Thursday, March 18, 2010

TREASURES & TRINKETS THURSDAY!!! Cottage Kitchen Dissection- Always room for improvement!

It's time for our weekly Treasures & Trinkets Thursday! You know the drill..........
1. Post something you love (just has to be something you own)
2. Link back to me (out of the kindness of your heart) :)
3. If you know how, take my button with you.
Okay, lets go!

For the past few years my grandpa has started building different things out of wood. He's done little cars and trucks, magazine stands, wheelbarrows and wishing wells.......but THEN, he broadened his horizons, and made me a table. It's a sweet little side table made with love. He put on curvy little legs and a nice bottom shelf........but what he didn't put in it was anything that stood out.......you know, character. I wanted to use it in my house, but it needed something........hmmm, what? I had an ah ha moment when my mom gave me some paintable wallpaper pieces she had lying around the house. (of course the ah ha moment was inspired by my mom using it on something else in the same way! lol) :-) Anyway, I wallpapered the front apron of the table and then painted the whole thing out white. I added a lovely little crystal knob for looks........there's no drawer there, so it's just for show, but who cares right! :)





Now the little table has character and holds a very special place in my heart since it was made by my grandfather's hands. :) It sits in front of two windows at the end of my kitchen, flanked by the two little chairs I made over in an earlier post. What a nice place to sit and take in the morning sun and look at the flower bed just outside the window.......... I'm lucky to have this sweet little table and my grandpa too!






Tune in tomorrow to see what I have on my little table in my cottage kitchen! :)
I've linked up to
Fireflies and Jellybeans Show off your stuff party!
Favorite Things Friday at a Few of My Favorite Things


Blessings

10 comments:

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Melissa.....That is so sweet! So nice to have something you love from someone that you love to have a special place in your home! I have a little shelf that my dad made for me after he had a stroke. He made it as part of his therapy in PT. I like what you did with yours!~Patti

sewingseeds4U said...

Melissa, Another cute project. I have a letter box my daughter made me in junior high. I think I might cottage it up and put it out on display. I've already linked my treasure.

fawnda said...

I love that table and how special that your gandpa made it! : )

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Hi Melissa. Now isn't that a clever idea. I really like that table, with it's little shelf underneath. And you've made it so cute, too. Thank you for hosting this party.

afistfullofweeds* said...

Oh, I forgot to leave a comment about your beautiful table!! I Love that!! And the addition of the wallpaper give's it that extra cottage feel! And you know how we loves us some cottage!! LOL!! Rhonda

Jessica Hills said...

That is a very cute table. Come stop by my Favorite Things Friday Party if you would like to join in!

Victoria said...

That is an adorable little table:)

Lee Laurie said...

I love your table that your grandfather built for you. I know that it is so special to you. I love how you added the wallpaper to it. It makes it look like old tin.

Have a great night.
Hugs,
Lee Laurie

Robyn said...

Melissa, that table is GORGEOUS! I'm a wee bit jealous! ...in a good way!

Amanda said...

What a lovely table! The detail on it looks fabulous :)

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