I love taking old things, things that somebody else might consider junk..and making them into something unique and beautiful.
About a month ago, we rescued two wolfdogs to be companions for Shiloh, our young wolfdog who had lost his companion to old age. When we rescued the two, Sakina and Apollo, a very generous friend donated a huge amount of frozen meat-elk, venison, chicken etc.
I had inherited an old freezer when I bought this house so we moved it inside to hold all the meat but in the living room/kitchen area, it looked ugly, very ugly and out of place–it needed color….badly!
So first we painted it turquoise and then began adding wolf images…
ravens and pine trees..
When we finished, it looked like this..
No longer an eyesore, it fit into the living room/kitchen area more like a piece of art..
A few years ago, I bought an old chair at a resale shop. It had come from an historic hotel, long since closed down. It was stained dark brown and kind of ornamental but I thought it would look better painted so I started painting…
I like using lettering..so I found this quote from Winnie the Pooh and it became part of the chair.
“How do you spell ‘love’?” – Piglet
“You don’t spell it…you feel it.” – Pooh”
It’s not the most comfortable chair, more a piece of art but people always comment on it
We’ve transformed other things too like the bottom part of a large pine tree that had to be chopped down. Rather than cut it up for fire wood, we turned it upside down and used it as an entrance, an arch..
then we painted it, added a gate and lanterns and now it looks like thisThe lettering on it which is not finished says
“Not all those who wander are lost.”~J R.R. Tolkien
When I bought it, it looked like this…plain inside and out..
Over the years it has evolved….
til it looks like this
we’re still working on the inside
I painted clouds on the ceiling..
and I ordered a tiny wood stove called The Hobbit which is perfect for tiny spaces
Maybe it will be next spring before the trailer is completely finished because there is always one more thing to create ..time passes so fast here..no boredom, just not enough time
Even if I had lots of money to buy furniture and stuff, I would rather take the old and discarded things and turn them into something beautiful………..much more rewarding!