Tuesday, October 18, 2011

This weekend progress was finally made! The house has been low on the priority list. Remember the tree planting...?  

By progress, I mean projects got started and by projects I mean painting:

Here is a before picture & I plan on going into detail once these 3 projects are complete. We have a large check list of projects to complete before Thanksgiving & these three were on the list!

One of my favorite things to do (when I have time) is to go treasure hunting. Before my friend C (6 Petals) moved north we would spend our lunch breaks exploring some of the most random thrift and vintage shops. A few months ago, I saw a post card on Momma Pink Strings refrigerator for an auction for a restaurant that was going out of business. I asked if I could tag along. It was a long morning, in an unairconditioned building but I left with one of my favorite treasures yet... An old feed scale. It is amazing how competitive people can get in an auction but I totally understand. When you want it, you have to have it. One suggestion is to write down the max you want to spend on an item so you don't get carried away. Trust me....

This scale has been sitting on the floor in our kitchen since the day I brought it home. I knew I needed to find a chain that wasn't shinny & brand new and I needed to figure out a way to hang the thing.

After digging through the barn we found lots of chain but the chain we ended up using had been sitting above the scale for months. We had left over chain from the light fixture above our table (which I haven't shared yet. I will soon. Promise) and I left the chain sitting on the microwave table since the day the fixture was installed because I just wasn't sure what to do with it. It happened to be the perfect height & color. Score.

The hanging part I left up to Geoff. This way if it falls it isn't my fault :)

I should have taken pictures of what we used but I was in the middle of rolling my veggie sushi. It was basically a large hook that he screwed into the beam in the attic. He actually got in the attic and measure where the beans were. Way more effort than I would have put into it... Its not going anywhere.

Eventually there will be cabinets below but right now it adds something fun and different to this corner. I think I can store produce or even flowers in it for decoration. It even has practical uses: weighing broccoli for a broccoli soup recipe that I will share soon.

Its an unexpected addition to our kitchen but it makes me smile.

I am so excited to share all of the painting projects & multiple soup recipes with you soon!

.live creatively well.


  1. I'm with jess-- LOVE IT!!!! I've seen a couple of those on my hunting trips, but not one worth buying...yet :)