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Friday, August 19, 2011

NH Antiques Week and From out of the Woods

Antiques week has come and gone, but I'm still playing blog catch-up, so here are some pics of my space set up for the big kick-off event at From out of the Woods:

This is an old drafting table that needed a new top. I cut a piece of 1" plywood and covered the top in old Victorian architectural drawings.

A close-up of the top after 3 coats of poly:

Had about fifteen old register/receipt holders. They are great for displaying photos or simply keeping track of important notes.

I filled the wall going down the stairs. Love the look of a buch of these grouped together.

Here is the first view coming down into the stairs in my space. I love the set of drawers. This piece needed a new top, plus I added the metal casters and numbers to on the porcelain knobs.

This is one of my favorites!

Started off as this old tool box I picked up on a buying trip in CT/NY.

I used the rest of the box to make these two pieces, which I brought to From out of the Woods yesterday.

I had no idea what I wanted to do with this piece when I bought it, but I love how it turned out: wall cubbies, chalkboard and desk!

Have a happy day!


Tuesday, August 16, 2011


Though it's back to business this week, I spent last week in York, Maine, with my kids and three other families. Despite being a bit hectic with 8 kids, two dogs and 9 adults, the kids and I had a wonderful time. I'm so thankful for the opportunity to ly on the beach soaking up the sun, build sand castles and ride the waves with my kids. The week was remarkably relaxing and I can't wait to do it all again next year!

The last day of my vacation, I got up early and watched the sun rise at the rocky beach that was just steps from our cottage. Photos don't do the experience justice, but here are a few anyway.

Have a happy day!


Monday, August 15, 2011

New IPad Covers and Guestbooks on ETSY

I've been busy at the bookpress making IPad covers and guestbooks. Check out my ETSY shop for the new listings. I love the IPad covers! I'm working on Kindle/Nook covers--how great for the bibliophile who loves gadgets! Here are some preview photos (sorry about the smudges on my IPad screen...I have little ones:-):

And here are photos of the guestbooks I just added:

More tomorrow as I play blog catch-up!

Take care, Michelle