Found some wood turnings in my stash and just painted them in a vintage way. They're odd, but I think they sorta work on the mantle.
Someone was giving away these old doors so I scooped them up! So excited, but I have no project in mind yet. Maybe a potting bench themed patio thing. I might need more doors, or some windows? More of something, for sure. It'll come to me. It has to because they're in the way of… Continue reading Antique doors!
This doily is called Nostalgia, by Karen Steyskal, a typical style I've seen in my grandmothers' homes growing up. I'm a fan since the pattern is easy and works well in #10 and #3, both shown here. This one is in Opera #10 (Coats & Clark, but discontinued) in a #582 Robin's egg blue. I… Continue reading Nostalgia Doilies for tea
This old mat was here when we moved in years ago, but recently we had the garage painted and added new storage. This mat was set to go in the trash but since it would be in a landfill forever, I wanted to try to reuse it. It was sure ugly! I hosed it off… Continue reading Painting an old Welcome mat
More than a shed - it's my sanctuary. Also a place where old imperfect items come for second chances. A Facebook marketplace find for only $8... Scrubbed, sanded, painted... I'm still to coming up with an idea to cover the power panel. That's coming soon. 🙂
After 3 months of she shed projects and terrible heat, today is a stunning day even though I'm stuck working inside. It's nice to have this break, especially from the humidity. I woke up early, planted a boxwood and put mothballs under the she shed, since that's what people do to ward off snakes, mice… Continue reading Back to Knitting!
When the she shed arrived in April there were a few cool nights still so I brought out a space heater - which was good enough, but not great. It gets quite chilly in NC at times. so something better was needed. This building doesn't have insulation, but it does have thick Hardie board plank… Continue reading So hot out! Let’s get a fireplace!
I'm really enjoying the tiny workshop! The shed company that worked with my ideas was The Shed Depot of North Carolina, located in Sanford, NC. You can create your design on their website, and then call Tyler and he'll help you with questions or to customize it further. I can't say enough good things about… Continue reading Still at it, but just about done
I bought a gnome named Gus and things got out of hand after that. This is Gus, purchased on Amazon (used) for $17.43. I think he was a return because his eyes were crossed. After a while, I thought I could fix his eyes since I like to paint. I got carried away and touched… Continue reading The Gnome Rescue Project
It's been a fun week working on the tiny workshop after the husband completed the interior painting with a sprayer. Painting was my birthday gift - and it was the best gift. The gift of someone's time and effort. We ordered Zinser exterior paint in the 5 gallon bucket and he ran out, probably because… Continue reading The Tiny Workshop – My She Shed – Part 3