Recent finds (Monday’s post)
Looking forward to seeing what you make of it. Your mother’s dresser is realy gorgeous~I love the little legs too.
Leah… thanks for your suggestions about the crate. I still have no idea what I’ll do with it.
Cassie, that is a great idea. As a former pre-k teacher I can see that would be a great use for the crate.
The drawer- would love me some of those or even ustust ONE. I like this post
this guy turned them sideways and mounted them as shelves! Cute.
and AHhhh! Mawmaw’s dresser.
What is not to love about that?
How nice that it was returned to a place of ownership to be cherished and pampered!
Pat, thanks for the link. I spent way too much time there! I only wish I knew what I’m going to do with Mammaw’s dresser. Jamie likes it, but I’m not sure she wants it at this time. It may end up being stored for the time being.
I cant believe the prices you find things for! For the crate, I think it’d be neat to mount it on the wall then put glass jars filled with spices on each little “shelf.”
Cant wait to see what you do with the sewing drawer. And the dresser? PLEASE don’t forget to show us what you do with that. Why? Because I have it too….and it looks about the same as yours! I have an entire bedroom set in it in my attic!
Love your posts, as always
Sarah, I am surprised you have the same dresser! I would love to peruse that attic of yours! I only wish I had such a space!
Megan, I really like the idea of the crate being a special Christmas item. I am a big fan of Coca Cola, so whatever I do with it, I’m sure I’ll leave it as is.
Jill, One of my favorite places to get cushions is on the curb. Some people throw out perfectly good couches. There have been many times that I grab just the cushions or the feet off of a couch on the curb. I have a couple of cushions in my inventory just waiting to be used. Although I know from reading your post that you already had the cushions, but they needed repairing. I suggested to Jill that Big Lots or K-mart are good (cheap) places to shop for cushions. Does anyone else have any suggestions?
Jess, Thanks so much for the head’s up on the new Peddler’s Mall. However I can’t bring anything home that won’t fit in my shed! But I will check it out the next time I’m in Lexington.
Faux Clock (Tuesday’s Post)
- Jill, No, I doubt that I will be keeping this faux clock. If I didn’t already have the giant clock over my new media center, I probably would try to put it on my fireplace mantel.
Have a wonderful day,
Katy and Sabrina, thanks for making me feel a lot better about the lettering. How sweet of you!
One thing you could do is drill a hole right in the middle of the circle. You could use some of your black paint to color the hole after you’ve cut it out, so that no raw wood shows through. Then it would look more like an old clock face that had just lost its hands, you know? Just a suggestion.
This is a really fun project! Thanks for sharing it with us.
- Richella, how big would you suggest? I’ve toyed with the idea, but can’t decide how big the hole should be. There’s no going back if I make it too big!
- Debbie, thanks! Would you like to buy a clock? 🙂
Staci, that means a lot coming from you! I love your clocks!
cela a retourné fabuleux!
(this turned out fabulous)
désolé, ne pouvait pas juste résister!
(sorry…just couldn’t resist)
Judi, showoff! 🙂 Just kidding! I only know a few words in French, but I can’t tell you what they are, because I have no idea how to spell them! Jamie took French in high school. Years ago, we had our AOL set to say “you’ve got mail” “welcome” and “goodbye” in French. You’re too funny!
Console Table (Wednesday’s Post)
P.s. I TOTALLY stole the idea from one I saw at a craft show.
Midge, that sounds like a really cute idea. However, I don’t need such a piece, and I don’t think I could move it around these parts. They just don’t “get” it. But don’t let that discourage you from being a buttinski! I love getting advice from my friends! (by the way, spell checker likes the word buttinski! surprises me!)
Candace, I am itching to start on that chair, however I must get the big items out of my garage. The chair is currently stacked in the shed (out of the way).
Great Job! Love visiting your blog to see what you come up with next. have you ever made a small table out of a dresser drawer? i jest took apart a piece that has 6 old drawers that are in good condition and they are completely square I thought maybe i could some how make some small primitive looking tables out of them… any ideas? Blessings, Leah
- Leah, I have never done this, but it’s been on my to do list for a while. I have a lot of drawers painted black to make these shelves. I guess you could say they ARE made. I’m just waiting for someone to need them.
Stephanie, all the good stuff is now in my shed. I should take a picture and show you all, but I think I’d be too embarrassed to show it! Every day I seem to need something out of the shed, and I have to move several things out of the way just to get in there!
Headboard Repurposed (chalkboard coat rack, etc)
Thank you very much!
I agree with Dawn that you could put a shelf between the chalkboard and spindles for the chalk and erasers. Maybe a small box for pens, I am always being told “Mom I need lunch money” as we are headed out the door and have had to write a check. But what a really cute idea. I have just found your site and can’t wait to check out the rest!
Nicole, glad you stopped by. I hope you found some inspiration somewhere on my blog. I’ve looked into a shelf (I have 2 in my inventory) but neither seemed to work quite right.
Kelli, No I didn’t take your suggestion as criticism. I love getting advice. I did do a corkboard (truth be told a ceiling tile) for the headboard. You can see a picture of it on my faceboook page. http://www.facebook.com/myrepurposedlife I will show more pictures next week.
Do you still have that same birds eye maple TV cabinet that we both picked up last fall? We could start with that!
Rose, I think this is a fabulous idea! We really should do something like this. Yes, I do have that TV cabinet that you have. It is in the very back of my shed, but I would happily dig it out! It would be fun, but very difficult not to talk about it until the reveal!
Featured Followers Friday
Shannon, I’m glad you’re up for more blogs. I seriously have so many in my reader to read before I go to bed, what’s a couple of more, right?
Thanks so much for throwing me into the mix. I can’t wait to check these ladies’ blogs out. They all look like I will lose a great deal of time with them. 😉
btw, it completely cracked me up to see that ridiculous photo on someone else’s blog. lol.
- Tricia, I love checking out your blog and keeping up with those three beautiful girls you have! I know the feeling about seeing your picture on another blog. Jamie blogged about me, and when I was reading the post in my google reader, I was shocked and confused when I saw the pictures!
I just figured you guys were the dynamic curbshopping duo. Well, you are certainly kindred spirits at least. 🙂
Becky, No I have not had the pleasure of meeting Rose IRL (in real life) Adopt you, sure! Nine kids, no problem!
Ok, that does it! Becky’s right, it’s so crazy we have never met after all this time. Maybe we can trade some junk! We will have to make arrangements, what’s 1/2 way from Syracuse and Louisville? I need to google that, you know how bad I am with maps. Where does Becky live? We may need to go thru there to meet our new daughter and grandkids! (Becky, I’ve been wanting grandkids for a long time, and yes, 9 is fine by me! 😉
PS Gail,I still have my states puzzle map next to my computer! Best 50c I ever spent.
Becky, look what you’ve gone and done! 🙂 Rose is trying to pawn some of those ladders she has on me! Silly Rose and her little map puzzle! Hopefully some day we’ll be able to meet IRL.
Thanks Michelle! I’ve yet to sell it still. But it looks much more at home in my new living room than it did in my old living room.
Well folks, there you have it. Another edition of recent comments and questions! And just as before, because a post really isn’t a post without pictures, here are some more pictures from my yard.
Close-up of a dogwood bloom.
My dogwood tree with a huge oak (?) in the background. Look at that blue sky. Wouldn’t this make an awesome jigsaw puzzle?
Several years ago, Cousin Terry moved and she needed someone to take care of a rose bush that her son (Scooter) had given her. Don’t laugh, I have a Bubba in my family too. Anyway, she gave me the rose bush. I named it Scooter, after her son. Fast forward 2 or 3 years, Terry has moved into a permanent home and is ready to start making her yard look pretty. So, being a good cousin, and coming to grips with the fact that “Scooter” was really just visiting, I told her to come get him. She came and dug him up last fall. Scooter is happily back where he should be. Terry says he is thriving. On Easter, Terry gave me a shoot off that rose bush. I have never started a rose bush. Terry told me a long time ago that her dad (uncle Roscoe) would put a jar over a shoot. I didn’t have a jar, but I had this huge hurricane piece. The little plastic thing on top that looks like a shower cap is one of those food saver things that are meant to cover bowls. Wish me luck! I know I should use some root medium, but I don’t have any. I’m going with what I have and a lot of TLC. Last week, she brought me another shoot that I am trying to root in water, cause Cathy’s husband read it on the internet. What in the world did we do before the internet? lol
I do not know the botanical name of this plant. It is a ground cover that Cathy calls chocolate chip. It looks huge in this picture, but it is actually only about 6-8 inches tall. I’ve had it for several years, this is the first year it has bloomed so profusely.
My bluebird totem. You can see how to make them here. I really love making these. I made several to sell, but people don’t “get” them. I have another small one in another flower bed.
ewwww, don’t pay any attention to the bird poo on the totem. Look closely and you can see my hostas poking their little heads up!
One man’s weed is another woman’s wildflower. I have yellow dandelions and purple violets all over my yard. I used to try to take care of the lawn and fertilize and weed, but then I realized I was just making more work for myself. (by having to mow too often)
I have a little story to tell you about this weed. ( Is it a dandelion seed?) In any case, here’s a good analogy for you. When you say mean or hurtful things, it’s like blowing on this dandelion. Blowing on the dandelion spreads the fluff everywhere. You could never collect them all and put them back. It’s the same thing with gossip or mean words. Once they are spoken, you can never take them back. This analogy was on a kid’s video that I showed my kids when I was teaching. I never see a dandelion that I don’t think of that cartoon of the little critter trying to gather up all the seeds.
Wow! This turned out to be a very long post! Sorry for rambling on. I thought by showing you some pictures, you could just scroll through them. But if you’re still here, thanks for listening!
I hope you are having a very nice weekend!
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