This post is kind of a 'mishmash' of things, so please bear with me!
First of all, Happy Father's Day to my wonderful dad! I'm blessed to have an amazing dad who has always been supportive, generous, and loving (and sometimes ornery, too!) And Happy Birthday to him, too, as he'll be turning a feisty 78 years old (unbelievable!) on Monday! Love you, 'Bubs'!
Next I want to thank everyone who entered my 2 Year Blogiversary giveaway!! Keith picked a name out of a jar, and it was Sandy A. from Texas. Congrats to Sandy! :)
Now the rest is kind of a 2-part post.
Part 1: I was at a garage sale last weekend and when I spotted this fantastic door leaning against the garage, my heart started beating faster!
Another girl was looking at it, and I held my breath then rushed over to claim it as soon as she walked away!
My mom and I come across doors fairly often and we buy them for the shop, but I've never seen one with a cool arched top like this, and at a reasonable price no less!
I had this pale green cart upstairs for awhile then took it to the shop. I'm surprised it didn't sell! But since I'm adding these pale greens and blues here and there, back home with me it came! I placed it in front of the door and added some goodies to it.
On top, a vase of dried hydrangeas, a metal and glass birdhouse, and a chippy corbel...
...on the middle shelf, a white metal tray topped with a couple of grain sacks and dried lavender...
...and on the bottom a large white-washed crate to hold magazines...
Now this door is bigger than I realized. When we got home I quickly discovered that we don't have a lot of available wall space to lean this on, and I had an 'Oh, crap, where am I going to put this?!' moment. I just had to find a spot for this amazing door!
It ended up in our living room, on a somewhat small slice of wall between our tv armoire and the fireplace/mantel. I do really like the look of the cart in front of the door, but it all looks a little crammed in this space and I'm not sure that I can live with it here...we'll see. I may have to figure out a plan B.
Ok, now onto the
I never show this because I don't like it anymore. We bought it off Craig's List a few years ago. It was originally purchased from Arhaus and still new in the plastic! We were getting a larger tv, and I wanted something to hide it, and this was a good deal.
The panels on the doors are a botanical print, kind of colorful, which I loved at the time, but my taste has changed (maybe a few thousand times since then-lol!) and getting a new one isn't really an option.
(I don't even think I have a picture of the doors.)
Here's my dilemma...I don't paint. Please don't judge! I know that every single person in blogland paints and I admire you all, but it's just not my forte. So I've been too chicken to take a paint brush to this monster, which I know has the potential to be gorgeous.
So I came up with a way to make this armoire more neutral until I have the guts to paint it.
I attached old sheet music to it!
I tore sheets and taped (yes, there's a million small pieces of tape) them randomly to the doors.
I didn't want to do anything permanent, and had this old sheet music on hand, so I tore and taped my little heart out!
And it's (somewhat) done the trick for a little while...
...but I think it's time to go for it and put a pretty coat of white or cream paint on this baby!
Unless any of you want to be a doll and come over and paint it for me...??? ;)
No takers? Oh, well...a girl can dream...
As for the door, maybe it will grow on me here...you never know!
Thanks for sticking with me through this mishmash of a post!
Have a wonderful week ahead :)