Sunday, August 13, 2017

Knocking out that "to do" list.....

Life has been pretty busy this summer. But I have faith that things may be starting to settle down now that kids are back in school and the busy season at work is winding down. Now that everything else is slowing down, I guess it is time for me to kick back into gear.
First thing, back to that "to do" list!
I have been working on the "to do" list pretty much all year, but of course, things keep getting added. But at least they have been fun things.
First things first, my mother in law left me the coolest circa early 1960's chair from her living room. It was always my favorite chair to sit in when we visited her home and I am thrilled that I have it in my home now. It will be recovered as soon as I can find someone to do it, but I wanted something cool to hang over it.
What could be better than some of the old French post cards that my Grandfather brought back with him from WWII.
I love, LOVE these postcards and even more so because they were his. 
Apologies for the following poor pictures, my living room is DARK even mid day and turning on all the lights just makes things look yellow.
I wanted something to tie it in all together and I thought a clock would be a neat touch. A a quick run into Hobby Lobby and I found the perfect pocket watch that I thought did a great job of tying it all together. I think it looks great over the chair. Which will be re-covered in a sage green linen later this fall.
Bruno spends most of his inside time sprawled out on this chair, it has become is new favorite spot.

 Our next project, a trunk that my husbands Uncle used during his stint in military school back in the late 50's. Interestingly enough, the military school, Castle Heights, is located in the town just 10 minutes down the highway from where we live now in Lebanon TN.
 We wanted to use it as a coffee table, but it needed to be a bit higher. Not wanting to damage the trunk my husband made a base for it. Worked PERFECTLY! Looks like a real piece of furniture now.
 Love it!
We also brought a beautiful desk she had sitting in her foyer back as well and my husband built shelves to go over it, but I will have to show you that another time!
Getting the "to do" list knocked out feels great, but I will have to jump on my crafter list as well very, very soon!
Hope you are having a great summer!

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