The first little makeover was an old bookcase I had hidden in my den (aka junk room) that I had painted black a while ago. I redid it a barn red, and hung it in the dining room rather than sit it on the floor. Moved some things in the DR around, and I really like it!
I can't take the credit for the great idea of storing washcloths and towels in it -- I saw it on someones home pictures. Thought it was a great idea and it was easy for me to add the wooden bars across the shelves (hot glue!) I thought it was such a unique way to store hand towels and wash clothes.Then I had an idea for a summer fireplace cover. A piece of wood, painted with checks, and some homespun. Perfect for my small space.
Now, to the flea/TS goodies. Oh, I was doing a happy dance. The best of the best was this fabulous spindle-backed chair which isn't only prim/colonial, but comfortable as well! I always have a problem sitting at my desk -- with my long legs, I'm always bumping my legs into the desk, and can never get comfortable. This chair (for only $4!) is perfect. And I just love the back of the chair -- so different! Big Boy hiding behind it, checking it out.The back of the chair has some unusual spindles... and it was made in Strurbridge, Mass and labeled "colonial chair." Cool beans.
A sweet wooden wall box that I eventually polished up -- no need to paint this one. The polish removed all of the scratches you see in this pic.