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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Project Updates

It's a great day to join a blog party (or two)! 

In May I posted this Goodwill find that I did a little work on...

Well, i've done a little more work on it...I distressed it and gave it a coat of UV resistant clear coat...then made another trip to the Dollar Tree for some bowl filler.
Here it is as it sits right now...
 
It might still make it into a bin to go to the cabin...and I might still make some Americana filler balls to put in it instead of the natural stuff. We'll see.

I've also changed up the stuff on my dresser...

After the master suite photo shoot it went to this...



after I made the pair of hurricane vases I used one there. It didn't stay long. This wasn't working for me any more than the mirror and the vase/pot. The wedding photo stayed though...sorta...not really. It got moved to Mr. Paisley's armoire with one of the hurricane vases.  The little vase was a gift (I think it came from PB - I've had it a good 5 years anyway) and the feather is from a turkey that left it behind up near our cabin.


Here's what the dresser looks like now...I picked up the cute metal jewelry tree at Bed Bath & Beyond (of course I used a 20% off coupon and a GC to pay for it) It has the jewelry I wear most often (aside from the costume type necklaces - those are hanging in the closet).




I picked up the woven box at Beall's Outlet several years ago - a few bucks on clearance (of course...) it had been holding the remotes and whatnot on the coffee table, but I found a slightly smaller matching box at Goodwill last year. It had been on the drafting desk in the guest room - full of tiny bows, pens, gift tags, tape, scissors....yep, it was keeping my gift wrapping supplies handy last Christmas season. So I finally put the stuff in it away and switched the coffee table stuff into it and put the larger one here - it's full of stuff like my watches that I never wear, a video tape of the X Files from the early 90s that I can't seem to let go of and some other random things (like my retainer...why is that we have such a hard time throwing out an orthodontic appliance? Every 10 years or so I get a wild hair and whip it out and snap it in...yep, still fits. Usually it's a little tight and i'll sleep in it...or try...)
It was a good "elevating" piece. I used to have a matching woven tray (another el cheapo find in the Beall's Outlet clearance section) up there...

The vase and the mirror were moved to the top of a bookcase...
The pumpkin needs to either lose the cake stand or I need to put a smaller pumpkin up there. You can see the other hurricane vase there on the shelf. I suppose I should have taken a better photo. Yes that is a lizard on a log. 


Woven File Box - Letter SizeEngelmann Direct 45LEP010296-01 Exotic Angel Plants - Pothos Golden in 4.5 LESet of 2 Sparkle Mini Woven Ball Sets

2 comments:

32˙North said...

Hi Robin,

It's fun to keep things rearranged and fresh - I do the same thing, especially as the seasons change.

Amanda

Our Back Porch said...

That looks fabulous since you painted it white! I am forever rearranging too. Happy WW. Hope your day is a lovely one.

Back Porch Blessings,
Rebecca