My Inexpensive Craft Room/Den/Guest Room Makeover

 Sadly, my den had become a junk room, littered with craft supplies, thrift shop finds, blog props and STUFF.  It needed an intervention.  Because the room is quite large, I am transforming it into a craft room, den and guest room.

Garage Sale Step Ladder Style Plant Stand Makeover

Time to get the paints out after the Christmas holidays!

First up is this wooden step ladder style plant stand that I picked up at a garage sale last summer.  It had a very dark espresso type stain. 

I painted the plant stand with two coats of Dutch Boy Chalky Paint in Antiquated Lace.  I then distressed all the edges lightly with 220 grit sandpaper.  The French street stencil is from Decoart.  I stenciled the letters and number with black craft paint.  Then I brushed on a coat of water based Varathane poly sealer in matte finish.

I love how my little plant stand turned out!

I love how a little paint and a French stencil can transform a piece of furniture.

My dog, Fergie, isn't sure what to make of ANOTHER different thing in the living room.

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Best of Organized Clutter 2016

Fun in the Garden with Coffeepots
In 2016, I became an AVID stenciler!  I stenciled signs like this "coffee sign" above three re-purposed coffeepot planters.  See the details HERE.

Vintage & Farmhouse Christmas Kitchen Displays

Farmhouse Christmas Kitchen Displays
In February of 2014, I created a wall display in my kitchen with a barn board, mismatched hooks, cutting boards, a shutter, and a chippy step stool.  See that post here for details.  I still love it, so I work around it at Christmas time.  This year I added a "Vintage Christmas" Sign, a wispy faux pine wreath with a scrap of red checked ribbon, vintage Christmas post cards and a tree shaped cutting board transformed into a Christmas card holder.

Repurposed Thrift Shop Picture Frame Christmas Tree

My Christmas project today starts with this pile of thrift shop frames.  The sizes are, measured from outside edges, 12" x 10", 14" x 17", 17" x 24", and 5 3/4" x 7".