Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Before & After "Straight Back gets a FOXXY new look"

I purchased this great straight back wooden chair from the local Good Sam. I always like to look for a chair with a little character (and a little price tag:) And then get to work re-purposing it! This beauty was $4 and weary of it's brown on brown life...

AFTER: pic. above. I spray painted it a a lovely bright blue and reupolstered the seat in a fun black and white patterned print...and VOILA! I just sold it last week on CL for $40 (1000% profit...not bad, right?) It has a new home in a lovely photography studio in Choteau, Montana. (www.timelessphotographybyangela.com) Can't wait to see what she does with it, her website and portfolio looked AMAZING and fresh!

Old Presidents!

I found a fabulous old book Copyright 1881! "The Presidents of the United States" At first I loved it because of the lovely hard cover, but after some research online, this book is worth a little $$ too. Fabulous book find of the day.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Industrial Junk turned FUNCTIONAL hooks!!!

I love this re-purpose! I found some old metal faucet thingys down in the basement of our old house (built in 1874 old:) and set them out until they "told" me what they wanted to be when they grew up:) After some thought I decided they would make great guest coat hooks, and after a quick stop at the local ACE hardware (thanks Kevin!) Up they went and I have to say this was such an easy project with really BIG custom results!(Liked how I could "hang my hope" on this project:)


Re:newing Home

I am jumping into the blogesphere with all my ideas, quirks, and unfinished projects! Renewing Home is a resource and virtual gallery for making "home" work...from a homeschooling, redheaded mother of 4. I am not an expert, not even accomplished I would say...a continual work in progress, and I plan on sharing my adventures, fun finds, failures, and lessons learned along the way here...un-filtered. Enjoy as we journey together to renew what it means to be "home." Blessings to you and your home, Meg