Sunday, April 3, 2016

Redoing an Old Gumball Machine



A few months ago I found an old gumball machine on our local Craigslist.  It looked plain, but old.  I was very happy to see that the body was made out of glass. 





My husband took it apart, cleaned it up, painted it and put it back together. 























Here it is all cleaned up and put back together.  I am loving the new look!

Thank you for your visit!

Pam







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Sunday, March 27, 2016

Making our own Wine Crate







My husband was at the wood store and found some neat oak with worm holes.  He thought it'd make a fun box, so he got to work making a wine crate.



He used the wormiest part of the wood to make the top.

When he finished, we set it downstairs and kind of forgot about it....

I received a Cricut machine for Christmas and was eager to make something with it.  I then remembered the wine crate...

I put a dark stain on it then let it sit for a few days.









I found a label that I liked and kind of copied it, but with my limited Cricut skills, I used graphics from their site to make it my own. 









I think it turned out pretty neat!

 

 
 Thanks for your visit!

Pam



 

 

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Sunday, March 6, 2016

Adding the Finishing Touch to the Laundry Room--A Sliding Barn Door

 
The laundry room project is now officially done with the addition of the barn door! 
 
 
 
 
The old laundry room had a door that swung in (and took up a lot of room!)  Our friend wanted a custom door on a barn door slider. 
 
 
 
 
 
My husband got to work.  She lives in a 100+ year old house and wants the old style doors throughout. 
 

 
 
 
 

He made this door and left the opening for glass.  She chose seeded glass which adds some privacy.


 
We installed the barn door hardware purchased from Amazon. 
 
 
 
 This was my first attempt of a vinyl cutout with my new Cricut machine.  I think it turned out pretty snazzy!
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
The new door keeps the sounds from the washer and dryer down and looks fab! 


Here's her redone laundry room.  It really turned out great!
 
Thanks for your visit!
 
Pam
 
 
 
 


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Saturday, February 13, 2016

We CLEANED UP in this Laundry Room Redo!

 
 
We recently completed another project for our friend.  She wanted to redo her laundry room.  Yes, it was in serious need of a redo!
 
 
 
Here is what we started with: 
 
 
 
 
 
 
We pulled everything out and took the washer and dryer off their pedestals.  We made platforms for them to sit on, then added moulding around the edges.  We attached the moulding with Velcro.  It pops off and the washer and dryer can easily be brought down from the pedestals.  We also added pads to the bottom of the pedestals so they can slide out to access everything.
 
 
While we were halfway through the project, her washer died. What timing!  :(
 
We added beadboard, dark grey paint and chair railing to the walls, a new light fixture and new dark flooring.
 
 
A new cabinet and shelves up above keep the supplies hidden and provide a place for some cute accessories.
 
 
 
A plain door from Home Depot was cut and painted to provide a place to fold and set clothes.
 
I think it turned out SO cute! 
 

 


 
 Thanks for your visit!
 
Pam

 
 
 
 

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Saturday, December 26, 2015

Making a Cute Pillow Using a Placemat

 
 
I've made pillows out of dishtowels, placemats, grain sacks and drop cloths.  (Yes, I have a lot of pillows!)  :)    Making one from a placemat is the easiest way! 
 
Find a placemat that you love.  Make sure it has two layers.  I found four of these at Kohl's on clearance and paid $4 for all of them.
 
Pull the thread from about 4" on one side.  (enough to fit your hand in) 
 
Fill with batting. 
 
Sew up 4" where you pulled the thread, either by hand or with a machine.
 
Woohoo!  A new, cute pillow!
 



 
 
Thanks for your visit!
 
Pam
 
 Thank you to those who entered the Rockwell Tool Giveaway.  HilLesha was the winner!

 
 
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