Monday, September 17, 2012

2 Features!

Not 1 but 2 features on my sons military footlocker dresser. Roadkill Rescue and
 Better After are 2 blogs I literally check everyday to see what awsomeness there is. Please visit them (daily!) Thank you sooo much Lindsey and Beckie for featuring me! You Rock!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Fall is in the Air

The temp here in northern Virginia dropped from 95 to 75 in like 2 days. Ahhhhh it feels soooo good! Don't get me wrong I love summer, REALLY love summer.  But I'm from the U.P. (that's the Upper Penninsula/ Northern Michigan for all you trolls) and you're lucky to get 7 or 8 days a year over 75 up there. So, the heat here in Virginia gets to me after a while! Since it was actually a little chilly last nite I decided to do some fall decorating.

I found this shelf-y thing at the auction. I think maybe it's a plant stand....I don't know, but I love it and it fills the space in the little hallway to the bathroom perfectly. Just add an old frame, a dairy basket, books and pumpkins~love it!

This perfectly chippy, beat up bench is always here, I just added a couple pumpkins. Simple, but it adds so much....

And ofcourse the mantle!
I'm not one to pander my kids and animals on my blog, but she would. not. move! So, this is my mantle featuring my Saint Bernard puppy- Heidi

a close up (without Heidi)

And last but not least, the old tool tray on the coffee table all decked out in fall leaves and pumpkins!

Have you decorated for fall yet?

Linking to:

Shabby Creek Cottage:
Somewhat Simple:
The 36th Avenue:
Crafty Scrappy Happy:
Saved By Love/Thrifty Thursdays:
 My Repurposed Life:
Homespun Happenings:


Friday, September 7, 2012

Garbage Picker

OK, fine, I admit it

I'm a garbage picker.

A dumpster diver.

A trash connoisseur.

Hey, you wouldn't believe what people throw away! Like this little beauty...

OK, so maybe she's not quite beautiful. Actually, she looks better here than when I picked her up off the curb. I've cleaned her up and sanded her in this picture.
But, in the next picture you can see how awesome she really is!  Maybe I should call her a him, since "he's" in my sons room and "he" is supposed to resemble an army foot locker!

Now, before anybody calls DFS on me, that is a BB gun leaning up against the side of the dresser. And, NO he doesn't actually have a drawer full of guns, ammo, chem gear or explosives in his bedroom. Well, OK, maybe some explosives, but definitely not any chem gear...relax, I'm kidding!

Yes, I know Scott AFB is not in St. Louis, we were actually stationed at Jefferson Barracks, which IS in St. Louis, but honestly, I didn't have enough "S's" to spell all that out. He doesn't care, so neither do I!
The top drawers are fake, they are really only 2 drawers.
So, not bad for FREE! It gave the boy a little extra storage for his "stuff" a.k.a: guns, ammo, etc.!
I'll be linking this up at the following awesome blogs, go check them out!
 Chic on a Shoestring:
Simple Home. Life:
 At The Picket Fence:
Shabby Creek Cottage:
Somewhat Simple:
The 36th Avenue:
Crafty Scrappy Happy:
 My Repurposed Life:
 Homespun Happenings: