My sister and I were on our way to a picnic on Saturday when we came across a sale at a school. We decided to pop in quickly and I found a cute little settee. There were actually 2 of them, but my sister's sports car is so small that one wouldn't even fit in it, so I told the people I would pick it up later. When we got to the picnic my other sister and niece were there and I told my niece we should go back quickly to see if she wanted the other settee. Score! I was so excited to reupholster mine that I forgot to take a before picture. Here is how it turned out. I already had the pillow made from before, so I threw it on.
The top of this table is made from reclaimed flooring from a late 1800's steam locomotive. I had the iron stand in storage and I thought old wood would be so cool on the top. Yep, my mister had a stash of old wood and he helped me (he did it all) make the table top. Here is the really neat thing about the project, the top can come off and act as tray. The possibilities are endless! It could be a desk, a side table, bathroom stand, garden table....you get the idea!
This weekend I found an old bench made of weathered wood. I could not pass it up. I really do love things made of old wood. I took a picture of it, and then walked around two rooms in our house and took pictures of things I have decorated with that are made of old wood. Some of the things my husband made for me and others are things I've picked up along the way.
Ok, you get the message. I love old wood! There are pieces all over our home. It is fun to decorate with and brings a bit of whimsy to each room.
I was in charge of making all the badges for our class reunion. I ordered badge-a-minit. It works very well, especially when you follow the directions with pictures of every step. So anyway, I completed my reunion task and am still the proud owner of the badge maker. Today I decided to make some badges with embroidered fabric instead of photos. They turned our so well! I think they would be pretty attached to a gift or some pretty fabric! You could also make badges with pretty paper or an announcement. I think I may have fun playing with this tool!
Do you have a place in your home that makes you happy just to be there? Mine is right outside our bedroom. This little balcony space is calm, quiet and peaceful. I like to drink my coffee here in the morning, read in the afternoon, and have a glass of wine in the evening with my mister. It is a space that makes me happy!
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.