Watch the transformation of an MCR - our mid-century ranch

Watch the transformation of an MCR - our mid-century ranch
Built in 1957 as the model home for the development. 1796 sqft, 3 bedroom, 2 bath.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

The Reading Nook [Again], a Light, and Two Acquisitions

K made this kicking footstool for the reading nook. I know I have been writing a lot about the nook lately but we really like the space and have been putting in time to get it together. It is an evolving process and will continue.

Here are some BEFORE shots of the footstool that K found in a little shop here in town.

As you can see it is pretty disgusting and lumpy.

So yours truly took his big ole knife and went to work on the thing to get it ready for restoration.

Now it just needs a final cleaning and it will be ready for the K magic to take place. K's magic is protected by copyright or some such legalize so there are no images of the process. So enjoy the results.

Oh yeah, we also put in a shelf in the reading nook.

Behold the footstool in all its restored glory!

Our latest art acquisition:

One night K and I were watching American Pickers and they had this guy on there named Butch Anthony who made funky art and collected oddball things that the pickers dug. Well we dug it too and thanks to this newfangled invention called the internet we found some stuff from him and broke the ice. He has these cool modified paintings where he draws in the skeletons. Ours is an antique photo. We love it. Check him out!
Butch Anthony's Museum of Wonder
Some of his Artwork on Etsy.

We put up a new light fixture in the kitchen. Nothing too fancy but not bad for a $1 find at a yard sale.



Our latest yard sale acquisition:

Not bad for $20 - and it comes with a mirror. It needs a little bit of polishing but should be rocking out somewhere sometime soon. Jerome is fascinated by our latest find.

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