Repurpose a Bike to Make Your Own Swing

For Christmas this year I tried to make most of my kids’ gifts from things around the house. You may have already seen the bean bag chair I did for my daughter. I have to be honest, it was one of the best Christmases ever. I had so much fun “inventing!”

For this one I repurposed a bike to make a swing. It was kind of a knock off of something I found on Amazon called the “Whirl and Twirl.” Continue reading

Furniture Facelift Friday: Patchwork Dresser


When painting a patchwork dresser it can be hard to get the color palette right and you have to watch how you place the different colors next to each other so that it looks symmetrical. But when you get it right, it is well worth it. Marilyn has done an amazing job on this!

Furniture Facelift Friday:
Every Friday I post before and after pics of a furniture restoration or repurpose. If you have any before and after photos you would like to submit, just post them to my Facebook wall at and you might be featured on my blog!