I had a rough Friday. My last firetruck of the day didn’t go quite as planned (a post on my line of work is HERE) , so after filling up an entire garbage can of destroyed striping, I was ready for an easy weekend. You’d think 20 years in the business would have me a pro at what I do, right? You’re never too good to improve it appears.
And then Saturday morning arrived. A week’s worth of 6:30 am’s totally caught up with us leaving us in zombie mode. I looked over at my zonked out son and decided we’d enjoy a lazy Saturday to recoup. And head to the library to pick up my new weekend read that was on hold. Yipee!
I also took a little time to play with my new toy. This mini metal bistro beauty was at the neighbour’s curb a couple days ago. I lurched my truck to a stop with rolling eyed son in tow, giggled and let out a whoopin’ “SCORE!” as I heaved it into the back of the truck. Tell me this isn’t cute!
I thought of all the fantastical things I could do with it as I silently recouped and read my book on the patio.
“I know… many would repaint you to clean you up. But I rather like the warm white color you are AND your rusty imperfections….” Figures. I can’t even seem to MAKE an excuse to paint something these days. Why must I fall in love with everything as is?!?
So I played a little ‘”What’s different about these pictures?” And totally took advantage of that little center shelf.
Pallet sofa tutorial is HERE
Hmmm… the fake ivy in a clay pot would be VERY easy to care for…
Well… then again a little punch of freshly cut purple blooms is pretty too. And add the throw blanket in for good measure. And I’ll just remove that bench…
Wait… maybe I ought to be flaunting some ice water instead of coffee…
Ah… right. And my ever present little girl. ‘Bout time you showed up.
Oh cool! The sun makes a nice impression to the left…
The purple (and the cat) won. With the promise of the green stepping in when the purple is a done deal. Or maybe something else will transpire before then. Who knows.
The little bistro table in front of my pallet sofa is perfecto. It’s regular table height which makes a great addition to a sitting area for when you wish to bring out a meal.
As for the ‘change my mind’ shelf? TOTAL bonus for someone that can’t make up her mind.