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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

{Trash to Treasure} Feminine Metal Storage Solution

One of my favorite things to do is give new life to old, outdated items.  There's just something so satisfying when you can create something wonderful from items that would have otherwise been tossed or donated.  I usually don't pass up anything free, so when I spotted four metal and plastic hardware storage containers in the Goodwill pile at my parents house I quickly claimed them. Thankfully, my parents are always happy to get rid of their junk.  My husband on the other hand is not always as thrilled that I keep bringing more stuff into our home.  I don't think he understands or appreciates my thriftiness as much as I do :) ...
Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Updating the entryway with Sherwin Williams Iron Ore

Learn how to paint a front door and add interest and contrast with Sherwin-Williams Iron Ore   I waited months to have our new craftsman style front door installed and now I finally have it painted!  I special ordered the  Jeldwen door  to match the new garage doors and impatiently waited for it to be delivered and installed.  It instantly changed the look and feel of our home and I knew right away I wanted to paint it my favorite color, Sherwin-Williams Iron Ore.  Iron Ore is the perfect deep charcoal gray and adds a beautiful pop of contrast when paired with bright white trim. ...
Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Rustic Dining Table Planter Box

Ever since I built the  rolling storage box  for my son's Lego's I've wanted to build another box for our dining room table.   It's been completly bare and begging for attention ever since putting away the Christmas decor.   A rustic planter box seemed to be the perfect solution to brighten up the table and bring a touch of Spring to the space.      There are a ton of different ways to build a planter box, but I chose to build mine using a piece of 1x6 and 1x4.   I used the 1x6 for the bottom and the 1x4 for the sides of the box.  I attached the boards to each other using wood glue, clamped them into place until the glue was dry then reinforced them with a few screws. As always, I stained the box with my favorite Minwax Jacobean stain, gave it a few light coats of paint then sanded it for a distressed look.  (more detailed instructions, here )  I also added a few handles that I picked up from Home Depot for about $2.00 a piece.                   ...