The Happyish Homestead

Friday, August 6, 2010

Easy, Peasy, Rice and Cheesy

The project is the table not the cute, little chairs, disappointing, I know. We picked it up at a thrift store and it was originally an end table for a family room. You know the kind that you buy as soon as you turn 50 and hold on to till you die? And you probably have two, a Mr. and a Mrs.? It has the little half shelf above it? Does anyone know what I'm talking about? We took off the little half shelf and painted it. It's the pefect size for kids until about the age of four.
I've seen loads of music sheet wreaths, but those just aren't me. I saw this idea on someone else's blog and I though I could manage it. The step-by-step: take old sheet music, role it into a tube, tape it, put it in a container. I put some old towels in the bottom so they would sit higher.

I saw this idea on someone's blog who posted a picture of it as seen in Pottery Barn. It must be a good idea if it's in Pottery Barn. Take some books that you don't read or won't read (one of those ones pictured here is Walden) tear off the covers, stack them up, and tie them with string.

I know this is a really late-in-the-day post, but my mom is in town and she can't be stopped when it comes to estate sales and garage sales. She gets a little crazy...but I love her like a mom.

Anyway, these are projects that took a day or less. What I mean by that, it that one project took an hour and the other two five minutes.

I'm off to clean my sale finds,



  1. I went to check your blog this morning, and it wasn't updated and so I became concerned. Then I remembered that it was Friday, Mom was in town, and put the two things together, realizing you were probably out estate saling! I have some new crafts that I am working on that I'll have to email you pics of. Some of them are turning out and some are not!

  2. I totally know the end tables you're talking about. My parents used to have them. Fortunately, they don't still have them. I'm glad someone FINALLY found a good use for Walden.

  3. I thought it was "easy peasy lemon squeezy" ...which would have gone well with your background.

    ...just sayin...

  4. Best use for Walden that I have ever seen.

  5. I like your crafts. It was a good idea to repurpose that old end table, but what's up with "as you turn 50?" I turned 50 earlier this year and don't remember buying any odd furniture :).


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