Wednesday

Painted Wooden Basket

A drab little wooden basket flea market find is transformed with paint

Nothing better than a good flea market find at a great price!

Yeah, I've been there. I've found lots of really good stuff at flea markets, and at really good prices.

Many times, I get stuff I don't necessarily need. But, if the item is somewhat cute and at a great price, it has to come home with me. 😉

Ha, last week I kept on evaluating that philosophy when I was collecting items from the basement to sell at the flea market next weekend.

I found LOTS of stuff laying there, looking mostly the same way as they did the first day I got them. And the worst part is that they haven't been used.


This small wooden basket is one of those items. It looks ten times better in this picture than it looked in real life. It was just a drab little basket I got for one or two bucks, like two years ago.


So, I decided to transform it with paint. ---> Two coats of my not so secret white - homemade chalk paint - but hey, too white.

A drab little wooden basket flea market find is transformed with paint

All those slats were perfect for some color... Ahhh, much better. :)

A drab little wooden basket flea market find is transformed with paint

The inside stayed white.

A drab little wooden basket flea market find is transformed with paint

A before and after of the side with those cute hearts. ❤❤❤

A drab little wooden basket flea market find is transformed with paint

And of course, for the first time ever I used it... At least to take some pics. 😊

A drab little wooden basket flea market find is transformed with paint

As I said, I'm bring it with me to try to sell it this weekend. I hope someone get to use it a bit more than I did.

A drab little wooden basket flea market find is transformed with paint

It makes a good mother's day present, isn't it.

The rosy slats were painted with Americana-Acrylic paint -Melon- 
at 50 & 25% strength (adding white paint)
The blue is - ASCP - Duck Egg Blue   


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Monday

Rustic, Comfortable Furnishings - Arhaus


Hi friends,

I hope you've had a good weekend! Mine was great, it flew by faster than usual, maybe because it was centered around activities with my kids.

On Saturday, I went shopping with my daughter. She is now trying to get some internships and needs formal clothing. So, here goes mom to the rescue, guiding her with the selections. ;)

However, after going from store to store for the seventh time,
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Thursday

Up-cycled Southwestern Bench


Hi Friends!

As many of you know, I've been spending a good amount of time in the garage trying to bring organization and function to this space.

Well, it's taking forever because every time I move something, an idea pops in my head and then, I begin working on whatever that idea is. Today's project is the perfect example of it.

First, let me tell you a little story...
Five years ago I was looking for a dresser for my daughter's room (time does flies!)... After a long search, I finally decided to go an get this one (picture below). Well built, plenty of storage and a good price $50. BUT...
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Tuesday

Boy Room - DIY Wall Organizer


I've been working on some projects but haven't been able to finish them, and the ones I'm done with, I can't post yet. 
Then, there are some other projects that look like I'm never going to finish them!

So, last Saturday I really didn't know what to do. I had to do stuff in the garden, finishing organizing the garage, picking and organizing all what I'm going to bring to the flea market...
And of course I wasn't even thinking about the regular household chores that always keep on piling up.

What did I do?
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Wednesday

Summer Wooden Signs


As many of you already know, I've been working in the garage trying to bring organization to it.
Well, I'm happy to report lots of progress. :)

The latest project, organizing the shelves, took me a whole full day, building extra little shelves to take advantage of all the space, buying the plastics bins, and
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Monday

12 Organizing Tips and Ideas for Your Garage Shelves


Yes, the organizing of the garage is STILL going on. It's taking me a lot longer than I thought, but I can almost see the finish line. :)

The open shelves were next in line. They were built following this tutorial right HERE. I love that they hold lots of stuff, gardening supplies, cans of spray paint, extra cleaning supplies for the home, electrical items, etc. it all fits in here.
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Thursday

Garage Organization - Snow & Boogie Board Storage


Hi friends,

I've been working in between the garden and the garage these days.

Last weekend wasn't a good one for my garden, some of the little plants didn't make it. It was too cold! I covered all of them and tried to do everything to protect them, but somehow it wasn't enough. The peppers, basil and tomatoes are gone, they froze. :(
I'm now waiting a little longer before planting anything else. I don't want another cold front to do the same kind of damage.

Meanwhile, I've been spending time in the garage. That first picture you saw was the last one I posted, when the working bench/pegboard was organized.

That area has stayed pretty much the same. Since, I haven't worked in here, I haven't had time to disorganize it. :) But,
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Monday

Painted Mason Jar Vases


I've been loving Mason Jar projects since looong ago. I've pinned lots of ideas, shared cute projects over on Facebook and other social media channels, but surprisingly, I've never gotten into a project involving mason jars. Crazy I know, they're every where!

As a good rookie, I had to go and check my pins to see the best way to paint mason jars. And of course, I headed over to visit
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