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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