North Branch, MI, US

Things were crazy when I was younger, raising five children,keeping my family together as best I could. Now I am nearly an empty nester and have time take a break and think of creative ways to keep our earth green. I believe that re-purposing, re-claiming and re-cycling is the way to go.

Gender: Female

Member Since: 01/30/2010

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Most say "a table", I'm thinking lamps !

These are off of an old treadle sewing machiene. With a little research I found out they were made about 1860. I got them $10.00 at my local flea market.  My hubby and kidlettes all...

My New, Old Eagle Pic

  I had an old eagle picture and metal wall art that I just was not happy with any more. So Instead of throwing it out, I did a little remodeling to it. I cut out the picture and put a thin...

Recent comments

Re: Need help with lead paint project!

I also came across some wonderfull old chippy windows that I was sure had lead paint on them. Like you I have young ones in my home. I took the windows outside and wearing a mask I used a stiff brush to get off any chips that were loose. Then I just sprayed on polyurethane, several coats. I hung them high, out of reach, and put family photos under each payne of glass. What have you done with your windows, I would love to know.

Re: Photo Finish

My youngest of five children is a senior this year! I share your pain. I love your pic ideas.

Re: Most say "a table", I'm thinking lamps !

Oh boy... My son just spoke up and said, Why don't you just bolt them top to top an make your hanging pot rack for over the kitchen island....Wow I need more of these!

Re: Most say "a table", I'm thinking lamps !

Okay JunkerMidge, Now you have me thinking....I love the wine rack idea. I checked, the bottles do indeed fit!! Desicions,desicions.....Hmmmmmmm.....

Re: Got Ideas?

I say stack em! Protect them from the elements and stack them any whichway and use them for planters.

Re: Would Thomas Edison be Proud?

Fantastic job! I love creating our own stuff. It's a one of kind, not from a factory. Keep up the good work!