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Where Scrappy Gets Crafty – Pt 1

When I first started blogging (a year ago yesterday!?!) I featured my home office space and mentioned that I had plans for my cork board. Remember how it looked back then? Yeah, well it sat that way until Monday of this week when I decided enough was enough. Here’s the before – cluttered, messy, only barely functional:Well, that’s all over now! I hinted a couple of months ago that I was working on a fun and exciting project. Well, I can’t keep it to myself anymore. I’ve revamped my side of the office as my very own crafting studio! We use The Hubs desk for home office stuff and my side of things is all for me to create and craft! While it’s not completely finished, I couldn’t wait to show you the positive change in that area of the space. Here’s the cork board today:Sorry for the nighttime shot. It was…

Fall Wreath Dollar Tree Style

So while I was working on those flower poms for my dining room table, I thought I’d grab a couple of extra things from the Dollar Tree to whip up a quick wreath for fall. I grabbed a twisted, natural wreath form and some additional flowers and it took all of 10 minutes to throw this together:Here’s a detail shot of the flowers:Basically I just popped the flowers off of the stems and hot glued them to the wreath form. It cost me all of $2.00! Here’s my dilemma though. This was “done” two weeks ago, but I kept wanting to add to it – make it grander, but something told me to stop adding and live with it for a bit. I love the way it looks but something still nags at me. I feel like something is missing. Any suggestions?

A Cheap (and I mean really cheap) Storage Solution

Well as promised I decided to give y’all a peek at what I’m working on for my next project. A while back I showed you this picture: It’s a hint to what my newest project is and while I’m not entirely ready to tell you what that is or reveal my big plan, I did want to show you some awesome storage I’ve come up with using the jars you see in the picture. Here’s what I did: As you can see there are different sizes and shapes of glass jars. Some of them are from pasta sauce, salsa and even pickles. We don’t have a recycling program at our apartment complex so I try to reuse what we can and the rest gets schlepped to the recycling center. I chose to use these jars as a new storage solution for the little things that clutter up the area I’m reworking in…

A Mid-Mod Makeover

A couple of weeks ago, I posted briefly that while walking through our favorite antiques mall my husband and I (well ok, mostly I…) found a gorg mid-century modern dining room set with table, leaf and 6 chairs (SIX!). It was advertised as a Drexel “Dimensions” table and priced at $645 for the set. Yeah, the set. That was insane enough, and I wanted it, but it needed love and honestly, I knew that “love” would consist of at least a few hundred dollars worth of refurb so I inquired about contacting the dealer to work out a better price. He called me back a few days later and I was able to talk him down to $475, again, the set. Seriously? Yes. Here it is the way I found it:Crappy cell phone pic, sorry. The crazy star ashtray was not included…I’m sure you’re heartbroken…Also, I just know you love…

Sewing 102 – Pillows and More Pillows

Hey y’all. I’ve been busy getting ready to leave for FL very early tomorrow morning, but I wanted to get one good post in before I left. I’ve got a couple more ready for this weekend so you’ll still see me around, and I’m hoping to take some awesome pictures to share while on vacation. :)So a few weeks ago I wrote about my first sewing class at Joann Fabrics and Crafts. I can’t tell you how stinkin’ excited I am to be learning how to sew. Oh sure, before the classes I could do a little here and there, mainly a straight line, but now I really feel like I can do something. Scrappy Mom would be so proud if she could see me today. 🙂 In the first class, we learned how to make pillow cases and I made this one: It will be going with me to Florida. :)In Sewing 102,…

Decorating Your Table “The Borrowed Abode” Way

If you haven’t started following Jane’s blog The Borrowed Abode then you are missing out! In her blog, Jane explores living in and decorating a rental space, but I assure you that you do not need to be a renter to enjoy what she presents. A couple of weeks ago she blogged here about how to “scape the table” and decorate with beautiful trays. I often have difficulty with the “layering” of it all when decorating so this was the perfect blog post for me. So last week, I shot her an email and asked if she would mind if I tried my hand at decorating with a new tray I found at Ikea and then shared her ideas with you. She said to go for it, so Jane, this is for you!First, grab yourself a tray. I found this gorgeous one at Ikea for $10.00 two weekends ago:You can find it here.Then…