Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Handy Caddy

Toolbox sounds so manly. 
But caddy sounds way more darling.

These are special to me, since the red spindles
were from a tattered chair out of my daddy's 
pole shed.  I have memories of it sitting on the dirt 
floor with saw marks on the seat & various colors
of spray paint here and there.  He used it to death.

So naturally I offered my mom & sister 
first dibs on these caddies.

Sis took the big one.  She'll do something cute with it.

Here is the other caddy,
all dolled up for the holiday!

What would YOU store in this caddy???

Merry Christmas everyone.
Please remember, 
Jesus is the reason for the season!

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Friday, December 12, 2014

Ugly Duckling #1

You know you've seen heart items
while thrifting & passed them by.

The day I bought this one...
I must have been feeling pretty
confident.  Lets face it, this is ugly.


It's a boring pale green.
Can you believe I paid $4?
Lets just say it's very sturdy.

Nothing a little turquoise can't fix,


Usually I distress edges, but didn't want to 
distract people from the creative backdrop!

I glued old dictionary pages onto cardboard for a 
sassy cool mod-vintage look!

It was a breeze to decorate this shelf with
little berry baskets, candy, Kand-ice, and more!

This Kand-ice still works
& was a rare garage sale find!

My mother-in-law gave me this big Santa mug
to sell in a garage sale. Instead, I used some
Pinterest inspiration to make him
cute Christmas decor!

Well, what do you think?
Show me some love with comments!

~Merry Christmas~

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Friday, December 5, 2014


Hi folks, It's December now & time to set out
your unique junk decor for the holiday.
Have you started?

I added some red ribbon & evergreens to 
a pair of old skates.  You see these hung on
old wooden sleds quite a bit.

I opted to keep the dirty old look,
rather than paint them.
They have a date of 1943 stamped on them!
It was pretty gross, finding a mouse nest inside.
Once I got that cleaned out, 
I stuffed the toes with newspaper.
These certainly aren't stiff like the modern skates.

I found an old candle mold 
which was hard for me to use
 in any decorating situation.
So it seemed logical to just hang it with 
greens & a pretty bow for Christmas.

Alone it's pretty shabby, but looks
darling with that glitter bow.

The last item I'll share today, is an old
tall crate.  It was just begging
for some evergreen boughs & a 
flashy bow.

Now we just need more snow 
to really give it that magical 
winter look.

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UP north

I found an old kitchen cabinet door at a garage sale.
I just love them, they're like blank canvas for me!

Using my Cricut machine,  I cut adhesive vinyl stencils.

We have a lot of lakes here &
the cabin folks LOVE that style decor.
I'm a white-tailed deer fanatic,
so this craft had me smiling the whole time!

Check out the unique edging...

I used Stazon ink  & stamped
a map image all the way around!

The stamp is called Travel Notes,
from the Unity Stamp Company.

Can you believe this door cost me only a buck?

I'm linking up to Unity's Friends With Flair blog party.