So I notice a little too late that... I'm ripping pages out of a book printed in 1888!!! Oops. I started to wonder when I pulled out a big folded map of PRUSSIA! ***BUT***I have 35 Of these leatherbound encyclopedia beauties. I think I paid $20 at an estate sale in Ridglea 10 yrs ago. Oh well. I picked the most beat up one of the bunch and it's in the name of art. Like I said I've got gobs more.
After visiting several "budget design" blogs this morning I began to mentally rumage through my house for discarded items that needed a cheapy makeover. I bought this little french rooster lamp at dollar general months ago for like $8. I had this old lampshade and a small bottle of chalkboard paint. Viola! I think the rest is pretty self explanatory. Should look cute in a dark nook somewhere...
I will be moving to a BIGGER, BETTER space right at the entrance of the shop in a couple of weeks. I need to find a tall, shelf-like display unit to use in my NEW space. Sorta like the one I practically gave away on craigslist recently. (GRRRRR) Anyways, here's a few snapshots of the items at the shop right now. I'm trying to purge out all this old stuff so I can fill it with new goodies in time for the holidays. I'm tired of looking at all or it. Do you guys get that way? My house will never stay the same because I need to rotate my decor the way I rotate my wardrobe.
We just moved to the Houston area about a month ago from DFW. My house is (and always will be) a work in progress. I am perplexed on what to do with my dining room, which is in shambles as you can see above. It lends itself to dark colors but as you see I am drawn to creamy whites and sagey, grass greens. Any suggestions?
Our black lab shadow insists on sneaking onto the sofa at night, leaving a nest of black hair behind. I decided to stop fighting it and nestled her bed up on the corner of the sectional we rarely use. She's getting old and the poor girl deserves some cushioning.
These canisters were a house warming gift from my wonderful mother in law. I found them at Pier1 of all places, but I thought they looked so retro-farmhouse! And of course I loved the jadeite green color. ♥
It's only temporary. I'm moving to a bigger, better spot in the shop soon. I need to feel out the space then hopefully create a better sign to hang from the ceiling. Budget is tight right now so I'm trying to use "reclaimed" (as in reclaimed from my garage) materials for as much as I can. I had a big old white wood shelf so I painted it, added old encyclopedia pages around the edge and varnished it. Hoping it doesn't look too thrown together! Have a great evening. I'll be up at the shop bright and early installing new inventory and fluffing the booth.