Here is my newest tutorial. I will show you how to make a creamer and sugar bowl out of one pringles can. I will also show you how to grunge up a plastic spoon to go along with them and also some faux sugar cubes!

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Pringles can creamer and sugar bowl
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I thought I'd post some makeover before and after pics. Please be sure to tell me what you think!

This was an old metal bread box. I spray painted it black inside and out and then painted the prim scene on the front.

Another bread box. You can't tell by looking at the pic, but the door was warped. I also didn't like the engraving. So here's what I did with it:

I took the old door off. Then I made a frame door with chicken wire insert. Painted the piece white and distressed it. Much better, don't you think???

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This was a yard sale find. An ugly cabinet for $5.00. Poor thing needed a makeover! No problem!

First things first: gave it a good coat of black paint inside and out. Now to tackle that ugly top!

I was given some tiles from a building project...just the pieces that were cut for corners, etc. I took them and busted them up into little pieces. Then I used tile glue to attach to the top and then grouted it. Much better!

Here it is all primmed up. This was an old picture. I have since moved the cabinet to my living room. Anyway, I wanted to point out the walls in the background. The bottom half was where I painted the walls to look like it had barn wood on it. I used a wood-graining painting tool to paint it on. I have repainted the walls since then. It is now a beige color.

I bought 4 chairs at a yard sale. $10 for all 4 of them. They all looked like this, with busted seats. I have only made over one of them so far. But as you can see, I took the back off. They I tore apart the seat and used the front edge to make a shelf on the chair back. Then I crackle painted it. 
So now it is a chair back towel rack with a shelf!! Like it??

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Here's another one I did. I am keeping it for myself! I love the area where I painted the picture and I love the details in the wood working at the top!

Numbers chair. A chair I painted black, distressed, then added numbers to the seat and top! If this one doesn't sell soon, I think I will have to keep it! Wouldn't that be a shame??!!?? :)

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This was a good will find. I almost bought it. Decided not to. Came back another day. Almost bought it, decided not to. Then went ahead and bought it. I didn't pay much for it. Maybe $2 - $3. So the problem was that missing drawer. I simply took the other top drawer out. I made a cover out of a thin piece of wood and glued it in place with wood glue. Then I painted the piece to look like a spice cabinet.
I had this piece for sale for a little while, then decided to keep it. I do that a LOT! Lol!

So I hope you enjoyed these makeovers! Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought!
And as always, be sure to check out more at my facebook selling site:

Here are a few items that I have sold recently.

We have an arched tongue-and-groove ceiling in the living room and a shelf on one end where I can display items. We picked up the wagon wheel on clearance (it was the floor sample), and made it into a light. I love it!

My scale was picked up for $15.00 at a local antique shop. I would like to find some more of these!

I didn't get any pictures of how I made these little stacking boxes, but I can explain it to you. The boxes were at Wal-Mart in the craft section for a buck or two. I painted them, then I printed out some reproduction vintage labels and mod-podged them on the lids. Very easy!


Hope you enjoyed todays pictures!

July 3rd, 2013

Good morning! Well, I'm sure it's good somewhere. It has been raining so much here lately. Our road collapsed down by the strip pit, so now the pit is in the road!! Our "detour" road is also collapsing! It takes us a good 15 minutes just to go around the country roads to get to the highway that is only 2 miles down the road! Sigh!

Well, on a happier note, here's a few pics for you to enjoy!

My secretary desk.

Gotta love those crows!

July 1st, 2013

This was my great grandmother's little cabinet. I was told that it could be a salesman's sample. It has been painted so many times!! Here it is in it's current state. I painted the door to look like shelves with prim goodies on it. The gourd is a quail I made.

Eye Candy


This cookstove was my Great-Grandmother's. She cooked on it and my mom did also. I have yet to hook it up so I can use it. I remember my mother baking homemade bread in it! Mmmmm...the house smelled so good!

My mom's old treadle sewing machine, small benches I painted and stacked on top.

Cabinet goodies. 

I love old crocks, need to get more. I think I only paid $5-$10 for these because they were cracked. Who says things have to be perfect?? None of us are!!

This isn't terribly great, but wanted to show you this small shelf I made. It was originally just the bottom part (the part with the heart-which I did not make). So I added the top part. It is in the boy's bathroom.

Here's a before and after (sort of). These are antique printers trays (used to store their rubber stamps in). I have two of these, both as you can see are the same. Someone had written letters inside the squares. So, I took one of them and painted the insides of each square black. Then I added small trinkets and glued vintage ads inside. These make such great shadowboxes and look nice and prim!! Here are some more closeups:

Still room to add some more stuff! Here I used a couple of printer's stamps, old scrabble tiles, wooden spools of thread and old buttons.

Vintage labels printed out from my computer, my baby spoon....

Skeleton keys, old tickets, and my little sheep (he always looked lost on a big shelf, now he has just the right amount of room!)



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Living Room Cabinet

My new cabinet in living room.


Here are a few pictures from my home for you to enjoy. I just wish I had a better camera!!
 My hoosier cabinet. 
 One of my hooked rugs hanging on an ironing board.
 Another ironing board that I painted.
 My secretary desk. See the old postage scale in left cubby hole?
 Hooked rug "Saltbox Valley"
Indian Corn hooked rug above toilet.