Sunday, October 14, 2012

Making the Old New Again

A couple of weeks ago, I came into contact with a table that was being given away. The legs were wobbly. Spider webs covered it. There were several layers of dirt from being exposed to the weather. AND it even had the left over finish still on it {in bits and pieces}. This table has been saved not once but twice. Someone was actually throwing it out. Then, someone that I know saved it from the trash with the intentions of making it new again. Obviously, it didn’t make it to that point, so it was then passed into my possession.


See what I mean?


After using some good ole Gorilla Glue {my saving grace} and bracing the legs until it dried, I broke out the sander. The best I could do was sand over flat surfaces. The rest of the table had some kind of substance on it, but there was no way of getting it off. That left me with the only option to just paint over it.



I ended up liking this one so much that I’m hoping I can find another one just like it. It would be great to have a matching pair on either side of the bed. Adding another matching table and matching lamps would really do a lot for the guest room. With the idea of adding a lamp to the table, I thought it was only right to go ahead and add some art to the wall.

The bed is centered between two intercom speakers {can you tell our house was built in the late 60s}. Right now the speakers aren’t that attractive, but they’re just going to have to do until we can replace them with a more updated ones. Anyhow, I knew exactly what I wanted to do in this room.

I have been collecting embroidery hoops for a while, and I also bought some fabric samples from a yard sale once. I’ve been waiting on the perfect time to put them to use, and I finally found the perfect opportunity.


Insert fabric into the hoop. Trim around the edges. Voila! You have yourself some wall art.

I hope this Sunday afternoon finds you well!

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