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wooden snowflake makeover


Nothing says winter like beautiful snowflakes, and they are one of my favorite things to decorate with! In Walmart, I became smitten with this wooden…

wooden snowflake makeover
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Cross for teenage boy?


My best friends son wanted me to make him a cross with his birthstone in it for him. I must admit I had a hard time deciding what to make for a boy about to be a teenager.

I started to just play with my wire at first, most of these are lopsided but I was just thinking. Then I decided to go a different way and came up with the cross I gave him. He likes it so that’s all that matters really!

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Upcycled grill


Cleaning up around our yard I ran across the old grill, lightbulb!!! I have seen photos of people doing this and thought it always looked cute so off to the Depot I went.

The selection of perennial plants was limited so I’m not very happy with the look but maybe once they grow out it will look better.

Decided to add some lights and what a pain that was!! The watering can I used had a difficult spout so getting the lights through was not easy! First I had to make 10 holes bigger, then I had to find a long sturdy wire to thread in and wrap the lights around good enough to pull back through, took me awhile to think of cutting the first light on each end off to stop it from getting stuck at the hole and slipping off, but I finally got it. Phew! Done !

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Painting counter?


As we are building a new bathroom we needed a bigger vanity. I hate paying top dollar for new things. I can’t help it, I’m cheap, we found one online for a good price but it had a tan marbled top. That wasn’t going to work so I looked up how to change that.

I decided to paint it. I did a lot of reading and research, then I jumped in!