Sunday, May 16, 2010

What to do with an old chair

Well an old wooden chair is most valuable!!  Hubby and I went to an auction last weekend and my only purchases were some old wooden chairs.    They were perfect candidates for a new makeover.   I love the spindles on old chairs and use them in alot of my primitive pieces but I just couldnt take these guys apart, they actually were all in very good condition so for $3.00 for all 4 chairs I got a real bargain!!   and last night at an auction I purchase an ol  little rusty tricycle.  I have plans for this little cutie but not sure if I will be able to get it done today.  We have 20 pounds of taters to plant and more sweet corn and a patch for some of the first sunflowers to get in. 
This was the first chair, I actually left it alone, didnt repaint any of it and it already was chipped and peeling so that was perfect.  The second one looked like someone started stripping it down as it showed several layers from white to blue to grey, so all I did was a light sanding and then painted a very thin coat of flat black ontop so it would show some of the colors below. 
Each one has grapevine and some ivy wrapped around it.  The ivy is planted in the pot and will perk back up it usually takes just a few days for it to regain its momentum and start growing.  I have another white one done up but took it up to mom and dads for by their porch.  The colues so far has incredible colr!! and we did grow quite a few varieties from plugs I bought this early early spring. 

I did up some of my brothers herbs and veggie plants out for sale by the farmstand.  We started some oregano, sweet basil, lemn basil, lemon thyme, thyme, lavender, dill, marjoram, sage, rosemary, and some organic cat grass for him to take to market.  Also a couple of kinds of heirloom tmoato plants and sugar ann sweet snap peas.  Everything is growing very good right now!! YEAH!!
My little tric! 
And of cource I love to have little vessels full of fresh cut flowers in the farmstand so right now it is lily of the valley.  We have a bunch of this growing around, the stems and flowers seem to be extra full this year and the flowers so fragrant!! oh what a sweet smell!
Well that is about it for things to share with yall this beautiful sunny sunday morning!!   Oh I just love these chairs! LOL
Tomorrow will be all about back to work at the kitchen.  I have a long list of things this week to get done as I have 2 markets and an order for my pickeled asparagus and strawberry apricot jam so not too much play time for me.  Today will be fun though workin outside with hubby and plantin!  Oh and putin up the door to close the farmstand up.  We are OPEN just am needin to put a door on the front.  Dont know if I mentioned it but the "girls" are grounded right now for bein quite naughty last week!!  There is a very lonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnngggggggggg list of baked goods that they found and decided to snack on in the farmstand!!   Like numerous pkgs of cookies, 3 pies, several loaves of breads, a few muffins,  a bundt cake, and lots of granolas!!  Yepper they got up on the shelves and tore the place up and not just one day but serveral days I came home to find the pkgs all over the floor and ripped and shredded up.   SO grounded!! they have been in their pen for 4 days now and are really really angry! you can see it in their little faces too!! ANGRY CHICKS!!  So this afternoon we hope to have the wall done and they will be out free again!!!  My mom gave me an old screen door that they bought for the farmhouse several years ago and decided to get a different one, this one has been in the rafters in the garage still in the packaging and it is white and the same height as we need out there so perfect!!  I will post pics when we are done.

I hope yall have a beautiful day and have this gorgeous sunshine where yall are at too!!  ENJOY!! be back tomorrow!! 
NEW recipe this week to for: olive asiago cheese bread!! oh sounds good cant wait to try it out!! 

OH MY PS!!!!!!!!!!!!! I forgot to mention we came home the other night to these guys too!!



Anonymous said...

I'm sure you already know, but just in case, lilly of the valley is poisonous..all parts of the plant and even the water the cut flowers have been standing in. Take care.

ooglebloops said...

Old chairs are a weakness of mine - can't pass them up!!!LOL Love your chicks too!!We planted 80 lbs of potatoes about 2 weeks ago- have fun with that!!

TinkDoll said...

LOVE the chairs/plants. You are so talented! And, I'm gaining weight reading your baking posts. OK, it's actually the pictures that do me in. :)

Love the blog. Please keep posting.

Kerrie said...

Love the chair,adore the chicks! Wish I had one! hugs