I picked him up a high chair at the thrift store. They don't have one since they don't have a table set yet so it was totally new for him and he loved it. He didn't want to leave it even though he was falling asleep in it while we played a game at the table. I still have a lullaby cd that I use to play when Jordon was a baby that I played while he was here.
Saturday morning he decided he needed to crawl across the room and use Tip to try and stand up. Tip was a great sport and as soon as I got the picture I had Tip move to a safer location. I'll need to keep an eye on him while he's here so he doesn't accidentally injure one of the dogs. He got up on Oreo's blind twice and tried to grab her.
While at the flea market we picked up a treadle sewing machine base to use for the base of some bookcases we'd bought from a neighbor. We picked up several items she was getting rid of and I'll be posting as I get them organized. The bookcases are definitely antiques. The glass has dimples and waves to it. By putting it on the stand it eliminated us having to decide how to repair or replace the top of it. Our neighbor had plants on it and there was water damage to the wood and it was peeling up. I still need to clean these up and decide which books I'm moving into it. We're thinking my classic reading collection would look good in here and possibly my cardinal figure collection. The sewing machine base was pretty rusty so I used a metal brush to scrape off the loose bits and then used Rustoleum Forged Hammered paint in chestnut. Matt didn't agree with me on the paint but really liked it after I got it painted. The hammered effect really worked well with the flaking texture of the metal.
|Side view of bookcases|
|Front of bookcases|
I've been trying to get rid of all the blinds in the house. I'd been looking online for some type of curtains for the dining room area. I'd decided I wanted a small check with dark red and tan colors and had found some valances that were about $30+ for that window. Guess what I found this weekend? Yep, a set of valances that fit on that window perfectly for $2.50! It definitely changed the look of that corner. I'm also thinking about getting some dark red folding shutters to put on the bottom for privacy at night so I can get rid of that blind. I HATE blinds.
I also found another long valance with pine cones on it that will fit in perfect with my lodge/cabin theme for the camper for the same price. The valance is actually pretty wide and I think it will cover the entire window.