Wednesday, February 29, 2012

shabby tv cabinet…

when the flat screen tvs first came out, there weren’t many options for tv cabinets.  we found this shabby tv cabinet at an antique shop in rochester, indiana, –green oaks.  
because they use old shutters, tin, moldings, and headers, each piece is one of a kind.   this one is made of a pressed tin back, an old table top holds the tv, and there is huge header across the top.


and  if its not needed to hold the tv. there is another shelf that can be added to showcase pottery, books, whatever.
below is another style of cabinet I have from the same place.  it uses old porch posts and scalloped trim.

thanks for looking:)

Monday, February 27, 2012

vintage door knob coat rack…

debra at commonground is having a “monday marketplace” link party today.  just link up an etsy purchase, or item for sale on your etsy or another online shop.
in my last post, I shared my slipcovered footstool, but didn’t mention the cute door knob hanger on the door.  this piece was my very first etsy purchase.  I found this, almost 2 yrs ago, at an etsy shop—creation designs
here’s the whole door—it’s a work in progress—I’m hoping my husband can build a table onto the bottom half of the door soon.
---something like this pic below that I found on pinterest. then, the rack will move to the guest bath to hold towels.
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thanks for looking!

Friday, February 17, 2012

slipcovered stool…

I found this footstool at a garage sale and it was missing a top cushion.  first, I should say, I don’t sew, but, this was 5 rectangles sewn with straight lines. 
I recycled the material from an old shabby chic shower curtain.  it had 3 rows of cute ruffles on it.
I painted the cherry legs white, and added some lace and dried flowers to the top.
this is the before look—after I painted the legs…
have a great weekend, everyone!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

my garden junk…

here are some of my garden pics...

bed of roses

wisteria arbor and bistro set

garden bike

stained glass on deck

old wooden bench, bird cage stand, picket railing on deck

porch post and ladder

garden view from house

garden mirror on chippy barn door

garden bench-derek built

garden bench, planter, roses, catmint, angel

this beautiful tree died after this winter

cottage-derek built

lacey potting bench-derek built

garden fireplace mantle-derek built--(this is in the house now)

slipcovered chairs, old chippy table

played with pse actions on this picture

victorian shed-derek built

french bistro set

birdbath wire cloche

old plates hanging in garden

new window, patio door and deck-derek built


watercan cloche and shutters

Saturday, February 11, 2012

I heart old windows…

back in the late 90’s, I bought my first old oak windows at a salvage store for just $40.   they hung inside larger windows.

this is the same window, my husband built it into a wall cabinet for my guest bedroom

we put an old window in our shed door. .


and another on the side

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my husband built a closet in a bedroom and added an old leaded window at the top.  it made a great night light.


last year I added a vinyl chandy to this chippy pink window and put it in the garden.



 I can’t decide if I want to make this one into a large chalkboard or save it for a garden shed that my husband will build this spring.  either way, I’m going to love it.

have a great weekend!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

painted chair and shabby white stool…

in my last post, I showed my guest bedroom re-do.   i painted the chair in the room. 
I was nervous painting the fabric, but, it turned out great and I’d do this again.


this is what the bedroom chair looked like.


here’s a close up of the seat—it looks much like damask.  I used fabric paint from hobby lobby and just rolled it on with a sponge roller.   it took 3 heavy coats and I let it dry overnight each time.


and here’s a better look at my newest stool.  I’m developing an addiction to old stools.  they are wonderful because they fit where tables won’t and they are easy to move around.


that’s it for today, thanks for looking:)
sharing this with common ground, feathered nest, faded charm, and power of paint.,miss mustardseed and