Thursday, April 9, 2015

purging and adding...

i was busy purging truck loads of stuff  from my house, trying to declutter.  but then, for my birthday, i treated myself to some new things--it's a vicious cycle:) 

last xmas, i started adding some contrast in the form of stained woods, this spring i added more.

i asked my husband to build a new table with chunkier legs and a stained top--love it!  

i needed a place for the new tv, so it sits on the mantel.  and, i moved the table into the greatroom--much more room for the 6' table.

my old table ended up in the dining room against the wall.  i added a hutch top to it.  the top came from treasure mart, an antique and junk store, where my sister has a booth.  3 floors of vintage goodness!

another love--see the corbels?  i made them using this tutorial.  they are big 9" x 12".  i think they need some sanding.  you will be seeing more of these all over the house!

the new $59 floor lamp has a wood grain finish, but, it's made of resin, i think.  (better homes and gardens)

i found a couple more crates to stack in the corner.

another project was this metal hanger that i attached it to a chippy white barn board.  the enamel pitcher came from the same shop.

when my son moved out into his first apartment, he took our old sofa with him.  we found a new one at kittles.  

you'd never know under the rachel ashwell slip,-the sofa looks like this.

the 4' vintage sign is my latest project.  i used lath boards and letters from michaels.  only cost about $27!

my husband made the new shelf in the entry from recycled pieces of our old kitchen bar.

the last of my new finds was this  $150 vintage cupboard--more storage! 

 i love the stained finish, but, not the stenciled flowers and ribbons.  

so, i sanded the door panels and re-stained them. i'm gonna leave it for now, but,  i will, someday, paint the whole thing white.

we're adding a sliding barn door to our pantry, and hopefully, i'll be able to show that next!  have a great weekend!

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