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New Miter Stand and Rolling Carts (Garage Clean-Out)

Saturday, April 29, 2017
I'm going to do something terrible.  I'm going to show you how bad my garage can get (and I even creep onto my husbands side, too)!

This is MY side of the garage:

Something had to be done.

I first turned my attention to this huge-massive table the previous owners left.  At first I was excited to have a large work table but after a while I realized it took up too much space and didn't provide much storage space.  I had my miter saw on it but large boards would hit into the wall and it was a magnet for junk to pile on.  (Take note of that cardboard box full of old drawer slides on the shelf - they've been bumming around for a few years and I finally put them to use!)

I was excited to take the table apart and run the boards through my jointer/planer to make something else out of them.

I saw this system that Ana White made and I knew it was what I needed!

I'm pleased to say that I used all the wood from the old table (except the MDF table top) for my new miter stand and rolling carts.

Cricut Cutting Machine

If you haven't heard of a Cricut cutting machine you don't know what you're missing!  I've mentioned about my Cricut a few times in other posts and I thought I'd share some more projects with you (I use it a lot)!  I had actually never used one before I got mine.  I found mine used for $100 and it was a great buy!  I had to buy cutting matts, blades, vinyl, paper, markers, tools and a few cartridges to go with it and that added up fast!  Now that I have everything the only costs is replenishing what I run out of.

Easy Sewing Tutorial - How-to make pants into shorts (never buy shorts for your kids - AGAIN)!

Monday, March 27, 2017
 
Can you imagine having 4 boys and never needing to buy shorts?  Wouldn't that be wonderful!?

It looks something like this!

New Dog = Less Projects for me!

I haven't been able to do projects very much this last month and a half because we got a dog!  I didn't expect her to be all-consuming of my time.  It's getting better as she's adjusting to our home and learning to chill out and lay down/relax.  Between walking her, playing with her in the yard, brushing her, cleaning up after her, worrying about her chewing something, making sure she's not going potty in the house, etc I don't get much accomplished (just remember I have an active toddler at home, too)!

Her name is Heidi and she's a 15-month-old German Shepherd who came to us with no training and used to living outside.  She's a sweet gal and really good with the kids, especially our little toddler.  She's smart and we're both learning the in's/out's of training.

This was my first attempt to do a project in the garage.  If she wasn't right under my feet she was pushing her slobbery squeaky toy on my leg (we're working on her not doing that).

Needless to say... I'm super antsy to get things done but am trying to be patient :)

DIY - Make Your Own Wood Storage Bins + TV Armoire Renovation

Thursday, February 16, 2017
 I made some wooden bins that would fit perfectly on the shelves and doors of this old TV stand and took pictures of how I did it so YOU can do it too!  They're easy peasy and super inexpensive!

I'll also show you how you can turn a TV armoire into a place where you can store and organize whatever you want (pantry items, craft supplies, clothes, games... you name it)!

BEFORE and AFTER:

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