Friday, February 03, 2012

Magical vintage finds

Do you see the magic? Do you? It's there… So this is the "before" photo, or maybe a "middle of the way" photo. I recently found that little table on the left (aka "the magic") and decided it would make the perfect little entry bench.

Get this: It's a fold-up picnic table. Can you imagine that picnic?! I'm sure it would involve flowing floral skirts, champagne flutes and maybe a few actual flutes. And yet, it's actually quite sturdy. 

The plan is to sew a gorgeous cord-trimmed boxed cushion to fit neatly on top of the wee bench née picnic table. I'm thinking a white background with stunning yellow print that I may design and print myself (hello, ambition!) The chair is one of four I picked up ages ago and always meant to paint. Now I really mean to paint it. 

Something like this. I haven't recovered from this yellow discovery yet. This is the vision. The chair shall be this stunning shiny happy color with a coordinated cushion to the left. I can't wait. 

As an aside — I found these two beauties on the same trip. Jackpot! The side table on the left is from a cabin on the UP and the crate is going to be turned upright and fitted with some kind of metals legs that I will one day magically discover (I imagine something similar to the legs on the little green table, though maybe they will be hairpin legs). Stay tuned!


  1. That table is so neat -- what a find!! That is going to look fantastic!

  2. The table is amazingly cute and i really loved how you described the picnic that was once had on the little table. Can't wait to see everything with the sunny yellow! I find myself liking yellow more and more too!

  3. You have that amazing yellow door I love, Cheryl! Something cheery like that! Thanks so much, Megan!