DIY

An Overflowing of Opportunities

In part one, titled The Overflowing Toilet Effect, I had a reason to use the word toilet, but now that I’m referring to my own opportunities which were presented to me by others, I thought I might tone that down a bit- kind of like knocking some of the sawdust out of your hair, for…

furniture makeover

Furniture Makeover- Bead Board Hutch Shelf

In preparation of an upcoming market, I needed to add a little “something” to a plain, little white painted wooden shelf.   I picked the shelf up at a thrift shop and quickly painted it a stark whitebecasue I needed it ASAP.  It had no back to it and wasn’t much of an attention grabber.  I…

The Big Beast Challenge Part 3

Monday was the big, big day. It was The Big Beast Delivery Day. I was so worried about how it would go.  Would the owner of the two antique, vintage and salvage shops love them or hate them?  Would she think they were great but not at all what she was looking for? Or could…

The Big Beast Challenge Part 2

Last Monday morning, I trudged out the back door of my house, cross eyed and bleary, from working 20+ hours on Saturday and Sunday on the Big Beast Challenge.  I looked at my hands, both of which were needed to lock the door that involves a whole tactic and system- lift the handle while violently…

The Big Beast Challenge

I recently committed myself to a challenge where one part of me is asking, “What were you thinking?!”  while the other part of me is saying, “Rock on!  Let’s do this!” Let me explain… Two weeks ago, I made a  furniture delivery to the owner of a retail store.  I have been working in partnership…

Grudge Match: My Project Reveal

In order to finally, finally finish my farmhouse table project, Mr. Old House Chic and I had to slog through the snow to haul my solid wood table from my shop back inside my heated house to thaw out. I had to give it at least 24 hours for the wood to warm up before…

The Junk Drunk Link Party No. 5

Welcome to The Junk Drunk Link Party and happy junk to you! I would love to see your junk transformations so get to submitting them at the bottom of this post!  If you have a great project to brag about but don’t want to deal with posting a link, send me your project pictures and write…

Grudge Match Final Round: Me versus My Project

I got up early again on Sunday, Day Two and Round 67 by this time, and with my coffee in hand, I stared bleary eyed at my two sets of table legs and table top.  I took a big swig from my coffee cup and looked at my sets of table legs.  One cross piece…

Grudge Match Round Two: Me versus My Project

 I drove home from Home Depot, the proud parent of an SUV filled with lumber.  I pulled into my driveway and hopped out with excitement and absolute conviction that I was going to finish my farmhouse table by the end of that day, or at the very least, by the end of the next day. …

Grudge Match Round One: Me versus My Project

I went to Home Depot on a Saturday morning, bright and early.  I am a loyalist to Home Depot for the simple fact that it’s the store my family always chose and I get such a kick out of their employees, especially on this particular Saturday. I walked confidentally through their doors and headed straight towards…