Saturday, June 28, 2008


Last weekend my husband was cleaning out our garage and I happened to glance into the trailer to see what he was taking to the dumpster and I was horrified at what I saw!!

He was going to throw away this wooden container!

Couldn't you just picture it filled with flowers and setting on a lovely country patio??

And these pillars!Ok, you may think I'm a little nuts for wanting to keep them, but I think they would make a really cute entrance for a garden or even used inside the house.

After I *confronted* hubs about these items, he sheepishly admitted that he thought I wouldn't let him throw them away, but in his neat-freak-ness, he just wanted to get rid of stuff! The nerve!

Needless to say, all of these items are once again back in the garage.

Oh, and I just had to show you a yard sale find from earlier this year. It was a $5 coffee table that was stained dark green and I painted it black and distressed it.

My old Target coffee table was, in my sister's words, looking pretty ugly (it survived quite a number of years and was pretty beat-up...and my sister is not afraid to be totally and brutally honest with me...typical sister), so I'm really glad I found this one at such a great bargain!


  1. good job with the handiness... i redid a goodwill table recently too :)

  2. oh. my. word. i'm so glad you rescued those items, that would have been a cryin' shame! yes, those pillars have great potential and i have no doubt that they will reach their full potential under your talented hands! i have to do a "garage sale find" posts, i've found some wonderful treasures this summer! hope you're feeling well and having all the strength you need for the days! i know it's not easy raising and growing children at the same time!! :-)

  3. LOL, I am always catching my husband in the act of ridding our garage of its treasures!!! I shudder to think of what he has tossed when I wasn't looking!

    Your coffee table is great!

    Happy day!

  4. Oh my goodness! I love that table. It totally looks like Pottery Barn!

  5. crazy people I tell you, they are just crazy! I have wonderful ideas myself for those wonderful pillars; I have been searching all over the place for them. A mantel is what I want to build with them, oh yes yes.

    I found these old OLD shutters in my shed, they are small and very different; and were near being tossed. I still haven't figured out what to do with them. but I love them. I have 4, and they are together in a set of three pieces of wood in odd sizess. that makes no sense. the first piece is maybe 2 1/2 feet, then the middle is 3 feet, and the end is 2 1/2 feet. make sense?


I love hearing from you! Thanks for your comments! ~Aimee


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