Show and Tell Sunday
This week is one of my FAVS.....Trash To Treasure!
I went through a period of loving to stencil. I stenciled old pieces, walls, you name it!
I love this little table. It now sits on my screened in porch. The drawers house many of my country magazines for lazy day back-porch-reading!
This jelly cabinet was once green. It belonged to my grandmother. My parents gave it to me years ago, and I painted it "my" red color. I then stenciled flowers on it. So sorry for the poor quality of this pic. This piece also sits on my screened-in porch and is the home of many wonderful throws for nippy back porch days. Can you tell why my blog is named Our Back Porch? Can you tell it is an important place for us?!? :)
Ok next, this is my FIND of a lifetime. I have to tell this story!!!!!
This is my favorite piece! When Kenny and I first married, my collecting was at an all-time high! I searched yard sales, thrift stores and antique shops in search of these special treasures! . I wanted a pie safe. The kind I wanted was ultimately the one I got. Here's how it happened.....
I was teaching preschool, and our cook happened to overhear me talking about my love of antiques, and my desire to own a pie safe. Later that day, she approached me and said that she had an old pie safe that she would sell me for $125. OMG, I was ecstatic!
So that evening after work, we went to her home to collect my new goody--OMG--a pie safe. I asked my Dad to meet us there, because he was going to be refinishing it for us, as she told us it would need. When we arrived, she invited us in, and proceeded to tell us that it wasn't in the prettiest shape. My heart sank, not knowing what condition we would find it in after all.
As she opened her garage door, she revealed my new-found treasure. OMG, no it wasn't pretty, it had layer after layer of paint on it, with green being the top coat. I looked it over, as did Kenny and my Dad. It seemed to be in good shape but it was ugly--hee hee. However, I could see past that "ugly" and envision how I knew it could be. Kenny and my Dad did not quite have the same vision, asking me several times, "Are you sure this is what you want?" "YES!" is all I could get out. So we loaded it in the truck, and took it to my parents' home for my Dad to begin the work on it. While my Dad began to work, I began to search. I found that my pie safe is circa 1800's. I didn't even get a chance to call them for a daily update because my Mom or Dad would beat me to it to give me an update on the day's progression. When my Dad found it was oak underneath, you would have thought we struck oil! Yippee!
Ok, so that's my story about how my pie safe came to be. You can see it in the picture above, or if you ever come for a visit, it will be Kenny who will show you the piece, like a proud daddy--hee hee. Now he can see before his eyes what I envisioned back in the garage that fateful pie safe day.
Here's a picture up close of the punched tin.
I HAVE to show this!! This is my clever son's trash to treasure! Both of our boys are avid rock climbers. When training, they work in the climbing gym. If you know about climbing, ropes have to be retired (I think that's the correct term--lol) so my son asked if he could have some of their old ropes. He brought them home and made this AMAZING rope rug for his room. It is a big oval that sits under his "coffee" table. I couldn't show the whole thing, because frankly a 20 year old young man's room is sometimes a huge mess. Imagine that! LOL Anyway, I just HAD to show his T2T too!!
Thanks for stopping by to check out my Trash to Treasure
Analise is hosting this one, so be sure to visit her blog for the other participants!
Hugs and Blessings for an insanely awesome week!!