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So, I know I am way behind the curve (maybe you’re already sick of seeing chevron), but I finally did it! And, I am happy with it.

The whole project, for which of course I don’t have any in-progress or before pictures, took a couple afternoons. It clogged up our courtyard (everyone had to scoot themselves around the project to get to the front door) and smelled up the house (paint and wood stain fumes drifted in through the giant draft space under our front door).

I think I want to keep orange or red flowers up there on a regular basis. The bottles were collected and painted over a few weeks. It was a great excuse to clean out the fridge and empty out old salad dressing and hot sauce bottles, oh and wine bottles, can’t forget those. I dripped, as sparingly as I could manage, my favorite Annie Sloan paint inside and rolled them around until the paint covered the insides sufficiently.

I found a few insulators at a flee market once and my mother-in-law gave me a small collection of them that had belonged to her dad. It has saved me from climbing over barbed wire and stealing them from the tops of unused power line poles.

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Yesterday afternoon I was feeling the need to get something accomplished, so I decided to add a little life to this back wall.  I should have taken a before photo, but I didn’t think of it. Basically it looked something like this minus the starfish, framed moths and plant.  It was pretty bare. There used to be a lamp on the table, but I got sick of it so its been out in the garage for a few weeks.

The console table is actually the piece we used as an altar in our wedding ceremony (we were married outside).  So it is special to me and I always love incorporating it into our home decor.  The painting is also very personal as it was painted by my husband’s grandfather.

I love the moths.  They were a gift to my husband (from me) for one of his birthdays before we were married. We were both very sad when one of the wings fell off.  Someday we will get that frame apart so that we can fix that poor guy (I’m pretty sure the male is the small one). Its a tough one to crack though.  We will need to actually pry apart the wood to get inside.

The plant stand is actually a wire cake stand. I think it would look better with a larger pot, but this console table can’t really handle a bigger plant. It would totally get knocked over and that would be sad.  I’m always at a loss for what to put on top of surfaces that small children can reach.  This plant and pot are somewhat questionable, but I think we’re safe for the time being.

Ugh, I obviously need to do something about the visible stereo. Its bugged me for a while. Maybe tomorrow…

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