New Year’s Resolution – Stop Ignoring this Blog!!

In other words, make a little time to keep it up or say goodbye!  I’ve had this blog a long time but this year has put me to the test when it comes to making entries!

No excuses, but since we closed the shop and are in just two spaces in the mall, there has been lots of freed up time to do other things and spend time with other people and we have!

Now to get back to the business of blogging!

First project completed in 2017 – a sad little Ethan Allen cabinet in need of a makeover and some redesigning.  The top was heavily damaged and there is some separation of the boards on the side that were driving the hubby crazy but I thought it perfect for Miss Mustard Seed’s Boxwood, some chipping and distressing and a new reclaimed wood top courtesy of that hubby!

No before pictures because all this work has to happen inside due to winter weather but here is the reveal in the mall:

Resolution #2 – get that garage to a place where the work can happen out there and not in the family room, kitchen or bathroom!

Have a terrific week!

Bookcase Project – Rustic Backing

Here are the proper pictures to show you the bookcase project from beginning to end.  (Borrowed this idea from Miss Sophia!)

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the before

He removed the original backing and primed and painted the bookcase and shelves.  Next came cleaning, sorting and cutting the old boards.  Attached them and voila!

after

after

and with a little staging ~

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I have been lazy lately and taking quick pictures with my iPhone.  Should get back to the better camera…

Sharing with Vintage Charm Link Party #41 and DIY Salvaged Junk Projects #339