Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Measuring Up



Spent the weekend making this bench all snazzy. I found the bench at a garage sale, painted it and attached some of our colorful vintage yardsticks to the top. I picked up the big circus wagon from Etsy and it looks perfectly at home on my new ruler bench.
It was fun using a saw and hammer, it made me feel like I could build a little cabin in the woods (think Uni-bomber).

13 comments:

Ribambins said...

a great idea! do you remember the original fisher price circus wagon, that were made of wood? I love them. Yours looks a bit the same.

noodle and lou said...

linda!!! that is the cutest idea EVER on earth! and i'm so in love with your wagon...and there's that sweet little red phone i love so:)

xoxo

Saucy said...

The unibomber never made a creation such as this, and you could rock the hell out of an orange jumpsuit anyway!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I can just imagine you building a little cabin out of yardsticks and rulers;)

Joan@anthinggoeshere said...

So very cool. We are building here today...first thing that I have added to the house in years. As soon as were done I will be posting about it...think old house problems...each thing we do leads to another problem needed to be fixed before we're done...Yuk!

Claudia said...

Love the bench and the vintage rulers! So cheery - and I love the circus wagon. What a find.

Unibomber? You need to grow a beard, first.

Wendy McDonagh-Valentine said...

What an adorable idea to use yard sticks for the top of your bench!! I can't believe how crafty some of my favorite bloggers are. I guess that's why they're my faves!! : )

~ Wendy
http://Crickleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

6p00d8343db33c53ef said...

you're disgustingly creative!
that's a compliment! :)
love checking in with your blog - and your girl has a knack for writing as well!
take care!

ArtCantHurt said...

you're disgustingly creative!
that's a compliment! :)
love checking in with your blog - and your girl has a knack for writing as well!
take care!

Cha Cha said...

Love it! So colorful and fun.

And yes, using powertools makes me feel like the biggest badass ever, too. Not that the Unibomber was a badass. But you know what I mean.

junkgarden said...

Love it. You always have the cutest vignettes.

Tumble Fish Studio said...

You are so darn clever.

tammy smith said...

As always, Linda-I love your style. From Deke's semi circular desk with the globe collection to the circus wagon(you KNOW I'd make a comment about that one!) you just have an eye....thanks for sharing the wonderful photos-gives me something to aspire to!