I love trees and sparkly things. My mom gave me some antique crystal knobs from a house we lived in when I was a kid. I didn’t want to throw them in a drawer because they were beautiful AND sentimental. So I was inspired one day while I was ironing and staring towards the kitchen window. I strung them on clear jewelry wire and added a prismatic glass bead base. The added bonus to the window was the cast iron bird feeder my daughter in-love (Erin) had given me.
And the next thing I have an abundance of and seem to “collect” are old chairs. But did you ever think about removing the back of the chair? Me neither, until I bought one at a garage sale with the back already removed. There was enough indentation to make it a shadow box table.
I painted the inside black and attempted to line with some fabric I already had. I enjoyed placing treasured notes my boys had written to me when they were little guys.
I bought a glass table top (CHEAP at half price!) from Hobby Lobby and wallah….a little display table. (not the greatest photo angle, but hopefully you’ll get the concept)
I think I mentioned earlier in the week that we would be having a GIVE AWAY! Today is the day. Our give away is a one year magazine subscription to your choice of: Allure, Health, Coastal Living, Inc, or Smithsonian! How do you enter? 1. Either “LIKE” us on Facebook or 2. Follow us via e-mail (you can do either of these things from this page ~ in the righthand column) and/or 3. Tell you friends about us and get them to follow by either sharing one of our posts on your Facebook page, or sharing our link via e-mail. 4. THEN ~post in our comment section below to let us know what you’ve done! We’ll do a random drawing this weekend. ( If you “LIKE” us and “SHARE” us….that’s TWO chances instead of ONE! )
HaPPy FriDaY, Friends!
I will take it a step farther and add you to my “loves” list on my blog!
You are awesome!! Thanks so much…Appreciate you ♥
I shared the link to your blog on my FB page. 🙂 Happy Friday to you too!
Thank you so much, Morgan!!! Enjoy your day!
Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog! I love your buried treasures. The chair to table idea is wonderful!
I liked you on fb!! What a fun giveaway! 🙂
THANKS Emily, for “liking” me! I am so new at this and then I see wonderful blogs like yours and am Amazed! You do such a great job! (and yay!…you are entered in our contest, too!)
I love your old chair Idea. How great to enjoy those little notes from your boys. I painted an old wooden arm chair light lavender and put it in my side yard, along with several bird houses that I hung on an (ugly) block wall. I even found a geranium with blossums in that same color, and placed it by the chair. It cheers me as I look out my kitchen window.
Delores ~ what a great idea! I would love to see a picture of this! You are Ms. Creative, for sure!
This is such a clever and somewhat easy project. A wonderful way to dispay those precious memories where you can enjoy them with friends and family. We can always find a spot for a cute little side table. Thanks for sharing!
I have run out of corners….so am getting more creative with placement! ha!
Love your display-chair idea! Creative and beautiful.
Thanks Jodi….it was a fun & simple project!
You are just TOO Clever!! Totally loved the little table!! The crystal hangings really brighten up your kitchen window!! I am not creative and always in awe at the ideas that come from having a creative mind!! Keep ’em coming….love this blog 🙂
I have seen your house….you are creative, too! Could it be that I just like junk a bit too much? Thanks for reading, Ms. Dottie ♥
Thanks for “liking” our page, Dottie! 😉
When I try to make treasure out of trash it still looks like trash…you got da touch, Baby!
I don’t believe that! Look at what you can do with bowling balls! 😉
Just catching up here.. LOVE the table!!
thanks a bunch. this was easy and fun ~