Ryan’s Case for Smiles

I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving. My husband, children, and I traveled to Pennsylvania for five days. It's always a good time when my kids get to see their Mimi and cousins, and we get to visit family we don't get to see often enough. My husband and I both grew up in the same town where Mimi still lives so we like to reminisce about the good old days and tell our kids stories of our childhood. When…

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My New Wall-to-Wall Dining Room Shelves

I finally finished my Dining Room shelves!  I've been thinking about doing this for months but was unsure how to go about it.     I first saw these at chris loves julia and loved the floating look.  When I say floating I just mean you can't see any brackets.  Obviously they are attached on either end which is how mine would be also but I didn't want to have traditional brackets.  (click on the source for a great tutorial)    source…

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Adding Plexiglass to My Craft Table

I decided to put a piece of plexiglass on top of  my newly made over craft table to protect the surface.  Adding plexiglass or real glass to a table top or piece of furniture is a good way to protect the top from moisture or messes like paint and markers.  I don't always love the aesthetic but in certain situations it is better than worrying that a piece of furniture is going to get ruined.  Plexiglass comes in different thicknesses and sizes and…

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Craft Table Makeover Dipped in Pink

Hi there, I hope you all had a great weekend.  I sure did, it was both productive and fun.  In the midst of trying to clean out my entire house and get rid of everything that I don't love, need, or use I decided to switch gears and do a quick DIY project.  Our loft is a multi-functional space that has a guest bed, arts and crafts area, my sewing machine and a closet with our washer and dryer in it.  I…

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