I also started working on my sketchbook to hold my project ideas. I'm calling it Project Redo. It will have sections for Inspiration, Before & After's & Future Projects.
First I painted the spiral edge of the sketch book with black paint, since it was purple and the paper I chose was black and white:
Lastly, I pulled out Nanny's Chair to start cleaning and dismantling it. I am going to sand it down and paint it and recover the seat. I call it Nanny's chair because it was the chair my Grandmother used at her sewing machine table. I also have her sewing machine and the table. I struggled with the decision to redo this chair because seeing it as is always makes me think of Nanny, but I think she would want me to update it and use it instead of just having it sit all dirty and ugly!
I also pulled out a wooden mirrored shelf that use to hang in my Grandmother's house. No immediate plans to redo this, but eventually I would like to redo it and hang it in my bedroom. (Sorry it's so dirty and smudged, I tried to do a quick clean up to take a picture and ended up making a mess!)