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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Plunder....and other stuff ~~~::~~~::~~~

As I mentioned on a previous post,
I am going to be renovating (read: redecorating) an unused bedroom
into my own personal studio...and I can't wait.

I was cleaning it out, and figuring out how I want the furniture placed...

I have three huge cupboards
(one is a drop down desk for the computer/household office stuff)
one is a cedar closet which holds my clothes
(old farmhouses don't come with closets, in fact we had to put in three!)

and the third cupboard is actually an armoire which I'll use to store supplies...
each cupboard is unpainted wood, which I'll leave alone,...
but I do have some other furniture that I want to use in there
but it needs repainting.

I was out being a junk-gypsy this morning, and visited our local Thrift Shop.
It's the Almost Home Pet Adoption center thrift shop, to be precise, located here in Nelson Co. and 100% of the sales goes to the Almost Home Pet Adoption center (in Nelson also)...
great stuff, great cause....

I found an old copper/brass ugly chandelier for $5.00 !!!!
(which I promptly painted white
...ok...I know I got paint on the bulbs,
but they were all blown out anyway...
and we are experiencing 60 mph winds here today
so I couldn't control the spray paint very well!!!)

ALSO found this way-cool lap desk!
it's my favorite color blue and has dove-tails!

...the old decal/painting on the lid says
"Richard Hudnut Salon, New York"


how appropos...
I was successful in snagging it for only 2 bucks!!!

It will hold nicely all of my sketchbooks, journals and pencils...
and will look pretty setting on my table next to the couch in the den...perfect.

I also found a valance & matching white ruffled cafe' curtains for the window
that will be where my treadle sewing machine will sit...
allowing filtered, yet bright natural light in my studio...
and for only 1.00 !!!
the two matching (no less!) spice-racks that you see will be painted...
and will hold what you ask?
why,...my paints of course!
they're thee perfect size to hold my bottles of acrylic paints!

Speaking of paints, I can't tell you all how thrilled I am
at the repsonse regarding my silly paintings!
I even received an email this aft from a local shop owner
who might be interested in carrying my little paintings in their shop!
(More to come on that, once the particulars are worked out....
but please please keep your fingers crossed for me, won't you?)
I am working on more, and will be offering them on ebay ~
I thought I would get them finished today
and listed this eve,
but the wayward winds & blue skies were
calling me outside today...

so be it...
I'll paint this eve and list tomorrow!
on another note, I would love to see your finished version of my free chart,
Loving Cup...

Beth (thetwistfamily blog to your left)
sent me a picture of her finished
Loving Cup cross stitch
that she finished up for her parents...

She personalised it by changing the date on the cup and the colors...

I love how it came out!

so send me a pic & I'll post it here for all to see!

AND if you visit my ebay group,
(link to your left)

You'll see member 'susiedele' has an adaptation of the
Loving Cup
done in wools!
among other beautiful things!!

Make sure you visit the BLESTB offerings everyday...such talented hands there!!

Well Friends,
I'm heading into the farmhouse for the eve ~ I have a nice fat ham in the oven, and want to make sweet potato casserole on the side...mmmm mmm good!

Live Creatively!!


I just did a little research into my 'lapdesk'...

click on this link to be surprised!!!


Lana said...

Lori ~ your finds are just the type of treasures I would buy too! Love the all! And your paintings are so sweet and fun!

Lana said...

lol... I meant love THEM all!

basketsnprims said...

I love the chandelier and lap desk. That color blue is one of my favorites, but I love anything blue. Your sewing/painting/designing room will be awesome. I can't wait to see. I wish the best for you ~ wouldn't that be wonderful to have an outlet for your paintings.

UPON A HILL said...

Hope you will share pictures when you get the room all finished. Success, it's almost prophetic, you are on your way!


susiedele said...

Hi Lori...Try to read your blog daily. Got such a kick out of the leaky bucket tale.
Your new paintings are wonderful...if only I had a spot left on my walls.
Hoping to see photos of your new studio soon. Sounds like you have a good plan.

Thanks for mentioning me today. I feel very honored.
Regards...Susie Delewese

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