Here is another transition I have decided to make in 2011. I have become very comfortable with I know how to make it work. It is, however, limiting. Most of the people I follow are using So I am joining that parade and moving my blog.

Please be patient. This may take a while.

Look for new post at Creative Art & Design.



I resolve to be more consistent with my blog posts in 2011.

I have enjoyed writing and reading blog messages and I want to capitalize on that.


Fun Decorating Style Quiz

I have found a new blog friend. Sunny at Life in Rehab is my kind of person. Her rehab is reuse, redo, refurbish, rehabilitate. Her house was destroyed by fire, mine by water.

Her post for today, I Feel Sproost, has a link to a great site.


I took the quiz to determine my design style and I am

33% Arts and Crafts

33% Wine Country Style

34% Rustic Revival

You are probably not surprised that I could not make up my mind. I really think that Rustic Revival fits me best.

Rustic Revival
You can take kid out of the country but you can’t take the country out of the kid… or is your theme “you can take the kid out of the city, but you can’t take the city out of the kid?” Either way you play it, you are one of the unique individuals who loves a mix of modern and country. The clean lines of the modern softened by rustic /vintage elements is the perfect mix in your mind. And can we blame you? You’ve taken the best aspects of two popular designs and mixed them in a manner that appeals young and old alike. A subtle background of white or light colors provides a nice canvas for all the wonderful flea market, eBay or garage sale finds as well as the classic modern pieces that you love.

Did you see that “unique individual”? I think most will agree with this. However, I have learned that I do not need to pay for my “finds”. They are at the curb or someone gives them to me. I just wish I had enough room for all of my creations.

I did go to The Antiques and Crafts Mall of Pasadena yesterday and my booth was empty. YEAH!!!! I need to gather and make some things to take over there for the new year.

I can hardly wait!!

Furniture in Review

Today I will repost some of the before and after pictures of 2010. It has been fun!

I got my jump-start by helping my daughter-in-law’s sister to decorate her first apartment.

Then I really started looking for more trash to treasure.

I rented a space at the Antiques and Crafts Mall in Pasadena, where I put several of my creations.

Remember the Drawer Upcycle?

Miscellaneous trash to treasure.

I made my television debut on Great Day Houston

I continued with the furniture frenzy.

And finally got this table completed.

I made a great daybed from a curb find baby bed.

This was the chair I used in kindergarten, revamped for my grandson.

As Christmas grew closer, I created my Grandson’s Stool.

And this Chair Reduction

Thankfully the word got out and a friend commissioned this Desk Upcycle.

I look forward to where the trash will lead me in 2011!


If you follow my blog, you know that I have a pretty severe case of ADD. I cannot stay with one activity for very long. That includes my creative endeavors. I have posted about fabric art such as quillows, nap mats, and pillowcase dresses. I have made many kinds of jewelry, including statement necklaces, beaded brooches, and team spirit jewelry. My love for other people’s discards has sparked an interest in wood creations. That includes furniture and yard art. I cannot stay with one medium for very long.

Family Influence is very strong. My mother was creative and my father could not sit still. So I move from one unfinished project to another. One creative outlet that I have not talked about much is painting wall art.  I have taken watercolor lessons with my mother and I recently won a local art contest.

I have painted for friends and family and also for myself.

The following slide presentation shows some of my work that is for sale.

Enjoy and Share!

Merry Christmas

I was so busy making things for Christmas, I did not decorate the outside of my house very much. I put some garland around the front door and put out this Santa. He is cut from a 4×8 piece of plywood. I made him while we lived in Bridge City so he is about 8 years old. Each year I have to touch up the paint, but he is good.

Here is the post with some of the decorations I made to sell.

Deck the Yard

Merry Christmas from the Bacoms!

Updating A Child’s Chair with Flair

Also listed on Remodelaholic. This is so much fun.

Updating A Child\’s Chair with Flair

Thank you “Polly Want a Crafter?” for making me a guest contributor. I am honored

Reclaimed Picket Fence Christmas Decor for your Yard

Angels Everywhere!!

If you follow my blog, you know that I tend to decorate with a theme. My living room is chickens. My guest room is sewing. My bedroom is just messy.

Well, Christmas is angels. As usual, I have gotten carried away. The tree is covered with angels. See more here.

There are angels on the mantle.

The crocheted angels are the 2 I made while trying to make the one for the top of the tree. The one in back was made by my momma out of an old song book.

That beautiful angel in pink is my 89 year-old momma. The angel in back is made from and antique chair back and a wood block.

Years ago I made the hanging angel for my mother. When she downsized, I go it back. The 2 angels below that are PawPaw and August.

I have Willow Tree angels.

When hurricane Ike hit, all of my pillow got wet. I took out the stuffing and washed them. Now I just stuff my chicken pillows inside the angel covers for the Christmas season.

I also have some angel candy dishes and candles and I try to find angel wrapping paper and napkins. I think it is time to stop collecting unless I find something really great.

This all helps me remember the reason for the season.

Alleluia Christ is Born!

Another Christmas Present Creation

Some time back I found a bunk bed frame at the curb. It was such good lumber, I could not pass it up. Here is the part that  I used for this project.

I took this apart and ended up with these boards.

I cut and sanded and glued and nailed and filled holes and sanded and primed and sanded and painted and aged and sealed…well you get the picture. This is what I created for my grandson.

He will be bringing his parents here in just 2 days!

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