Media Stand made from Old Nightstand

For some time, I’ve been halfheartedly looking for a new piece of furniture to serve as a small ‘media stand’ for the den.  I couldn’t find anything I liked in thrift stores, so after a few months, I sort of stopped looking.

Then, one day last month, I was in the last mile of a 14-mile run in an historic neighborhood downtown, when up ahead of me I saw what appeared to be a piece of furniture on the side of the road.  As I got closer, I saw that it wasn’t just my glucose-depleted state causing my imagination to run wild or a trick of the light; it was, in fact, an upside-down, three-legged nightstand that had seen better days.  It was the perfect size and had the exact design I envisioned for my little media stand – a large opening for the cable box and DVD player and a drawer for small items (matches for the fireplace, extra extension cords, etc.) to be stored.

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Pretty Polka Dot Kitchen Crock

 
Hello to you from the golf course!  Yep, I’m blogging as I ride along with the Mister while he and a few friends play a full 18.  Plenty of time to write a blog post and catch up on a bunch of old emails! 
I found this ugly old crock for $.75 at Goodwill a few months ago.  I’d been looking for something to put on the counter next to the stove to hold a few of the spoons and spatulas I use the most, and this was perfect.  Except it was really ugly. 

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Thread Spool Dry Erase Board

 

The Mister got me this dry erase board for Christmas, and it was just a bit plain. I had the perfect place to hang it right between my giant bulletin/magnet board and the door to my sewing room, but I wanted to jazz it up a bit first. I thought of one of the first things I pinned on Pinterest when I joined it a couple of years ago and decided to do something similar.  So I pulled out some spools that were leftover from various other projects and got to work. 

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Button Clock

 You know the saying – ‘time flies when you’re having fun’.  For me, that’s especially true when I’m working in my Yellow Room (the extremely creative name I came up with for my sewing room – because the walls are yellow).  As soon as I get started on something in there, an hour immediately passes. Then I look at the time again and another 30 minutes have passed. 

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Souvenir Penny Charm Bracelet

While I was unpacking a few boxes of childhood treasures that came from my bedroom at my parents’ house, I came across my souvenir penny collection, along with my American coin collection and some foreign money left over from trips to Europe.  I laid them all out where I could see them so I’d remember to think about what to do with them (out of sight, out of mind!).  With the foreign coins, I made magnets, but the souvenir coins seemed wrong for magnets.  So they sat there for a few months while I considered my options.

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