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The Living Without Series

This is a series of posts that I wrote back in 2006 on living with less stuff. Check them out: liv011Living #2liv031liv04

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Momma needs a project.

Wanna look at some of my fantastic photography? Okay! Here we go…..

This is the bench that sat on my porch that my cats used as a litter box. I bought this in an unfinished furniture store back in Missouri. It’s a very poorly constructed piece of doo-doo that we have had to nail back together, but it works. You can’t tell from this picture, but I pickled it to match my hutch. Basically it looks like a cheap pine bench. Um, because it is a cheap pine bench.

This is the little rug that sits by the door which is by the cheap pine bench. Take in the colors, we’ll come back to it. What do you mean you can’t see the colors. You got somethin’ to say ’bout my photography? Sigh… moving on.

Bench. Rug. Wall color. Table legs. Got it all? Process it, there is a big decision coming up.

This is one of my dining room chairs. What do you think? It’s got that rustic look right? One of our friends sat in this chair and watched a movie. How uncomfortable do you think he was? What kind of a host lets their company sit in this chair while she sits in the cushiony chair with her feet propped up? That would be me. The really funny thing is, that he thought he broke the chair. I didn’t tell him it was already like that, I was hoping he’d offer to fix it…..after all he was sitting in it and it’s broken. Right?

This is another dining room chair. I think my chairs are on their last leg, uh, except their legs are fine, so I guess they are on their last seats. Time to do something.

I also have this chair. It doesn’t match the others, but I like it. I can’t imagine trying to repair this one.

Okay, so now I need your help because look at this mess. Goodness.

1. Should I paint or stain the bench?
2. What color? Go back to the rug/wall/table reference.
3. Should I repair the seats with the same weave and color or go all crazy and paint the chairs seven different colors and then prop them up on stilts?
4. Rechelle, I really want to know how you would handle this.
5. Who uses broken furniture in their house all the time?
6. Who thinks I’ll get this done before I die?

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