My new love is finding old things, and restoring them. I get such a great feeling when I create something special for our home, and spend such little money on it.
Everyone LOVES my Red Frames.
When I was in Brisbane a few weeks ago, I went for a quick look through an Op Shop. I love finding something when you aren't even looking.
I was wandering around, and this little beauty was hidden between two giant dressers.
As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to have it. I sheepishly asked the attendant how much he wanted for it. I was shocked by his reply!
"Aah? Give me five bucks for it"
After a trip to the hardware store, to stock up on more spray paint, and a trip to Spotlight to find a fabric, I started bringing it back to life.
I can't sew, so I gave the seat and my choice of fabric to my mum, who recovered it with a slip. I wanted a slip, so that I can take it off to wash.
It is now a fantastic feature in our kitchen. Hayden uses it to get the cereal down in the morning. Brett uses it to sit and chat to me as I make dinner. And it also means that the kids no longer have to pull a dining room chair into the kitchen to help with the cooking.