As promised I'm back with photos of the results of my old medicine cabinet make-over. But first I wanted to show you the little baker's cupboard that came out of my office and is now residing in the living room. I've had this piece for a very long time using it as a computer desk. It has those little possum belly drawers on the bottom that were used for flour and dry goods. I removed them long ago but still have them stored around here some where. The dog's bed will be going underneath it as that is where they like to sleep. It's been bugging me to move it but I didn't dare ask Dave until I caught him in a good mood. He seemed pretty happy on Sat. so I got him to help with the carrying and lifting. Actually he doesn't complain much anymore. I think he expects that sooner or later something will be changed around here and he knows it keeps me quiet for awhile! LOL!
The little "Hen in the Garden" rug on the cupboard top is one I hooked a number of years ago and is a pattern from The Old Rose Cottage. She used to sell on Ebay but I haven't seen patterns by her recently. I wonder if she still designs and sells patterns now. Maybe she will see this and can leave a comment if she is still designing and selling.
Now for the big reveal of my medicine cabinet make-over!
Ta DA!! Do you recognize it? I had Dave remove the mirror and there was a nice board behind it which I painted with Chalkboard Paint. Have you ever used that paint? Very fun stuff! I then painted the inside and the outside of the cabinet the same color as my walls in the studio. It's a putty color. Do you think it's hung upside down? I'm not sure but maybe it's supposed to go the other way. I wanted the door to swing open to the left so hung it that way. It could be easily changed though if it had to. Just erase the words and rewrite them! I can change the message if I want ( Dave already suggested I add the word Brandy to the list of beverages.... very funny isn't he..)
It's going to serve as a mug holder by the coffee maker in my studio. That way when the girls come to hook they can grab a cup and make tea or have coffee or cocoa. ( or bring their own brandy!)
It's nice having the little area to keep the coffee pot plugged in and the electric tea pot for hot water for tea. The girls must be treated special and know they can come and relax and feel right at home.
The table in the photo is one that we moved up from the basement. It's a nice little drop leaf wooden piece that I have had for many years too. It's nice to have a stash of things left over from my antique's business to use now as I wouldn't be able to run out and buy these pieces any more. We are at a point in life where there's very little money to buy things for the house so I am making do with what I have. It takes all the extra to keep the rug hooking business in business!
While I'm in that corner of the studio I'll show you where I hung the antique adaptation piece I finished for the Ebay USAPRIM group challenge.
Right above the little shelf where I put the silver-plated tea service from blogger friend Martie ( see post before last).
One last finish before I get back to work around here! The "Oh Spring" pattern by Robin at Bird in the Hand Primitives
Isn't it an adorable pattern? It is designed for needle punch and would be wonderful punched as well as hooked.
Not sure where I'm hanging this one yet. The thought crossed my mind to sell it on Primitive Handmades Mercantile for our next update Mar. 16th....... but I'm reluctant to part with it yet. I'm so bad!!
I need some spring decorations around here pretty badly! I guess I better get out in the studio and get to work creating something!!!
Have a super week and remember to be present no matter what you're doing. Smell the laundry detergent and the dish soap!