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!


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!

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!  :)


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

  2. oh wow the field of flags looks gorgeous

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

  4. That chair is so dang cute! you are amazing!! excited to catch up on the rest of your posts!


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