Saturday, May 24, 2014

Big Cabinet

A time for more work. . .

Update on the studio

Carpet is down. The closet is organized and full of scrapbooking tools, embellishments, and paper. The work table and chairs are in place.

New Work Table--Projects Too!

Now on to the cabinet--it is a cool piece of furniture. I decided to paint it! Color choice is Annie Sloan French Linen with clear wax. I cleaned it well and it is ready to paint. But of course, I waited until it is too humid to paint it outside.  I could move it to the garage or Dirtman’s shop where I can enjoy air conditioning, but that would be too easy.  So I moved it to the studio.  I did not want to paint it in place, but that is the new plan.  

Of course, I could not wait to start filling it with treasures, so I have a few things in place--yes, they will have to be moved again.

Here it is! Lots of storage. It is deep and 12x12 items fit on these shelves.

Glitter in one place!

Glitter Jar

Shelves for Jars and other Tools.

Tag Jars and Tool Containers.

Another Tag Jar, Baker’s Twine in Jars, and a Clothespin Jar too.

Manilla Tags, Twine, and Clothespins in a Jar.

Yes, I think I will live with the unpainted wood for a bit--it is too fun to organize.  Then when it is full, I will decide to paint it. Oh Man!

Now the TV, Stereo System, and my Decor! Getting closer!

May all the seasons be sweet to you!

Monday, May 5, 2014


A season for work. . .

The work has begun.  The carpet is in place (needs one more thing) and organizing is in progress.  

Project 1 is to clean out and organize the closet space.  Check!

The closet is cleared and organized.  It is full of plastic storage cabinets--I don’t like the way they look but my supplies are organized and easily accessible.  I have some great tools and supplies I had forgotten about.  As soon as the carpet installation is complete (soon I hope) I will be ready for the next project.

Project 2 will be to move my storage cabinet in and clean it.  Maybe even paint it??? Can’t make up my mind about that.  I bought Annie Sloan paint to use.  The story about this cabinet is interesting.  Many years ago a friend bought the cabinet--it was advertised on a local radio “tradeo” broadcast.  She brought it home and when I saw it I loved it.  I told her that if she ever decided to get rid of it, I wanted it.  Well, she got rid of it at a sale in spring, 2013.  I was not there but lucky for me a good friend was.  Good friend purchased the cabinet--she did not know it was “my” cabinet.  Her plan was to take it to a flea market.  Well, as life would have it, she told C (remember her from my It’s a Girl Thing--A Girlfriend Thing post) about her wonderful purchase and the plan, C told me about the cabinet--she did not know it was “my” cabinet either but I knew immediately it was “my” cabinet.  I got it!  Yay!  Friend called to apologize--she had forgotten about my request, after all, it was 20+ years ago. Isn’t it amazing how things work out. 

Project 3 will be to decorate my space.  I need a television and some of my favorite patriotic things in my space. it will be fun to put everything in its proper place.

Once all of these projects are accomplished, it is time to create! Let the fun begin. More soon.

May all the seasons be sweet to you,