Creative Ideas

Weekend Most Pinteresting

I was at a crafters retreat all weekend, and I forgot to set up a post before I left. Oops. So, I’ll share my most favorite and “pinteresting” finds from last week.I love this little memo board from Cinnaberry Suite. It’s made from a cookie sheet!This unnusal shelf from Better Homes and Gardens caught my eye. I have one hanging right side up by my front door, but this one is unique.I like the creative use of an old door knob in this bird house. http://www.flickr.com/photos/vopro22/4791633042/Aren’t these snowmen from Mason jars or mayonnaise jars cute? Weeping Cherries has the whole tutorial.This […]

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Weekend Pinterest Favorites

My favorites from Pinterest this week. I tried to track the photos down to the original blogs. Notice the mason jar theme… This mason jar idea makes for creative storage of arts and crafts supplies and much more! See the original post on Weeping Cherries. These jars are tinted for decoration purposes. See how to make them on the Momtastic blog. Better Homes and Gardens shows some pendant lights made from mason jars. Add caption  And I saw this other pendant light idea on Pinterest too, but I couldn’t find the blog it belonged to. When you click the photo, […]

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My Pinterest Faves from this Week

Welcome to the weekend Pinterest feature of my three favorites “pins” from this week. These black and white projects are all fabulous examples of re-purposing and getting creative. I love this idea for painting the inside of a pantry cabinet with chalkboard paint from Eleven Magnolia Lane. I love, love love these paper roses made from old books featured on Pinterest from 100 Layer Cake. This upcycled silver serving spoon turned wall sconce from Katies Rose Cottage Designs Blog is sweet. Michelle Trash to Treasure Decorating View the full post at http://www.trashtotreasuredecorating.com

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Transformation Tuesday – Modern, Monogram Dresser

T2T Reader Leslie from Sweet, Sweet Simplicity shared a transformation project with me recently. She took this plain dresser… She notched out the fronts to match an idea she’d seen on Anthropologie… …and turned it into this: I love it Leslie! It’s a perfect for Transformation Tuesday. Check out the full post with Leslie’s step-by-step process at Sweet Sweet Simplicity. Michelle Trash to Treasure Decorating View the full post at http://www.trashtotreasuredecorating.com

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I’m Hooked on Pinterest

I finally had a chance to check out Pinterest today. I’ll admit, I didn’t see what all the hype was about until I actually signed up and played with it. Oh. My. There is just a ton of great stuff on there! Lots of great T2T ideas too. I resisted because I didn’t want to waste more time surfing around the internet, but…I’m hooked and I can’t help it! In fact, I’ve decided to make it a regular feature. I’ll feature Pinterest Projects on weekends. (Check out the other features such as Transformation Tuesday, WWYD Wednesday, and more). Check out […]

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Transformation Tuesday – Kitchen Cart Makeover

Whew, it’s good to be back! I ended up taking a lot of December and the entire holiday season off from T2T blogging because I just couldn’t keep up with everything. I missed the blog and my readers, but sometimes you just gotta do what you gotta do. I know, I just made the grammar police reach for their ticket books with that “gotta” stuff. Let’s get back int he T2T groove with a brand new Transformation Tuesday project. Linn and her husband, from The Home Project, have been transforming their kitchen and she wanted to share one of their […]

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Decoupage Fixes Everything, Right?

Decoupage was around in the 70’s when I was a kid. I remember my mom and my aunts decoupaging napkins on plaques and wedding invitations on candles. Wrapping paper, greeting cards, pages from a magazine…you name it, they decoupaged it. Then, we didn’t hear about it as much for a long time. It’s back, but I think it’s often overlooked as a decorator’s solution to a quick makeover. With all of the fabulous scrapbook papers out there, there is a plethora of options for anyone who wants to transform an object. I recently completed this project for a gift. Joann […]

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Thrifty Thursday – Making Your Own Stencils

If you’d love wallpaper, or you have a stencil pattern in mind but you can’t afford the stencil, why not make one? That’s what Brooke from All Things Thrifty did. And she covered her walls with a beautiful pattern that’s much more practical than wallpaper. Check out the full post on All Things Thrifty for a very thorough tutorial and lots more pictures. Brooke, thanks for the inspiration for Thrifty Thursday. Michelle Trash to Treasure Decorating View the full post at http://www.trashtotreasuredecorating.com

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Freezer Meals – I’m Lovin’ It

At the beginning of November, I knew I had a lot of writing projects and other responsibilities. And I knew that I wouldn’t have time to make meals from scratch every night. So, I decided to try making meals ahead of time and freezing them. Turns out, I love it! Every night, I knew what was for dinner and I just checked the menu in the morning to make sure I thawed what needed thawing. When I started out, I chose to make simple meals, not meals that needed recipes. I knew that if I made it too complicated, I […]

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Transformation Tuesday- Plastic Storage Containers

On Black Friday, we decided to replace our dinosaur television with a new flat screen LCD. Once I got it in the armoire cabinet, I wasn’t happy with the sound. Because many of these newer televisions have the speakers on the bottom of the screen, the sound bounces off the surface of the cabinet. It rattled a bit and the cabinet seemed to muffle the sound. So, I looked for something sturdy enough to prop the TV up on.  I decided that a pair of plastic storage boxes with drawers was heavy enough, but the white plastic was hideous. I […]

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