A great inexpensive flooring option is to simply finish the osb sub floor with a good varathane floor finish. We did this at our cabin for a warm rustic look that is still strong and durable.
We will do almost anything for a little extra outdoor seating at our cabin! I usually like to rescue old furniture and make it over but I must say I was a little astonished when my husband pulled these chairs out of the woods and brought them home for me. There were just so many layers of paint and rust and dirt...oh and webs...with bugs!
Anyway..the ambitious side of me decided to tackle the job and I followed a careful procedure to not only cover the rust but prevent more from showing up.
I decorated this mantel in gold, cream and rustic touches. I made the pine cone Christmas trees at the ends and added some birch logs and a simple grapevine wreath to contrast the gold accents.
I bought an old painters step ladder that was layered with chippy paint originally thinking I would leave it as is. However I couldn't find a place for it to fit in my house so I stripped and sanded it and repainted.
Another purchase of an old crate gave me the idea to combine the two to make a shabby tray table for my dining room which ended up being the perfect fit for my ladder.
I used an old credenza, that I made over with fresh paint and new handles, an old desk hutch, kitchen canisters and other odds and ends to come up with this organized space in my craft room.
I hate when my drinking glasses get to a point where they have rebelled from the dishwasher and have turned cloudy and just plain ugly.
About once a year...maybe a little longer....I have to pick through the glasses, throwing out the yuck and purchasing some new.
Since I hate throwing things out and like to recycle whatever I can, I decided to make pencil holders with some of the glasses. I can ALWAYS use those!...