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Party In Your PJ's #321

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Welcome to Party In Your PJ's. I hope you find something that inspires you and you link up something to inspire others. Don't forget to share our party with your friends.  It's always nice to see new faces.


Say hello to the Co-Hosts: Nina @ Grandma Ideas Facebook // Pinterest // Twitter
Ann @ The Apple Street Cottage Facebook // Pinterest // Instagram
This week I shared The Grapevine Wall Planter: This took more grapevines than I thought, but I'm pretty pleased with the result.

Here are this week's features: Kitchen Towels in a Jar Gift Set - Keeping It Real

Travelers Notebook Junk Journal - Fresh Vintage by Lisa S
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Make sure you visit Nina at her blog.  We each  choose our own features.

I can't wait to see what you have to share, so let's get the party started!

Rules Link to your post, not your home page. Link to something YOU made, wrote, or thought. No Etsy or business pages. Link Parties, Roundups, and Giveaways are welcome. Don't l…

The Grapevine Wall Planter

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Around here the grapevines grow wild.  I've been making wreaths with them for a while, but it was time to make something new. It needed to hang and it needed to hold plants/flowers.  The idea of a Wall Planter was born!Welcome back to 10 on the 10th, a group of bloggers sharing ideas and inspiration for less than $10.  The theme for this month is 'End of Summer', even though it doesn't feel like it around here.  It's still hot and humid, the gardens are producing, and the grapevines are growing like CRAZY!   Let's get started.
The first thing to do is grab some grapevines. This was just one batch.  I used 3 batches like this one. Here's another shot.  You'll also notice I like them LOOOOONG. The next step is to clip off all of the leaves. I left the 'curlicues' - I'm sure that's the technical term for them - on. Here's the 3rd batch of vines with the leaves stripped:
I made an oval and started winding the vines together. I continued to twist …

Party In Your PJ's # 320

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Welcome to Party In Your PJ's. I hope you find something that inspires you and you link up something to inspire others. Don't forget to share our party with your friends.  It's always nice to see new faces.


Say hello to the Co-Hosts: Nina @ Facebook // Pinterest // Twitter
Ann @ Facebook // Pinterest // Instagram
This week I shared The Candlestick Table: Considering it started out with teeth marks on the edge......
Here are this week's features: Crochet Pencil Scarf - Sew Crafty Crochet Such a wonderful Back-To-School project!
How to Make A Recycled Notebook or Art Journal - Sum of Their Stories These notebooks can be used for so many things!
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Make sure you visit Nina at her blog.  We each  choose our own features.

I can't wait to see what you have to share, so let's get the party started!

Rules Link to your post, not your home page. Link to something YOU made, wrote, or thought. No Etsy or business pages. Link Parties, Roundups, and Giveaways…

The Candlestick Table

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I recently found a candlestick table at an estate sale.  It was not looking this cute at all!
It looked like someone's dog had chewed the edge. And it was rockin' an orange finish. I forgot to get a picture before I started sanding, but here's a peek of it with my other treasures: It needed a makeover, so a few minutes with my orbital sander did this to the top: Not bad for a few minutes of work!

I filled-in the chew marks with wood putty and sanded them smooth.  I almost forgot to take a picture, but remembered as I started painting: After a good cleaning, the top was stained with Red Mahogany and the rest of the table was painted with black chalk paint.  The top received 3 coats of polycrylic and the rest of the table, two coats.  

It was done and perfect for a plant... ...or an old-fashioned candlestick, if I had one!

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Party In Your PJ's #319

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Welcome to Party In Your PJ's. I hope you find something that inspires you and you link up something to inspire others. Don't forget to share our party with your friends.  It's always nice to see new faces.


Say hello to the Co-Hosts: Nina @ Grandma Ideas Facebook // Pinterest // Twitter
Ann @ The Apple Street Cottage Facebook // Pinterest // Instagram
This week I shared The Chair Table & the debut of 'Do It Over' Designers:

You won't want to miss all of the wonderful ideas from this team.
I hope you'll stop by!

Here are this week's features: Coastal Summer Mantle - Sweet Pea
Visit Paula and relive summer memories at the beach!

Tiered Cupcake Stand - My French Twist
Learn how to make your own beautiful tiered stand.

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Make sure you visit Nina at her blog.  We each  choose our own features.

I can't wait to see what you have to share, so let's get the party started!

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The Chair Table

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I know, the title is a bit odd, but that's exactly what I'm going to share with you today.  This is a project I've wanted to try for a long time and thought it would be perfect for the debut of the 'Do It Over' Designers, a group of bloggers who love to recycle/upcycle/DIY.  I'm thrilled to be hosting this blog hop and hope you'll visit everyone involved to see what they have to share with you.  Their links will be listed at the end of this post.
On to the project..........................
This little table came from very humble beginnings.  It actually was a chair that was given to me and since it was free, it was perfect for trying this upcycle. This is how it looked when it arrived: The first thing I did was remove the seat and cut off the back.  Don't worry, I have plans for that too, but that's a post for another day.  I gave it a good cleaning with Murphy's Oil Soap, let it dry, and gave it a coat of primer and two coats of exterior latex pai…