Oh September, I’ve been waiting for you. Summer on the front end. Fall on the back end.
From flip flops to tall boots and iced coffee to the famous pumpkin spiced latte.
You might be my favorite of all…
Slightly bittersweet with back-to-school and the mass exodus around Cape May.
Homework and schedules are at ease as we retreat to September. We’ll take a few quiet, lingering afternoons on the beach before we trade sand for crunching leaves underfoot.
Pictured here is a sweet little desk painted in Layla’s Mint and finished with antiquing wax. It is available at The West End Garage. Open daily 10-6 in September.
Our latest upcycled victim is a fantastic old crate which was once a chicken coop. I’d imagine that chickens were transported to and from auction in this coop. Feathers flying as the birds were off to find a new farm to call home.
The coop is larger than most that I’ve seen in the past and a bit more rudimentary in construction. The wear and aging on the wood can’t be matched. It has that perfectly weathered & washed out color that retailers like Restoration Hardware try to replicate.
We removed the door from the top of the coop as it was raised and not conducive to a new life as a coffee table. Over the opening there is now a large piece of glass making it functional again. We added casters to elevate the coop to coffee table height and, of course making it mobile.
I always love a good coop coffee table. We’ve transformed a few over the years! This one is for sale at The West End Garage.
Did you spy the Victorian pink baluster lamp? Another new upcycle from Circa Dee! This one might be a keeper though. It’s still up in the air. We’re working on this living space so we’ll see how things shake out. That color & patina though…