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Party In Your PJ's #315

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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 Oak Footstool:
It came a long way from a dirty mess!

Here are this week's features: Watermelon Painted Napkin Craft - Ann's Entitled Life
Such a cute craft for summertime!

Mosaic Bowling Ball - Selep Imaging Blog
I love blue and this sure caught my eye!

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 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&…

Oak Footstool

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As you may already know, I had a friend drop-off several items for me from a house that she and her husband are rehabbing.  One of the items was an oak footstool with dirty, worn fabric and legs that could be described as 'humble'.  A little bit of elbow grease turned it back into its old self.  
At first glance, it was a mess.  That's a technical term, right? Step one was to get rid of the dirty upholstery. There were two layers of it attached with LOTS of nails and tacks. Underneath all of it was some sort of cotton batting and wood wool. It immediately went into the trash.
I went to work on the wood with a sander.  Once it was smooth, I gave it one coat of Red Mahogany stain and two coats of polyurethane.  Look at that gorgeous wood grain! I cut some batting to fit and glued it in place.   I found some pretty peacock fabric, cut it and stapled it along the edges and underneath. Some simple trim was added to cover the staples.  The ends of the trim were tacked...
...and some glu…

Party In Your PJ's #314

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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 Gossip Bench Makeover: This was one of the easiest makeovers I've done! If you haven't already, I hope you'll take a closer look.

Let's have a look at the features: Strawberries for Dinner! - Whispers of the Heart
It's Strawberry Season around here and this table spoke to me!

Update an Old Birdhouse - Petticoat Junktion
I love how this old birdhouse was given a new lease on life!

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 post, not …

Gossip Bench Makeover

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A few weeks ago I received a text.  It said, "Any interest?" And included this picture:
I couldn't type out, "Yes!" fast enough! I love gossip benches and rose-back chairs.  Not to mention, I already own a rose-back chair and this would be the perfect complement to it.

A few hours later, it arrived.  Yes, that's right, she delivered it.
In all honesty, it wasn't in bad shape at all.  Clearly, the seat needed to be redone, but the wood wasn't bad.  A couple of nicks and scratches, but nothing major...except for the table top.  At first, I thought it was mold/mildew so I gave it a good scrubbing...
......and nothing happened.  
My husband took a look at it and suggested wet-sanding it.  Having never wet-sanded in my life, he gave me a crash-course.  Having a puddle of water on wood is counter-intuitive to me, but, let me tell you, it did the trick! Did every mark come out?  
No.

Did I care?  
No, as far as I'm concerned, scratches, bumps, and bruises tell a…

Party In Your PJ's #313

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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 Easiest Red, White, & Blue Decor Ever:
This is just one idea.  There are 2 more in the post.

Let's have a look at the features: DIY Farmhouse Kitty Box Hideaway
You'd never know there was a litter box hiding in there! Check out this clever DIY.

Cottage Inspired Summer Porch Tour - The Crowned Goat
I can see myself sipping my tea on this beautiful porch.

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 post, not your home page. Link to something YO…

Easiest Red, White, & Blue Decor Ever!

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Welcome back to 10 on the 10th. A monthly blog hop where a group of bloggers share ideas for $10 or less.  This month's theme is Red, White, & Blue and we have some great ideas for you.  I have 3, so let's get started.  
When I started this project most stores were closed or only doing curb-side pick-up, so I dug through my closets and found a few items to use.  
I gathered up my silver bowl from a yard sale last year, a piece of floral foam, a package of 4 (yes, I'm only showing 3 here) flags, and some silk geraniums that I've had for at least 10 years.   This project is too easy...put the floral foam in the bowl, add flowers and flags, and you have a patriotic centerpiece. If you don't want a centerpiece, head outside with a couple of flags and put them in a planter with red petunias! Trust me, the petunias are red.  I took this pic at least 6 times at different times and they still didn't truly look red. The last idea I have for you involves a jar from the rec…

Party In Your PJ's #312

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I would be remiss if I didn't mention anything about recent events in our country, but every time I start to write, my words fail me.  Let me just say:
I am angry. 
I am sad. 
I am heart-broken. 
We must do better and together we can make that happen.  Stay Safe - Stay Strong.

Now, on to the party. 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 new canvas from Photowall:
If you're looking for something for your walls, be sure to read my post.  I have a 25% discount code for you! 
Let's have a look at the features:
Hand-Painted Rose Mailbox - Love My Little Cottage
Roses are my favorite flower and this pretty mailbox caught my eye!

How to Grow Herbs: A Beginner's Guide - Artful Homemak…