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  1. If you were to stop by for a tour, I tell you how happy I am that we are friends and I would get you some sweet tea (or water if you preferred) and I would take you through the rooms and give you the yard sale tour. You know, the one where I tell you where everything came from and how I made it or got it at a yard sale and what I would buy at a yard sale season if I only had $5.00 and that yard sale season is starting again and we should go some Saturday.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      That sounds like a wonderful tour! And I’m jealous…sale season is many months away for us here in the north!

  2. Wow! What a wonderful transformation. The rulers are just the perfect addition and very creative with so many potential uses for it. Pinned 🙂

  3. Jann Olson says:

    This is brilliant! I have that same scoop on the end only red handled. I use it in my laundry detergent bin. Perfect scoop of soap. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

    1. I’m so glad you liked it, Jann! This green-handled scoop is special to me, because it was my Grandma’s. We use it for our homemade granola!

  4. Lora, this is fantastic – perhaps the most clever thing I’ve seen all month! I’m looking forward to checking out more of your projects. Of course, it did bring up an old sore point with me – how I wish I had thought to lay claim to my grandmother’s sewing machine when she died. NO one kept it! And no one thought to ask young me who was learning to sew.

    1. Thanks for your sweet compliments, Jean! And I’m so sorry for your family’s oversight. Years ago, my Grandpa took their wedding Noritake china to a resale shop. My grandma had packed & repacked that China in at least 20 house moves! I luckily heard about the clearing out in time, and my grandpa lovingly retrieved them for his vintage-loving 1st grandchild!I treasure that set:)

    1. Thanks, Cecilia! So far, I’ve got the neutral side facing out, but if it goes outside by the grill, the colorful side would be fun! I always gotta have decorating flexibility…;)

    1. Thanks, Paula! I’m glad I thought of something, otherwise it would still be in a pile on my basement;)

    2. Thanks, Paula! Think I’ve used pretty much all the parts of old sewing machines now, except for the machines themselves…have quite a few waiting for reincarnation in the garage…

  5. Fantastic project, Lora–absolutely one-of-a-kind and with a great country/farmhouse look. You knocked it out of the ball park 🙂

  6. How creative! You did a fantastic job. I’m realling liking the new thrifty chick challenges.

    1. Thanks, JoElle! And thanks for the feedback! We’re all having quite a fun time with it too & it’s so nice to be able to collaborate with other creative bloggers!

  7. Wow. So creative. You and your husband did an amazing job. Kathy

  8. You came up with a winner. I love the use of the rulers. This will be a handy piece to have around.

  9. This is one very clever and creative idea and I just love the rustic charm! It could be used for so many purposes. Love love love this Lora!