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This gal is one of my home girls……well we’re a stones throw from each other.  I’m tellin ya…….the Pacific NW has more talent than rain.

Speaking of rain, Molly from The Creative Maven decided she needed this tin bucket for an umbrella stand…….but being sensible as most people are in the PNW, she wasn’t going to pay the unGodly price they wanted and knew she could replicate it for much less.image Once she found her tin bucket, she was in business.imageShe made her design with 4 circles………brilliant.imageAnd before you know it……….she had herself an umbrella stand. She shows a full tutorial in case you want one too.image

While we’ve got the paint out…….why not create your very own “you are special” plate. She tells you exactly what products to use on her tutorial.imageThis plate turned out so good! You could make different versions and use them for wall art.image      This is brilliant!  I wish I had seen this about 4 yrs ago.  You know those balsa wood dinosaur puzzles?  How cool to paint them!  Use them to decorate your little explorer’s bedroom.imageShe’s pretty handy with a sewing machine too…..the kind of woman that makes me GREEN!  Green with envy.   She took a cheap placemat from The Dollar Store and made a cute tool belt for her little guy.  imageThis is where I need to suck up…….this is her recovering her chair.  A $15 chair she found at a local thrift store.imageI have got to be a bright teal by now.  I need to slip cover my couch Molly just in case you need more to do.  :)image    Just one of her pillows she updated her living room with.  So cute.imageTo top it off……how about some raspberry meringues?  She thought they would make the perfect dessert during our recent heat wave…….yes we actually have heat waves here… doesn’t rain ALL the time. image

Thank you all for your comments yesterday.  I appreciate your point of views. 

Please be good little readers and go leave Molly a nice comment, or Miss Crabby Pants may rear her ugly head again.  LOL  jk.

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Owner/Editor at Today's Creative Blog
Since 2007, Kim has been sharing tips and tutorials on how to live a creative life. Owner/editor of Today's Creative Blog and where inspiration happens everyday! From the Pacific Northwest, Kim is a busy mom who adores her teen son, her middle aged husband and is constantly wiping the muddy paws of her adorable Labradoodle Maybelline. In her spare time, she teaches fitness classes and loves to decorate with thrift store bargains. You can also find Kim once a month on Portland's AMNW Morning show as their "creative expert". Life is more fun when it's creative!



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  1. Anne Allen says

    The Creative Maven is inspiring! I am sitting on a chair that is in need of a makeover, I’m thinking animal print! Thanks for share this creative blog!!!

  2. Heather C. says

    WOW! That was a great job on the chair! I wish I was brave enough to take on such a project!