"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 fifth Time Travel Thursday linky party at The Brambleberry Cottage.
Are you ready to share your fondest memories, grandest dreams,
and most creative projects? Great!
Show us what you've got!
While visiting my favorite salvage haunt, I found this fantastic vintage
chair. I loved everything about it—the shape, the remnants of the cool
blue-green paint it wore, and the price...
only four bucks!
I couldn't resist. It just had to come home with me. ; )
Though the totally dilapidated seat was a bit of a drawback, the
incredibly sturdy solid oak frame was a selling point.
I knew I wanted to maintain the terrific color—as found—but I wasn't exactly sure
what I wanted to do with the seat. I debated between a pre-woven
replacement, and a solid panel that I could upholster. But, neither of
those choices seem to fit the character of the chair.
Then the Yankee and I began working on a few projects incorporating the wonderful
vintage beadboard we have stashed in one of the barns...
and inspiration hit!
With a circular saw and a chisel, the old seat was removed,
and a recessed area was created.
I selected a handful of beaded-board pieces—leftover from
prior projects—and the Yankee went to work cutting them down to size.
We played around with a few patterns, until we found one
we both liked.
This vintage beauty now sports a fun, funky new seat from
It's just what this past-to-present project needed
to bring her into the 21st-century! ; )