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Christmas DiY (gift) Jewelry Holder

Every year for Christmas, my family plays the gift swapping game “dirty Santa”. The gifts range from practical to prank because we plus a few little treasure to entice some “steals”. For one of the gifts, I made this up-cycled, repurposed jewelry frame organizer. It was very easy and you can make it a number of ways. I chose wire for the backing to hang necklaces, but you can do chicken wire, burlap, cork board…..cool retro fabric, etc.



Queen of Green Bombay Desk

This was a dark finished Bombay desk that I picked up for a dime. I love this desk and it sits in my office now for my husband to use:) I figured I would let him have it…ha! I finished it in a mix of bamboo and Antibes like color green with metallic tiger’s eye gold trim and distressing. Finished with clear and dark wax.




It was up at a home decor shop where I showcase my furniture, for some time. My husband wanted it but agreed to try to sell it first. I guess he put the Gris Gris on it because it never sold. So it must have been meant to come back home with us 🙂

Two Little Antique Coffee Tables…So Divine!

These little tiny antique tables stole my heart! They were actually my husband’s grandparent’s tables that were handed down to his cousin. She decided to bring them to me to give them the full on distressed look. They were already fully painted white several times over, with organic aging…I just had to really amp up the aging with lots of elbow grease and persistence. I gave them a coat of sealer and sent her back home. They just don’t make furniture like this anymore. Detail, detail, detail … Yes!