Thursday, June 27, 2019

Secretary Desk Make Over

    My daughter gave me this little desk a number of years ago.  The drop down shelf was warped and so I removed it.  I was selling milk paint the first, or second year the cabin was open and I gave this desk a shabby chic chippy look and used it to display the paint.  Fast forward to a month ago, and I decided I no longer needed the little desk and would repaint it and bring it to the Rescue Rehab cabin to sell.  It is a cute, functional piece from the 70's.  Until it sells I will use it to display different items.  I really like this Serenity Blue chalk paint color, from Rustoleum.   I painted the back and some other accents white.  This would be a great piece in a child's room, guest room, entry way, just about any room and it's fairly small size means that it would fit in easily.  It is at the cabin and ready for a new home.

Monday, June 3, 2019

Changes at the Rescue Rehab cabin

    If you are local, and haven't been to the cabin this year, you may be in for a surprise.  There are quite a few changes.  I don't think I'm the only one, who has noticed....the world gets harsher, coarser, meaner more and more every year.  So, home should be a haven.  A softer place.  One where you should feel comfortable and comforted.  I love the mix of old and new things.  There is something cozy about having your home the way you want it.  A lot of people do not want to be burdened with large collections of things.  Some still enjoy collections.  You may not want an entire tea set.....but a teacup beside your kitchen sink for your scrubber serves a purpose and is pretty.  Succulents are very popular right now and fit in china pieces perfectly.  Silver plate is not hard to polish......Hot water, lemon juice, baking soda and tin foil in a basin will get rid of most of the tarnish.  I really don't mind a bit of tarnish, it gives the item some character.  Use the silver plate to hold flowers(real or not), or plants.  If you have serving pieces, use them...your family and guests will feel special. 
    I love funky junk, rust, old tools, repurposed items...on and on.  I've tried to create vignettes at the cabin to inspire......This is how the cabin looks this year.

If you are local, or visiting, I hope you get a chance to visit the Highway's End Farmer's Market.....we have something for everyone!!