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Thanks so much for stopping by! I believe that everyone can have a beautiful home without spending a fortune! One of my favorite things to do is find creative ways to re-purpose things I already have on hand, or have picked up at yard sales and thrift stores. Join me as I share with you some of my favorite ideas for crafting and decorating, as well as travel adventures, and fun things that I pick up on my treasure hunts! Much of my work is influenced by my love all things French, nature, and of course shabby chic! I have gotten so many creative ideas from you very talented bloggers out there, and I hope that I can be an inspiration to you as well!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Step Right Up!

Happy 2013!
Wow, it sure is hard to believe that a brand new year has arrived already, isn't it?
I am so ready to be out with the old, and in with the new!
How 'bout you?
This time of year, I love to focus not only on organizing and purging (some trips to take donations to the thrift store are in order!), but I also like finding some fun to projects to begin!
So, I'd like to share with you today two of my latest, which I've added to my Etsy shop. Well, actually I must give my handy hubby credit for these, as he was the builder, and I was the painter/distresser!

 Isn't this step stool neat?  When I told hubby my idea, this is what he came up with.  It is super sturdy, and has a fun vintage feel to it, I think!
 I painted it a bright and cheery aqua, followed by a bit of distressing.  This is one step stool that you don't have to hide in the closet!
 Hubby even added a nifty cut out on the back side for easy moving and lifting.
 Next, he built this adorable little mini step stool.  I think it's so cute!
 I painted it a shade similar to the larger one.
It would also make a sweet bench for a child, or a fun place to display treasures, I think!
 I'm so glad that I have a handy husband!
 I've also commissioned him to build some coat hook wall shelves, which we've both been busy working on.
I'll share them with you another time.
Here is wishing you a peaceful and creative new year!


Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Pretty color. Hubby did a great job building.

Pascale said...

Lucky you having such a handy husband! Nice job from both of you.

Musings from Kim K. said...

Gorgeous color. It's nice to have hubbby's who are willing to support us in our crafty adventures!

Okio B Designs said...

Love them both! The color is perfect! Thank god for handy hubbies! Mine is one too - although he hasn't whipped up something that cute. Well, other than our two boys. ;) Happy new year!


Tete said...

If I were you, I would keep that handy man! I think those little stools are adorable!

NanaDiana said...

Donna- Those are really cute! He did a great job constructing and you did a great job painting. The look GREAT!!!! Now...if you could only train him to cook and clean....xo Diana

Little Miss Maggie said...

Your husband did a fantastic job on your step stools and I love the cheery aqua color too. Happy New Year, Donna.

The Vintage Farmhouse said...

Hi Donna, love that blue. Happy New Year!