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Mix and Matched Dish Set and a $9.00 Trunk

Have you ever tried to mix and match a dish set?  It’s easier than you think. You just have to know what you are looking for.   My son has been home from college now for a few weeks and has been making all kinds of preparations to leave off for a nine month stint […]

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Sewing Room Lazy Susan - StowandTellU.com

Sewing Room Lazy Susan

Lazy susans can be quite handy in the kitchen, but how about in your sewing or craft room?  I have been piecing together items for a sewing/craft room that I don’t even have, yet, but who could pass up a pair of lazy susans that would otherwise end up in the trash?  Not me, that’s […]

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From Black to White Ombre Dot Glass Canister Set

Give a plain glass canister set a make over with an easy hand painted ombre dot finish.  The ombre technique is basically a gradation of shades or colors.  I painted this glass canister set with a masculine touch of black and white as my second undertaking in project bachelor pad, which is an ongoing collection […]

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Sewing Room Seamstress Mini Dress Form

Whenever I see an old wire seamstress dress form, I can’t help but imagine Coco Channel in vintage Paris…pinning her newest design to one of these forms.  I decided that I wanted a seamstress form for my craft room, as they are quintessential to sewing, a skill of which I’ve learned a bit about from […]

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Hail to West Cork Ireland – Nail Head Foot Stool

This nail head foot stool is the first entry of “Project Bachelor Pad,” which will be ongoing as I help my son bring together furniture and mementos from our home and family.  He’ll soon be finishing up grad school and may be employed far away from home, but I’m not about to let him forget […]

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Textured Tray

Re-purposed Textured Tray                                                                                                                                                                 I re-purposed this tray by adding some texture with joint compound.  Joint compound is fairly easy to use and allows you to create a multidimensional look.  By letting the joint compound begin to harden, then smoothing it down with your hands, you can obtain a surface smooth enough to […]

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The Lady from the Farmhouse

    The Lady from the Farmhouse Salvaging an antique photo     The Story I purchased the image of this woman at an estate sale several years ago.  The owners called her “the lady from the farmhouse” because all that they knew was she was hanging in a farmhouse that their parents once purchased.  […]

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