Thursday, July 22, 2010

His Favorite

It all began with a piece of slate that was destined for the garbage dump. I found it in the corner of my in-laws storage room as we were de-cluttering and packing for my MIL's move to a smaller home. It was a piece left over from the entry floor of the house that had been their home for several years."Why do you want that?!?!" my hubby asked as I carted it to his truck (you would think that he would have learned by now that his wife has an eye for good junk).
He rolled his eyes as I gave him a list of reasons.
When we arrived home I hauled my newly acquired piece of slate into our home and plopped it on top of another junk find, an old sewing machine cabinet that hubby had picked at the thrift store. Amazingly the slate piece was the PERFECT size!
We cut and nailed molding to the top of the cabinet so the slate would rest inside. I painted it the same blue-gray as the slate.It's now my husband's night stand and his favorite piece of furniture. It's a beautiful reminder of the family memories made in the home of his youth.

12 comments:

Gayle said...

Great idea Joy - now you have a new piece of furniture with history and it's own story to tell!

Lincoln and Alisia said...

That is so cool. I had no idea!

Jen T said...

It makes me so happy when things come together like that. The perfect finds fit perfectly. I don't understand how ppl can go buy their whole house of furniture and miss treasures like this. Very pretty!

Rose H (UK) said...

Really love it! Makes a perfect - personal night stand. (What do these men know?)

terramisu said...

Sometimes my hubby doesn't see my vision at first either- but in the end- he is usually happy with the results too.

Connie said...

How do you come up with all your ideas? That is beautiful.

Anji Johnston said...

Absolutely amazing! You are so, so talented and what an eye!

Kasey Hunt said...

Way to go! This is awesome!

Angela said...

I just commented over at Decorating Diaries that for men the "repurposing thing" doesn't come as naturally as it does for us. Here it is again. They have trouble being able to picture things in a way other than their intended purpose. That's okay...in the end they grin and shake their heads!!

John said...

I really like the glass lamp you choose to put on the table. Looks awesome! Keep up the good work... John at Lamps Plus
http://www.lampsplus.com/Info-Center/b/blog/

Paula said...

Hi - love your blog - you have some wonderful ideas. - I just looked at your Ch Tree and village post. How tall id the tree with the village under it. What do you have under the village to support the weight of the tree and village? thanks for helping me out!
Paula funstuff4paula@yahoo.com

Mickelson Family said...

I have this exact sewing table..Now if I could just find the perfect piece of slate for the top of mine. Do you have any extras? I use mine as a side table also. I do wish I could figure out how to turn the front cubby into a drawer.

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