Hurray! It’s May!
After our tornado-filled skies on Monday, we’ve had sunset evenings filled with color and beauty directed by God’s artistic hand. With the devastation of tornado destruction around us, we pray for each family who lost their home. Many people are helping neighbors, and it gives us a glimpse of what we are supposed to do. Help others.
Sunset-wise, it’s been a gorgeous end to our April here in the South. It helps to focus on the positive, and I wish I’d snapped pictures of the beauty these last two evenings.
We welcome May this morning with cool temperatures, perfect for outdoor activities. I’m headed into the yard this morning for some rearranging. Yes, my irises are blooming, but the out of control weeds have to go. No other way to do it than to pull up everything – irises and all! While they’re out, I’ve decided to transplant them to a new location where they’ll have plenty of room to grow and multiply.
Before I begin my dig for the day, I wanted to give you a closer look at the footstool we have on the front porch. Many of you have commented on this ever-present footstool.
I bought it about seven years ago in an antique booth in Memphis. It’s Mom 2’s favorite place to shop for treasures, and we have a lot of fun perusing through the booths there.
Within a couple of years, the original paper-type webbing began to rot on this well-used stool. I gathered old belts from my closet, and there were many I no longer used. I chose the most colorful and interesting, varying the types and textures.
Without removing the original webbing, I looped belts over it in one direction. Next, I wove belts through, going the other direction. I positioned the buckles on the upper side and tucked ends into the weave as best I could.
Over time, it’s held up very well. It’s a little faded now, and some ends wiggle out occasionally, but it’s easy to tuck them back inside the weave. It’s a fun conversation piece and one of the most useful things on our porch!
Isn’t it fun how sometimes $10 or $12 can buy something that will provide a long, long time of enjoyment with a little tweak or two?
Do you have an old stool that needs a lift? How about a chair that needs to be re-caned? (I would recommend placing the buckles to the under side for a chair seat!)
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