Monday, March 19, 2012

Trash to Treasure Butt'ry Shelf

Hi everyone, It is a lovely day here in Massachusetts!  Our temps are hovering in the high 60's and things are beginning to look a lot like Spring around here.  Last week hubby and I were going the back roads to the grocery store and it was trash day in the neighboring town.  STOPPPPPPPP!  ( that's me)  I see something on the side of the road. There it was an old, dirty, very chippy white shelf just laying there with other trash. So he threw it in the back of the Jeep and off we went.  Hubby said I should paint it and distress it in another color, but yesterday I asked him to bring it in and see if it would fit where I wanted to put it we decided we liked the old cruddy chippy white for our farmhouse prim kitchen. I cleaned it down and filled it with kitchen needfuls and I love it!  Don'tcha love freebies?

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Kitchen Laundry Vignette

Hi everyone!  I thought I would share my new kitchen laundry vignette with you.  I bought the stand and tub to use for an outdoor planter this summer, but until then I decided to put it in my kitchen with a few vintage laundry items I had. The stand the tub is on is old, but the tub is not. I added the antique National Washboard board, two old wooden laundry sticks, and a blue and white enamelware pan. The sign above it for Kirkman's Borax Soap is part of an old box, and the tin item hanging beside it is a soap holder/agitator.  I told my kids if the electric bill does not improve "meet your new laundry appliance" they were not amused!  I did hang the laundry out yesterday, but it is still chilly here.