It has been storming like crazy here in North Carolina. Our poor dog, Penny, hates storms and when I woke up this morning, she was hiding underneath the drying rack in our laundry room. Poor thing!!!
I finally got around to taking photos of my sewing machine table re-do, and I am pleased with the way it turned out! Wanna take a peek? Here you go!
Hubby and I dated LONG distance (1093 miles apart) for 2 years before I transferred to Appalachian. I was at college at Texas A&M (whoop!) and he was at Appalachian State in NC. We saw each other around 4 times A YEAR. Yeah. talk about TOUGH. There were times when I would cry because I missed him so much. Seeing each other for a couple days every 3 months is no fun. I don't see how military wives do it.
So, during our time apart, we would write letters to each other. It was all we had since we couldn't be together. I remember staying up so late to finish up a letter and I also remember the WONDERFUL feeling I would get when a letter from Seth would arrive in the mail. Man, I loved that moment.
The other day when I found the HUGE box of letters that I kept from him, I knew that I wanted to do something special with them. They have been sitting in boxes for years and I am so happy that I now have a special place for some of them. There are letters from both him and me and also our first plane tickets to go see each other!
And that is my first plane ticket to meet his family is March of 2007.
First go to Goodwill and find a cheap piece of furniture. This one was $20...a tiny bit more than I wanted to spend, but it was worth it.
1. Primed and painted it white.
2. Gathered and cropped the letters to fit the top and sides of the furniture.
3. Mod podged the letters on.
4. Let it dry.
5. Distressed and "aged" the legs and such.
I know this will be a treasured piece in our home for a long long time and those letters have a special place in my heart.
Linking up this project Chic on a shoestring decorating , Finding Fabulous , Fingerprints on the fridge and Remodelaholic and Transformation Thursday.