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Train-Theme Murals

train-theme murals

Pack your bags and get ready for some Train-theme Murals, as well as a trip down memory lane.  It was four years ago that I had the unique opportunity of painting a series of murals in the Kids Ministry Center at my church.  They wanted murals that would make children feel like they were going on a journey aboard the “Grace Express.”  Given carte blanche to paint whatever I wanted, they ended up with trains in every classroom, an entry way turned into a train station, and even train tracks on the concrete floors!  The only thing I didn’t do was paint Train-theme Murals in the children’s restrooms.  That is…until now.  Continue Reading →

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Jewelry Display Stand

Jewelry Display Stand

This Jewelry Display Stand may motivate you to dust off your old jewelry box and finally do something about those unused pieces of jewelry.  And, I’m not saying that because of how darling this louvered door now showcases jewelry, and how the hand-painted embellishments add a little sweetness.  I say that because of what the name “ReJeweled” is all about.

A dear friend of mine launched ~ReJeweled~ five and a half years ago as a ministry; taking donated broken pieces of jewelry and reworking them into something altogether different and beautiful.  She gives much of it away to widows, single moms, and women who need their spirits lifted.  “It’s beauty for ashes,” my friend Christina likes to say, “a reminder of how God takes our brokenness and redeems us.” So when she asked me if I could spruce up her louvered door that she uses to display her re-imagined jewelry, I was honored. Continue Reading →

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Craft Caddy

If you love crafting as much as I do, then this Craft Caddy is the ultimate DIY project to help organize your work station and inspire you to create even more.  You can make it out of any number of things.  It just so happens, I was given an old book shelf. Continue Reading →

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Miniature Mouse in a Tin House

miniature mouse in a tin houseThis Miniature Mouse in a Tin House was not only fun to make, it has my imagination spinning like it did when I was a child.  I have ALWAYS loved mice.  When I was a kid, I used to sit in my Dad’s pick up truck and stare at the vent near the passenger side floorboard, convinced that little mice would use it as a theater stage to sing songs and dance.  That’s probably why, when I became a mom, most of the books I bought and read to my daughter were stories about mice.  My favorites were “Tessa’s Tip-Tapping Toes” and “Mice and Beans.” But I digress. Continue Reading →

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Valentine’s Wreath

Valentine's Wreath

This Valentine’s Wreath is a sweet way to spread a little love to everyone who walks through my front door…and you can make one, too, for just a few dollars. It’s super easy, although, it does require a bit of patience. Just imagine tying hundreds and hundreds of knots. At least, that’s what I’m guessing. I didn’t actually count. Continue Reading →

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Chair Makeover

Chair Makeover

This Chair Makeover is a quick turn-around project you can do in a day… and if you’re like me, at a cost of only $5. Let me start by saying the chair was given to me by a dear friend who was downsizing and getting rid of things, and she thought I might be able to do something with it. The chair had seen many years and was well-worn, and I thought it was darling. Continue Reading →

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Wood Slice Ornaments

Wood Slice OrnamentsThese Wood Slice Ornaments are adding just the right decorative touch to my Woodsy Christmas this year, as I tried to avoid the usual tinsel, in lieu of a more “earthy vibe.”  Hand-painted and perfectly imperfect, they came not from the store, but from a tree that, up until last spring, was in our backyard.  When we were forced to take it down, I saved a piece of the stump and a couple of giant branches.  That gave me more than enough material for this year’s Christmas craft project.

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Accent Table Makeover

This Accent Table Makeover is just the latest in my list of quick turnaround projects.  It began the way so many of my projects do… with a trip to the thrift store.  It was there that I found this sweet little table just sitting there with only a $12.99 price tag stuck on top.  I absolutely did not need it, but somehow it wound up in my shopping basket anyway!  I had visions of it painted an airy mint green, with soft pink, hand-painted roses calling attention to the rounded scallops and detailed leg carvings.  Those visions became reality and this video tutorial shows you every step of the process:

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