And the winner is.........Naomi & SagePlaster and Disaster Naomi and Sage are the blogging duo behind Plaster & Disaster, where they share their (mis)adventures as first-time homeowners in our fixer-upper houses, without prior experience and with a hefty dose of other responsibilities (like full-time jobs). From small crafts to major home improvements, they chronicle their numerous and incredible successes (while relying heavily on hyperbole), but also the ... Read More about Announcing April’s Cent-Sational Salvage Challenge Winner!
OK April is coming to a close and all the entries are in. Let's put it to a vote! This is out first EVER Cent-Sational Salvage Challenge and I've gotta say I was extremely impressed. Everyone did an amazing job and I can't wait to see what they do next month. But for now lets pick a winner for April. For the April Challenge, the challengers had to:Use some kind of kitchen utensils Spend no more than $15 and could use anything that they had in their own stash. (Typically we ... Read More about Vote on the Winner for April’s Cent-Sational Challenge
This month I took on the THE “CENT-SATIONAL SALVAGE” CHALLENGE. In the challenge I'm tasked with transforming a common item found at my local Habitat for Humanity Restore center into something "cent-sational." And I couldn't spend more than $15. April's featured building materials are kitchen utensils. Upcycling is a passion of mine and I had fun with this challenge. I was able to allow my creative juices to flow.While out shopping my my Restore Center I found these gems for $3! Yea Baby! ... Read More about Upcycled Tic-Tac-Toe
For those of you that have been reading my blog and following along, (Thank you!) you know the challenges I’ve been facing in the kitchen. My kitchen started out as this blue dungeon. I was stuck in a state of “Smurfdom.” I hated my kitchen. It lacked order; functionality, but most of all, it lacked appeal. Lets face it…It was ugly! You can say it. I did. And to top it off, my budget was ugly.With a limited budget I made a few changes. But something was still off. Ok a lot was ... Read More about $900 and 1000 Hours Later: Finally a Kitchen I Can Love!
I couldn't make an Alphabet Blocks inspired Play Table without making matching seating. I wanted the seating to do double duty. Kids come with a lot of...toys. (What did you think I was going to say?) So these seats are both ottomans and provide additional storage.Approximate cost: $15/a seatMaterials 1 - 4x8 sheets of plywood 3 - 1x2x8 2 - 12" continuous hinges (Piano hinges) Felt Bars Paint, stickers and stencils for decoration Optional :4 - Soft Down Lid SupportsOk, ... Read More about Alphabet Blocks Inspired Kids Storage Seating