Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Sewing Cupboard and Spokane, Washington

I showed you this old pine cupboard that I bought recently and was torn about what to do with it. Well, I compromised. Dad painted the inside and the shelves white and we left the exterior of the cabinet its natural wood. We did put a clear matte finish over it after sanding to help preserve the wood a bit. It was in pretty rough shape.It fit in the space I had carved out for it perfectly! I love the doors with the missing glass panes. They make perfect hanging spots for lace pieces and other vintage finds.On the top shelf is this old miniature Singer sewing machine. This black cast iron sewing machine came in this case on the right and was my Mother's as a little girl. She has now given it to me to enjoy. It looks great in this space and is a wonderful piece of Mom's past.I have another tote full of fabric still to unload and fold upon these shelves. It will be great to be able to see what I have at a glance. I filled the drawer with some millinery items that I have been keeping. It is coming together. My studio is starting to really fill in and getting very cozy.

I also had Dad repair and paint this old window so I could hang it from here:

This is just a sneak peek. I am busy hanging some of my favorite things over head and there is foofing to be done yet! Thanks for all your work, Dad!

Also coming together is a dream of a trip for Lee and I. We saw last year's pictures from the Farm Chicks Antique Show and promised each other that we would go the following year. We Are Going!!!!!!!!!

Thanks to my Husband's many trips to Korea on business over the last couple of months, he has generously given Lee and I his skymiles which bought us the round trip tickets out to the West Coast. Thanks, honey for the miles and for booking the trip.

I am sure that we will take tons of pictures and have lots of fun stories to tell and we will share everything with you. It is going to be a blast. June will be here before we know it.

10 comments:

English Cottage in Georgia said...

The cupboard looks great...your room of progress is certainly generous in size :-).
Can't wait to see "after" pics.

Stephenie said...

Love the cupboard. I just love the window hanging from the ceiling. Can't wait to see everything when it's all done.
I just love your blogname. Pretty blog also.
Stephenie

Tam said...

O Tammy your ROOM is looking GREAT!

Congrats on the TRIP that will be awesome!

Lori said...

Tammy, your creative space looks wonderful and it is HUGE!!! oh, that must be SO nice to have a pretty space all your own to work in...maybe i will have one some day...i am so happy for you and Lee that you are going to "farm chicks" together...i hope you both have lots of fun!!! that was SO sweet of your hubby to give you and Lee his flyer miles!!!

Sugar Bear said...

Everything looks fabulous! The cupboard looks great with all your additions.
Karla

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Your room is HUGE!! How lucky to have so much space, and your cabinet looks fabulous.
xo Lidy

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Wonderful!
I have a cabinet my dad and I refinished together and chose to make the inside white. Such happy memories...he has been gone 10 years now.

Felicia said...

I love how the cupboard turned out. And that little sewing machine is perfect displayed on there.

Andrea said...

What a great space to be creative in...love it!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Wow...I am so jealous of the trip you and Lee get to go on. I really don't have a real close friend who is into old stuff like I am and wouldn't cough up the money for a trip like that. Wish I did though...what fun it would be. Love your new banner. ~ Lynn who is climbing her way out of a snow bog. :)