Digging out those Buried Treasures ~

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!

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19 Responses to Digging out those Buried Treasures ~

  1. rljaffe says:

    I will take it a step farther and add you to my “loves” list on my blog!

  2. Morgan Topp says:

    Hi Paula,
    I shared the link to your blog on my FB page. 🙂 Happy Friday to you too!

  3. Emily says:

    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!)

  4. 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.

  5. renae says:

    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!

  6. Love your display-chair idea! Creative and beautiful.

  7. Dottie says:

    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 🙂

  8. julie b says:

    When I try to make treasure out of trash it still looks like trash…you got da touch, Baby!

  9. HiKath says:

    Just catching up here.. LOVE the table!!

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