Showing posts from May, 2022

Ribbon Holder

  As soon as I saw this plinth sitting on a table at a yard sale, I knew exactly what it was destined to become - A Ribbon Holder!   Trust me, I don't always have this much clarity when shopping, but this time I did!  The price was definitely right, so it came home with me. W elcome 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. Back to the project... A little measuring with spools of ribbon showed me I could get 4 dowels on this plinth with ease.   I bought 4 dowels: a 1/2", a 3/8", and two 5/16" and  marked the spots with pencil before drilling the holes. Sorry, no pic.  I haven't mastered drilling and taking photos at the same time yet!   The reason for the different sized dowels was based on the holes in the spools of ribbon.  I didn'

Finally a Frame!

  This is a project that has been waiting years to be made.  That's right, YEARS!  It all started about 8 years ago when I found this picture online: I absolutely loved it!  The subject, the colors - it was beautiful, so I printed it (twice) and tucked it away in a file folder planning to find it the perfect frame.  You already know how that went since I just told you it was 8 years ago!   Well, the time has finally come!    Let me welcome you to the  Creative Craft Hop  hosted by Donna from  Modern on Monticello .  If you just came from Gail at Purple Hues & Me , welcome to the Cottage.  At the bottom of this post I'll direct you to the next stop on this hop, but be sure to visit all of the other stops too for some amazing inspiration. They will all be listed. Now, back to that frame....I was at a yard sale a couple of weeks ago perusing a box of picture frames.  I had already pulled one out when the woman having the sale came over and told me there were some interesting

Recipe Cabinet Redo

  This little recipe cabinet caught my eye a few weeks ago on Marketplace.  It needed an update and since it was going in my craft room, the color choice was easy. That's right, it's no longer a recipe cabinet.  It's been repurposed along with its 'redo'. If you look closely at the front, there are two small holes that I'm fairly sure used to hold a gold eagle in place.  You know the ones I'm talking about - circa 1970? Ring a bell?  My mother had wooden canisters with them...ah, memories! Welcome to The Sustainable Pinterest  Challenge , a group of bloggers who are challenged to recreate a pin from Pinterest focused on sustainability. Many thanks to  Julie from Sum of Their Stories  &  Gail from Purple Hues and Me  for hosting.   This month the theme is "Recipe" and I was inspired by this  pin .  The color of the cabinet and the white knobs were the true inspiration.  Let's get started, shall we? The first order of business was giving this