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'Tiled' Kitchen Backsplash

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It's time to finally share the home improvement project that took me most of the summer to complete.  It wasn't a difficult task, it just took forever to finish, but more about that later...
Behold, the new kitchen backsplash:
When we moved in last year, the backsplash was painted white - nothing special.  I knew I wanted to do something, but there are SO many choices.  I finally decided on a stencil and paint because it's not permanent and if I hated it all I needed to do was paint over it!  I chose this stencil... ...and then chose a shade of blue called 'Peaceful River' since blue is my favorite color.  I bought a sample can of paint and had more than enough.  The entire backsplash was painted with a stencil brush.  I know lots of people use a foam roller, but, honestly, in my opinion, there is always bleeding of paint with that method.  That may be part of the reason why this project took all summer.  But, I'll get to that later.. because there was prep work i…

Party In Your PJ's #277

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Welcome back!  It's time for Party In Your PJs, where your posts will be seen on two blogs each week.  I hope you find something that inspires you and you share something to inspire others. 


Let's meet the Co-Hosts: Nina @ Grandma Ideas Facebook // Pinterest // Twitter
Ann @ The Apple Street Cottage Facebook // Pinterest // Instagram
This week I started a little fall decorating and started working on one of my latest finds:
In case you're wondering, yes, that's a sheet of stainless steel on the top! This baby needs some work, but I plan to make her beautiful again.  Stay tuned!

On to the features:
Creepy - Paper Seedlings


Can you believe that gauze is actually a stamp?
Painting a Shed With a Marimekko Design- Pillar Box Blue
It's too pretty to be called a shed!
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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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Fall Decor With Yard Sale Finds

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Update:  See that Curvy Dresser HERE.
               See the Cabinet HERE.
I know what you're thinking...seriously, Ann, how many yard sale finds can you show us?  This one is too good to pass up and I PROMISE to tie some of it into Fall Decor.  Ready?  Here we go.....

I've been to three different sales recently, the most recent one was an estate sale that I just happened to see as we were driving.  It was the last hour of the last day and there wasn't much left.  As we walked through the dining room, the table had a few knick knacks, pictures and this beautiful Towle fruit bowl.  It's a 10", silver-plated bowl that had a price of 1 dollar.  
It came home with me, where it was treated to a little silver polish and a good washing...and since I promised Fall Decor....I filled it with some silk flowers! Look at me, decorating for Fall when the first day of Fall hasn't even arrived yet!  
The next sale was listed on a local garage sale site.  The man had some great anti…

Party In Your PJ's #276

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Welcome back!  It's time for Party In Your PJs, where your posts will be seen on two blogs each week.  I hope you find something that inspires you and you share something to inspire others. 


Let's meet the Co-Hosts: Nina @ Grandma Ideas Facebook // Pinterest // Twitter
Ann @ The Apple Street Cottage Facebook // Pinterest // Instagram
This week I shared an upcycled ironing board:





On to the features:
DIY Halloween Lights With Old Bottles - Pillar Box Blue
Time to recycle those bottles!

Fall Patchwork Ribbon Sign - Sew Can Do
Such a creative way to use ribbon!
Congratulation, Ladies!  Be sure to grab the button below.
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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Party In Your PJ's #275

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Welcome back!  It's time for Party In Your PJs, where your posts will be seen on two blogs each week.  I hope you find something that inspires you and you share something to inspire others. 


Let's meet the Co-Hosts: Nina @ Grandma Ideas Facebook // Pinterest // Twitter
Ann @ The Apple Street Cottage Facebook // Pinterest // Instagram
This week I shared my birthday wish.  It's not what you think....I hope you'll read the post, HERE.




On to the features:
How to Make a Faux Vintage Can Planter - She's Crafty
When you can't find vintage, you make it yourself!

Altered Bottle - Unique Creations By Anita
Can you believe an empty Baileys bottle became this?


Congratulation, Ladies!  Be sure to grab the button below.
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. L…

Ironing Board Upcycle

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I was lucky enough to find not just one, but TWO ironing boards at yard sales.  This is the smaller of the two and after a little thought, I came up with an idea for it.  This ironing board measures 7.5" x 35", the perfect size for a kitchen menu board.
It's Ten on the 10th again and Patti from Pandora's Box is hosting.  The theme is Upcycle/Recycle, so here we go.......
When I found this little board, it was in pieces: I'm pretty sure it was missing some parts. Here's the back: Pieces?  Not a problem, I had a plan! 
Everything got a good sanding and the it was time to turn it into a chalkboard. The first step was to tape-off everything that wasn't going to be the chalkboard. You may notice a couple of white spots.  Those were holes that were filled in with wood putty.  I used spray chalk paint and it needed about 3 coats.  Sorry, but I forgot to take a picture of the chalk paint before it was seasoned.  I'll get to that in a bit.  Next, it needed a title.  I…

Meet Annie B

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I'm sure you're thinking, awwww, she rescued a kitty!  Someone did, but not me.  It's a story, not a long one, but I think you'll like it.  Here we go.......
Last week was my birthday and I decided to do something a little different with facebook this year.  If you have an account, you know that when your birthday rolls around your friends are reminded so they can write 'Happy Birthday' on your timeline.  The day before my birthday I wrote this post:

Tomorrow is my birthday, but instead of writing 'Happy Birthday' on my timeline, I'm asking everyone to take the time to do something nice for someone else....hold a door, tell them they look nice today, give someone a smile. 😊 It doesn't have to cost anything at all, just do something that involves interacting with another person and, just maybe, making their day! 😁
It's time to counteract the hate and bigotry we keep hearing on a pretty constant basis......................So, go do it! Happy Bi…