I seem to gravitate towards dish drainers, and no, I don't love to do dishes. I think this one is very unusual. It can be mounted on the wall or just sit by the sink. It makes having your dishes out look kind of pretty. Who would have thought!
My niece Amanda gave me the cutest chippy white door! The only thing I had to do to it was wash it up and replace one window pane. I'm going to add a petty glass door knob just to finish it off.
When I was done cleaning up the door I worked on a little table that has drop leaf sides. I put stripper on it, scraped some of the old paint off and left a little bit of paint on it. I sanded it down, and wiped it off. I really liked it, but the bottom shelf needed something. I found some fabric that had all the colors from the table and I glued it down with PVA glue.
I wanted to see what the door and table looked like together. I love it!
I also bought a little seat box at Soroptimist, and it also fits perfectly in front of the door!
Today I pulled out a little red, white and blue quilt and thought it would make a cute table cloth for the 4th of July. I laid it across an outdoor table and remembered I had a red tea service. I went and got it and ran to find the red enamel pot I got from Sheryl. Oh, and then there is the little red coffee pot with the plant in it. Now something to hold the silverware and table stuff. Hummmm.... why not use that little red tool caddy! So I took the tool caddy, cleaned it up really well and then lined the bottom with plastic wall paper. Bam! Look who's ready for the 4th of July and it's not even June!!
I have wanted one of these vintage laundry baskets from the 1930's for the longest time! They are collapsible and they have little caster wheels. Well, as luck would have it, I found one at my neighbors moving sale. It was full of pillows and I asked if the basket was for sale. Yes!!! I did the happy dance all the way home! I also bought a wrought iron chandelier that I will share with you another day. Oh, and the cutest little antique gas pump that has a light in it. I love days like this!!
I had this little table in my classroom and decided to bring it home and shabby it up. It was red at one time, then I painted it white. This round I painted it turquoise blue. After I painted it this time, I took the sander to it and got it all chippy looking. It would be great for a shabby chic room.
I went on the most wonderful shopping spree at my friend Sheryl's house! I went in my jeep, and filled it up with wonderful vintage goodies, and had to take a trailer back a week later to get the rest of the stuff. I now have lots of projects to do and it will give me plenty of posts for my blog.
Today I will tell you about the lockers I purchased. They were brown to start with. I gave them a quick coat of primer. Then I just started painting with big bold colors. I mixed and blended and here is what I ended up with. They won't get lost in a house, that's for sure!
School's out for summer! One day into my vacation and I have 3 projects completed. Here is a vintage dresser I stripped down and repainted. I wish I had a before shot, but sometimes I get in too big of a hurry. I used a combination of chalk and acrylic paint and finished it off with a coat of antiquing gel.
I'm an art teacher and junk lover! I like to hunt for and repurpose treasures from flea markets, old barns, yard sales and funky shops.