10 – inspired by dried hydrangeas in a new toolbox

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I woke up to a very nice surprise today. Remember yesterday’s post on being gifted by others? What timing! Just this AM, friend Kelly dropped this toolbox off by my front door. She found it at a garage sale, and being that it reminded her of me, it was brought my way. I had to run into town […]

When neglected fall flowers emerge

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Today rolled out in an unexpected way. I had BIG plans to get that dream workshop painted today, but sadly, only got to filling the holes. Where did the day go? While the filler was drying, I turned around outside… and gasped. SHOCK. Did my yard truly look this dreadful?! Oh yes it did. Where have I […]

Forever beautiful buckets of hydrangeas on a ladder

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It’s harvesting hydrangeas season! And you know what that means, right? My sad, tired patio landed some forever beautiful buckets of hydrangeas on a ladder. This is what I had moments before. You might say I forgot to care for this bucket of flowers. So I’ve been having coffee each morning on the patio, avoiding looking in […]

A milk painted pallet wood tray in tricycle

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When a friend asked if I’d custom make her a red tray, I kinda sorda listened. 🙂 She requested that it be around 18″ x 18″. So going through my stash of pallet wood, I came close and dry fit the above together. I never worry about the wood being too rustic. Using a good palm […]

One gutsy junk style entry table made from who knows what!

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My front entry table was looking ‘tired’. I could either choose to tidy it up some, or start over. But…. I don’t know. I was ready to shake things up a little. You know how it doesn’t really matter how nice something is, it just feels old when it’s been around too long? That. So […]

Make an instant, chunky 2×4 tabletop with firewood coasters

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 With our muggy, summery days of late, it’s been nice to escape to the patio to take in the summer breeze. But I was missing one thing. While I made a handy little crate side table with a tray top, it wasn’t really perfect for say… a laptop. Being that I had two pallet sofas, another table […]

If it weren’t for those ever reliable perennials in bloom…

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Today we had this amazing, overcast but super warm and humid day.   I was out shopping and once I hit the tarmac, it felt like I stepped into hot jello and transported into the South! I love weather like this because it isn’t’ all that common on the West coast. And thank goodness our vegetable garden […]

When work becomes play

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Once upon a time, I use to have what was deemed a ‘day off’. Meaning, a day where I could just get up and do whatever I wanted. Perhaps junk shopping, or putzing around staying home starting a new project, whatever. Today, I still look forward to those days off. But my days off have […]

Antique mason jar crate display

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So, upon first glance, how old would you say all these supplies are for this old crate mason jar junk display? I realize the old rusty wheels kinda gave themselves away. But the rest of the supplies were brand spankin’ new! As you may already know, I was challenged to walk into Michaels craft store […]