In My Spare time

by Sherry
Hi everyone!
Just a reminder that the Open House Party is on Spring Break for the
next few weeks.  I’ll still be posting and visiting you, so please don’t
go anywhere.
I had a little bit of spare time to work on some much delayed
projects.  Nothing earth shattering, but I am still happy to check these
off my to-do list.
  After Christmas I found a wreath holder on clearance and thought
it would make a great stand for my chalkboard. I spray painted the
stand and added picture wire to the tray with hot glue. I plan to use
it for hanging small signs and pictures too.
I found this old frame at a thrift store for a few dollars and painted
it white.  Hubby cut a piece of scrap wood to fit inside the frame and I
painted it with chalkboard paint.
Easy Peasy but a great addition to our kitchen.
I am currently working on another project involving two chairs I purchased
off Craigslist.  The upholstery was very stained and the finish was a shiny surface
typical of the furniture included in a condo package.  If you have ever rented a
condo at the beach with 1980’s furniture you know what I mean.
Even with all their problems I could see hope for these ugly ducklings.
Here is the before picture and I’ll be back soon to show you their
unique transformation.
If you missed my recent post about adding color with pillows
you can read it HERE.
Thanks for visiting!
Have a safe and happy Easter.

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Carlene @ Organized Clutter April 4, 2012 - 10:25 pm

Enjoy your break, Sherry! I will be back to your party in a couple weeks. Can I just paint on the glass of an old frame with chalkpaint?

sissie April 4, 2012 - 10:31 pm

Hi Sherry,
Love your cute chalkboard on the stand, what a clever idea!
I hope that you enjoy your little spring break.


Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest April 4, 2012 - 11:02 pm

Wonderful projects!

You have been busy!

They're awesome!

Can't wait for your chair reveal- gonna be awesome!

The French Hutch April 4, 2012 - 11:03 pm

Spring is the perfect time for a break! Enjoy and finish those projects!
Happy Spring and Happy Easter.

The French Hutch

Desire Empire April 4, 2012 - 11:04 pm

Looks lovely Sherry.

Happy and safe Easter to you.

d e l i g h t April 4, 2012 - 11:09 pm

Great projects and clever. The chairs have nice lines and style. Have a very nice spring break Sherry!

Kelly April 4, 2012 - 11:32 pm

Oh yes. I can see the potential with those chairs too! They are going to clean up nicely. I know you weren't discussing this in your post, but where did you find that glorious bottle drying rack?

Blondie's Journal April 4, 2012 - 11:44 pm

I love what you did with the wreath holder…what an elegant touch! The chalk board in your kitchen is a great idea, too.

I can't wait to see what you do with the chair…it really is a lovely style.

Happy Easter, Sherry!


dreamingahome April 5, 2012 - 12:09 am

The bones of that chair are terrific! Looking forward to your re-do of it.

– Liz

Days at Buttermilk Cottage April 5, 2012 - 12:24 am

Isn't chalkboard paint wonderful? I may "steal" your silver tray idea. I can definately see the posibilties in the chairs.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions April 5, 2012 - 12:26 am

Those chairs have gorgeous potential, Sherry! Love your chalkboard ~ great frame. I always forget to go over to the aisle with pictures and frames at Goodwill and Salvation Army never seems to have any.

-Lisa April 5, 2012 - 12:36 am

Hi Sherry, I think you changed your blog header since I last visited. I love it! I also love those sea fans and think one (or two) are in my future. Visiting your lovely etsy shop has really reminded me I need to focus on mine. It is sooooo neglected.
Have a wonderful Easter and thanks for sharing all of your wonderful ideas.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting April 5, 2012 - 12:43 am

Sherry, love the chalkboards and can't wait to see how you transform those chairs, I know they will look fabulous!!

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G April 5, 2012 - 12:51 am

Love the first chalkboard on the beautiful stand! And can't wait to see what you do with the chairs! They have great lines! 🙂

Judy April 5, 2012 - 12:54 am

I can't wait to see what you do with those chairs….I've got a feeling they'll be "frenchy"!

Hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter.


NanaDiana April 5, 2012 - 1:45 am

Enjoy some away time, Sherry. Love your chalboard and I hope you have a wonderful, blessed Easter- xo Diana

Jann Olson April 5, 2012 - 1:53 am

Hi Sherry, hope you are enjoying your break! Love the chalkboard! I have one in my kitchen and I love it. My frame is an old window. Can't wait to see the makeover the chairs get!

[email protected] Sentimental Life April 5, 2012 - 2:03 am

I have been wanting to do the same thing with some silver trays I bought for $1..on my to do list!

Deserae April 5, 2012 - 2:35 am

You have been very busy indeed….love that little chalkboard!!!! Happy easter :o)

sweet violets April 5, 2012 - 3:04 am

Enjoy your spring break and have a blessed Easter season…hugs…cleo

It's All Connected April 5, 2012 - 3:58 am

The lines of the chairs are so classic and I can't wait to see what you have in mind for their next incarnation! ~ Maureen

❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ April 5, 2012 - 11:40 am

Love the chairs, and the chalk boards are just darling. Can never have to many spaces to jot notes down:)

[email protected] The Vintage Nest April 5, 2012 - 11:53 am

Hey Sherry, The changes look fabulous and love the colors and side bar too. I sold an old match safe that the girl was going to use as a chalk holder for her new framed chalkboard she made like yours. I thought that was a great idea! xo

[email protected] Designs April 5, 2012 - 11:57 am

Have a wonderful Spring Break and look forward to your projects…the chalkboards look great in the kitchen. Love the idea of the wreath stand.

bj April 5, 2012 - 1:51 pm

Have a good break…we all need them every now and then.
Love the chalk boards.

Anne April 5, 2012 - 1:54 pm

Hope you are enjoying your break.Can't wait to see what you do with that chair.

Jane Craske April 5, 2012 - 2:04 pm

Happy, happy Easter! Can't wait to see the transformation. LOVE the framed chaulkboard.

savvycityfarmer April 5, 2012 - 2:27 pm

wait … you HAVE spare time???

[email protected] Charm April 5, 2012 - 3:34 pm

Now those chairs are going to look stunning!!! Great idea with the stand for your small chalkboard. Happy Easter to you and your family!!!


Rooms by Ann April 5, 2012 - 4:19 pm

Sherry, Have a fabulous break. I love those chairs and can't wait to see the end result. Thanks for sharng.

Karen April 5, 2012 - 4:40 pm

You've been busy. Nice work. I will be eager to see the chair redone.
Have a very Happy Easter.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home April 5, 2012 - 6:26 pm

Have a blessed Easter Sherry…and I can't wait to see what miracle you create with those chairs!!!

Fox Hollow Cottage April 6, 2012 - 4:06 am

The new additions are very cute. And yes, the chalkboard is prefect!
Have a happy Easter, enjoy your family.

Pamela April 6, 2012 - 6:42 am

Sherry I can't wait to see what you do with the chairs. I know they will be fabulous!

Kristi April 6, 2012 - 3:20 pm

Love these projects!! And can't wait to see you work your magic on the chairs!!! 🙂
Happy Easter!

Marigene April 6, 2012 - 5:01 pm

Can't wait to see the chairs with new clothing!
Happy Easter, Sherry!

sell my house April 7, 2012 - 6:53 am

Hi Sherry ! Happy Easter!Like your cute chalkboard on the stand.So beautiful!
sell my house

Sherry April 7, 2012 - 9:12 pm

Sherry, those chairs are beautiful, I can't wait to see the finished project! Have a Beautiful Easter.

[email protected] coastal-colors April 8, 2012 - 1:24 am

I love these chairs! I know just what you mean about condo fabric! All your projects look wonderful! I love the tray and the drying rack is great! Your chalkboard is wonderful! Happy Easter!

Sarah April 8, 2012 - 2:48 am

Sherry, great ideas for the chalkboards. You've given me an idea for a mirror stand I recently picked up at a garage sale. 😉
Enjoy your spring break, and Happy Easter. ~ Sarah

Jen April 8, 2012 - 12:38 pm

I love those chairs and can't wait to see the after photo.

Happy Easter!


Ann from On Sutton Place April 9, 2012 - 3:01 am

I want a chalk board too! Yours is perfect. Hope you had a lovely and blessed Easter!

Decor & Harmony @ 4290 April 9, 2012 - 2:05 pm

Sherry, enjoy your break have fun working on your projects….be sure to stop by my blog, I have a paper wreath giveaway 🙂

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas April 9, 2012 - 8:54 pm

I can totally see the potential in those chairs Sherry! Love'em! Can't wait to see what you do to them….

Lou Cinda

Something Nice and Pretty April 10, 2012 - 2:38 am

Love the chairs Sherry and I can't wait to see what you do with them!

jayneonweedstreet April 10, 2012 - 11:07 am

I've embarked on some chair freshening, so cant wait to see what you do with your "find!"

Yvonne @ StoneGable April 11, 2012 - 2:13 pm

All of your projects are one's I would be tickled to have in my home! I love the lines of that chair!
You are one busy and creative girl!

Jody and Stan April 11, 2012 - 6:08 pm

Just found your blog and love all your posts!
New Follower. Would love for you to share on Simple & Sweet Fridays.


At The Picket Fence April 12, 2012 - 2:22 pm

Love the chalkboard! Can't wait to see what you do with the chairs. Enjoy your spring break, we'll be here waiting to party with you when you get back!


Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. April 13, 2012 - 3:37 am

Enjoy your break…I am so ready for one. always love your projects. I still plan to grey some baskets I have in my laundry room , like you did if I ever get the chance. XO, Mona


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