busy as a bee

Sorry it's been a few days since you last heard from me!  I have been trying my best to knock several things off of my to do list, and so far so good.  But I didn't intend to leave my blog alone for this long!

I finally remade the cushion for the kooboo chair I picked up in early summer:

I thought it needed some red touches. :)

Here's what it looked like before:

I also did some tweaking to this little wall shelf- I can't remember if I showed this before, so here it is if I didn't!
Before:

After:


I had originally painted the inside white, but it just needed a little more oomph.  I added in the cute gray and white floral paper to the back of it.

I'm also bringing this second wicker chair to the Market with me:


I didn't have any before pics- I just switched out the cushion fabric on here as well.  It had 3 layers of fabric hiding underneath!  I like the beachy feel of this chair.

I've been searching around for some silver pieces to add into all of my stuff for the sale.  I scored these awesome pewter beer steins / trophy cups!  Won't they look great with the German mailbag pillows?!



I am slowly working on getting this twin bed frame finished up.  ugh.  What seemed like such a simple rehab has been a back burner project since January!!! Mostly due to some 'small' fixes.  They are small, but a little bit on the engineering side.  Fixing the finials (there weren't any) and adding in a piece of broken wood to support the box spring.
Just a hint here, I didn't have time to pull it out and stage it:

It is in the sweetest, softest pink!

On the rugged side, I found this old salvaged gate at an estate sale over the summer.  The only bit of history I know about it is that it came from a ghost town in Eastern Oregon.  It is massive, and has some really neat hinges and hardware on it:




I am also finishing up a clock face to go on this really cool piece.  I'm not even sure what it was originally, but it was so cool, I couldn't pass it up when I found it.

I am making a clock face for this that will be French themed.  Half way done right now, I hope to show you soon!

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Just so you don't think I've been all work and no play, I did have some time off this weekend.  (that's a good thing and a bad thing...)
  We were able to go to the Ducks first home game.  It was SO HOT.  And I don't mean that in a Paris Hilton kinda way.  Upper 90's at the game!  yowza.  We had a great time and it was a blowout against Nevada.


It was also my dad's birthday over the weekend, so we had fun celebrating with him.
Late Sunday, I was able to go to a local park on the Willamette River where the Field of Flags commemorated 9/11.  I had taken several pictures to share with you shortly after, but time got away from me and I missed it.
This was one of my favorite photos I took there:


It was an incredible experience, and a thoughtful way to remember such a significant event in our nation's history. 
I hope your weekend and your week have been wonderful!
I don't know how much I will be posting this week, but I will take pictures of the Deepwood Vintage Market this weekend to share with you! 
Make sure you come say hi if you plan to go!  :)

4 comments

  1. Denise, love that first chair with the red and white fabric! So pretty....and the pillow too.

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  2. oh wow the field of flags looks gorgeous

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  3. Love what you did with the chair, and the colour you chose for the shelf! totally my style :)

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  4. That chair is so dang cute! you are amazing!! excited to catch up on the rest of your posts!
    -karly
    www.karpluswade.blogspot.com

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