Something From Nothing and a little bit of Everything!

The art of turning "good junk" into "great design"

"Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful."
William Morris, Hopes and Fears for Art (1882)

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Family Room Finds

Family.  This is what this room truly reflects.  As I said in the Letter Box Tray Revamped post, it is my favourite room in the house, although my Master Bath would be a close second.  Watch for that finished ( finally after 2 years) project coming soon. 
In our family room as mentioned before there are many found treasures.  My sofa table is an ironing board that was my Grandma's.  The neat thing is, my Mom wrote her name on it, probably 75 years ago.  No need for stripping or refinishing it just needed a repurposed place in our home, and I love the way it looks. 

This washstand was a piece that I found many years ago for $10 at our Townwide Yard Sale in St. George Ontario held every Civic Holiday weekend.  This was a great find.  Already stripped, but the doors were in bad shape and it was a little off kilter.  That is what handy husband is for.  He reinforced it and we bought pebbled glass for the doors and found antique hardware at Timeless Materials in Kitchener to complete the piece.  This one is great for candles and bar glasses

My Cheese box was another purchase from Christie's Antique Show, coming up again September 8, 2012, and is a great holder for my first Sampler Block Quilt.

After viewing many posts about styled bookcases on Pinterest  I thought I would add my own. I did post our firplace and bookcases, made from Ikea Kitchen Cabinets, some time ago, but have added a few pieces and wanted to share.   
We moved into this room in February 2010 and I wouldn't change a thing, well yet anyway, even the paint colour which I really do like.  Farrow and Ball- Cooking Apple Green.  It really suits the wood  tones and the natural feel of the room.
Thanks for touring our Family Room.

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