I hope this new year brings you happiness and good health!
I hope you had a very merry Christmas. I had a pleasant surprise this Christmas. Let me show you what my hubby gave me for Christmas.
This settee was given to my parents by a family member whey they were first married in 1960. From this....
The upholstered and wood restorer estimated the settee to date from 1860-1880's. It means a lot to me to have this restored and will have a place of honor in our bedroom (away from the family pets).
Hubby has been busy too in the workshop. He built a bin for the trashcan...
As well as a bin for the pet food.The 2 pet food bins wouldn't fit due to some alterations during construction, so we are using it for a recycling center.
We used Lowe's Valspar paint - flat finish, in Roadster Blue, and a dark gel stain for aging.
I would like for him to build a cabinet for the TV with two doors on the bottom with the look of old tongue and groove for the doors. He plans to use recycled wood, hinges, etc. I wonder how it would look painted a mustard color and then stained?
Things are going well at the booth. I have moved the location of the booth again, from the front of the store to 1/2 of a room with a wee bit more space. I hope to have some of hubby's masterpieces for sale there this spring.
This month I plan to slow down a bit and plan some crafting projects. My daughter needs some curtains for her kitchen and laundry closet doors. I will knock that out this weekend. Then Valentines Day will be soon upon us, so I plan to make a few new (old) things for the booth. I also want to make a few prairie style dresses (like those below) and see how they will sell.
And lastly, a couple of thrift store make-overs. The box on the left was a nasty breadbox with melamine trim purchased for $2.99. Looks good after some sanding, painting and a wax job! The cabinet on the right houses the toaster.
The merchant's box I picked up at a yard sale for $2. I cleaned and stained it. It makes a great place to store those K-cups and sugar and creamer packettes. The bowl is also a TS re-do as are the cutting boards.
In closing, I wish you good things in 2012!