Our Halloween Mantel

~~~Click on any of the pictures to enlarge!~~~This last week we began decorating for Halloween. So far, with everything going on, we’ve managed to get the mantel done & a few little decorations here & there. This weekend, we hope to get our “Boo Brothers” up in the yard. I’ll also be working with some […]

Lamp Updo

I’m so excited! I haven’t done a post like this in awhile! I have missed decorating on a dime. Shortly after we moved here, the holidays hit. Then the rain. For. 5. Months. I haven’t been able to get much accomplished & my poor cans of paint having been wasting away, collecting dust *le sigh* […]

Resurrection Garden

I found the instructions for a mini Resurrection Garden over at We are THAT Family. We made ours today… We went with one as a family this year. I had all the needed things on hand. I used aquarium gravel instead of craft stones or sand. If it works well for us, each child will […]

Desk redo

When we moved, we got rid of LOADS of stuff. We knew it would be cheaper to buy some things after the move, rather than try to move them. We looked for 2 weeks for a desk. We kept ending up in the furniture sections of the big box stores, because that’s where our wallet […]

Updated mirror

Just a quick post to show what I did with a mirror that Hubba wouldn’t part with. He offered for me to paint it. That means he finally started trusting my (spray can) trigger finger. Before: After: Apparently I needed stupervision. Since this is Hubba’s kitty, I have to wonder if he sent her…. I […]

“Clock Face”-lift

The perpetrator….. A brushed silver look clock….. We got it when we were married. It was on our registry. It was cool at the time. Actually it still wasn’t a bad clock, I just refused to buy a new clock, and this one wasn’t fitting into any of the rooms in the house. I took […]

Another Candlestick Holder Up-do

Maybe you remember these candlestick holders that I bought at thrift to up-do the Forbidden Candle Holders? At $6 for the set, I refused to let them go to waste. So I switched the candle cup to the other end….. Out to my trusty spray paint cave they went… For a black primer….. And a […]

2-in-1 Project Updo

I am on a roll. I’ve got so many cans of spray paint & surfed so many wonderful blogs. My wheels are turning & there’s no stopping me now 😀 One of the things I’ve been finding across the web are old window frame updos. I started kicking myself for getting rid of all those […]

The Ladder Shelf

When we decided to put the house on the market, I decided to do something I’ve wanted for awhile. I needed a fairly slim, low profile shelf for one section of our living room that also housed a built-in shelf. I decided to build a ladder shelf. I looked at some plans online, and thought […]

Scrappy Shelf

We did our trim in the big room a bit back (I need to blog about the redo, I know). We had several small pieces of moulding left. If you know me, you know I couldn’t bear to throw them out. I paid good money for this stuff, and I couldn’t just let those dollars […]

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