Thursday, May 14, 2015

the stunner.

The view this morning out the front door.

Oh, I wished it lasted longer,
but for a few days each spring we are treated
to this stunning display of crabapple loveliness.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

one last thing.... Lamb Farm.


I knew I wanted to add a sign from
my collection of old signs
to the front entryway coat rack.

I had the perfect one 
in the garage.

Yesterday I dug it out and put it on the rack.

I may hang it, but I like it just sitting there for right now.

The sign is from a now closed
Lamb Farm
that was south of 
Racine, Wisconsin.

I had driven past the farm many times over the years
before I had the opportunity to buy their sign.

The sign is made from painted white twigs
which makes it great looking.

Ta Da, done.

What do you think?  I love it.

P.S.  The antique rabbit doorstop is for sale in my etsy shop.

linking to the share your style and frugal friday blog parties.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

let there be hooks.

In my last post you can see the board without hooks.

I picked these hooks because I wanted to keep
the colors lighter and I needed hooks that
would fit below that deep top trim on the header.

I spaced the hooks 9 inches apart which is 
perfect for "our stuff".

Ah, done.

Friday, May 8, 2015

adding a coat rack to the entryway. step one

This front entryway has probably been the most "undone" room in our house
for 25 years.  The previous owners put in a wood floor,
but never put back the molding and we added French Doors 
and glass closet doors and never added molding.

And the front door hardware and light fixtures are probably 40 years old.

Not the best first impression, huh?

But all that is changing now.
A couple of weeks ago we added all the missing molding and
repainted everything.

We have ordered new door hardware.  It will be
here in a month.

The old light fixture is down, but I haven't picked out a new one yet.
I am stuck on that.

But I knew I wanted something else.  I wanted a hook rack for
coats and hats.

I thought about building a horizontal farmhouse wall.  We still may do
that later.

But then I remembered that I had this 1800's blue painted header
out in the garage.

It is 7 feet long.  Just the perfect size for the space.

And all our rooms have primitive painted furniture
so it fits right in.

We put it up yesterday and now i am thinking about
knobs and hooks.

You'll have to wait to see what I come up with.

*I don't have any idea what it is going to be.

Here is the space before the header was added.  And that is our old, very worn,
shiny bright brass hardware.

I am going to start looking tomorrow for knobs or hooks.

Right now the header doesn't quite look tied into the space, but
I am withholding judgement until I see it with
hooks and stuff hanging on it.

Friday, May 1, 2015

dress forms for sale.... No. 2


This is vintage dress form No.2

available for sale and pick up
at my home in the northern suburbs of chicago.

contact me for additional information
through my email address on the sidebar,
the comments section, or through my etsy shop.