How to Take Apart a Pallet Easily {Free Wood for DIYs}

How to take apart a pallet easily for usable DIY wood. cupcakesandcrinoline.com #pallets #RockwellVersaCut #Rockler AD

A few years ago all the craze was pallets.  I had seen so many projects made with them that I thought I needed pallets, you know...to survive.  I was so sure of my need that I made my husband dumpster dive for some.  Poor hubby did the dive and got the prize ~ two pallets for me.  ALL MINE!  I had the pallets....now what?   And so they sat.  I did do some half-hearted crafty stuff … [Read more...]

Spring Cleaning and Gardening Tips {My Healthy Home}

My Healthy Home with #WalgreensOlogy #shop

Spring Cleaning It's here ~ finally ~ SPRING and that means it's time to start cleaning and not just cleaning the everyday things we think of but those down and dirty icky things we have in our home {see my icky laundry tub below...and then the CLEAN version!}.  It's also time to start thinking GARDENING(I am shouting when I use those capital letters with joy) and I have a gardening tip to share that was told to me … [Read more...]

How to Upcycle a Basket with Old Leather Belts

Upscale a Basket with Leather Belts

 How to Upcycle a Basket with Old Leather Belts If you know me you know that I have a bit of an addiction.  Okay....a bunch of addictions.    A few of my addictions listed in no particular order........ Baskets ~ almost any size, any type, any style...I love them and always have.   Books and magazines ~ I could start my own Book Mobile and be a Heroine to an entire generation of … [Read more...]

Sensational Folding Furniture Ideas

Folding furniture Ideas @cupcakesandcrinoline.com

Folding Furniture ~think grandma's card table and chairs, ironing boards and step stools just to name a few.  You can find folding furniture for a steal at yard sales and thrift stores and take it up a few notches for next to nothing $$$$ cash-wise. I have a board filled with inspiration at Hometalk. I included my burlap, spray paint and iron on transfer folding chair on the board but found so many other great ideas ~ a … [Read more...]

My Trash to Treasure Garden Bench

Garden Bench ~ Trash to Treasure @cupcakesandcrinoline.com

Garden Bench/Weight bench redo ~ less than $15.00 ~ trash to treasure  Years ago I worked out with weights {when I say years I means y-e-a-r-s}.  I loved it but soon there was no time in my life for that so I gave away all of the weights and kept the bench ~ I'm a semi-hoarder.  I covered the weight bench with a red gingham fabric and wrapped the legs in a country cow fabric ~ stick with me here....country was all … [Read more...]

Chalkboard Coffee Table Redo

Chalkboard Coffee Table @cupcakesandcrinoline.com

Are you ready for a fun and functional makeover?  My niece and her husband moved and asked me if I wanted their old coffee table....heck yes!  The coffee table I had in my living room was a BIG square gallery table with glass and drawers which at one time was perfect for the room but now it was just too big so my niece's coffee table was perfect and I could put baskets underneath to hold the kid's school books and my … [Read more...]

Make Your Own Carpet & Mattress Powder ~ Homemaking 101 Week #2

Housekeeping Powder ingredients

When I change my sheets and wash my bed linens I like to spray the mattress, sheets, blankets and pillows with a linen spray.  I also, twice a year ~ once in the spring and once in the fall ~ like to sprinkle a fragrant baking soda mixture on my mattresses and pillows, letting it sit for about an hour.  I then use my vacuum cleaner with attachment to vacuum away the baking soda leaving a light clean scent behind. This … [Read more...]

Repurposed Hay Racks ~ Towel Holder

Bathroom Towel Holder4

I have been in the process for over a year now of updating my bathroom on a less than a shoe string budget.  Someday, I would love to show you ALL the pictures.  My problem is...I sometimes FORGET to take the before pictures.  I get started doing something on a whim and then remember that I have a blog {it's only been 3 1/2 years OIIIIII!!!!} and then think how awesome it would be if I had before pictures.  I don't often … [Read more...]