When you live in a small space, you need things that will do dual duty. I am keeping this is mind as I am helping to create my daughter’s furniture pieces that will do things that she needs them to do. One thing I came up with is a side table for two chairs. I made it out of a metal trash can that I found on sale for $1 at the thrift store. I repainted it and topped it with a marble plant stand top that I was not using and painted a thin line of silver around the bottom so you can’t tell too much that the white colors did not match. This enables there to be storage on the inside for my daughter’s crochet work.
There wasn’t room for a coat closet in her small house, but she needed a place to hang coats with the cold weather setting in. I created a coat rack out of the leftover footboard from the same bed we made her front porch swing out of using the headboard. For the hooks, I bent some old spoons around a pipe clamp that I had clamped down to the workbench. Zero dollars spent. I tried to transfer the letters to the board with polycrylic, but it didn’t work well so I ended up have to hand paint them.
Another thing I worked on for her house were some gnomes as a Christmas decoration. I bought the bottom half of a Christmas tree for $2 at a thrift store and paid about $2.50 for some felt. My daughter gave me the pacifier that they gave her for the baby when they were in the hospital. A great way to keep a memento. . .
Lastly, we went to a church homecoming so I found a way to bring our homegrown beef, sausage, eggs, and some horseradish and pansies.