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  1. Thank you so much for these, Brenda! Now I want to make some of these. 😃

  2. These are all beautiful makeovers. I paint abstract paintings and do art journaling, but I am not crafty. My mom paints furniture beautifully – she even used to sell her pieces. But she’s been sick for a year now with two autoimmune illnesses (Graves disease and Thyroid Eye Disease), so she’s really had to cut back on the things she’s been doing. She hasn’t been painting, but she’s now perfecting sourdough bread. I think it’s wonderful how we all have our own different talents.

    1. Oh, I love the smell of bread baking. Yes, we all have our own individual talents. Your mother sounds very interesting.

  3. It always amazes me when people can see a diamond in the rough and transform it into a shining beauty. I don’t have that vision. I see something old, and can’t see it’s potential, so I admire people who can. I can sometimes recreate things I see, but I can’t think of them myself. I love everything you shared today!

  4. I have several channels I watch on YouTube of people who do the most amazing things with furniture rescued from dumps, garbage piles, rummage sales and thrift stores. I never cease to be amazed at the skills these people have and the vision in bringing a piece of “dead” furniture back to life. I also love watching before/after videos of room makeovers, especially where the budget is realistic to basically non-existent! I will sometimes watch channels where people challenge themselves to reproduce a look from higher-end stores with thrifted finds – some of them are amazing. I am a big fan of the show “Bargain Block.” The two men (Evan, who is the carpenter/builder skills and Keith, who is the genius decorator but also knows how to redo furniture and build things literally out of scraps of wood and cloth) are just amazing. They buy bargain basement priced run-down homes in Detroit and repair/remodel/restore and decorate them and then sell to usually first-time home buyers for reasonable prices. Keith is the “artist” of the two and he boggles my mind with his creativity and artistic talent, whether it’s redoing a piece of furniture rescued from a garbage pile on trash day or creating amazing wall art and accent walls with left-over wood, salvaged materials and paint. He’s amazing. Watching my favorites show me how to make beauty on a budget are always inspiring.

    1. I’ll have to check out the YouTube channels you mention. I watch XO McCenna and Lone Fox.

  5. Wow, wow and wow! Very talented, indeed. I wouldn’t even know where and how to start all of those projects.

  6. And I think I am crafty when I pop a few fake flowers on a grapevine wreath! My friend is an amazing painter. I am lucky to enjoy a heart shaped pin with a beautiful bear face on it that she gifted me. You can see such detail in her work. Watching Bob Ross amazes me every time. My husband’s great grandfather and his son made everything from desks to 20 foot totem poles to beautiful small wooden sculptures. Skipped my husband but his brother and some children and grands have the artistic gene!

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