Stoneware Covered CasserroundI bought at a garage sale.
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Thursday, December 26, 2013
Homemade Gifts Repurposed From A Garage Sale Item!
My family has been making Christmas Gift for years for each other. It started when gift giving was getting out of hand. We all made a promise that we would only MAKE the Christmas gifts for the family. No price limits were set. The was left up to the maker of the gifts. I have received many wonderful gifts over the years. All are precious because my family made them especially for me.
I LOVED this record growing up!
Sunday, December 22, 2013
Wall Art From The Unexpected
IKEA Napkin Holder found at a Garage Sale
In my garage sale travels a couple of years ago I stumbled upon this IKEA Napkin holder. I really liked all the aspects of this piece. It is simply a plastic square base with square cut outs and a flexible metal rod with a larger metal piece on the end.
Sunday, December 8, 2013
LET THE FUN BEGIN!
Laundry Room BEFORE the Clean Out!
Laundry Room AFTER the Clean Out
Every year I hold a garage sale at my house that has 14 families in it, AND I also organize my Subdivision Garage Sale for the last 18 years. It is one of the most successful Subdivision Garage Sales in the County. People come from all over Michigan, Ohio, Canada and elsewhere. I am often asked how do you have enough things to sell every year. The answer is I am continually cleaning my cupboards/closets/rooms gathering things that we don't need or want anymore. I always say that if I didn't clean out and have a garage sale every year, I would be a hoarder!
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Craft Paint and Brush
I love to make something old new again with a little paint. I don't consider myself a creative person in the sense of having an idea and knowing how to execute it. The executing part is where I have problems. I come from a long line of very creative and talented people but I think it stopped with me. I have realized that I am a wiz with a can of spray paint. I discovered this purely by accident when one day I just got up the nerve and picked up a can and started to paint. My advice is to grab a can of spray paint and start spraying something big like a metal chair. You can practice getting the feel of how to spray paint.