• Miniature Monday – Miniature Curio Makeover

    Happy Monday! Today I’m going to show you a miniature curio makeover. I found this vintage piece in an antique store. The fact that I found miniatures at all was exciting, but when I saw this curio, I knew it would be perfect for an update. First, let me tell you that I have done oodles of makeovers on normal size furniture. I had a booth at an antique for a few years. Finding pieces that would normally be overlooked and make them into something pretty and useful again is FUN! Now that I’ve switched gears and opened Etsy store selling handmade miniatures, I can create whatever I want, when…

  • Miniature Making Tools You Already Have

    Hello! Today I’m going to share some of my favorite miniature making tools. The ones I’m talking about today are items you probably already have around the house. Legos. If you have children, you probably have oodles of Legos. I have so many Legos from my son (who is now in college)… we could probably retire. Legos are perfect for miniatures when you are trying to square up small pieces of wood. They are perfectly right-angled. I use them for 90 degree angles as well as keeping two pieces of wood joined together exactly straight. I also use them when I need a piece of wood to dry vertically. Just…

  • 2 Stinkin’ Cute Miniatures Etsy Store

    Hello Friends! Just wanted to take a moment and tell you a little bit about our Etsy Store, 2 Stinkin’ Cute Miniatures. A couple of years ago for my BFF’s birthday, (BFF AND store partner, Kerry), I made her a miniature bakery. Kerry loves to bake and always thought it would be fun to have her own bakery, so I made her one. Miniature style. I actually gave her the present a few months early because it was SO much fun to work with clay and build furniture, I couldn’t keep it to myself. Once she saw her gift, we were now both hooked on miniatures. We made projects together, mostly…

  • Miniature Milk Jug Tutorial

    Hello friends… I have a miniature milk jug tutorial to share with you today. Lowes is my happy place. It’s like a giant craft store for me. Walk down the aisles and let your imagination run wild. The plumbing isle had some great stuff for miniatures! Think copper pots and pans. This particular shape reminded me of a miniature milk jug. It’s called a “coupling – reducing”, 1/2 x 1/4″ by Streamline.. Here’s how what I did to turn it into a miniature “antique” milk jug… To make a lip on the top of the “jug”, I super glued a small orthodontic rubber band do it. A thin strip of…

  • Vintage Trunk Updated Coffee Table

    Hello Friends! I came across a beautiful vintage trunk while scouring one of my favorite Antique Malls. I have seen many vintage trunks in my antiquing adventures, but this one caught my eye because of its color! And it was only $60! When I brought it home, I had not decided if it was going to live in my house or go to my own antique booth. I’ve decided. 😉 It’s a keeper!! It just needed to be a bit higher. Not wanting to just add feet directly to the trunk, (I couldn’t bear to drill holes in it!) I made a base frame for the trunk to sit on,…

  • Antique Sewing Machine Makeover

    Hello Friends! I’ve been wanting a sewing machine base to makeover for a long time. They aren’t cheap. I came a across this sewing machine by accident. I guess you find what you’re looking for when you stop looking! This sewing machine base was sitting by it’s self outside a store that was having a moving sale. $45.00! These babies usually go for over $100! Happy dance! This one needed a good cleaning. After wiping it down though, it still looked dull and rusty. I found a product called Rust-oleum Rust Reformer. It covers metal with a black protective covering that stops rust and allows you to paint over it.…

  • TPiaP Tutorial Series – Sea Glass Clock

    It’s Two Peas in a Pod Tuesday! That means House of 34 and CereusArt are sharing another beach themed DIY tutorial with you. Mosey on over to CereusArt to check out the full “how-to” on this DIY Sea Glass Clock!   More TPiaP Tutorials Shell Topped Bottles Starfish Napkin Holder Sea Shell Door Stop Sea Shell Candle Holder DIY Shell and Rope Coasters

  • Inexpensive Display Shelf

    Ever since we rented a booth at an Antique Mall, we have been looking for inexpensive ways to display small items we’re selling. We’re working on several pieces of furniture to put our space, so I didn’t want to spend a lot of time or money on something we’re only using as a display shelf. So, what to do…? I had a couple of shutters I picked up at Habitat Restore years ago. I don’t even remember my reason for buying them at the time. Because I can’t remember how much they cost either, they are technically “free” in my mind. See how that works?? I removed some of the…

  • Rope Candle Holder

    Happy Weekend! I just finished up a very easy and inexpensive rope candle holder project. I have candles everywhere. They are an easy way to decorate. And a great way to add a punch of color! But I thought they needed a bit of embellishment. 😉 Take a look… 1.  I bought the glass vase at the Dollar Store.  It worked well for this craft because it has a lip at the bottom that helped hold the rope in place. 2.  The glass was wrapped with parchment paper. Tape does not stick to parchment paper so I used a long piece of packaging tape to wrap all the way around…