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Lazy Susan + Mugholder = Jewelry Holder

While browsing around Good Will the other day I came across a lazy susan and two mug holders. I stared at them for a while trying to come up with something to do with them - then the light bulb came on! I have an over abundance of jewelry and I hate digging through my jewelry armoire to find the pieces that I wear most often! SO - I decided to make a spinning jewelry holder for my dresser.

Here is a sneak peek of it in action:

Here are the pieces I started off with:

mug holder thingy ( I actually used 2 - one tall and one short $1.00 for tall and $.50 for short)

and this lovely $1.00 Lazy Susan:

All I did was spray paint each piece white and glued the holders down on the Lazy Susan. It would be hard to find an easier project!

Here is one more shot of the finished piece:

I already had the paint and glue so I got a really cool jewelry holder for only $2.50!

Someone asked me why I painted it all white - I did that so the jewelry would stand out more and take center stage!!

New Photography Blogsite!!!!

I know I have never advertised my photography business on this blog before but I am so excited about my new blogsite and all of the new bookings I have. I am coming off of a failed joint venture - which was really disappointing - but I have received so much support and really positive feedback about starting up Hicks Photography again!

I combined my photo blog and my website into one and I can't be more happier with the results! Here are a few pictures from my recent posts and shoots! Hope you enjoy!!


I finally finished this piece!!

Here is a sneak peek of it finished: (sorry for the bad pic - I photographed it at night. For some reason it looks so small. It's actually quite a large piece. Also - the mirror is not staying in that exact spot. It takes an act of congress to move it and I just haven't had the chance to tackle that task!)

I inherited this piece of furniture from my great grandmother (Big Mama). After staying in the shop for a few years it was in desperate need of refinishing and using.

Notice all of the peeling and missing original veneer. It took a while to get the rest of it off - I had to peel it by hand.

After sanding and sanding and filling holes this is what she looked like:

After several layers of bright white, semi-gloss paint, and Rustoleum Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint on the drawer pulls I was finally finished!!!!

She now sits in our living room an holds office supplies.

Spring is in the air!!

Several weeks ago I participated in a Spring Fling Gift Swap over at Life with Lori! I had so much stinkin fun doing it...and was able to be paired up with one awesome lady - Jane @ Blondie's Journal!!

This is what I received!

(there were also 2 things of candy but my husband got into them before I could get the photos snapped)

Everything was so very perfect and gave me the spring decorating bug!! Head over to Blondie's Journal to see what she received and stay awhile and check out her blog. I really love all of the tablescape Thursday and I know you will too!!

yucky to yummy!

Karl and I recently added on a room to our home that we made in to our master bedroom. I wanted some new/custom furniture but as usual there was no room in the budget...So I found this dresser at a yard sale for $10.00. (it came with the mirror but I am going to use it for a different project)

It clearly had seen better days. I believe the previous owner used it in their kitchen - so it had lots of dings and scratches on the top and the inside smelled like rotten food.

Jingles has to check everything out...

After what seemed like days of sanding, painting, and some new knobs this is what it became!!:

The color is Behr Premium Plus Ultra (primer built in) in Ozone. This paint is my new favorite. It's a little pricey but it only took one coat and the color was perfect!!

Giveaway Winner!!


Thanks to everyone who enter the CSN giveaway!!!

The lucky winner of the Thomas Paul Tree Tote is Jessica @ Live It. Love It. Craft It.

Congrats Jessica! Send me your info and I'll get it out to you ASAP!!

Thrift Store Mirror to Shabby Chic Jewelry Tray

I found this gold mirror @ a local thrift/junk store (Bowmart to all of you local readers).

I wasn't sure what to do with it but because it was a dollar so I took it home. I needed something for my nightstand to hold jewelry (I'm always taking my earrings off and laying them on the nightstand.)

First I removed the backing and pried the mirror off.

Then I spray painted it a glossy white. Before it dried I took a dry paint brush and rubbed some of the paint off to give it a distressed look.

I glued the mirror to the original cardboard backing. Then I glued fabric on to it. Once it dried I hot glued it back into the frame.

And now I have a jewelry tray for my nightstand!!

Yippee Skippee Part 2!!

As I mentioned in this post Karl and I were also working on a Race car room! Here is the final product - all hand painted by my super talented husband and me!

This is for above the bed:

And this is the super cool CHALKBOARD racetrack and race cars that completely circles the room!!

I'll be uploading this to all of my favorite linky parties!! Go here to check all of them out!!!

My first Giveaway!!!


YAY!! It's time for my very first giveaway - courtesy of CSN stores!!! CSN has over 200 really cool websites. They have a website for anything and everything! One for just bar stools, one for just clocks, and even one completely dedicated to Air Hockey Tables (how cool is that?).

They have offered me this super cute Thomas Paul Tree Tote (from All Modern) to giveaway to one of my bloggy buddies!!

Here is how to enter!

For one entry - visit CSN and leave a comment on this post telling me an item that caught your eye.
For a second entry - Leave an additional comment letting me know you are or have become a follower.
For a third entry - Blog about this giveaway and leave me a link to the post in a comment!!

Please leave me your email or a way to get to your blog so I can let you know if you have won the tote!!

Giveaway ends on Monday March 8th @ 10pm!!

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