Monday, May 17, 2010

Repurposing Rattan Barrel Chairs

So I found these chairs on Craig's List. 2 for $70.00. Now to repurpose them for my daughter. The photos below show some ideas. I will post more next week. We have picked the fabric, it is a black, white, yellow and gray flower print, gorgeous.

So when watching 9 by Design, they are doing an office and they repurpose barrel chairs. Yep, barrel chairs.

Then, Saturday when I was watching Sarah Richardson, (yes, I am hooked on great design shows), Sarah repurposed a barrel chair for her kitchen in her Farmhouse.

Ok, now I am hooked on redoing barrel chairs.

Images below from Etsy I believe. I am sorry, I don't know where they are from. But they are great!!

Sorry I don't know where the great images above are from. But they are great.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Grass and Swimming Pools

We have an above ground pool, put inground. Sounds strange but that is the way they do tons of them here in the southwest. Nice thing is if you no longer want it, you really can remove it and fill it in. We have cobblestone rocks around ours to prevent diving, etc, but I am thinking of letting the grass grow a little closer. I love the look below. I do bet the grass clippings fall in the pool. I am ready for summer. You?

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Johnny Pole - Support Pole

Ok, so we have a very ugly support pole, (yes it looks like a stripper pole) in our family room, and yes, it is in an odd place. No, it can't be removed or moved. Well, moved but cost prohibits it. So what to do with it, and the clear story windows above, that are old and ugly, covered in the photo. Hmmm.

Any suggestions?

This below is great looking, a little fancier and probably more expensive than I want. But, I like the color.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Photo Wall or Door - Post-it Photo Paper

I love photos, and love to change photos around. Thought this was so cute when I saw it on Apartment Therapy's Small Cool Contest. My daughter was looking for ideas and we were checking their blog, because it is Small Cool time, and she gets to rent a small apartment, now she just wants to make it cool. But, I digress, I fell in love with the pitures over the fireplace. How easy that would be to create, and how fun. I also found that Post-it makes a photo paper that you can print on that is removable, and repositionable, just like a good old fashioned post-it. I think I will have to try it, or suggest it to her.

Now that I have talked about Post-its. I need to watch Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion. (Only some blog readers will get the pun).