Bench to Beauty

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‘Bench to Beauty’

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Hello everyone it’s Connie!

I was visiting a friend in Golden, CO, when I passed a house in her neighborhood that was seemingly getting rid of the stuff, you know free stuff by the road, well I noticed this bench on the porch.  Knocked on the door and asked if they by chance wanted to get rid of this bench…… $5 later, it was in the back of my truck.

Well, this bench having been outside in CO, for I don’t know how long was so dry rottedthat I can’t believe I saved it, thou plenty of times I was contemplating fire pit..

After months of starting then stopping work on it, I got serious.

I used one whole bottle of Gorilla Glue to fix and fill all the cracks.  Sanded, stained with a gorgeous cherry stain and polyurethane the bench back to beauty.

Thanks for stopping by, happy crafting!

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Camper Maker Over Part 2!

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Camper Make Over “Part 2”

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Hello everyone it’s Cheryl!

What a weekend I had!

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My sister Pam texted me and said we were going to do a

“Vacation Day!”

Not sure what that meant and how far we were going. But I was game. She has been looking for a puppy for many months, and she found the one she wanted on Craig’s List. Friday morning I got there at Pam’s around 8 in the morning. We packed up her car for the long drive to Readstown, Wis.

My sister said it would only take a couple hours, but before we would pick up the puppy we had to eat lunch a A&W in Lancaster, Wis. first.

Then after eating a great cheesburger and ice cold rootbeer.

Plus we stopped in Fennimore,Wis. at the Cheese store. Pam bought Cheese Curds and baby swiss, nothing better then fresh cheese.

and in Montford we stopped at the Popcorn shop and got free popcorn and caramel corn. Rural Route 1 Popcorn, 101 Hwy 18, Montford, Wis.

 

We would arrive in Readstown in a couple of hours. I never knew that this part of Wisconsin had so many hills, so beautiful! Well after some wrong turns, we found the lady’s home way off the road and up the hill, where she lived. Beautiful country!

There were so many dogs and puppies. The first puppy that came running was a golden lab, and the rest followed as in the pictures you will see. The lady went to find Pam’s new puppy who was under the chicken coop, trying to stay cool. She gave the puppy to Pam and it was love at first sight. He was so beautiful, and that poor puppy had no cule how far the car ride would be to get home. The lady said, every half hour we should stop and let the puppy do his thing.

We did, it was a long drive back to Pam’s home, we stopped at both of the grandchildrens home so they could meet the new puppy.

Did I forget to tell you his name “Angus”.

What a great puppy Angus would cry when he had to go to the bathroom, how cool is that, made the stops much easier. Well at 9:30 Friday night we made it back to Pam’s farm.

What a day!

But a GREAT DAY!

Pam has this other dog named Buck, such a great dog I love him so much, he looks just like Cody the dog I had, Buck is Cody’s brother. LOVE HIM! I brush him with one of Campton Horse brushes, he LOVES it. Well the puppy had never been in a cage before, he was not very happy, but we had to unload the car. Pam bought him inside and Angus went to sleep because her home was nice and cold. Thank God for AC, it was hot out there. Well back to Buck, he was not very happy about the puppy. But he has to get to know Angus, Angus liked riding around Buck, not Buck. In time I am sure he will like Angus.

Part 2

 Camper Makeover!

My goal today Saturday was to get started on the painting. I had brushs and rollers and paint.

 

So I wash everything down again and start taking off and the hardware, then started painting. LOVE it, had to do 2 coats of white paint.

Pam came to help me and said, letting take the mirrors out and put chicken wire. What a great idea, so we painted the cabinets and played with one of the doors with the chicken wire.

I forgot to tell you everytime I walk through the chicken yard, the Rooster runs at me.

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Bad Rooster

So this is as far as I got today on the Camper Makeover and I think it looks great so far, but I still have a long ways to go.

Plus I painted the puppy white on one side. Now he is a white lab.

Until next time!

 

Camper Makeover Part 1!

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“CAMPER MAKEOVER”

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Hello everyone it’s Cheryl!

About 10 years ago or more, my daughter Regina bought a Camper. It was the party camper for “Country Thunder.”

After years went by she wasn’t using it. So it was brought to my sister’s farm in Wisconsin, where it sat for 8 to 10 years.

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Everytime I would go to my sister’s I would see the camper in the farm yard, and felt sorry that it had been sitting all these years. So this year I told Regina it’s time to do something about the camper it has been sitting to long and what do you want to do with it?

She has so many other things on her plate right now, that the camper was not one of them. On the back burnner, or not even in the picture. She said she wasn’t sure what to do with it and didn’t care.

So I started thinking, after doing the doll house for JOJO, I thought I would enjoy doing a makeover on this camper. So I let Regina know that I am taking over the camper and giving it a makeover. I told my sister  and brother-inlaw what I was going to beginning doing with the camper. Regina said, Good Lucky! and Pam and Todd said that they were happy that someone is going to start using it because it really is a nice camper. It just needed some TLC.

So my first weekend I went up to the farm outside of Sharon, Wis. where the camper is sitting in the sheep yard. I opened the door and Regina had the camper packed with all her things from the past, pictures, candles, etc… and being on a farm the mice had gone and went threw everything and made nest where no man should go or would.

Nothing could be saved at this point I just started loading up the truck, ended up having 2 truck loads of Regina’s past, sitting in my truck. Not sure what to do with it all, but later found out my brother-inlaw had a big dumpster at his other farm and was able to throw it all in it. Thank god not sure if I could have follow where to dump this junk.

After cleaning out the camper I took a bucket of water and started cleaning the whole camper. I needed tools so my sister Leslie and Connie came to help me out for awhile. Thank you Leslie for bring me tools. I will give them back when I am done.

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Thank you sister’s for coming to help and Leslie thanks for the tools!

This is a pretty big camper, it sleep 6 people. Now this is

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The Camper was in to sheep yard!

Day 1,

I worked from 10 to 5 and gave it everything I had. But when 5 o’clock came around, and no one was at the farm I went over to the other farm and had pizza and beer with the family. I needed that beer. Saw the dumpster and dumped the junk. What a day. It was hard work.

What is Great about this farm is that it is way off the road, so you can’t here anything, so peaceful. I LOVE going up to the farm on the weekends.

“I really think they have a little peace of Heaven there.”

So I worked on the camper on a Friday and helped on the farm Saturday. They always need a helping hand.

On

Day 2

the next Friday I went up and started washing the walls and floors with some more powerful stuff. I want this place in tip top share before I start painting.

But first, I caught up with my Sister Connie and we went Canoeing down

Trutle Creek,

we laught so hard we fell out of the canoe. So much FUN!

Went back to my sister’s Leslie house and cooked steak on the grill, what a great day it was.

Then back to work!

I went back to the camper and started cleaning, got most of it done but not the bathroom, I will, I just have a lot to do. Than again my sister and brother -inlaw needed help on the farm so Saturday we worked and plant pumpkins all over the farm.

Day 3,

Friday, first I caught up with Connie again and went canoeing, we have so much fun on the water, plus it is so Beautiful, unless you try it you would have no clue what it is like, just so Beautiful, the view.

Saturday when helping out at the farm my brother-inlaw pulled the camper to another yard where there is water and electic. This will make my job easyer now, and I will be able to get a lot more done. Thank you Todd!

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I forgot Pam and I painted the table a chalk paint something we saw on Pinterest, if we don’t like it I am sure we can take it off.

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Well not sure when I go up I will get to work on the camper this weekend, my sister Pam said we are taking a vacation day! She has been looking for a puppy and I think she found one so this weekend we will pick up her new puppy, she needs a dog to watch over the sheep. Well I will let you know if I will have time this week to work on the camper. Until next time.

Part One of The Camper Makeover!

Idea’s

how I'd decorate my old trailer:

 

vintage trailer:

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Love the interior of this vintage trailer:

 Love it even with the table up.  I want!:

Amazing little vintage trailer redo in shabby chic style, I love it!!:

LOVE THE LOOK!

Creating a Pin Board…

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Creating a Pin Board

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Hello everyone  it’s Connie, and still I am the cutest MOORE sister. I have been working on many projects, but this one I wanted to get done before I go on my 3 week trip to Mexico. .

The same weekend I got the Pig had to go, my sister Cheryl and I went to an antique barn, we both bought anold map/blueprint or printersdrawer.  She made a printer box chalk board out of hers (see on State-line Crafter’s); and me, I sat on mine for months, contemplating the project.  I finally decided a pin board.

With all my supplies, I first measured, then cut a piece of white board to fit, glued in drawer, measured and cut a piece of cork to fit over that, glued, then set out to make it fun and practical for me.

I salvaged this measuring stick from an old yard ornament that my grandmother made, cut to fit up the side, glued.

  

On the back,  I measured then glued a piece of wood to even both sides, twisted in hangers, and put wire through each hole to hang on the wall.

Now I’m going to decorate. I made a little box out of a paint stick for pencils and pens, you can never find one when you need one….glued the box on the bottom ledge of the drawer.

                                    

I found a cute little bird house with birch roof, glued it onto a stick, and glued to the side of the board.

While looking for baby clothes pins, which I glued three going down the side to hang photos/coupons, I came across this little picket fence, Mother had for some reason.  I added it to the bottom for a quick catch all.

                         

Printed out the month of June’s dates to remember,

pinned a lemonade recipe I’ve been wanting to try,

and wa..la… my pin board is finished

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Crafting.

The Pig Had to GO!

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The Pig Had to GO!

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Hello everyone its Connie!

If anyone knows me I have a 100 projects going on at 1 time. But the project I would like to share with you today was a gift I received from my sister Cheryl. She gave me an antique table that she bought for $5.00 at an antique shop in Huntley, IL. She used it for all her craft projects, but when she moved she left it behind, when she went to pick it up her grand kids had painted all over the table. So when I was visiting her she asked if I would like to take on a project and refinish it.

Well I did, see for you, what came to be of this table.

My sister Cheryl invited me down for a weekend and sent this table home with me hoping I could save it.

Apparently her grandchildren had gotten a hold of her antique farm table, and went crazy with the paint.  Yes, I love piggy’s, but I’ve never heard of “chuby the pig”,

THIS PIGGY HAD TO GO!

First, I removed the rusty hardware, and soaked it in rust remover.

Then I went to town scraping, then use paint remover, and then scraped some more, finally I sanded the heck out of this table.

Some of the white paint still shows through on the legs and the top,

but I think it give it that vintage look.

 Finally, after months, it’s as Doneas it’s ever going to be. (I need two pieces of hardware to finish the legs.)

What do you think, Miss Cheryl? Do you like the color?

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting!

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Hello everyone its Cheryl!

I really wasn’t sure what I was going to do with this table. I knew I didn’t want to give it up! I mean I only paid $5.00 for it and it did what I needed it to do. So I stored it until I saw Connie was refinishing antique’s and asked her if there was any hope for this table. As you can see for yourself my sister did a great job!

LOVE IT! Thank you so much for fixing my table sister!

XOXO

Fairy Doors

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“Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass,

it’s about learning to Dance in the Rain”

10568800_10204600992171937_4542729694324197029_n     Hello everyone it’s Cheryl. I have been selling Fairy Doors on Etsy for about 3 years now. You know spring is coming when Crafter’s ask you to be in there shows.

So I was asked to be in a up coming show at the Artisan Marketplace in West Dundee, IL. (Sleepy Hollow). I told her yes.

So it’s time to get all my things together. Meaning I have to make sure my table is shocked. Fairy door, I have four different kinds and different prices. Fairy Houses, I really don’t sell them at the shows, just for looks and something to talk about. Maybe because I charge $175.00 to $200.00 per house. But you never know I just sold a Fair house to a lady in Oregon.

Fairy Doors

The “Fairy Door” $ 15.oo

This second one is my New one, “STAR”!

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The “Star” $25.00

These Fairy Doors are for Outdoor or Indoors! Each Fairy Doors is hand made from  a horseshoe then painted black and the barn wood is over 100 years old with wire hinges, door knob is made of wood and painted black.
I love creating new Fairy Doors! This door is for a girl at the horse barn with her horses name on the sign. “Tandy”. I can put any name or number you ask on the sign!

Note: All signs are Free, something I like to do.

You can also check out my site on Etsy:  https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheWoodlandFairies?

 

 

 

 

Fake Fireplace

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Happiness is creating what ever you want…

 

10568800_10204600992171937_4542729694324197029_nHello everyone it’s Cheryl sharing with you a project I did not to long ago.

I have to say this is one of the easiest projects I have ever done. I have always wanted a fireplace. Where I live I don’t have one. So I LOVE playing on Pinterest, so I looked up

                                              “Fake Fireplaces”

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and there it was. I found the pattern and went to the barn. My boss had a lot of barn wood one the side of his workshop. Measured all the pieces out and cut. Now its winter so some of the boards had snow on them. I bought the cut out boards home and put them in the tub. Wash each board to get the snow off and waited for them to dry.
Then I begin putting it together. In no time at all it was together and I felt good it work out well.

This is how it turned out, if you want to know any more info. On this Fake Fireplace, let me know! Until next time!

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Welcome everyone to the

“State-Line Crafter’s”

“What you CREATE doesn’t have to be PERFECT”

Dieter F. Uchtdorf

       For many year these sister’s have followed the same steps as their mother in becoming great crafter just like her. Nothing holds anyone of them back from taking on any challenge that comes their way. At times they are all pulled together to do the project together. When that happens the four girls always give 100% to the challenge, to make sure the job gets done. On this site you will see each one of us show you the projects that what we are currently working on for other people.

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“Sister’s” (Connie, Leslie, Cheryl and Pamela)

We grew up watching our mother become one of the Best crafter’s of all time. She showed us how anything was possible. From planting a garden, to pulling weeds, and even caring for the farm animals. But I believe her passion was sewing, and what could she create next. When you walked into her sewing room you could always tell she was working on some kind of project.

     One of her big projects was stuffed animals, the lady couldn’t stop,  their was fur all over the place. Today she opened her basement up to the world’s biggest sewing room, plus added a quitting machine, and a stamp up room, WOW! Her and my Aunt June goes nuts over making cards.
      I forgot to introduce myself I am the second child in the Moore Family! My name is Cheryl. So you get an idea on where all four of us girls became crafters. From Sewing, card making (Stamp Up), to wood making to refinishing old antique furniture. There is always some kind of project that we are all working on. On this page you will be hearing from easy one of us. If it’s not a picture it will be a video, showing you step by step from each project we post. Some of the projects we post will be for sale or we would be happy to tell you where to get it. You may here from all of us at once or a couple, but most of the time you will see a post from each of my sister’s on what they are up too! Oh and Please leave commits in the box. We would love to hear your ideas too!

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Connie, Leslie, Cheryl and Pamela

     I didn’t introduce you to my sister’s yet. The picture at the top of the page is all four of us sister’s, starting from the right to left. Pam is the oldest sister, Cheryl is next, that’s me, Leslie and Connie, the baby. We all don’t live next to each other but we still get together once in a while.

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