I’ve already shared with you my desire to bring in the old for some home decor, and this is my latest project! – an old-looking washtub to hold some reading material.
Since we didn’t move into an older home with lots of character (a.k.a. needs lots of work), here and there in corners I plan to add some vintage charm. I like a mix of practical and pretty.
Home decor which truly works for little hands, and a large family, but arranged in a way Mama finds pleasing!
Our family room table is often a spot for stacking….books, papers, and whatever else. I would find myself gathering up books, straightening them often, and thinking through a better option. The messy look was getting to me.
Then, one day I found this wash tub and knew it would work perfectly!
I have to stop and tell you my husband’s reaction as he helped me take items out of the car. The look on his face was one of complete puzzlement as if to ask ‘what in the world is she doing now!?’
I smiled and answered aloud to his unasked question, ‘Just wait and see!’ Within 15-20 minutes, he agreed I was on to something good with this wash tub. 🙂
I used a Christmas tree skirt for under the wash tub; it perfectly protects the table while covering up scratches from little boys who used said table as a runway for their cars (that’s another blog post).
The books are a mix from everyone in the family, and they’ll change as needed. Sure, things still get stacked on the sides.
But now, we have a bit of vintage organization for putting away what we’re reading.