Monday, May 23, 2011

Industrial Locker

Some time ago I found two industrial lockers. My husband made a stand for them, from old vintage wood. They now are a pair of side tables, with some nice storage.
You do not have to worry about putting drinks on the top, because it is metal and very durable. I say, ( "worry free for the man in your life").

These old locker side tables would be nice used on the patio too!

I hope that you are all having a nice week. Spring is finally here in California the weather is soooo beautiful.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Mr Darcy

Mr Darcy, is a big boy this year. Last year I bought him and he was just a little guy.
He is not a father yet. His wife will not lay on her eggs. She has 20 eggs and will not sit on them. I am not sure what I can do about that.

This hen was just a little chick last year. She is a very protective mom, just ask my dog Barney. Barney, has been chased a few times already.

Mr Darcy, keeping his eye on the hen and chicks. Their rooster day is no longer around (sad story).

Here is Miss Fiona, from Sweet Cottage Dreams. She came in to see how Barney was doing. Barney is one of her sweethearts, he thinks she is soooo pretty.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Old Iron Milk Cart

Can you see this cart on your patio, with some beautiful plants on it? I can, I wanted to keep it for myself. I always love the things that I buy. It makes it harder to sell them when I want them for myself...... It was in the store three days. I sold it!

The wood that I used for the bottom, came from an old church basement staircase. The church was built in the 40's. The wood was old, worn, distressed and a great color. Don't you just love the color?

I might mention that the cart had been parked in a barn for many, many years under a bird perch.... you know what I mean? It was hard to find any metal that the birds hadn't found first!!!

It is finished and beautiful. I really love this piece. Because we lived and had a dairy for many years. My heart still loves anything that is dairy related.

This if the before photo after I washed and sanded it down. I think you need to have a little vision, of what this might become. I was fortunate to have the old wooden stairs on hand. You know, sometimes hubby looks at me, like what have you brought home now! He is starting to understand and come around to my visions! That is half of my battle.

Have a nice evening. sandi