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Friday, January 6, 2017

A Couple Finds and Refurbishes

We've had a cold, windy start to the New Year here in Portland. I've kept busy keeping the bird feeders full and the hummingbird feeders thawed. In between that, I did manage to do a little work painting this step stool. 
I picked this up at an estate sale last Fall for $3. The stool is sturdy and I figured with a little paint on it I could easily resell it in my Home and Patio Sale.  I painted it with Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint Tricycle mixed with a little Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint Curio. I then finished it with Dover's Chalk Paint Dark Wax. Not bad for a $3 stool.

Even better was the lamp globe we picked up free on the sidewalk! It looked to be what was left of a swag lamp.
I cleaned it up and fixed the latches on it so it would stay shut.  I then added a Hanging Lantern Cord with On/Off Switch and a light bulb. Voila, now the globe has it's swag back on! This lamp will be available in the Home and Patio Sale as well.
On a side note, Ed and Olive had their first visit to the avian vet last weekend. They surprisingly enjoyed the car trip sitting in their new travel cage.

We're such novice bird owners and we peppered the vet with a thousand questions but she was happy to answer them. We also discovered *gasp* the internet lied to us and some of what we've read about the birds was not correct!




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