A post from Kelli–
This past weekend, I was lucky enough to be able to tag along with Mom and Dad–and Buck– to Clear Lake for Antiques in the Park. I have gone the last few years and loved it all. Often times, I just go to look and get ideas. I really like the exciting part of looking for a piece or trying to refinish or paint something myself rather than just buy it, so I really try to get cool ideas on how to make junk useful again. By the end of this post, you’ll see that I really like cupboards and things that are a 1930’s color of green. Here’s one of my faves–
I really just love little cupboards! I think they’re just so cute and I like this one that it looks worn. One of my favorite thing about antiques is when they look worn. It always gets me to thinking about how it was used or how it ended up to be where it’s at and that to me is sometimes the most interesting part.
I also have been on the lookout for a drawer similar to this one, but with a tad bit bigger spaces. I would love to hang it in my kitchen and use it to collect little momentos from places I’ve been or other special things. I have one in my dining room right now that I keep my shot glasses in, but I’d love to add one to the kitchen too.
Another thing that I’m in love with is containers! And when there are many containers in one big container–HEAVEN! I really like the industrial look of this piece too–I think that industrial quality is starting to sneak into my preferences slowly…
And again–more green! The only problem that I have with all of this wonderfulness, is that there is no more space in my house! When we bought our house, we bought the farm with it and I’m assuming that until we are unable to care for ourselves, Jason and I will be here, so what room I have now is likely the only room that I’ll have. Slowly, I’ve been working on trying to get a room upstairs finished to turn into a spare bedroom, but most of the things I’m drawn to are the fun tables and cupboards that won’t quite fit into a bedroom. Maybe I’ll just have to redecorate my whole house–That’d be fun!