Tuesday, August 20, 2013

What We Accomplished Wednesdays #28

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Indian Summer seems to have arrived!  We have had some weeks of unseasonably cool weather, so this warmer weather is very welcome.  I am glad we invested in an air conditioner this year though!

I've been busy in my basement craft room, finally able to start work on it again.  It is coming along nicely.  I'll soon be sharing some progress with you soon.  My latest project involves the use of these two antique items:

 An antique cabinet that I've had for years.  It's been refinished since this picture.  It was in very rough shape.

These antique Kraft cheese boxes I bought a couple of years ago.  They were filthy, but I cleaned them thoroughly and they are ready to use.

I also posted my painted potholder that I painted and stamped last year, but never blogged about before.  You can read about that here.

Thank you everyone who linked up your fabulous projects!  As always, it was hard to select just ten.  You all inspire me so much!  Here are the Top Ten that I finally narrowed it down to:

Christina, from Little Brags, shares how to use a crate to create several different vignettes.  I loved them all, but this was my favorite.  Pay her a visit to see the others as well.

This beautiful china cupboard was painted by Susanne, from BebeandJ.  Didn't she do an awesome job on it? I love the scrolly details!

This flour sack is from a mill in Canada that Jennifer, from Thimbles, Bobbins, Paper and Ink, gets her flour from.  She added lace and a flower to dress it up.  It makes the perfect bread storage bag.  Isn't it cute?

 Aren't these chairs darling?  Terry, at Forever Decorating, painted just the seats and tops of the backs...love that!  The stencil she used on the seats is fun too.  Go check it out.

 Susan, from Must Love Junk, found this wooden tote at a garage sale...how lucky for her!  She filled it with lots of clay pots, lavender and more.  Isn't it great?

 For someone who doesn't usually do black and white, Kelsey, from White Cottage Botique, really nailed the look with this dining set.  She stained the top of the table, which, I think, was the perfect touch!

It may not be pretty, but how many times have you found a beautiful dresser, but the drawer runners were broken.  Raising my hand here.  Having no idea how to fix them, I passed them up.  Well, no more. Elisha, from Pneumatic Addict, gives a step-by-step tutorial on how to make them yourself.  Thank you Elisha!!

Laurel, at North End Loft, shares her potting bench that her husband made for her.  She has it decorated so cute.  Love the seed packet banner!

Looking for some inexpensive art with a lot of impact?  Check out this awesome wrapping paper art that Andrea, from Life. Love. Larson., created.  It is so perfect with her dramatic striped curtains!  Love this idea!

I am really trying to limit my sugar intake, but it is soooo hard!  I have a very strong sweet tooth.  So when Allison, from Allison's Skinny Jeans, shared this Banana Peanut butter icecream, my sweet tooth perked up!  I'm going to try this, and possibly a variation with cocoa powder too.  Yum!

It's your turn to share.  What have you accomplished this week, this month, or even this year?  Inquiring minds want to know!

Da Simple and Easy Rules

1. Only projects you have made/accomplished pretty please. Items for sale are okay, as long as they are in tutorial form, and linked to your blog post.  No links to shops or Etsy stores, please.  Link up to 3 posts

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  1. I really enjoyed your photos and features today. Thanks for hosting!

  2. ahhh thanks so much for including my little crate vignettes in todays features Deborah.....what a nice surprise!!! Christine from Little BRags

  3. Loving those Kraft cheese boxes! Thank you for hosting!

  4. Thank you so much for the party!
    Have a fabulous week.


  5. I so like the cheese boxes and the antique cabinet. Love to see what you do with them. Thank you for hosting too. x

  6. Thanks so much for featuring my Black and White Dining Set! You always have the cutest features. I just adore the crate vignettes Christine did at Little Brags.

    Looking forward to next weeks features!

    Kelsey at White Cottage Boutique

  7. I love those antique pieces you have. Can't wait to see how you use them! Thanks for hosting! Have a great week!

  8. Thank you so much for featuring my drawer slide tutorial! And thank you for hosting!

  9. Deborah, you have great antique pieces! Thanks for hosting, hugs Biljana

  10. Thanks so much for featuring my latest garage sale find and for hosting! :)

  11. Hello and thank you so much for hosting! Love reading the articles here! Please come on by the homestead. We have the homesteaders Hop every single Sunday through Tuesday! I would really love to see you there!

  12. Thanks so much for the feature on my Sit a Spell Chairs! I appreciate it.

  13. Thank you for the framed wrapping paper feature!!! xo

  14. Nice features. I am your newest follower, hope you like to follow back. Thank you for the cool party.
    Big hugs,

  15. Thank you for your party this week! It's fun looking at the features and tons of links I want to go check out! Have a great week, Julia

  16. Thanks so much for the feature! Adding cocoa powder is a great idea! You could stir in dark chocolate chips or carob chips, too. YUM!


  17. Thank you for hosting, Deborah!
    Love and hugs;)

  18. So great to be back at the party again this week. Thanks for hosting and blessings to you, Patti

  19. Awesome features! Thank you so much for another great party! Hope you are having a great week. :)

  20. Thanks for hosting and for sending the reminder for me.

  21. Thank you so much for the feature!


  22. Thank you for featuring my summer potting bench, Deborah! You know I can't wait to see what you've been up to in your basement! I'm intrigued by your antique cupboard and boxes. Have a wonderful weekend!

  23. Oh, how I would love to know if your Kraft cheese boxes have any other markings on them. There is a cheese plant that produced for Kraft back in the 30's in my mountain NC hometown. Great features!

  24. Oh, how I would love to know if your Kraft cheese boxes have any other markings on them. There is a cheese plant that produced for Kraft back in the 30's in my mountain NC hometown. Great features!

  25. Thanks so much for hosting, you always throw such a great party!

  26. Hi Deborah, Sorry haven't visited you for awhile, however, you are just as creative as always!!! Love your post, Hope to hear from you soon, Keep creating, Hugs, Lynn

  27. Oh, you had a FIND when you found those little Kraft boxes! Love them. They're great for storing business cards you want to keep.


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