Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Turn A Vintage Mirror Into Shelving


It's spring!

I can tell because I'm spending A LOT of time pulling up the weeds that took over the area (grass) that I dug up two falls ago which I never dealt with last year. Last year I spent my spring in Oklahoma with my grandson and other family. Then somehow the summer got away from me and I never got ANY of the gardening done last year. I did kill the saw fly larvae that try to eat up my creeping Jenny every May.  All that said, I'm a full year behind in all my gardening.

And it sucks.

Remember this shelf? I liked that shelf.

But it was too small.

And it was missing something.

Like a mirror.

I had this mirror . . .

In my shower.

It was the perfect size for my space.

I just had to cut off the trim on the right side. The left side trim was already missing.

So I painted it up and added 3 sets of brackets. Some I had already and some I bought at the Hobby Lobby half-price.

I painted them, too. 

Then I distressed it and waxed it.


I hung it on the same cleat I put up for the shelf.

Remember, I use cleats when I want great stability and even weight-bearing.

Until the white shelf moved in, I always had a mirror in that spot.

And it was right.

The mirror there does something very important.

It reflects light.

From some angles it reflects light from the living room windows.

From other angles it reflects the light from the dining room.

And in the magical world of mirrors, it continues to reflect, which continues to reflect, which continues to reflect . . .

It's miraculous.

And important in the greylands where I live.

I know what you're thinking.

You're thinking that the black walls make the room dark.

But you are wrong.

And that is a discussion for another day.

I really didn't like the closed in sides of the first shelf.

These metal brackets I used to hold the shelves leave the sides open with just a hint of interest.


Truth be told.

The first shelf was a little traditional for my taste.

This shelf is perfectly me.

But I said I would let you vote.

So please vote.

The old one


the new one.


I live in anticipation of your answer.

Please don't let me die.

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Making A Wreath From Wooden Spoons


I've been doing stuff.

I've been finishing stuff.

I've been re-doing stuff.

I've taken pictures of stuff.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

A Hutch Turned Upside Down


Is it me you're looking for?

That's a song.

It's the first thing that crossed my mind after I typed Hello!

I couldn't resist writing it down.

Back to business . . .

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Creating Original Elegance With Pure & Original Paints

Hello! I'm glad you're here!

Even more glad than usual!

Want to know why?

It's the third weekend of  April and this means that, once again, I have a project to show you for the Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest - April edition.

I have to say that I'm more excited about this months contest than ever. 

I know you're thinking WHY, WHY, WHY???????

It's because April's sponsor is so GREAT!!!

Monday, April 18, 2016

Accents & Colloquialisms - Real or Wrong??

Hello! I've been missing you!

I was born in Arkansas and lived there until was 11(?).

Then I lived in Oklahoma for 31 years, followed by 6 years in Kansas City, and now 10 years in Michigan.

When I'm having a lot of fun, talking really fast, or I am really mad, you can tell I'm from somewhere south of the Mason Dixon Line.

At least I think the Mason Dixon Line.

I don't actually know where the Mason Dixon Line is.

One thing I know from living in the south and southwest during my tender years, is that people of the south and southwest have accents. 

But not all the same accent.

Friday, March 25, 2016

New Pillows For My Back Porch - March Fab Furniture Flippin Contest!


Happy Good Friday.

It's the third Friday of the month and that means I'm sharing my March Fab Furniture Flippin project.

This month's sponsor is Fairfield.

Fairfield is one of those companies that might not ring a bell at first, but once you look at their website you realize that you've been using their products for years and years. If you have ever bought batting, foam, pillow forms, interfacing, fillers (like Polyfil) you have probably used their products. 

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

A Silver Leaf Frame With Chalkboard

Hey there!

How the heck are you?

I'm good.

Walking with a cane is wonderful when you've been stuck behind a walker for 4 weeks. I'm starting to get a hint of what it's going to be like when I'm all healed up.

It's going to be grand.

One of the little projects I worked on during my recovery was this silver leaf frame that I made, oh, say 18 months ago???

I always intended to make it a chalk board, but as usual, I got almost finished but not quite finished.

Because I wasn't certain where I would actually hang it, I hung it from the curtain rod to hang in the window.

I usually don't have the curtains closed so it just hung in front of the window.


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