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How to Make a Display cabinet on the CHEAP – $28.00 total

I promise you, this display cabinet only cost us $28.00 from start to finish. Les Gains, my husband, makes things. Lots and lots of little things. If he does not have a guitar in his hands, then you will find him in his studio creating fabulous little treasures. Above is a crowd of funny little… Continue reading How to Make a Display cabinet on the CHEAP – $28.00 total

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Make a Fireplace Mantle that only LOOKS Expensive

My sister had a really horrible looking fireplace when she first moved into her house. It's OK, she said it first. Jenny turned to me for my help since I am pretty good at working something out on the cheap. We started our project by going to see what the stores had in stock. Holy… Continue reading Make a Fireplace Mantle that only LOOKS Expensive

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A Little Storage Idea

Just a little post about a little storage idea: I have been trying to help my niece figure out how to organize my great-niece's toys and books. Tatiana has a ton of stuffed animals that are her favorite toys. She also has a lot of little books. (I'm happy to say that she is a… Continue reading A Little Storage Idea

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IKEA kitchen island remake

Our kitchen is very small, but it didn't stop me from dreaming of a kitchen island for extra storage. I wanted to be able to clear my counters by storing my crock pot and larger bowls and platters on the island. My idea was to be able to store the blender and toaster as well,… Continue reading IKEA kitchen island remake

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Up-cycled ammunition boxes

Stacked along the chain link fence at J&G gun store are huge walls of empty ammo boxes. Since the parking lot where I work butts up to that fence and I often eat lunch in my car,  I had been staring at them for months.  I wondered how I might use them. There were several… Continue reading Up-cycled ammunition boxes