In the Studio 5 segment – they showed the bed in my guest room . When Jenn and I went out looking for something fun and unique for the headboard, we found this vintage metal cover for a window. I loved it, but knew it wasn’t wide enough. We decided we’d keep our eyes opened and try to find something to go on both sides of the metalwork. After shopping, I left Jenn to go to my hair appt. There’s a place called Second Hand Chic I go every time I get my hair done because it’s right next door. I walked in after my appt. and there was the solution for my bed. Kelly had just brought these two pillars in off of an old home. I bought them on the spot! Kept them chippy and just wiped them off. Kelly usually doesn’t have things like that in her shop – but it was destiny!!! Problem solved…same day!!!! If you’re in the Salt Lake area, stop in and see Kelly and tell her Renee sent you!!! I love her shop because she prices things reasonably and moves her inventory around. She puts things in color grouping and it’s a treat to go in and see how she’s decorated. She’s always good about promoting other similar shops and has become a cute friend of mine!
We had some dead trees in front of our home, and my husband asked my son to chop them down. I went out because I was nervous about the whole thing. I told him to move our bench, and he kept reassuring me the tree was going to be falling another way. Well… we all know that “Mother knows best!” and yes, the tree fell and broke the bench in half. So – I had him remove all the broken pieces and the cast iron ends of the bench became the end of my bed. Might as well make a bad situation into a good one!!!!!
I found these metal shutters and fell in love with them. The old hand made metal basket below holds the extra pillows when someone is sleeping in there.
This is my grandmother’s wedding dress. I loved that she gave it to me to keep. It has such fine hand work on it – hard to see in the picture – but beautifully simple!
I found this table and two old chairs – the one chair was already painted the color of the room – bonus!!! Love old suitcases to display things in.
This radiator use to be in a building my dad owned. When they were going to level the bldg to build a parking lot (sad) I would have taken all the radiators – but being newly married and having no place to store them – I only got one. We have dragged it around our whole married life and finally it got the room it deserves. They are SO HEAVY – it took 4 of us to carry it upstairs!!!!
Thanks for joining me on a tour of the rooms that I’m finally getting around to re-modeling. It’s my creative outlet for now! My dream job would be having someone pay me to go and find “treasures” and re-purpose them! Do you think Frank and Mike from American Pickers would let me join them on their free-styling time????? It drives me crazy cause I see so many cool things they pass up for OIL CANS – REALLY!!!! Are you an American Picker fan?