Today I am joining Kathleen over at Faded Charm for WHITE WEDNESDAY.
If you have read my blog for a while you know how much I love books. So instead of a dining room, we decided to create a library. A place to keep our books and sit and read. My shelves are filled and I have stacks and stacks on the floor and on the tables. I love it!
One thing I wanted was a looooong table with chairs on either side. The idea came from when I was a child and used to go to the library. The tables were always long with lots of seating. So I came up with the idea of a door table. Someone had given me an old door. I painted it ' that vintage green' and Don built a frame and put it together. He did an awesome job. It came out just as I wanted. I placed a long piece of glass over the top and slipped little vintage photos and dried ferns under it.
An old cupola sits in the middle of the table to give the area a little height and interest.
I also wanted 8 mismatched chairs . So I searched the markets until I found the perfect ones. I either got them for free or only paid $5.00 each. I painted them all with the same white paint, numbered them and today I took off the tulle bows and put on some great webbing with a pin of bling in the center. I really like the look:)
Puzzles have been made here, business done, art projects and computer work. It is the perfect place to be. I also have a Dove that keeps me company in here along with a sofa chairs and a fireplace for those chilly days. I love our little library and never miss having a dining room. We are more 'gather around the kitchen table' kind of people anyway and would probably never use it;)
One more white.....At a show Nicole and I were supposed to be selling at I spotted a pair of great cement planters. I always find the best things when I am supposed to be selling and not buying:) Does this happen to anyone else? They are too fragile to put outside so they are in doors. This one is home to a 'sea onion' plant with squiggly runners.
I hope you enjoyed my White Wednesday today. I will be stopping by yours to say hello:)
~Till next time....................................