DH and I found this conservatory at an antique shop in Indianapolis last year on a visit to see DD#2 and her family. It's been waiting for me to get inspired. Inspiration and interest hit last evening. I started looking online for furniture and plant tutorials. I wanted a sofa/bench type piece and found a couple of possibilities. I'm glad I didn't order anything, though, because a lovely lady at church brought me a kit she found when a local thrift shop went out of business. There was also a coffee table but that will be saved for a future project. I love how this turned out. I painted it with a dark green glaze and then added a cushion and pillows cut from a floral napkin I found some time ago at a thrift shop. The little table, cup, and plate were all made by me.The banana bar on the plate was made by Gaye at My Small Obsession.
The flooring is a mix of stone tiles and vinyl tile. I didn't have enough of the stone ones so I just made a cozy little elevated area at one end. Some sort of tall palm or potted tree will sit to the left of the bench.
Doesn't this look like a wonderful place to spend an afternoon with tea and a good book? I am anxious to start making plants now. (Especially since we've had a bit of snow almost every day this month! Please find us soon, Spring.)
I love this table. It was made by my friend, Sandy. Look closely at the trunk and you can see a face. I made the tree stump stools to go with it. The set has been waiting for the perfect place to call home. I think this is it.
The next step will be filling up the empty spaces with all sorts of plants. Then it will need a pet and maybe a person, too. I'm very pleased with the early stages.
I've been happily married for 33 years to my high school sweetheart and we have three great kids. All are young adults. I'm currently working part time as an instructional assistant at the local elementary school. My mini life is especially important to me because it takes me away (better than a bubble bath!) from the stresses of real life. I've been involved with mini-ing since the late 1980s with a break for about 10 years while my children were young.
My faith and my family are very important to me. I am so thankful that God blessed me with the gift of creativity!