New Life for a Well Used Trunk

A few years ago one of my brothers got me a really cool wicker trunk for my birthday. I loved it! And considering all the rugrats running around this place all the time, it held up pretty well.

At least when you consider the fact that it's been used as a blanket box, a toy box, a boat, a car, a house, a spaceship and anything else a wee one can imagine sitting inside of.

Not to mention the fact that it just happens to be the perfect height for a little seat or a stool for peeking out the window to watch the big kids playing.

Obviously it was in desperate need of a little attention. So I ripped off the wicker, asked my husband to brave the bitter cold and retrieve the staple gun from his work truck, thanks babe, and got to work.

I filled the spaces with some green foam I had lying around, I knew I saved that stuff for a reason, it really needs a solid piece of wood or something, but I didn't have any of that lying around. Hopefully no one needs to peek out the windows any time soon.

The fabric is a really cool shimmery sage stripe, it's from my Aunt who's an interior designer and always has leftovers for me.

I did most of the work while the kids were in bed, but I did have one little helper today when I reattached the lid.

He is now guarding the box that he worked so hard on from his baby sister's behind, because, well, it's still the perfect height for a little seat and now it even has a cushy top.

It looks pretty good I think. I may touch up the wicker on the bottom, but maybe not.


Crafty stuff soon, for real, but first check this out

The kids each got their own section of the garden this summer, my dad told me how much he loved having his little pie shaped piece of the garden when he was a kid and it just sounded like fun. They each picked what would be planted in their section and helped weed and water it. When I asked my son what he wanted in his he said, "What about peanuts?" So we looked it up, bought some raw ones and planted them. We thought we'd lost them to a hungry family of ground hogs, but look! 3 whole peanuts. I don't know if anything is inside them, but he was thrilled with his 3 little peanuts.

The Hombrew Blog

Yeah, so I can't maintain this blog on a regular basis, but decided we needed another blog for my husband's homebrew hobby. Check us out at Beer BS, and soon, very soon, I'll have something crafty for this place, I promise.

Re-purposing Old Tee's

Is it really October already? Yikes September flew! Well I'm back with some new projects. To start with how about re-purposing old tanks into neat-o bags. My brother-in-law has been working hard and getting in shape, so to celebrate I made him some bags out of tanks that no longer fit, but were souvenirs from a fun vacation.

Now souvenir tee transforms into funky souvenir bag,
And a useful and cool bowling ball hammock,
This is used to clean the oil from the lanes off your bowling ball, it's really quite comical to see it in action, men cleaning their balls and all, hee hee hee.

Happy October!