Making a Wipe Board from an Old Window

In 2001, we moved to Cullman, Alabama and renovated two houses 🏘(side by side built in the 1930s) in the historical part of town. We had a contractor renovate one of the houses 🏚for our family to live in.  Neal (and I as his trusty assistant 😉), renovated the second 🏚. Both houses were 💎s in the rough. I was skeptical 🤨, but Neal saw the potential 🤔.

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Painting an American Flag on Our Dock Closet

Several years ago, Neal and I finished constructing the closet on our dock. Tradesman Company Docks on Logan Martin Lake built our dock in spring of 2013. Neal and I purchased treated lumber at Home Depot to construct our dock closet. It is always challenging to calculate how much lumber you need for these types of projects. We were almost finished with the closet . . . but then we ran out of lumber. 😬 It was hot and we were waaaay too tired to go get more lumber. We live about 17 miles from Home Depot. But we got an idea! 🤔  We used some leftover thin pieces of treated wood to make an American flag. 🇺🇸 This is an example of making a negative a positive! 👍

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15+ Easy Cricut Projects: Let’s get Cutting!

About a year and a half ago, I retired. As a retirement gift, my sweet Neal bought me a Cricut. I was a little apprehensive about how to get started, so I started with some simple vinyl cutting projects. Maybe these projects will inspire you to get cutting!

Personalize insulated cups for presents:

Add names

Add initials

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Milk Cans Project

This was a milk can that I found in my Dad’s barn after he passed away. 😢 He passed away on July 27, 2017. I miss him every day, but I have several special items from his house that remind me of him.

This milk can was originally covered in rust and I had it sandblasted, but not powder coated because I sort of wanted to keep it natural. When I picked it up, Josh (sandblaster guy) highly suggested that I put a coat of polyurethane to protect it or it would rust more. 🤔 Well . . . I should have heeded this advice because it started to rust again! 😫 So I took it back and Josh sandblasted it again and powder coated it for me.  Continue reading “Milk Cans Project”Share This:
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How to Add Backing to Shelves (for Craft Room)

I wanted to add backing to my craft room shelving. I did not want items to fall out the back side.  My craft room is my Happy Place, so I wanted color! 🎨

Here are my shelves BEFORE. . .

I lucked up and had large pieces of cardboard. 😃I swiped this from my father-in-laws house after he bought a new television – – score!

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