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Painting an Old Metal Sewing Machine When I received an old sewing machine cabinet for free, it also included the sewing machine. I love old sewing machines and use them regularly (yes, “them” meaning I have several). I gave the Read more…


Sewing Machine Cabinet Makeover I found an old sewing machine in a cabinet (for FREE!) last month. I love old sewing machines and the cabinets they come in because they are so awesome to use! I decided to give the Read more…


DIY Plans to Build a Vegetable Gathering Basket Once again, it is time for the Power Tool Challenge… This month’s theme is Summer! Since summer generally involves picking lots of fresh fruits and veggies from the garden, I created DIY Read more…


DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Stenciled Concrete Top Table It is that time again, my friends – Power Tool Challenge time! This month’s theme is “Porch and Patio” and it couldn’t be a better topic with better timing! I Read more…


About a year ago, I thought it was time to remodel the kitchen. I’m not sure what possessed me to do it while I was finishing school, working, and raising teenagers… The allure of new cabinets, countertops, and a new Read more…


LP SmartSide Trim & Siding – An Alternative to Real Wood Siding Disclosure: This post is sponsored by LP SmartSide in conjunction with Blog Meets Brand and I have been compensated for my participation. All opinions are my own. Like Read more…


DIY Rain Gutter Planter for a Quick Gift I have to admit that sometimes I am a procrastinator… I had no idea what to give my mom for Mother’s Day and since she likes gardening, I wanted it to be Read more…


DIY Plant Stands Made with Recycled Wood It is that time again… This month’s theme for the Power Tool Challenge is “Repurposed”. I bought two ceramic planters that I was crazy about but needed stands for them. You see, we Read more…


How to Make a Planter using an Old Wooden Chair This post has been updated – the original post was published on April 29, 2013 and was a sponsored post. Most of the sponsored content has been removed. Hooray! The Read more…


Tips for Staining Wood with Colored Stain Have you tried a colored stain? I know, generally stains come in colors such as oak, mahogany, cherry, etc. but what I’m talking about are the stains with non-traditional colors such as Gulfstream Read more…

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