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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Den Redesign: The Plan (and my first mood board!)

Den Redesign: The Plan (and my first mood board!) | Homespun by Laura

It’s a habit of mine to conceptualize and complete a project long before it ever makes an appearance on the blog.  I complete one project and before I know it, I’m already so wrapped up in the next one that I can’t stop myself long enough to go back and write about the previous one – and then don’t wind up writing about the second one in a timely manner, either.   
So with this project, I’m trying to do better.  I’m sharing the plan before I even start on it to help keep myself accountable.  The idea is that I’ll actually write about different parts of the project as I go so it’s not all waiting for me as one giant, overwhelming post at the end.

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Antique Kitchen Hutch Transformation | Homespun by Laura | Transform a dirty, old hutch into a beautiful two-toned farmhouse hutch with paint and a Wagner sprayer.

Antique Kitchen Hutch Transformation

About a year and a half ago, I decided that the layout in the dining area of our kitchen wasn’t working.  I’d always wanted a desk in the kitchen to keep papers from piling up on the table, so we moved our desk into it about two years after we moved in…but it took up too much space and didn’t really wind up serving its purpose well enough to justify the amount of space it took up.  About a year ago, after pondering for months to figure out what the right solution was, it finally hit me. 

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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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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