Thursday, April 23, 2015

For the Love of Old Windows

One of my favorite treasure hunt finds is a good old window.  Even more exciting if the old hardware is still attached. :)

 It's surprising how well all the years of gunk and grime wash away with a little elbow grease.  Such a good feeling to bring a piece of time gone by, back to life.   
I used my Silhouette to create the word "family" and added the heart for a special touch.  It will hang in the living/family room.

Sometimes time is short and I don't always get all my projects and vintage finds posted to my blog.  Be sure to check out my facebook  page to see more...  Been There Salvaged That

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

From Picture Frame to Magnetic Board

A new look for an old thrift store frame.  It was missing the glass and painted gold.  I spray painted it ivory and added a piece of sheet steel to the back to make a framed magnetic board.  The metal flower magnets are the icing on the cake...so cute!  I will use the frame to hold a snapshot.
Please feel free to visit my FB page and follow along if you like... Been There Salvaged That.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Laundry Room Signs & Clothesline Banner

I love shabby, chippy, painted wood signs for decorating.  So much fun!  Here is one I made for my laundry room.  Along with a cute little clothesline topper.
As you can see, I have very bright aqua walls.  Nice and cheery, but hard to find the right wall decor.  I should have painted the walls a neutral color and accented with aqua like I did in the kitchen...sigh.   Since I don't like to paint they will probably be bright aqua for a good while.  :)


Here is one I made for my Etsy shop
You can find it HERE

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Chalkboard with Chippy Metal and Wood Hooks...Repurposed from Cabinet Doors

 Here is another chalkboard with hooks.  This one is a completely different flair that the one I made for Kara.  Hers is more vintage while this one is a trendy shabby chic with a touch of vintage.  She put hers in her bathroom and uses it to hold her everyday jewelry.  I'm sure she leaves plenty of sweet notes for a special someone on the chalkboard, too. ;)


This board just listed in my Etsy shop HERE.  To see more fun projects be sure to like my FB page, Been There Salvaged That... HERE.





Wednesday, March 18, 2015

New Projects...

I can't believe I haven't posted anything since 2013!  That doesn't seem possible and proves that time really does fly.  I can't say I've done much paper crafting, but I've been busy crafting and repurposing all sorts of other things.  I find my Cricut and Silhouette sure come in handy for this.  I still love paper crafting and will find time to squeeze it in...eventually.  :)

For now I wanted to share some of the things I've been working on.  Some of the items are for myself and some of them I have listed in my Etsy shop which can be found HERE .  I'm also working on a new Facebook page called... Been There Salvaged That.  I would love to have you like my page.  You can view it HERE .  It's a page I'm doing for fun...where I hope to share projects and ideas as well as some of the items listed in my Etsy shop.  

For now here is a glimpse of a few of my projects...

 I made this chalkboard with hooks for Kara.  She's hanging it in her bathroom to hang her necklaces and such on.  I love the items I repurposed as hooks.  Makes it one of a kind. :)  The chalkboard is just the right size to leave a daily reminder or note.
I have enough boards to make two more of these.  The challenge is finding cute hooks or items that can be used as hooks.  Once I do I will make them and list them in my Etsy shop.


My cast iron paper towel holder.
 Oh, how I wish I had before pictures of this.  It was black and yellow with a multicolored ceramic rooster on the top.  Cute in it's day, but it was time for a redo.  
I love how it turned out!  I painted it and sanded some of the black back through.  Then I replaced the old rooster with this pretty medallion/knob combo. 
It's one of my favorite redo's!


I painted this cute little glass bottle turned vase for my kitchen window sill.  All it needs now is some spring blooms.

Here are a few items you can find in my Etsy shop...

 A vintage metal bin turned Kcup holder

A cabinet door turned magnetic memo board/recipe holder.

Another cabinet door makeover with a shabby chic metal cross.

Thanks so much for looking!



Sunday, November 17, 2013

A New Face for my Kitchen...

I just made a new post on my food blog (A Healthy Nibble) and I thought it might be something some of you would enjoy.  We have been updating our kitchen counters and cabinets using the Rustoleum Counter and Cabinet Transformation kits.  The results are Amazing.  My kitchen was very outdated and in serious need of help.  This was an inexpensive alternative that we could do ourselves.  We are super happy with the outcome.  Read about it HERE.  If you are wanting to give your kitchen a fresh new look on a budget...I highly recommend the Rustoleum kits.

On a side note...I was browsing the Silhouette site this morning and it gave me the itch to get back in my craft room.  Of course our little remodeling project must be done first, but maybe soon I will get to craft?! :)  

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

A New Venture...

Hello Crafty Friends!  It's been a while since I've posted a crafty project.  I haven't been in my craft room lately, but I do hope to change that once the weather turns cold and nasty.  I've seen some cute projects posted by all of you and it makes me want to create. :)

With that being said I wanted to let everyone know about a new blog I've started...just in case you're interested.  It's a health and wellness blog called A Healthy Nibble.  I will be featuring recipes that are made with real, whole ingredients.  Recipes that fuel your body and give you energy to get through your day.

I started my healthy eating journey over a year ago and although I've had many failed attempts in the past I can say I've finally learned enough to see that it's not that hard to eat healthy.  Healthy doesn't mean fat free or tasteless.  It's some of the best eating I've ever had and I'm never hungry.  Anyway, You can learn more about my Journey to better health HERE

I will be posting a variety of original recipes.  Some will be vegetarian and some will not.  I'm not vegan, vegetarian or pescatarian.  I say I'm a healthitarian. ;)  Here's a sample of what you will find...

 Vegetarian Taco Burgers

Protein Energizer Smoothie

Yogurt Parfait

I also have A Healthy Nibble board on Pinterest and I have a Facebook page.  If you have friends or family that are interested in health, nutrition and better for you recipes please send them over.  Hope to see you there!

I will be back with more crafty projects!  Right now I'm trying to get outdoors and enjoy the fall weather as I know it won't last too much longer. :(

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