Showing posts from May, 2024

Doll Dresser Gets a New Life

  My goal is to 'do' the projects that have been sitting around for a long time. This particular one has been waiting 4 & 1/2 years.  It's about time, right?   This little doll dresser was found at the Estate Sale I went to 4 times .  A bit much, for sure, but I got some great deals!   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. This post may contain affiliate links. Now, let's talk about this sweet little doll dresser.  It was hand-made and with the mirror, was about 14 inches tall.  The paint had seen better days, so I removed the points holding the mirror, removed it and the frame. Time to get to work. After a little light sanding, the dresser got 2 coats of paint.  You may recognize the color.  It's what I used on the Marketp

Easy, Inexpensive Summer Swing Frame Art

  Decorating without spending a small fortune has always been a goal of mine, so let me show you how to make this sweet framed art for your home!   Welcome to the  Creative Craft Hop  hosted by Sara from Birdz of a Feather .   If you just came from Cecilia @ My Thrift Store Addiction ,   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 for some amazing inspiration. They will all be listed. This post may contain affiliate links. This project started with one of those swing frames found at an estate sale/yard sale .  I used another one for Valentine's Day and this one was just waiting on the sidelines.  If you don't have a swing frame, don't stress.  Any frame will do! It was given two coats of chalk paint and then distressed with sandpaper.  A little clear wax and the frame was done.   Since this frame had no glass or backing, I cut a piece of chipboard to fit. Aaaand, since