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Reclaimed Wood Christmas Tree

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Where does the time go?  It's the last day of July and that means today I'm sharing my last Christmas in July project.  I love using reclaimed wood (aka pallet wood) in projects and this one is a new version of a project I made two years ago.   The original was a set of 3 trees.  You can read about them HERE .  I had an extra vintage Playskool block that I split while hammering in the nail. (I was SO mad at myself) I glued it back together and decided it would be used in another project.   Before the split.   Since I'm talking about the block, I'll tell you about that process first, even though I did it after the tree was done.  The tree had a lighter finish so I whitewashed the block with craft paint thinned with water.  I brushed it on. Then wiped the block with a cloth until I had the look I wanted. Done! I love the vintage Playskool logo! Moving on to the tree.  I dry-brushed white paint on the tree and then lightly went over it with walnut stain.  I forgot to take

Party In Your PJ's #369

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Welcome back 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 Christmas in July  continues at the Cottage and Saturday was the 'Do It Over' Designers Blog Hop.  I shared this: Stop by to see the 'before' and to visit the other designers and their creative ideas! On to the features: Cubremacetas Con Cubos -  El Refugio de Lirtea   Aren't they beautiful? Easy Beanbag Tablet Holder - Creatively Beth   I need one of these.  Don't you? 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! R

Vintage Table Clock Upcycle

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    W elcome back to the 'Do It Over' Designers blog hop.  We are a group of bloggers who love to recycle/upcycle/DIY.  I'm happy to host this hop and I hope you'll visit everyone to see what they have to share with you.  Their links will be listed at the end of this post. In addition, Christmas in July continues at The Apple Street Cottage with a fun upcycle project.   This project got its start about five years ago.  The clock frame was found at an estate sale at the bottom of a box of junk.  It was dirty, the finish was ruined, and it came home with me.  I can't find the original picture of it but I can tell you it went through a few trials.   First it was painted white.  No good.   Then black.  Still no good.   Distressed edges?  Nope!   So it sat looking like this: So sad! I found it again about two years ago and finally had an idea for it.  Unfortunately, I needed something else to complete my idea and a few weeks ago I finally found these: It was time to put

Party In Your PJ's #368

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Welcome back 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 month is Christmas in July at the Cottage and I shared a Grinch Ornament : This is an easy project that upcycles Scrabble tiles. On to the features: Trash to Treasure - Life Away From the Office Chair You'd never know this was a rusty 'side of the road' find. Strawberry Can - Paper Seedlings This plain jar got a whole new look! 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. Li