Im finally getting the chance to decorate with all of my finds and hand-me-downs.
First I have an old window-complete with handle and lock-that we are going to paint white and then age. It has 6 panes in it so in 3, Im going to put my kids pictures in them and then the other 3, some kind of dried flowers or something to match the living room.
Underneath that, there is a round table that actually has claw feet. The top is a little warped but I think that adds to the charm of it. With a coat of white paint, it should look great.
BTW, I found both of these in the garbage- along with an end table that I sold at the yard sale- in a neighbors garbage.
Next I have my grandmothers old treadle sewing machine that is going to become a flower box. DH is going to remove the sewing machine only and then turn the sewing machine cover ( its a wooden box) upside down and place it where the machine was. The rest of the stand Im leaving in tact. A coat of paint and it should look great.....that is if I can actually find a plant that I cant kill!!
I am lucky enough to have my mothers crib from when she was born! Its old and beaten and I just love it! It is pink now-which would actually blend into my living room but Im afraid that the paint has lead in it so it will get fresh paint too. It will be used to hold blankets( actually quilt tops from my grandmother) and magazines.
In the dining room, I have my grandmothers old hutch-style cabinet that has been waiting for 4 yrs for me to do something with it. Finally!! Another trash find is a wooden country shelf that has 2 doors with hearts on it....in perfect condition except for the bow that was on the top of it......bow gone! Im adding an Americana flag to its place.
I cant wait to start exploring the garbage around here!!