Here is a diamond in the rough . . . we saw potential!
This old door had six panels, but we only needed five panels for a queen-sized bed headboard. That works great because Neal prefers an odd number of panels. (For my sake, glad he likes odd!)
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Bye-bye butcher block table and HELLO farmhouse table!
In the early 1990s (when Ryan and Emmy were toddlers) we moved into a house in Auburn, Alabama (War Eagle!) and bought this kitchen table from Sears. It served us through several moves and the stories it could tell from our two children growing up! Originally, it was a butcher block table with white legs; our son Ryan painted the legs black and used this for an art table/desk in his room while he was in high school.
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This was one of my favorite projects for many reasons:
- it was a treasure from my father’s house;
- it is old;
- I was able to trace its history (the furniture manufacturer);
- I was able to combine two of my favorite things (chalk paint and using fabric); and
- It was also a quick transformation!
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We found this Singer sewing machine base at an antique mall in Vestavia, Alabama several years ago. We love old things. We used it on our patio porch for several years. We used a rough (not polished) piece of granite as its countertop.
Because Neal and I have moved around so much for my career, I was finally thankful to actually have a craft room/closet to leave my sewing machine out and used it as needed without having to unpack/pack up each time. I also have more time now that I am semi-retired.
Below are two before pictures of the sewing machine base. Notice that it is very rusty.
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I really enjoy the transformational process that occurs when I chalk paint furniture. We purchased this bench from Grandinroad. It is the perfect size for our porch; however, we changed our minds about the color (black) and decided to chalk paint it so it blended better with our porch.
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