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April 23, 2013

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Linda G.

A perfect example of the William Morris quote, "Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful." There's no reason to have a broom that doesn't have a little pizazz. Makes sweeping almost fun. Happy spring from Minnesota! It's still snowing here!

Susan

Maybe I am first? Probably not - but I will say it anyway :

A new broom sweeps clean!

You made your look great by the way

Benita ~ Chez Larsson

Linda G - We've also had a tiny bit of snow these past couple of weeks but nothing that's lasted luckily!

Leena

That is cute! I would enjoy sweeping with that.

Natalie

Are those pull out shelves on top of each set of drawers?

Benita ~ Chez Larsson

Natalie - They're chopping boards. Standard feature in older Swedish kitchens :).

Katharina

Such a little thing makes such a big difference.
Miracle girl. I'd never have thought of such a small change at all.
Great!

Judith

So cute! And yeah, very croquet-esque :)

Zosia

"Alice: [curtsying] Yes, Your Majesty, but I just wanted to ask you...
Queen of Hearts: I'll ask the questions! Do you play croquet [sweep]?
Alice: Why, yes, Your Majesty.
Queen of Hearts: Then let the game [sweeping] begin!"


As for the push-in chopping boards, we had one just like it in my family home in Warsaw. The home was built in the early 1960's.

Nancy in Canada

We had a built in cutting board in the house that I grew up in that was built in the 1940's. Thanks for the inspiration to turn something as mundane as a broom into something so much more.

Lesley

Love this....anything to make chores more fun! Very nicely done!

Peggy

Brilliant idea for fixing the broom head in place! The push broom that I have always swivels on the handle. I'm going to use your angled drill-and-screw solution! And then I'll add some stripes; maybe on the diagonal this time.

As far as the pull-out cutting board goes, our house was built in 1978 and the kitchen has one installed. I don't use it, but it's quaint that it's there. As I examined the house's features and did some research, I found that it has many MCM features. Sometimes I feel like Jan Brady.

Thanks for the tip, Benita! And have a terrific day!

Kathleen S

You. Are. Amazing.

Lisa

I love that you don't settle for "meh" on anything. Customize and make it yours! Love it!

Benita ~ Chez Larsson

Peggy, I love the idea of the diagonal stripe, like a barbershop pole. That will be my next broom!

maddux

It's wonderful when quotidien things are beautiful as well as useful. Very Shaker-esque. Thanks for the how-to.

Holland

Only you, Benita, would think to bring such style to a simple broom. Inspiring.

Would you comment ont he subtle lace pattern on the cabinet doors -- wallpaper or ???

Kismet

I buy my brooms pre-assembled.
I loved,loved, LOVED my built in cutting boards. Sadly we remodeled and I lost them :(

amanda

Oh this is really neat! I think I might be shopping for a broom in the near future!

amy

Did you once say that you found your outdoor table at ikea? I think I just saw this one in person... it's nice!

Benita ~ Chez Larsson

Amy - Yes, it's the Falster from IKEA and it's great!

Josseline Wood

Benita could we see a photo of the whole deck? I am trying to rearrange mine and need inspiration :).
Thank you!

Benita ~ Chez Larsson

Josseline - Check out the archives from May last year, there are some images there http://www.chezlarsson.com/myblog/2012/05/index.html

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