A Mistake

I saw this lovely old chest for sale in one of the local antique markets around here. And around here,  “antique ” means good old wood  stuff that some Etsy wannabe has ruined with chalk paint and then stenciled a sea shell on top. But this was different – it wasn’t chalk paint it was…

Our Beloved EKTORP

For reasons that are boring even to me, I find myself on the brink of buying a flat pack love seat from Ikea. Okay. I’ll confess – the reasons are: we don’t have enough mess and turmoil in this house where only 2 oldsters live we think the challenge of bolting a piece of upholstered…

Who Among Us Doesn’t Like A Good Trash-To-Treasure Story?

You bargain your way down to $20 for a bent and rusty Craigslist find. Then you add $20 worth of sandpaper, rust reformer and sparkly Vintage Copper spray paint. No charge for the elbow grease. BOOM – a trash hunter's success story. #101viewsofthepatio #DIY #spraypaint #rustoleum #bakersrack #classicretrodesign A post shared by cripessuzette (@cripessuzette) on…

It’s A Tough Job To Find Enough Things To Spray Paint Around Here

Adventures in spray painting: Metallic Copper patio table. Really happy about how this looks next to the wood rockers. #DIY #spraypaint #101viewsofthepatio A post shared by cripessuzette (@cripessuzette) on Apr 25, 2017 at 5:05am PDT I had a little black table steel mesh table that was  a feature in my short-lived Mexican Happy Hour Stoopscape.  Black…