hello no time for downtime - Lately it has been crazy around here–the kind of crazy where I the to-do list is long and I’m still leaving things undone–or forgetting them all together! ...
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|We have two decorating themes at our house: Christmas and Beach Cottage! As soon as the holidays are over I start sprinkling my shells and starfish all over the house. So when I found these fun striped beach towels I decided to use them in place of my everyday towels for a happy pop of color in my bathroom! Why not? Decorate with what makes YOU happy!|
|Today's rescue is this beat-up vintage porch swing which was destined for the landfill when I found it. Although it was long past it's prime for it's intended use, I loved the charming details and the scrumptious original chippy paint. Just because something isn't functional anymore doesn't mean it can't be used decoratively :). Porch swings just scream SUMMER to me and I love to imagine a hot summer night before air-conditioning when the whole family would gather on the front porch to cool off and chat about their day. For sappy, sentimental reasons alone, I can't stand to bypass an old porch swing ;)|
|First, I cut the back off with my trusty jigsaw.|
|this is the seat of the swing turned upside down...I'm thinking shelf?....|
Next step, I used a combination of my garden hose and a wire brush to remove the dirt and loose paint.
|My side-kick...I love having her company while I work and she loves the sounds of all my power tools!|
|I hung the back piece vertically next to my back steps where it pops against the blue siding.|
|My favorite transformation is the seat of the swing which I turned into a charming shelf. It fit perfectly on an|
awkward wall in my kitchen and is just deep enough to hold a few of my favorite things without blocking the traffic path through the room.
|Come back next Monday and watch us turn BAD junk into AWESOME JUNK!!!|
And stop throwing stuff away....REPURPOSE it!!!!!