One of my thrifty treasures from a couple weeks ago was this tray: It’s a cherry-wood tray with areas to put photos under a protective plastic sheet. The plastic is held down by tiny magnets.I thought it was $2, but I found the price tag and I actually spent $4 on it. Full disclosure, ya know 😀Pretty neat design for photos and all, but the … Continue reading A New Old Tray
Yesterday I took the plunge and introduced you to our master bath and closet. It’s a bit of a weird feeling showing the world your jam-packed closet and probably-in-need-of-cleaning bathroom. Well I had to get over it, because those are going to be the ‘before’ pictures. How do you like that toilet paper wall decor? Pretty “plush” huh 😉 We had our trusty contractor over … Continue reading Master Bath: Master Plans
When we first moved into our house, we anticipated changing a few things. And we also knew that a couple of those things would involve some significant expense, because they’re not things we’re willing to DIY. One was our fireplace. It started out as this (after I goofed around with iridescent paint on it) And now it looks like this The second major project on … Continue reading Master Bath: Got Space?
Grab yourself a butternut squash. They’re pretty big, whitish-colored squashes in the veggie department. Slice it lengthwise down the middle. Scoop the little bit of seeds out. Put the halves face down on a baking sheet (flat side down – because we all know where the squash’s face is, right?) and I’d use a baking sheet that has the short little sides on it too, … Continue reading For a House that Smells like Fall…
Hubby and I paid a visit to a couple of thrift stores on Saturday – Goodwill and the Arc. We were looking for some Halloween costume ideas and of course, cool project ideas (I was looking for those!) And we seriously lucked out with 50% off sales at BOTH stores! We did get some things for our costumes, but I won’t tell you about … Continue reading Thrift Store Goodies!
If you’re like us, you have a great little house that has its fair share of drafty corners and cracks. Maybe you even have cheaper windows than you’d prefer, possibly a vaulted ceiling that sucks warm air up and far away from where you want it, and maybe you also store your paint in the basement like we do because your garage gets cold enough … Continue reading Easy DIY Winterizing Part III – Door Shoes
Our dining room is pretty small. I’ve mentioned that before, and I’ve mentioned how our dining table has to be relatively small as well, to avoid overpowering the room. Well, I’ve been thinking more and more about that room – seating, having people over for holidays (my husband does have four siblings after all), future rugrats….and I think I need a good plan. I say … Continue reading Space Planning for a Small Space