I got to spend the whole week at the farm last week. Just me and the puppies. It was wonderful. Quiet, peaceful, Springtime loveliness - like these irises that were blooming:
Someone at one time planted a lot of pretty flowers. I just love discovering them as they bloom.
It was a productive week - The front and back doors finally got painted after being primed for a year ( I can procrastinate with the best of them! ) :o) :
|This is the first coat on the backdoor - used Benjamin Moore Wethersfield Moss|
Same color on front door; inside is white
The bathroom shelf is in place - here is the before:
|Mr. B added the bun feet for me|
|Sweet bird figurine, wild flower bouquet, and extra soap|
|Close up of flowers|
I need to get another basket to place on the bottom shelf along with the other one (to use for extra TP), possibly another galvanized bucket, and also I want to find more bottles to add to the red one. I love how it adds to the bathroom. I like using extra mason jars to hold the band-aids, etc.
My burlap eggs are also finished and placed in their basket in the kitchen:
I cut pieces of burlap and used Mod Podge to glue them onto plastic Easter eggs (if you can find white or pastel eggs, I recommend that - had a hard time covering up the color). I numbered them just for fun. The basket I found at Target in the dollar section.
I was also able to finish and place a couple of my Canton treasures. The chickens were too cute to pass up:
They have claimed a spot on the entry table and are quite happy to declare "It's farm time"! Don't you love their long legs? They make me smile!!
I was really excited about finding this:
Our jackets kept ending up all over the place so I wanted to find a coatrack. And there it was! I liked it's slender profile. It doesn't take up a lot of space in my small farmhouse. The finish was a little rusty but I really liked the shiny chrome accent pieces:
To preserve them, I taped them off and covered them with foil before spray painting the rack:
I sprayed it a off-white. I left the chrome accents as is which was a little peeling - gives it a rustic feel.
It fits my spot just right!
|hurray! A spot for our jackets!|
I also found an old spring cot (cheap!) in perfect condition so I snatched that up. It fits nicely in the closet and can be pulled out when an extra bed is needed.
Of course, what's a trip to Canton without a burlap coffee sack? Yes, I bought another one. LOL. I am going to use that in my laundry room redo. I have a great idea for it.
Canton is addicting...looking forward to going back. I still have things on my list to look for! :o)
One of the last things I worked on last week was a dresser I picked up from GW. We needed a bigger one but I was having trouble finding one that either wasn't too expensive or not overly damaged/cheaply made. I was pretty happy when I found this one:
Oops! I had already taken off one of the doors before I remembered to snap the before picture. There was only slight damage to that side. The drawers are nice and big too!
It's coming along nicely - I will soon be able to show it off!
All in all, a very productive week!
Next on the list? A laundry room redo...got to get Bruce on board as I need his help. He's already rolling his eyes..."It's a utility room! Why does it need to be pretty?"
Um, seriously? He should know me by now. Just because! Trust me....
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