Category Archives: furniture

Coffee Table Change

Early last year I was walking around the Salvation Army when I spotted a $27.00 coffee table. The furniture caught my attention because it was quite large – 42 inches in diameter! At the time all five of us were … Continue reading

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Fun with Rolls

The last week of summer vacation was a little bit of a challenge in our family. Everyone had been around each other just a little too long. Arguements errupted for no reason, whining occurred at record amounts, and my patience … Continue reading

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Jewelry Holder

I love necklaces but never seem to wear them since they are always at the bottom of my jewelry bag. Out of sight, out of mind. Therefore, I decided to make a jewelry holder which allowed me to view my … Continue reading

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Chair Redo – Guest Post By Kelly

My sister Kelly has graciously agreed to guest post today about her furniture redo. She is our family traveler, a mighty fierce businesswoman, and always up for fun. Kelly is slowly adjusting to Chicago winters by taking extended tropical vacations. … Continue reading

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Pitching a Tent

Our house is where bed linens go to die. It is beyond ridiculous. Enter my closet and you will find an abundance of old comforters, worn sheets, mismatched pillowcases, and scratchy throws. We could probably open a homeless shelter in … Continue reading

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Kitchen Bench

We have a window seat in the kitchen which the kids use to sit on when they eat. The table gets pulled up close so they can eat easily. It’s practically been a year since we moved into our house … Continue reading

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Display Board for Kids Room

Do you have a large frame you haven’t used in years? We have several and I decided to turn two of them into something useful for the boys’ room. Since our marathon displays have been in a closet for probably … Continue reading

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IKEA Elephant Off My Back

Why is it projects always take 98% longer than you think they will? I bought this IKEA chair back in January. It was in the clearance section since it didn’t have a bottom. I picked it up and thought, “Great … Continue reading

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