Saturday, April 30, 2011


A couple of days ago I received an E-mail from Beverly. She made her own Clock Knock Off using my tutorial and it looks AMAZING!!
This made me grin from ear to ear :) My first satisfied "follower"

Didn't she do a fantastic job? 

I'm glad to see that, I'm not the only crazy one that sees the beauty in pallets.

The update to the BOTTLES That I did HERE
I purchased a spool of Sisal Rope at Home Depot, 50' for about $5. It's found in the hardware isle. There are LOTS & LOTS of items that I want from that isle :)

 Start by wrapping your rope around before you cut it, this way there will be no wast. After you have cut it to length, tape off the ends to help prevent fraying.
I used clear tap for this entire project, easy to use and easy to change your bottles out when you get tired of it. I was originally looking for a way to glue this all down...hard for any thing to stick to glass though and the toughness of the rope. 
Tape down the bottom end first.
Wrap the rope ON TOP (over) the piece of tape, this will help hold it all down.
Once you have reached the top, take another piece of tape and start with it down in the neck and wrap "out" and "over" the rope and down the back side about an inch.
 Turn your bottle around and it will look STUNNING!

~ Desiree ~
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Wednesday, April 27, 2011


Well, I'm home! What a weekend, I forgot just about everything but our clothes at my mother's house. That's okay though, my stepsister is due with their first baby in TWO WEEKS!! You better believe I'll be RIGHT BACK for that. My boy's are 3 and 4 now...can you say baby fever?

Her father has kept the cradle that she and her brother used 30 years ago. It has now been passed down to her and the cradle doesn't quite fit her style. I have brought the cradle back with me and I will be returning it to her on the arrival of their new BABY! 

It's a little unsafe right now with 3" gaps on the side wall, so I will be fixing that problem as well. 
I have two weeks to get this done! I got right to it today :)
Testing Minwax's Ebony on this majestic piece of furniture. I think her father is a little sad to see this cradle get a make over though :(

The Family photo from Easter
~ Desiree ~

Monday, April 25, 2011

THE DIY CLUB top 10 finalists

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter! I'm still at my mothers house, so as soon as I get home I'll post some pictures.

While rolling through my blogs this morning, The DIY Project finalist have been announced. My Rolling Toy Box made it!!!

There are some other awesome projects on the list.
And, if I had a porch I would be ALL over this!

Life at Fire Lake Camp Hanging Bed
Along with 7 other Fantastic projects!

~ Desiree ~

Friday, April 22, 2011

Desk Make Over

My $11 thrift store find!

A little look at the before...

During....stripping the paint
in 3/4 of her glory, I need to do some more distressing on her


I still need to distress the edges more and put some wax on her. 
Unfortunately I don't have any space for her, so the desk is for sale if anyone is interested.
can deliver in some parts of Florida
~ Desiree ~
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