repurposing. again.

When we moved this shelf from it's perch on the stairway landing
to the "new" room, I knew I would need to replace it with SOMEthing.
Looking around - outdoors, even -
I eyed the rusted base to a patio table.
Topped with a beautiful oak table leaf,
it is well on its way to being the perfect replacement.
Thanks to the skill of my husband,
the top was given a classy edge and the base will be painted black.
Use it up;
Wear it out.
Make it do
Or do without!

the dark side

However light the current decorating trends may take us,
I remain charmed by the dark side.
Sitting in my rocking chair this morning before the sun rises,
 I am more at home than ever with my dark wood, candles, books,
and simple furniture.
 Accessories, recently re-curated, catch my eye
as I sit back with a fresh cup of coffee
to enjoy the dark side a wee bit before the day turns busy.


It was the perfect size for this spot in our "new" old room.
This called for a makeover!
Yes!  That's more like it!

fit and trim

I wanted corner guards to protect some corners from gouging.
We'd added some to a few corners upstairs some time ago.
I'm CERTAIN we didn't pay the $30-$50 they "go" for now on the internet,
and no local lumber or big box stores had them available.
we purchased 8' lengths of corner trim at $2.98@.
My handy husband cut proper lengths and carefully fashioned trim
from a piece of scrap trim to top each piece.
The photo turned out light, but you can get the idea of how each guard is topped.
I'm ecstatic!
Now five new corners in our house are fit and trim
at a very affordable price.

masculine vibes

 While not finalized (is it ever?),
I've had a good time adding masculine vibes
 to our newly remodeled bathroom.
This shelf & its contents, for instance...
Hubby attached the wooden towel rack to the bottom
after a few adaptations to make it fit.
Everything here was repurposed, by the way,
and probably purchased at a thrift store or garage sale.

and then there were five

Disclaimer:  These photos were taken at night.
I'm well aware that their quality is less than wonderful.
 Clean up has commenced.
With only one small possibility of construction dust remaining,
 I could wait no longer to begin my trial arranging of the
dining area of our kitchen.
A lamp or two were added. 
And then there were five!
We took a break from it all this evening
and played a game of Upwords
by their light.