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Women’s Carpentry Classes

Did you know every month, on the third Sunday, I teach carpentry classes to women? The classes are at my house in Summerfield, NC. Usually each month is a new project. Last month the pallet American flag class sold out so I am offering it again in June. I just posted the June DIY class on my site. There are 10 spots at 2pm and another 10 spots at 3pm. … [Read More...]

Pallet fence!

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Using reclaimed wood here in Greensboro, NC Our garden is finally ready!  Today we made this fence in just 3 hours. I had collected all the pallets over the last week. We used 49 in the end.   Want to know how we did it?    We had a few metal stakes here and there from last year. Used zip ties to attach pallets to those then...    Made a few stakes with 2x4 remnants.   We attached each pallet with the nail gun using 2 inch nails. Will probably go back and … [Read More...]

May 17 Women’s DIY Classes

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In May we will be offering 2 classes. The American flag class sold out twice so we are going to offer it again. You can sign up on my site. www.SimplyJanelleDesigns.com The other class we will offer is this simple side table.  After talking to the girls at my classes today, I have decided to offer a class making a piece of furniture. It does cost more but they were willing to pay more for a bigger project. It measures approximately 30 inches tall and 38 inches wide. We will have a 3:00 and … [Read More...]

Last week sucked. It really, really sucked.

It’s not very often that I actually sit down and write about my personal life. Let me start with saying I have never really experienced sexual harassment in my life, not that I realized at the time anyway. I am not sure where to start really but I want to write about it so I don't forget it. Not because it was a good experience but because I hope next time I recognize it right away and put a stop to it immediately. I think of my sister as a tough girl. She will knock out your teeth (she is … [Read More...]

Holy Picking Batman!!

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Usually I work from home but this last month has had me out in the field a LOT!!  This is super exciting to me.  3 months ago I got my truck wrapped and I have started to get calls from people who have barns that they want taken down.    … [Read More...]

Florida

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Ace and I went to Florida this weekend to paint a friend, Michelle's,  kitchen table.  It is 7 feet across and has a huge lazy susan in the middle.  I used Pure White Annie Sloan decorative chalk paint and 3 layers of top coat. We added some stencils to the lazy susan.  Michelle has 10 chairs at the table so just for fun we added numbers to the chairs.     … [Read More...]

Painted slate floor

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Our house has several rooms with slate or broken tile flooring.  I have wanted to paint them for three years and finally dared to do it.  It turned out perfectly!  I used Graphite and Old White Annie Sloan decorative paint. … [Read More...]

Recent barn wood signs and ceiling

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December was so crazy busy that I forgot to take pictures of almost everything barn wood that I made.  Here are a few I managed to get shots of. :) … [Read More...]

A dirty little secret…

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I am 36 years old and I have never cleaned my oven!  Once it even caught on fire inside.  Still I did not clean it!  When I was about 8 years old I spilled grape juice on the living room rug.  I tried to clean it up myself so my parents would not find out.  I accidentally used oven cleaner and it bleached the whole area on the rug.  I think I have just been scared of the stuff ever since.  At least thats the excuse I'm using and I'm sticking to it!! I tried a couple of different … [Read More...]

Christmas Tree fence

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How to keep out a one year old... build a Christmas tree fence!  First I had to get the picture in my mind out on paper... Once again my husband thought I was nuts!  Down to the wood shop (basement) we went.  We used old tobacco stick to make the fence. This kid is really killing me this year with the pictures!   … [Read More...]