My crazy week and a new junkin' project
I added some antique brass hardware from my stash to the center top and a row of vintage metal lamp edging. This was formerly a circle from a hanging fixture..I just snipped off a piece to fit. I think you can still buy this new. I resisted the urge to add crystals!
I guess I should add that before I added the hardware, I gave the chipping, possibly lead based paint a good scrubbing and whitewashed it with some white satin based paint to cover the old paint and cement it down a bit. I always wonder/worry about unknown old paint! Any further chipping on this should be minimized.
Then I decided this needed a couple hooks at the top. I have some vintage hooks in my stash...someplace...so I decided to make some from vintage silverplate spoons..which I COULD find! I hammered them flat, drilled a hole and attached and bent..viola! I used to use these on furniture for pulls quite often back when I had a shop and was re-doing a lot of old furniture pieces.
The back of the "chalkboard" was unfinished and we can't have that so it got a coat of yummy aqua paint. This was a piece of that new beadboard that just has the grooves..that is what is up with the lines! All ready for the antique show I am doing on Saturday in downtown Clinton, TN.
The "crazy life" part I alluded to in the beginning of this post was finding out this week that my husband is now diabetic! I have been hounding him for years about his dismal eating habits to no avail. I am parts upset, scared and mad all at once! We will carry on. I have spent the week trying to learn what he can and cannot eat. As I had already went to eating (and serving) only non-processed, low cholesterol meals for me a couple weeks ago when I quit Statin drugs, I was mostly on the right track! Just have to be more careful about carb counting for him. He can just take a pill at this point..no shots. His thyroid was also enlarged and he apparently has hypothyroidism too. I think I was more shook about this than he was! I still haven't convinced him to come to the gym with me...he wants to "do it on his own". I think if I can just get him to try the gym once and he sees how nice it is (air conditioned ..music and TV..no pot holes or random animals, humidity, or rain) he might like it and sign up. For now he is walking the driveway.....MEN! So stubborn! On the upside since I started eating non processed and low cholesterol, I have lost 9 pounds without trying in a little over 2 weeks and I am eating more food! So off we go on our new path to better health ..and surprise, surprise..healthy food tastes GREAT! Until next time! (I hope to get some antique show pics taken! Stop back!) Julia