I am so excited to be a part of this wonderful project. One day while I was doing my rounds to my favorite thrift stores my favorite ladies at the Habitat For Humanity Restore approached me about doing this “art show” I pushed back and said I do furniture not art. Well almost in unison like they rehearsed before hand they exclaimed – Liz what you do to furniture IS art, so here I am. The point of the project is to take something you got from the Restore and remake it into art and sometime in July they will auction it off to benefit Habitat for Humanity which is a great cause and gives people who may not otherwise have the means an opportunity to own their own home.
So I started with this piece that has been at the Restore for at least 6 months.
What you can’t see is the broken leg in the back that needs to be fixed. Well I didn’t care for the shape of the legs anyway so I just removed them and replaced them with some turned legs I picked up at the estate sale of a man with a HUGE woodworking shop. I assume the are hand spun since they are all slightly different. I got them not knowing what I would use them for , only knowing at some point I would use them. See my hoarding ways do pay off to make cool things. I also added some sweet casters I picked up at the Restore. I reused some cabinet doors to make shelves and Mod Podged decorative butterfly napkins to them.
I put hinges on the bottom shelf to make hidden storage underneath. I changed the door and painted it with a custom mix of several chalk paint colors.
This baby looks NOTHING like it did in its previous life.
This just proves with a little time and love we can remake things to keep them out of our landfills and have unique pieces to use in our homes.