Too much to do and not enough time. Does anyone else feel that way?? My dad and my husband say my mom and I lie awake at night thinking of projects to do, and they are absolutely right. We just don't have time to do them all.
Here is a little repurpose I did on a china cabinet my grandmother gave me years ago. It started out dark wood then I painted it white in the 1990s (imagine that) then it was red before getting a coat of black several years ago. It also started out with sliding glass doors.
Here is this little corner in the dining room last summer after I painted this room. I had just filled it with some of the Minton "Avignon" china my mom passed down to us us after our wedding. It wasn't really working for me though.
So I took out the glass and decided to put some of the books my aunt gave us last summer in it so they are accessible to the kids. She had an amazing collection of year books, encyclopedias, etc., that my kids are absolutely fascinated with. Imagine that...just picking up a book to read and not needing electricity or the battery power of a modern electronic device.
I'm really loving the mini-library look. I also put an old view master of my dad's on one of the stacks of books then noticed in the photos it was not there. Hmmm. Kids love view masters too apparently. The funny thing is we don't have any of the disks to go in it. Not sure what they are looking at.
Some of my grandfather's old books, the bell he rang as a school teacher and an antique baby shoe last complete the vintage accessories.
I love my little corner now and love that the kids can grab a book to look at and learn something.
The other corner we are still working on.
After starting this china cabinet three years ago from a walnut tree my dad cut, Luis is working on the doors now. I found this wormy chestnut wood trim from the old house...
...which he cut and planed to the right thickness...
to make frames for the bottom set of doors. He is now in the woodshop *hopefully* putting them together.
Like I said...not enough time!
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