Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Decisions and a Few New Finds....

Hi Everyone!  It seems these last couple of weeks have just flown by.  I have tried several times to sit down and write a post, but I couldn't find my "voice" to write.  Have you ever had that problem?  I have finally started working on a few projects and have a couple of big projects planned around my house (it's only taken me 10 years).  And I've been trying to make some decisions regarding my business like which fairs to attend, how many and when the best time to schedule open houses at the studio and whether or not to put items on consignment at a local shop (just to name a few things) plus I took some time for myself.  I love to read but go in spurts, reading non stop and then not being able to concentrate.  This last week as been one of the those non stop readathons.  Since Friday, I have read six complete books and have started number 7.

But I believe I am finding my "voice" again and am ready to get back to work.  So I thought I'd begin by showing you a couple of new finds.  I'd say recent, but I picked these up the weekend of my studio Open House and just haven't shared them with you yet.
 My Uncle Bill brought me a stack of windows that he saved from going to the landfill.  Thanks Uncle Bill!
My dear, sweet friend Lynett brought me a bunch of items she'd picked up for me.  Isn't this beefy headboard and foot board great!
 I love this headboard with it's classic shape and can't wait to turn it into a bench...maybe one with storage.
 Lynett also brought me this Jenny Lind high chair.  It's in great shape!  I can't wait to paint this one and put it in my studio.
 And then there was this baby.  It was a little pricey and needs some work, but I couldn't resist it.  It's missing some trim pieces, but I think I can recreate them.
I believe it had been a stereo cabinet that you had to open the doors to expose the speakers.  I can't wait to work on this!  I'm planning on replacing the top because it is warped and I don't believe it is original to this piece based on the hinge marks on the base that are not on the top.  Then I think I'll add another shelf to the space on the left so it can be used as a buffet or TV stand.  But all of these will have to wait for a while.  As I'm getting ready to begin work on a remodel in my bathroom, more on that later.  Have you found any great items lately?  Thanks for stopping by.


  1. I love the stereo cabinet ! Can't wait to see what u do with it :) I also have a headboard that I didn't know what to do with ... I think the bench idea is great, might (eventually) attempt that myself. Have a great day. Clarissa xo

  2. And I'm a firm believer in not posting just to keep yourself busy. When you've got something to say, that's time to speak up, or type up as the case may be. Gonna call you the book worm now though.

  3. I've missed your posts, glad you're back. :)

    Loving those finds, especially that cabinet! it's gorgeous. Can't wait to see it after it's makeover

  4. I envy you those windows. I saw some lovely old ones in the front garden of a house being remodelled, but it was the weekend and no-one was living there. I went back the next morning and they'd already got rid of them !
    That last cabinet is gorgeous, such pretty details.

  5. It was actually a relief to read this and know that others had been suffering from blogging ennui just like me! got over it more quickly than I have ;-) Always look forward to seeing what you're up to!