Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Ahh, the Possibilities

Not many people would get excited to see the table below, but I am not most people.
In this modest little table, I saw the realization of a project that I've had on my mind for several months.
I'm pretty happy with the results and I think the pooches are too.
You see, our Jack Russell, Buddy, is a problem child and is not allowed on the furniture (aggression control measure.) So, I made him a nice bed, but the problem was that our little dachshund, Shamus, is also a problem child and he always takes Buddy's bed. I'm hoping this new bed will satisfy both these needy little creatures.
I know it's aesthetics satisfy me.

Monday, August 10, 2009

My name is Rene and I have a problem

I have a hard time leaving an ugly chair behind, especially if it's a child's chair. If my son Jack is with me, he can make it even worse. He plopped down in this one and flashed me a smile.
"It fit's," he said.
Here's a pic after I already started doing some work and had already removed some hideous decals. The chair is nice because the seat lifts and provides storage. It's the perfect place for Jack to store his blocks.

I'd say things are looking up for this little chair. Jack chose the dinosaur motif and his little pillow, which went to his crib set, fits perfectly in the chair. I used a table runner from Ikea to make the seat cushion.

Anyone who has been to my house knows I have a thing for little painted chairs with rush seats, I have them in graduating sizes up to a full-size chair.
When I saw this little number for a $1, I knew that I had to have it, even though the seat was a complete mess.

It may not have made a great place to sit, but it was the perfect place to park a few succulents. I may just have to find a place to keep this guy inside during the winter, instead of overwintering it in the garage.
It makes me smile every time I drive up to my house.