Friday, May 22, 2015

A Chair and a Bird Cage

When my parents bought the house we moved from last year (yes, I lived in that house as a child, too), the attic contained a few treasures. Most if it was furniture, like old beds, which we sold at an auction company before we moved. (Yes, some of the stuff was still in our attic.) I remember a neat metal top table and some chairs. I have one chair. The table went to my sister, Janet, who refinished it. I'm not sure where the table is today. Here's the chair we kept. 

Hubby used the best of the two chairs to create one good chair. It is a neat old chair!

One of the treasures was an old birdcage. We never had a bird so it sat in the attic since 1963!  And, it made the move to this house. 

Today I cleaned it up. I had help :)

I hope to display something in it. Zoe wishes we were getting a bird! 

Another piece of furniture made the move. It's a neat piece that needs to be refinished. We hope to bring out the beauty and put it to use.....sometime! For now, it's in the storage area of our basement....too surrounded by things to get a good picture. 

Old shutters also made the move. Hubby wants to make a headboard out of those. But first, I would like to get a new King size mattress. Before that purchase can be made, a new vehicle must be purchased. My car needs too many repairs. We will sell it and look for a minivan......because I need room for car seats and Grands! 


Mari said...

Those things are treasures! Their age makes them valuable, but because they belonged to your parents they have that sentimental value.
I love the idea of using the shutters as a headboard.

TammyLB said...

That birdcage is the cutest- and so is Zoey!

Jean Stauffer said...

Wow, as much detail as I usually remember about things, these items totally escaped my memory. My main memory of moving into that house is that four of us girls slept in one bedroom! And I remember that before we moved in we made a hallway to the back bedroom. I think otherwise you had to go through the bathroom to get to that bedroom. Can you imagine??

Linda E said...

How nice to find some things that you can update and use. I love the birdcage idea, and the headboard one too! When you get both finished, be sure and show us a picture. Hope you have a nice day!

Theresa said...

I love old treasures, especially when it has memories from childhood:) That is one cute birdcage, I can't wait to see what you do with it! You sure are lucky to have such a helpful little one! Have a blessed day dear Doris, HUGS!

Mary Ellen said...

I remember the pieces you are talking about. Susan wishes Zoe had a bird, when you are ready to get one, she can help you with information, and we have an extra bird cage also. The metal table top table is in CA at Scott and Sheri's house, I'll send you a picture.
Have a good day!

Anonymous said...

Cute photo of Zoe, your helper!

Wishing you all a nice weekend.