t work out so well. So, you will have to imagine how that would look.

I got the lantern at Aldi, yes the discount grocery store. They have one aisle that is full of seasonal merchandise. Usually I try to avoid it because I don’t really need any of it. But, sometimes I cruise by (if I remembered my quarter and have a grocery cart) and see what kind of great deals are there. This was a definite score, it was only $9.99!  I wish I had bought several of them.

After I got it home I used my Silhouette Cameo to make it pretty with a vinyl monogram and design.

My Dad is infinitely harder to get a gift for. He almost always has a fund going for some new toy. It could be a drone, a tv, computer, ham radio antenna, a tool…….It could be anything. But, I still like to make something cool for him to get a physical gift.

 

This year I picked up an outdoor rug at Target. It is one of the really wide ones that is perfect for the French doors that lead out onto Mom and Dad’s deck. The rug had to black border and the word Welcome on it already. I personalized it with the GPS coordinates for their house. That is the type of tech geeky thing that my Dad totally gets!

I got the GPS coordinates from Google Earth and then just used my number stencils and black acrylic paint to add the coordinates to the rug.

I love the way it turned out!

 

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My niece is a graduate!

My niece is a graduate!

I’m so proud of my niece!  She graduated from high school in the top 10 of her class and received a Presidential scholarship to UA.  She is also an amazing athlete, playing tennis and volleyball.  Plus, she’s absolutely beautiful!  Brains and beauty!!  She gets that […]

50th Birthday Party

50th Birthday Party

I have a friend who claims she isn’t crafty but I think ahe’s been holding out on me!  She threw a spectacular 50th birthday party for her sweet hubby.  Not only did she make ALL the scrumptious food but she also decorated like a crafty […]