Thursday, July 24, 2014

Sweet Vintage Book Holder

It's been a busy week, we have family in town, and my kiddos are loving playing with their cousins! So I thought I would share a piece a did awhile ago (before I started the blog)...

I just love the curves on this piece and the spindles they are just so sweet!

A friend of mine scored this vintage book holder for free! It had some mid-century modern style legs oringally. But it just didn't seem like they belonged so I took them off. I painted this piece an aqua color and I used a homemade chalk paint recipe (latex paint + Plaster of Paris). I'm not sure of the measurements of paint to Plaster of Paris since I whipped up the recipe a long while ago and because I usually don't measure precisely anyways ;)

There are a ton of recipes online for homemade chalk paint in case you interested in making your own! Here's one i found here

I decided to share this piece with you since its headed back to my friend's house (the one who originally found it). She was kind enough to let me use it in my daughter's room and I'm on a purging spree at the moment (I'm downsizing like crazy). I love to do that every couple months! It feels so good to get rid of stuff that is just cluttering our house!

It feels like a fresh start and in a 1300 square foot house with 2 kiddos, 2 adults, and 3 dogs, we don't need the added clutter of things that don't function well in our home. I made a decision a while ago that if I don't absolutely love something or if something is really not helpful or functional in my home, it's much better for me to let it go! Sometimes less is more!

Do you enjoy decluttering as much as I do?!

Thanks for stopping by hope your having a lovely day!

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  1. I just had to visit Danielle and I love your blog! Keep up the good work!