Saturday was my semi-annual trip to Ikea followed by collapsing on the couch in exhaustion. I picked up some new things for organization and the garden but didn’t spend too much.
I did take this shelving unit that I picked up for $5 at the Salvation Army and sanded, cleaned and then stained it:
I already had the stain for the project I’m working on for my swinging bench. Here’s how it turned out:
Since I’ll be replacing all the wood on my bench with similar wood and the same stain I thought they would look great together. And now I have a place to hold my book and iced tea:
The slat for the bench there is so I can measure the wood and starting cutting on the miter saw. Here’s one of my new plants in the Ikea planter:
Flowers that I cut and put into small vases bloomed overnight:
I’ve also been working on these sheets I got for $2 at the Salvation Army:
And then rolled up the strips into balls:
all in the process of making a rag rug for the guest room in blues and greens.