Drowning in knobs!!

Have you ever noticed if you look at a word enough times it starts to look wrong? That's how I currently feel about the word knob.

I realized that I still need to get knobs for the desk/hutch that I painted here! Silly me. Off I went searching (online) for the perfect knobs. I never really thought about how.many.different. kinds of knobs there are! I found quite a few on Home Depot's website that I like...take a look and let me know what you think! I'll definitely paint the knobs if they come in a gold color.

What do you think? Or is there a better place to find knobs?


Something Old is New

While over at my grandmas house for our weekly dinner date last week, I asked her about the photograph below. It had been sitting in her laundry room for a while, and she said I could have it if I wanted (of course I did!). In it (somewhere) is my grandpa's uncle. I might be a little crazy, but I am so excited my grandma gave this to me! It means a lot to have something from my grandpa's life since he just passed away last year. At the bottom it reads:

93rd Aero Squadron. 1919
"Just back from France"

I think I'm starting to love collecting more and more old things, I love wondering where they came from and what kind of stories they tell.

{you may notice some changes around my blog lately/in coming days, no worries, I'm just being indecisive about how I'd like it to look}
**EDITED 05/27/10**
After a little digging, I found out more information about the picture. Ok, it was more like I googled the title of the photo and found this site right away. It is amazing that there is a whole website about the 93rd Aero Squadron, with names, photos, and stories. I even found my grandpa's uncle after I realized his name was on the back of the photo I have. It's Robert Goetz, who, I found from the website, was a cook in the 93rd Aero Squadron.
Have you found out any stories behind old items you have?
(PS...I think I'm getting closer to getting my blog how I want it to look!)


It's about time

Ok guys, here it is, finally! This is how my dresser (desk/hutch?) started out. I got it for dirt cheap and it very sturdy! As you can see, it was green, and very scratched up!

And....here it is after! This is after lots of sanding and a couple of coats of Rust-Oleum Painter's Touch in Heirloom White (my new love). It's not quite finished, I'd like to distress it more and then wipe it down with a dark stain, but I love it for now!

Hope you are all having a wonderful spring! I know I'm enjoying this sunshine :)
Linking up with:
Make it Yours @ My Backyard Eden
Miss Mustard Seed's Furniture Feature Friday


Rain Rain, Go Away

It's been raining a lot (no surprise living here in the Pacific NW), but I am daydreaming of summer. Here are a few pretties to feast your eyes on if you want to daydream too :)

All Via

Ahh I love all the frilly girly-ness (yes, I know that's not a word :)) of the dresses.

What do you love right now?