Monday, November 17, 2014

Everybody needs this…

A darling PINK hairdryer from the 50’s
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Turned into a nifty lamp
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A Charming new store has just blossomed
in our little beach town
Rife with perfectly imperfect  vintage finds…tattered couture….and lots of white.
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~~Romantic Country~~
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all of the hidden gems and goodies
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Owner’s Erin and Mo  have turned The barn that was only opened once a month
to a lovely store front in Miracle Mile
Vero beach
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And you can feel confident
that if you see something you need
It’ll go home with YOU.
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Come find them if you are in town….
or get inspiration if you are not…
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We all deserve a little bit of beauty…no?
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~~~

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Wing back chair…undone and redone. Cowboy style.


And… offishully DUN.
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THIS was a wacky re-do. When you find a chair with good bones, and history….
well. You embarrass the Hell out of it
like any good parent
And call it a re-do.
and leave her looking like a shabby slipcover. And pretend that WAS the point all along.
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It started out fairly innocently. $30 clam chair at the Habitat restore. Lee industries
Did’ja know that at Lee, each worker signs their name on the finished product?
Pride in workmanship.
Also….Helps in cussing them out by name.
BUTCH…I am talking to you, man.
I mean great hand tied springs…Down cushion…
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But…Butch…Ya went  all wacky with the staple gun….which made it particularly hard to remove the half a trillion staples. And metal stuff I am sure there is a better name That I had plans to re-use.
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Butch and his tribe were called a few choice words.
Gotta blame someone….and, hey, they put their names out there.
My re-use plans did not work so well
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{^ not so straight.}
So... I had to make my own out of cardboard in our recycling bin.
don’t laugh.
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Guarantee ya….Butch never did THIS.
Ok…granted, It didn’t help that my tools included hemostats, salad servers and a regular staple remover
Cowboy reupholstering.
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I did have a couple of other well worn and loved tools
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…and 37 cents. Don’t ask. I have no clue.
But i had help….Mega Help
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86 year old Grandma B at the helm….sharpening the scissors. old school style.
These are the hands that taught me how to sew…helped me reupholster and slipcover
and screw oh so many things up through the years.
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Everyone needs a partner in crime like Grandma B.  Just the best   :)
although I think I caught her roll her eyes at the fabric choice.
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I used the Serena and Lily five buck fabric…
and then an old swiss army blanket I had hanging around up to no good
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I had fun slapping the tag back on…I dunno…
maybe it involved a tad of spite.
 
Cuz….she weren’t lookin so pretty.
 
But a full day and a half    BUTCH!    later….I called it a day.
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And added our names to Cindy,Ramona,eblluh,Stan, Butch and Inspector EJ.
Ha….Take THAT!
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Maybe the best part….
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HE doesn’t fit on it.
Love him to pieces, but….we have to have ONE thing without black dog hair on it…
no?

Monday, October 20, 2014

X marks the spot…

So, on a thrift haunt

I came across an old wooden Surveyors measuring stick.

Couldn’t leave it. you know how that goes.

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15 feet in length…with three slides of five feet each.

NOW what does one do with it?

Relegate it to the once boys room/office?

But there are already funky long sticks hanging in the hallway. Loitering, more like.

{Painted bamboo….you can do your own at a workshop here.}

So they are clearly not letting him join in their tropical fun.

Hate cliques

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So plop him over on the other side…looking sad and forlorn

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Above the shutters? In the kitchen?

Where o where will X mark his spot.

Shoot me your ideas…

A couple I found on pinterest…

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Help a once hard working Measuring stick out

would’ja? Could’ja?

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Permission to eat candy corn…

There are certain things that ring in

the change of the seasons

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In our corner of the world the change is subtle

leaves fall….

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weeds happily grow

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Chandeliers get turned on

for another season…

fall

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Yep…fall is in the still warm

but kinda cool air.

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Soakin’ it in.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Chair project…yet another.

So
When you see a made in ‘Merica Lee industry chair
at your local habitat store
You tend to buy it
I do anyway
Particularly when said chair was all of 30 clams.
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Yeah…it has a few stains. It was 30 bucks.
THEN
You uncover a steal of a deal…like under 6 dollahs for 4 yards
of a beautifully woven cotton  fabric
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That has a fun little tribal vibe.
It has one Big..big black dog big…stripe down the middle in pewter.
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So then you head to your magic closet
you know the one….lippin full with textiles and fabric and tablecloths
‘cause you might have a leeeetle problem not buying said items
and you find Henry….The Thomas Paul whale who was swimming away in there…
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and you think
Hmmmmm.
Then you pull out an old Swiss army blanket
and you say
umhmm.
 * the colors actually work well together...cannot get the camera to prove it though

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Then you see this….
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Sigh.
Playing around on a Sunday
Wanna join?
:: All thoughts and ideas gratefully accepted ::

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