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Monday, May 21, 2012


I love all of the old retro telephone stands that I see everywhere. I, however, can never find one. HELLO GOODWILL and their recently returned 1/2 price Friday!!!!
I got this for $5.04 and am so excited!!!! I was going to paint it yellow, but it was a little boring. So, I decided to find fabric and then decide on a colour. I went to fabricland (alone) and was able to browse without anybody whining (woo hoo). I found some material, but it was in another woman's arms!!! I sooooo wanted to grab it and run, but I figured I had to be polite and ask her whether she was planning to buy all of it. She graciously let me buy my 1/2 metre and give it back to her. I am in love, sigh.
Isn't it pretty? I thought it would go with the yellow, but it gets washed out by the light colour. What to do, what to do?? I know, go FUSHIA!!!
It was a little bright for the kitchen, so I used my trusty maple walnut stain and toned it down. I reattached the seat, and look what I got!!!
Diego gets in every single picture I take. Crazy dog. I put the bench under my window and added the phone and a pencil holder. I love it!
Now, the kitchen matches this pink pumpkin
Anybody else bringing some colour into an otherwise dull room? Partying here

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  1. Vicky, you know I love me some pink! great redo! That fabric is gorg!

    1. I knew you would love the pink!! My daughter should be your kid! I adore the fabric too. So subtle, yet pretty. Thanks for visiting!

  2. That is a cute redo! Love the pink!
    Thanks for linking up this week!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

    1. Thanks Stacey. I really, really like this one too!

  3. I love this so much! You did sucha fantastic job and I adore your fabric choice!

    1. Thanks Lesley. It is so hard to find nice fabric in this town. So when I find some, I scoop it up. We'll see how many times the animals knock the phone down - that will be the true test as to whether it was a good idea or not!

  4. Great find and revamp!! Love that fabric!
    New follower!