In My Spare time

Hi everyone!
Just a reminder that the Open House Party is on Spring Break for the
next few weeks.  I’ll still be posting and visiting you, so please don’t
go anywhere.
I had a little bit of spare time to work on some much delayed
projects.  Nothing earth shattering, but I am still happy to check these
off my to-do list.
  After Christmas I found a wreath holder on clearance and thought
it would make a great stand for my chalkboard. I spray painted the
stand and added picture wire to the tray with hot glue. I plan to use
it for hanging small signs and pictures too.
I found this old frame at a thrift store for a few dollars and painted
it white.  Hubby cut a piece of scrap wood to fit inside the frame and I
painted it with chalkboard paint.
Easy Peasy but a great addition to our kitchen.
I am currently working on another project involving two chairs I purchased
off Craigslist.  The upholstery was very stained and the finish was a shiny surface
typical of the furniture included in a condo package.  If you have ever rented a
condo at the beach with 1980’s furniture you know what I mean.
Even with all their problems I could see hope for these ugly ducklings.
Here is the before picture and I’ll be back soon to show you their
unique transformation.
If you missed my recent post about adding color with pillows
you can read it HERE.
Thanks for visiting!
Have a safe and happy Easter.

50 thoughts on “In My Spare time”

  1. Oh yes. I can see the potential with those chairs too! They are going to clean up nicely. I know you weren't discussing this in your post, but where did you find that glorious bottle drying rack?

  2. I love what you did with the wreath holder…what an elegant touch! The chalk board in your kitchen is a great idea, too.

    I can't wait to see what you do with the chair…it really is a lovely style.

    Happy Easter, Sherry!


  3. Hi Sherry, I think you changed your blog header since I last visited. I love it! I also love those sea fans and think one (or two) are in my future. Visiting your lovely etsy shop has really reminded me I need to focus on mine. It is sooooo neglected.
    Have a wonderful Easter and thanks for sharing all of your wonderful ideas.

  4. I can't wait to see what you do with those chairs….I've got a feeling they'll be "frenchy"!

    Hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter.


  5. Hi Sherry, hope you are enjoying your break! Love the chalkboard! I have one in my kitchen and I love it. My frame is an old window. Can't wait to see the makeover the chairs get!

  6. Hey Sherry, The changes look fabulous and love the colors and side bar too. I sold an old match safe that the girl was going to use as a chalk holder for her new framed chalkboard she made like yours. I thought that was a great idea! xo

  7. I love these chairs! I know just what you mean about condo fabric! All your projects look wonderful! I love the tray and the drying rack is great! Your chalkboard is wonderful! Happy Easter!

  8. Sherry, great ideas for the chalkboards. You've given me an idea for a mirror stand I recently picked up at a garage sale. 😉
    Enjoy your spring break, and Happy Easter. ~ Sarah

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