Lori's Side of the Story: Making some headway        

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Making some headway

It is so hard for me to complete any projects around here.  I steal a few minutes here and there and it just seems to never get done, but alas...a few have made it to the completion stage.
Here is a desk we rescued from the side of the road with a FREE sign on it:

And here it is with a few coats of red paint:

The color in the picture isn't nearly as great as it is in person.  It's sort of a barn red, I love it!
Next up, Thanksgiving favors:

They are little jelly beans in corn husks meant to look like...little corn cobs. 

I also finished my sewing projects which I cannot show, sorry.

I now have another project which looks like a doozy (sp?).

It is a table of my grandmother's.  It came with 3 leaves and is very heavy.   It was always in her basement and she used it as a sewing table.  I have always liked it.  When I was little, my cousins and I played laundramat in her basement on many occasions and this little table was always right there.  It was covered with mildew so as of now it is mildew free.  I think a lot of stripping ( and I don't mean the 'naked body' kind) is in her future.   My grandparents are downsizing and it was either me or the dump for my little green table :o(  I also got these:

This little Amish salt and pepper sat on a side table in my great grandparents house in Grove City.  I always played with them and then they moved to my grandparents house and their next home was set to be THE DUMP!  NO WAY!  They have a perfect spot on my kitchen counter.  I also picked out some pictures for the frames, a wire basket, a Christmas tin, and Grant got a nifty Ohio State music box that you hook to your door frame and it plays the fight song when you open the door.  Trash to some, treasure to others :o)


  1. Lori Winger! First off, if I haven' told you, wour profile picture is super cute~ Now, down to business...the desk turned out GREAT! Have you decided on a home yet? Will it fit on that little wall where you were going to hang the Lettered cottage boxes? Second, the table is awesome! What are the plans for it? Great haul, can't wait to see the frames and other loot!

  2. of course, in the above comment, I meant if I HAVEN'T told you...I have not gone hillbilly.