The kids started school today, woo-hoo! God bless all of you moms who get sad at the beginning of the school year. I think I felt that way when my precious babies were younger. And come June, I will be excited for them to be out. But, today I was ready for the new school year, ready to reclaim my kitchen and family room, ready to not hear, "What can I eat?", ready for a schedule. How about you? Sad? Happy? I look forward to having more time to do some fantastic projects like these:
Using ANOTHER waterbed drawer I made a dress-up center.
I am sure you have seen these on Pinterest. I am not sure what they did on the sides of theirs--I didn't look, just had the idea stuck in my craw. I used some wood frame things I have had for a long time--not sure where I got them from. I screwed them into the outer sides of the drawer, I painted it all white, except for the green Dress Up.
I added hooks,
a rod across the middle for hangers, and wheels,
for a great place to organize all those dress-up clothes.
Using another waterbed drawer purchased by my husband (see my first transformation here) I made a more rustic/industrial looking ottoman. Not sure if rustic/industrial is a defined style with authentic decorating gurus, but it works for me.
I added wheels to this one instead of legs,
a leather belt handle,
and a heavy wood top that I stained dark.
I made the lid the same as the last one, with 2x4's inside to create a tight fitting lid.
I used some muted Annie Sloan paint colors on this drawer to complete the rustic/industrial look.
Want a fun and versatile "table"? Take an old red wagon,
add a base or legs and a bottom shelf,
leave the rust in there for a great patina,
and screw in a few hooks for a piece that can be used in so many ways.
I show it here as a bar,
but what about as a potting table or planter? It would work in a bathroom for towels and lotions, on a front porch with seasonal items (how cute could it be at Christmas ti
me?), or in the kitchen to hold bowls and cookbooks? Find more ideas at Donna's Funky Junk Interiors.
Hello, happy mid-week! If you haven't done so already, check out my previous post and enter my giveaway--just a little impromptu thing to celebrate almost fall. And then check out some of last week's wonderful links, link up this week, and visit some of the new links. Wow, I must be feeling bossy giving you a whole list of things to do. Don't worry, my kids are feeling he same way with my last minute summer project list.
While it is not fall yet, I feel it in the Montana air--cooler nights, leaves beginning to turn, football games. I love fall, it is my favorite season. This fall is the first one in 25 years that I am not busy preparing a classroom for a new school year...and that is as it should be. I love the kids, but know that I was ready to move on and let junk and furniture occupy my time and thoughts. And I am also ready for my kids to get back to school, back into a schedule, ready to reclaim my kitchen and family room. Ah yes, fall is good. Here is some fall inspiration for you:
What is your favorite season and why? One lucky responder will win a fall crate from me (similar to this one in fall colors)--perfect for pumpkins, apples, and other fun fall decor! 2 ways to enter: 1 entry for telling me your favorite season and why and 1 entry for sharing this on your blog. Be sure to leave a link to your post mentioning my giveaway. Giveaway ends Thursday, August 23 at noon, mountain time.