Monday, April 28, 2014

Monday Mornings...

Monday mornings are my "coffee and lunch out" 
with my number 2 daughter.
I really treasure these times with my daughter.
They started as just a "coffee out" and then turned
into a long list of things we want to see and do 
on Mondays.

Today, we ended up at the used furniture store.
Sometimes I score a find and other times I turn up nothing.
Today I found two items to repurpose.

I am loving this little bench.
33in. long x 14in. high x 9.5in. wide.

The BEST part is the top of the bench 
comes off and can easily be recovered with...
wool applique ?  rug hooking ?  

A box on legs !  
A little paint and some 
Punchneedle Embroidery for the lid...

This stands 20 in. high 
(with the lid closed)

The Box part is 12in. x 14in. and is 7in. deep.
(a nice size to store fiber related items, 
or maybe my stash of chocolate !)

Built well and worthy of a second life.

These will be on hold until I get a few other
projects completed.
So many projects and not nearly enough time.

Hope your week is off to a good start...


  1. What wonderful treasures!! I can't wait to see what you create. Thanks for sharing

  2. Great purchases! Looking forward to your creations.

  3. Wow! Can I be daughter number 3? lol! ;-) You guys found some awesome pieces! Hooked rug for the bench... definitely... I think it would wear better if folks sat on it regularly... and how I would LOVE to have that box on legs... i'd fill it with floss and wool... AND chocolate! ;-)

  4. Can't wait to see you work your magic on these great finds!

  5. That will be 2 great projects. I love your ideas for them.


  6. Wonderful finds! I think a hooked rug on the bench would be wonderful.

  7. Ethan Allen.......that's good stuff!!! Sounds like a wonderful way to spend a day!! Families are forever!

  8. Lovely finds...I would have made the same purchases. Your box on a stand has given me an idea. A couple of years ago, I found an old wooden bread box at a thrift store. It is still waiting for me to give it some careful attention. I think now, I will be looking for a base stand for it. Thanks for today's post.

  9. I love the idea of a weekly get together with your daughter-what a blessing for you both. Great shopping finds too!

  10. Great goodies you got there gal; and Ethan Allen too! Can't wait to see the re deux.

  11. Great finds, can't wait to see them finished.

  12. You certainly have the gift for finding treasures! I am sure you will come up with something lovely.

  13. What lovely finds Rose...and I can't wait to see how even lovelier they become when you're finished with them! ... So nice to have a daughter to roam about with! xo

  14. Wow, What great finds!!!
    Can't wait to see what becomes of them in this second life.



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