"We all have our time machines. Some take us back, they're called memories.
Some take us forward, they're called dreams."
Welcome to the 6th Time Travel Thursday linky party at The Brambleberry Cottage!
Are you ready to share your fondest memories, grandest dreams,
and most creative projects? Great!
Then let's get to it!
I've wanted to build a yard conservatory
out of vintage windows for some time now. And I was finally able to talk my Yankee
project partner into it this week.
We pulled the basic bones—the windows above and
the old chippy-paint board below—out of the barn a few days ago and began construction.
Don't you just love vintage chippy?! ; )
It didn't take long to construct the basic conservatory.
Honestly, I was glad to get this part done though, so we could move on
to the really fun part—embellishment!
I pulled these old legs and spindles out of our stash
in the barn because, in my mind, I saw this lovely lady-to-be standing on pretty legs.
And...we needed something with character to
camouflage the rough areas where the windows
were joined and to cover the plywood that was used for the base.
out of the barn came more vintage beaded boards.
Once all that was taken care of, it was time for the
really, really fun part—decoration!
These old door escutcheons were perfect for the gabled ends.
This rusty ornamental iron piece
and vintage tin panels came from our favorite salvage yard.
I think the scrolly designs of each
are just fabulous. Don't you?
Giving her a tin skirt was another
decorative feature that seemed to evolve as we went along.
Little details make such a difference!
See where we used the chippy-paint board and the escutcheons?
And the vintage knobs and curly cutouts—from the tin panels—added
just the right touch to the gable peaks, as well.
I was delighted to find this old filigree door handle
at the bottom of a bin of vintage hardware in our workshop.
Just one more pretty little detail. ; )
These old decorative wood pieces
were scored at a local junk shop.
I had two that were perfect for dressing up the front and back.
I added some plants and a vintage statue to "pretty up" the inside.
Yep! I think they look great in there.
What do you think?
I've been waiting a very long time for this conservatory to come into being.
But, I have to admit, good things do come to those who wait!
**To get all the how-to details for making your own conservatory visit here.**
Linking up to
Carolyn's for Make It Yours Day.