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Saturday, September 29, 2012

We found this old rocker at a yard sale yesterday. I have this theory about antiques: There are two types of antiques - those that are still around because no one ever used them because they were impractical or uncomfortable, and those that are still around because they were made well. This rocker falls into the latter category: It is very sturdy and still beautiful....
So I got to work. I pried off the old upholstery....
Then I stapled on some new fabric....
Finally, I attached a sort of fake welting - made with seams from old blue jeans....
I think this chair was worth the effort. What do you think? Happy Creating!! Happy Day!! Susan

Friday, September 14, 2012


After Bill brought home some wood from an old outbuilding, we found the a perfect base to use for a new work space for storing tools in the workshop. Using the cedar wood from the outbuilding, we soon had wood cut and attached to the wrought iron base. Sanding and a coat of tung oil brought out the beautiful grain of the wood.
The new table/shelf unit holds lots of tools; it's just what we needed....
We decided to extend the original work bench, and we topped the new extension with some more of the cedar. After adding some task lighting, the new extension was ready to use and enjoy.

When I spotted this primitive set of drawers at a yard sale last weekend, I just had to have it! I attached it to the newest extension of the workbench in our new workshop. I think you'll agree that this is a wonderful find. The drawers say 'Yeast Foam Root Beer.' 
I had fun decorating a clock with beads and such....