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Winter projects

I've had a couple of weeks recently without a lot of outside activities so I've had time to tackle a few winter projects.

The wooden cabinets in the kitchen were really bothering me. They had some scratches, nicks, and water spots. I had been contemplating what to do to make them look better for some time. Fortunately I read a post by Brenda over at Coffee, Tea, Books, and Me where she told how she cares for her wood furniture. Her husband has an advanced degree in wood science. I purchased a bottle of Old English Scratch Remover for light wood at Lowes and used it on my cabinets after giving them a good washing with Murphy's Oil Soap. It was amazing to see the difference. I'm planning to make this an annual event. 🙂 I would highly recommend that you try this product if you have wood furniture which needs a lift.


Another kitchen project which I've started is lining my lower cabinets with self-stick vinyl tiles. The contact paper that DD Nora put in when we first moved here was looking pretty shabby. I've been buying a few tiles each time I go to Lowes and then installing them little by little. It's kind of tedious work cutting around all the little supports but the finished product with be worth it.


The most fun project was making a new little dress for Maddie who will turn one on Valentine's Day. The pattern I used for Maddie's dress is one that I used to make a dress for Megan when she was a baby. I made her one similar to the picture with the three colors of gingham.

I did change it up quite a bit by adding a little apron, a ruffle around the bottom, and with the addition of some yoyos and heart buttons on the bodice.

picture of Maddie's apron dress

Have you had time for any new projects recently?


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2 Comments on “Winter projects”

  1. #1 Deb
    on Feb 2nd, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    i will have to keep this product in mind! I would LOVE to have clean cabinets. Usually we clean cabinets when we get ready to sell the house and move! i think I’ll put this project on the spring cleaning list! And your dress for your granddaughter is just beautiful–perfect–red for Valentine’s. It’s hard to believe it’s been a whole year since she was born!

  2. #2 Carrie
    on Feb 3rd, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    Adorable! My mom made me a gingham shirt of all different colors when I was in about 2nd grade. I wore it for picture day, and still think it’s so pretty!

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