salvage beauties

We have slowly been replacing windows on our 100 year old home.  I saved these two from the scrap pile as I needed a display for my ever growing collection of pendants.  I removed the glass, sanded the sides and covered them in 3 coats of chalkboard paint (I had it leftover.)  I had my handy Andy cut new wood panels, which I covered in cork and linen and fastened them together with hinges.  Total cost $6.  Here’s to living simply and being more resourceful.   I really like the chalkboard sides… they are going to be fun!

Also I will be participating in a fundraiser at http://www.displayyourheart.com  to raise money for tornado victims right here in the US.  There are over 140 different crafters participating,  I love when art is used for good.  It begins Friday June 17 – 29, check out the blog for more details.  I’ve been reading The tipping point by Malcom Gladwell, we have a little chance everyday to make a difference.  All those little things lead to a dramatic shift.

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About Kate

I am a wife, mother, friend, artist, swimmer, traveler, cook, adventurer and follower of Christ. This is where I share the best moments in my day – the kind you know would be a crime to keep to yourself. I write like I talk, not too fancy but from the heart. View all posts by Kate

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