Tuesday, December 28, 2010


hello! hope everyone had a nice christmas...

just wanted to share a little project that i did a few weeks ago...

i wanted to rearrange our landing area below the stairs (i bought a new dresser for our bedroom, so this small one needed a home...it really probably doesn't fit this area so great, but there is no where else for it, and i love it, so it will not be finding a new home!), so i did this:

the vase is just full of sticks from outside, and i framed another piece of handmade paper i had left over from this table i painted. the drawing above the framed paper is a sketch i did in a life drawing class in college.

it used to look like this:

anyway, i bought that little garden stool a few weeks ago at ross, and turned it upside down so that it would hold an umbrella. the only problem was that it was white on the bottom. so, i did what i always do and pulled out the paint and brush...

i just painted all the white parts black...
worked like a charm!


  1. Elegant, with personality. A good fit!

  2. What a good idea to use the garden stool as an umbrella holder! Your landing looks great!

  3. Found your blog yesterday, and I l.o.v.e it!

    Keep up the great work!

  4. I love what you did with the stool! Oh how I love ross.. That's the first place I'll visit when I go back there for a vacation. haha

    I'd love to see where you'll put the other frames!

    P.S. Love your blog!

  5. What a great idea to flip it over!

  6. Love the idea of the upside down garden stool as umbrella holder. This is the second time I've seen it this week, so I'm taking it as a sign that I might need one too!

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