With our first summer guests arriving today, my project for this week has been to get the little house in order.
While digging for some light bulbs in the garage, I spotted this door that I had found hidden up in the rafters last summer when we bought the house. I have been thinking about what to do with it ever since.
I love the glass knob, the key, the cracked paint and have been saving it for a special project.
(I continue to rescue this door from the dumpster, so I'm starting to think that maybe it's beauty isn't as apparent to my husband?)
I am currently debating turning the door into a headboard. I could trim it down and hang it vertically for a twin bed and mount those two small onion lanterns I picked up last year for reading lamps...
Or... I could hang it horizontally- definitely more room for adding the lighting, but this would turn the bed into a daybed. Decisions... (this palette bed on wheels would make an awesome trundle bed too!)
My little girl asked me today what I liked best about this cottage.
Her number one was," I like that this house is so small no one needs to yell."
(great insight from an eight year old)
My favorite thing about the cottage is that it gives me a place to put to use all of the yard sale finds I like to bring home and a place to hang up my recycled crafts.
Here are some of my favorite finds put to use.
I love the green and aqua Fiestaware and vintage Anchor Hocking glasses I found at Brimfield
Watercolors made for me by my daughter hung in reclaimed wood frames
I finally found a place to hang all these pickets and palettes I like to paint
I get to scour flea markets for inexpensive lights to customize
(I still need some good lampshade trimmings)
Last weeks' .50 cent lamp with a fresh coat of paint and a new shade
The Ten Dollar Table
I bought this table just for the glass and it was stored in the garage until yesterday.
I was looking for a larger table than the tiny one I had,
yet everything looked too big for the cramped corner.
What would give me more elbow room with out looking bulky?
80's rattan table, welcome to your new home!