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Party In Your PJ's #306

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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 my Wine Cork Wreath:
There's also a bonus piece of 'art' in the post!
I hope you are all staying healthy.  I currently have a friend who is recovering from Covid-19 in a rehab facility.  This virus is no joke so please stay safe! 

Let's have a look at the features:
DIY Farmhouse Flower Arrangement - Southern Sunflowers
Wouldn't you love to receive this beautiful arrangement?


Gel Air Freshener - Blessings By Me
Here's another great way to use your essential oils!

Here's a button for you, Ladies:
Make sure you visit Nina at her blog.  We each  choose our own features.

I can't wait to see what …

Wine Cork Wreath

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Just a note...I promised to share the wreath and picture in a previous post.  Here they are:

Now, if you're anything like me, you've been saving wine corks for forever because there is a fabulous project that you will just HAVE to make with them.  The problem is, you haven't found it yet! Have no fear, your project is here!

To get started, you will need lots of these:
How many, you ask?  I estimate that I used between 200 and 250 corks. 


You will also need a straw wreath, like this: Don't forget to remove the plastic!
This next step is extremely important! Wrap some wire around the wreath and make a loop for hanging.  There is nothing worse than getting your wreath all done and then say to yourself, "Hmmm, how the heck do I hang this thing!?!
Now you're ready to get started.  Be sure to cover your work surface to protect it.  I used a lovely old vinyl tablecloth that I had laying around.  You know the one - you look at it and say, "I actually bought this  -  Wh…

Party In Your PJ's #305

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Welcome to Party In Your PJ's!  That title has never been more appropriate. Don't you think?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 $15 Dresser
This is Part 2 of the $15 Cabinet makeover a few weeks ago.
Let's have a look at the features:
Making Spring Flowers With Fabric - Sum of Their Stories
This is such a great way to use up fabric scraps and turn them into something beautiful!

Regrow Lettuce From Scraps - Drugstore Divas
Such an easy way to grow your own veggies!

Here's a button for you, Ladies:
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 pos…

The $15 Dresser

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I'm back to share the other dresser that cost $15.  If you missed the background story, click HERE.
When I saw the bird's eye maple and curvy drawers online, I knew I had to have this piece of furniture. Once I got my hands on it, despite the damaged drawer, it was in pretty good shape.  There was a little damage to the top, but most of it was repairable. Here's a closer look:
There were a few cigarette burns and some general damage/wear on the top.
Using my orbital sander and 220 grit sandpaper, I managed to remove the damage without going through the birdseye maple veneer. There was still a 'hint' of this one burn mark, but not enough to warrant painting over the wood.  I gave the top 3 coats of tung oil and was pleased with the result. The top drawer was another story.  It had significant damage. The only way to deal with that much damage was bondo and paint.  Since it was fall and getting cooler, my husband volunteered to repair the drawer while I worked on the top. …

Party In Your PJ's #304

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Welcome to Party In Your PJ's! In these uncertain times 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 Wine Cork Crafts as part of 10 on the 10th.  A group of us shared ideas for spending your time at home.  Stop by and check them out, and if you are interested in joining our group, let me know!

I've had several inquiries about my face masks - Was I selling them?  How much was I charging?   I'm happy to say that I gave them away to anyone who needed one and they are all gone. This was my small way of 'giving back'.  
Let's have a look at the features: Crochet Sneakers - Life Away From the Office Chair
Aren't they the cutest pair of sneakers ever?

Ideas for Filling Our Ti…

Break Out Those Wine Corks!

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You've been self-isolating, drinking some wine, and saving the corks for a project.  But, before you think I'm accusing you of drinking too much, we both know that every wine-drinker has a stash of corks somewhere in their house.  It's time to dig them out and finally DO something with them.  

Welcome back to 10 on the 10th, a group of bloggers sharing ideas and inspiration for less than $10.  This month we're sharing Tips While Social Distancing and we've got some great ideas for you.  Let's get started.....
First, find those corks.  They're probably hiding in drawers or a cabinet...maybe in a box or bag.  You can find them. I have faith in you! 
My first project is an easy one.  All you need is a hot glue gun, a can, and your corks.  This jade plant has been living in an aluminum can ever since I cut it away from the original plant.  It's doing quite well, but, let's face it, this container is not very pretty.  
I chose my corks from a box that I foun…