Nice legs!

Still winter, still weird weather – hot, cold, ice, snow, rain, ugh! Not so easy to do big projects. So, another little one: I’ve wanted to change out the legs on our fairly generic Target storage benches that make up the ‘dining room’ banquette forever, and finally found two sets that are close enough matches and the right length on ebay. (Set two in the mail now – they look like a match, so fingers crossed). Today I grabbed new top plates (brackets) for them, and installed the first set. Thank goodness new plates are still made for the exact same thread pattern. The new-old legs are so much more classy! Witness: before, so blocky and really poorly made/finished.

And after, so chic! And solid. Nothing like vintage – you get good quality with the right feel.


And the side-by-side comparison. No contest.

Stay tuned for more cabin-fever fun!


Pretty pictures

We did do some projects this week, but minor ones, or ones that aren’t quite done yet. But, we had the prettiest day today and it seemed like maybe just some pretty pictures capture it for the week. This first set is in the back yard:

And these lovely bits are from walking the dogs around the lake. Snow was unloading from branches the whole time – the dogs kept thinking I was throwing snowballs at them!

We’re starting to get fired up for spring projects–it suddenly feels not so far away.