$5 Mini-Chest with Mirror Makeover

Hey friends! Today I have a quick before and after for you and then you can go about your day as planned! I needed a simple project after reupholstering two French Provincial Chairs nearly did me in! I found this little antique chest for $5 at a yard sale right in my own neighborhood this Summer: Those mirror supports are barely sitting in there. It just about fell apart when I picked it up, but a little wood glue and we're good to go. Here is the after: I picked up this … [Read more...]

Hand-Made Baby Shower Gifts

I am really close to my younger brother, largely due to the fact that I was responsible for looking after him a lot when we were kids. Honestly though, I loved to play with him whether I had to or not. He was such a sweet little boy. He's six years younger, but the age gap makes no difference these days. He can always bring a smile to my face. This past weekend I took a little road trip with my parents and my 11-year-old, to SC for he and his wife's baby shower. Today I'm going to share … [Read more...]

DIY Burlap Framed Mirror

Hey guys!  Today I'm sharing an easy project, a burlap framed mirror using a yard sale frame and a thrift store mirror. I love this idea and I knew by using burlap, it would be the perfect project for our Get Your DIY on: Burlap Projects. Here is what I started with: And here is the finished product: Pretty, huh? Here's how I got here: First I painted the frames in DIY chalk paint: I found an old piece of quarter-inch plywood in the garage and cut it to fit my … [Read more...]

DIY Fabric Framed Mirror

Hello friends, thanks for stopping by! Today I'm sharing how I made this ho-hum mirror fabulous with just a few easy steps.  This is the mirror as I found it: It was originally $50 from Kirklands according to the tag on the back, but I only paid $3 at the thrift store. (I actually do shop at other places besides the thrift store you know, I promise!) I started by spray painting the frame black:   Then I purchased a piece of plywood and had my own personal wood cutters … [Read more...]

New Life for Outdated Frames

  You see, I have this problem. It's with my car, actually. Every Monday, after my cleaning is done (Monday is my cleaning day), I sit and make a quick menu of what we are going to eat for the week. Then I make a list of what I need to buy and head to the grocery store. But instead of heading right to the grocery store, my doggone car keeps taking a detour into the Food Lion parking lot (this is not the grocery store I am aiming for)...which just happens to have a Good Will next … [Read more...]

This Small Mirror Makes a Big Impact

How do you like my new mirror? Bold, right? I like that it makes a BIG impact. If I'd have seen this at Home Goods, this would have gone straight into my cart. That above pic is from my most recent Summer Home Tour. It was so simple to make. It's actually a smaller mirror mounted onto plywood that's framed out. The title of this post should have been, "From Epic Fail to Awesome".  This project started with a plan to use the mirror below that was removed from the boys' bathroom last summer, … [Read more...]