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These are the things I do to keep me busy (ha ha, not that I'm not busy enough). When I'm not in the kitchen, I'm in the sewing room or the garage. I'm the one in the family that uses the power tools (shhh, don't tell my husband). I love upholstery and painting and all sorts of things so in order to inspire you I'm sharing them here.

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Am I the Only One?

I have a question for you - am I the only one who mends things these days?

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Carol Karl

July 3, 2016

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Orange & Cinnamon Hand Sanitizer

Hand sanitizers can be really nasty. They have some really strong chemicals in them and can cause all sorts of allergies and skin disorders.

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Carol Karl

April 11, 2016

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Coffee Table Makeover

I bought this coffee table a few years ago. It was in bad shape and it was always my intention to sand it down and restain it, but time goes by and it hadn't happened.

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Carol Karl

April 4, 2016

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Upholstered Headboard with Nailhead Trim

Years ago I made my first upholstered headboard. I was fairly new to upholstery at that time so it wasn't very ambitious. I've always wanted to improve on it so earlier this year I did just that.

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Carol Karl

March 15, 2016

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Peppermint Cleaning Paste

I found this recipe recently on Wendyl's Green Goddess website so I thought I'd try it out.

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Carol Karl

March 10, 2014

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Sneaky Roman Blind Makeover

You may have seen my post on updating my teenage son's bedroom. If you did, you will know that I had some ugly roman blinds to deal with.

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Carol Karl

March 10, 2014

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Jesse's Drawers

I bought this Scotch chest on TradeMe a while ago and repainted it for Jesse's room. You can see the rest of the makeover here.

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Carol Karl

February 19, 2014

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Fireside Chairs

If you read about my lounge chairs you will know that last year I took some upholstery classes which I enjoyed immensely. My final project for the year was to transform these wonderful fireside chairs into the beauties they are today.

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Carol Karl

February 3, 2014

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Coffee Sugar Scrub

This is a great scrub, it's easy to make and it's wonderful for dealing with cellulite.

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Carol Karl

January 1, 2014

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Orange Cleaner

Ok, so I’ve fallen in love ... with a cleaning product! Now isn't that sad!

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Carol Karl

November 26, 2013