My dad gave me 4 buggy wheels several years ago and I never did anything with them aside from putting him off and saying I would get them "sometime". I brought them home recently and set one out in front of the studio to size it up for it's new purpose. Railing. Perfect. I'm going to put one on each side of the door.
I thought too, that I would make a board walk onto the porch so that anyone in a wheel chair could also be able to get in easily...and too it will make it easier for us to move large items in or out on a hand truck. I may want to use the other two wheels in the walk railing. It's one of those things I will have to look at when the time comes.
I'm going to add some stain to the trim and finish it out like the barn...white around window and door frames. I am on the look out for screen doors that will be red. I love having the doors and windows open on nice days.
My sister had this old church announcement sign that I want to use in some fashion. We bartered a few services and this was part of my deal. I'm thinking it will be great for dates and times...easily changed for each open house. I don't really like the color but I love that it is all chippy so I will probably keep it like it is.
And one last thing I wanted to show you from the container....
What a great chair. It's a Royal Easy Chair circa 1910. It is a recliner and a wire basket pulls from under with a foot rest attached. The tray is for newspapers or any kind of reading material. This photo was taken before I had it all cleaned up. It's in near perfect condition. In the dark trailer and under all the dust I had hoped the upholstery was leather but it's only naugahyde, but in great shape. I brought it in the house Saturday and it looks so wonderful beside the fireplace I'm not sure I can part with it. Another perk of not having the shop ready yet...the good stuff has to be stored somewhere.
I am working on some end tables this week that will also work as bedside tables with the twin beds I recently showed you. I can't wait for you to see them. They are very kitschy in character but oh so cute!. Also, I've found some old guitar catalogs that I will begin listing on ebay this week as well. I will keep you posted as I go. They are very rare and mostly from the 1960's.
Lastly, the February give away winner will be chosen on Wednesday the 24th. Please leave a comment here (February Give Away) , or on my facebook fan page for a chance to be chosen to win a pair of hand painted coasters.
Have a nice week!