Saturday Morning Coffee Talk


Good morning, sweet friends! Welcome to Saturday Morning Coffee Talk. Hope you have your cup of coffee in hand (tea or Favorite beverage).

Here on Saturday, I talk about random things going on over at White Lilac Farmhouse or little something about myself.

This past week, I look a week off doing some much needed behind the scenes work on my blog. A lot of time and effort goes into it. As I sip my coffee, I think about the frustration faced with during the week. A friend of mine reminded me that we need to allow ourselves grace. It is exactly what I had to do to get things fixed.

Favorite Finds

Iron Chair with flowers

Favorite finds this week were a couple of unexpected items. Like this darling iron chair turned into a planter.


The next time you are thrifting, picking or at a yard sale, look for an old chair or old iron parlor chair. Look at this beauty! Many times, you may find them missing the seat or it can be removed. Just turn it into a planter!


Look how the plastic planter just fits perfectly in the chair. Terracotta pots work great in these too.

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Add so beautiful flowers! This was a great find at the local Amish Market. Over the years, I have made these planters for myself and as gifts. They really are easy to make and does not take too much time.

Lately, my thrifting and picking had me turn up empty handed when looking for an old chair for a planter.

Then my heart skipped a beat when I saw this beautiful. Yes, I can make it myself for cheaper. That’s if I could find a chair. But….

I loved it and looks beautiful in my cottage garden. Sometimes it’s ok not to DIY! My Mother’s Day Gift to myself for $40.

antique dresser

Last Saturday, I popped into a couple local antique shops. There was a black dresser there that caught my eye but did not buy it.

Two days later, I found myself still pondering about that dresser and if I should buy it. It is a very old dresser that had been painted in black chalk paint. It was the gold stencil work and trim that did not sit well with me. The price was affordable as it was marked down from $275 to $125.

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Love these legs on this piece. The structure of this piece was lovely for being so old. And, it still had the original casters on the legs.

Just look at that hardware! I love it and the gold on the hardware is fine.

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So I called the store owner and purchased the piece. My father was kind enough to bring his truck to get the dresser for me and deliver it to my house.

This week, the dresser will will be transformed into a piece of art. I plan to use it for storage in my craft room. Be sure to check back next week for the full reveal with before and after photos.

Other Projects

Today, my daughter’s desk project is being finished up. I have the desk painted and about to work on painting the drawers. It has really nice hardware on the desk. My daughter was fine with the hardware but said it was up to me.

I looked for acrylic and brass handles but nothing fit exactly. It would require me to plug all of the holes and drill new holes. I am still thinking about the hardware situation. Be sure to check back next week for the full reveal of the desk project. I will be sharing all of the details including what paint color and brand were used for this project. First time that I used this brand of paint and I love it!

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Soon these desk drawers will go from old to fabulous.

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Did you see my post on the antique vanity? You can check out my previous Saturday Morning Coffee Talk here.

I hope you have a beautiful Mother’s Day weekend. Enjoy your love ones and create some special memories.

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