Hello world!

Welcome to Pretty Antiques Wonderful Salvage!

Or as I like to call it P.A.W.S.  

My name is Diane & this is my first post! Yay!!!

Please bear with me as I learn to navigate the blog world & use my iPhone pics. (I hope to learn how to take proper photographs with a real digital Camera one day very soon.) So grab some Iced Tea & have a seat on my front porch

PAWS- Diane's front porch

Let’s get to know one another, & talk about DIY, flea markets, Restoring, Repurposing,”Junk”, Pets, Travel  &  whatever else you can think of to have some FUN!

This is one of my Pups “Pixie”  checking out one of my recent projects.cropped-bench-with-Pixie.jpg

My friend Jodie gave me a sofa/console table which I didn’t need, so I repurposed it into a bench to put at the foot of my bed & I’m such a rookie I forgot to take my own “before” photo. so I’ll improvise, it looked similar to this one I found online

bench from console like this

I first unscrewed the feet & removed the bottom shelf then cut the legs down to 17″ I had to take the threaded inserts out of the cut off pieces, drill new holes into the shortened legs, then reinsert the threaded hanger bolts ( I think that’s what you call them)bench legs metal screw inserts

Then I added my grandmother’s needlepoint cushion to the top & Voila!

Paws - Bench at foot of bed with need point cushion

Not the best “after” photo either. 🙁  Remember I said I was a Rookie!! 🙂

Now, I’m looking at the bed & bench thinking it might be time to paint them also with some Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint. hmmmm?? What do you think?

I look forward to any suggestions or comments you may have. (click on reply section below)

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