How to reFresh a Ladder

How to reFresh a Ladder

How to make a ladder shelf. You can make an interesting display with an old ladder, I've seen them used in so many projects.  I was so excited when I spotted this one at a local store.  I knew I had to have it!  I knew I was was going to make a ladder shelf.  This is how I reFreshed a ladder. For this project you'll need: 1.  Wood ...

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Kitchen Table

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Back in Oct/Nov '11, I began to dream about a round table. Really.   I got a price on having one built, I thought that I could save money.  That didn't work out. If you follow me on Facebook, you know that I bought one in Tennessee while I was visiting for my 5 year old grandson's birthday.  My daughter and I went shopping and she spotted this ...

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How I changed my guy.

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How many times have you met someone and you know instantly what they need and that you can fix them. He was a stallion for sure, a strong guy with great potential. The minute my eyes met his, I knew he was mine. This summer, I passed up a lamp with a similar guy.  I've regretted it every day. I surrounded him with freshness.  Ivy, my ...

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Mantel Extension


Just in time for Christmas decorating!   While I was taking down my fall mantel decor, I remembered that we enlarged our mantel a few years ago and wanted to share what we did. We added three inches to each side and the front by cutting a 2"x 8" piece of lumber to fit over our existing mantel.  I would have gone a little larger, but we ...

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When I was asked if I wanted to try Dutch Boy paint, I jumped at the opportunity.  They sent me the paint color fan deck and I picked Lined With Silver.  I wandered all through the house, trying to decide which room to paint.  You may ask how could I pick a color, if I hadn't picked a room.  Easy answer, I have been taking my house from warm to ...

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Pinning Love


I bet you thought that I was talking about Pinterest. Yes, I do love that kind of pinning too! I have a confession to make.  I use a technique that I learned about 15 years ago.  Pinning, in a different way.  I was helping my next door neighbor Ashley paint her daughters bedroom.  And I was amazed at the lack of nail holes.  She shared her ...

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Acorns, Corks and Sticks


Setting a Natural Thanksgiving Table Sometimes you don't have to look very far or even leave your house to add that "little extra" to your dining table. I thought about spray painting these acorns, but how could I...with those beautiful natural colors. Save your corks, there's so many things you can do with them. You can always find a ...

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A Nest for All Seasons


One simple natural element, oh the possibilities! The idea started with a magazine copy cat challenge. More about that at the end. Spring And I thought, why stop there. I wanted to show how you can reuse the nest for each season. Summer By combining the starfish, nest and white dishes, you have a summer look. Same place card (a ...

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The Wingback Revisited


Back in July, I talked about how much I love Sarah Richardson and how I used her kitchen as inspiration for my own: and then I found a couple of  wingback chairs under $40 and had a cute Marine and his wife help me load them on my truck and bring them home and hide them (from Mr. reFresh - because he loves it when I bring junk home) for a couple ...

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Spooky Mantel


A few changes to bring in the spirit of Halloween! Fun and easy spooky mantel! There's nothing like a noisy lightening storm to spookify the night. And nothing scares me more than a spider (except a snake)! Pumpkins aren't the only ones sporting a spooky smile these days. How about a stroll through the graveyard? Shadows can play ...

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Chalk Paint on what?


Even though I love red and it's different degrees of depth, I've wanted to lighten things up. I have these items, similar in texture and color. One Southern Living ($2.99) from Goodwill. The others from some overly priced home decor store made of stone or something of the sort. DIY - Paint Your Ceramic Pieces Prepare your pieces, clean with a ...

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