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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Repurposing & an interview ~


Last week, 
while running errands in town ~
I stopped into friend Robin's shop in Madison Heights, VA
{Millstone Mercantile}
and bought these old sewing drawers…


beautifully carved

 they needed a new home 
so I bought them from her and took them here to the farm…


set of three antique sewing drawers


once I got them home,
I took them apart and sanded them down just a bit ~




then I pulled out the paint ~
I chose VALSPAR's 
Belle Grove Antique White in a satin finish…



pretty color ~ not a 'white' white, more of a grayish white


and I painted them…
they began to take on new life 
as the paint brought out their detailed carvings even more…

...they began to look refreshed…
almost relieved to wear something pretty again.

they looked happy now to me :)



a new dress


while I waited for the paint to dry ~
I gathered a few eggs 
and checked on our sitting hen…
as of last night, a couple the eggs in her nest were starting to crack
so that tells me today we will enjoy another little brood of chicks!



fresh eggs are thee best

I checked the paint and it was a bit wet,
so I heard a little voice calling to me ~

it was Tiggy ~


"come play with me!"

 so I happily obliged…
(of course)

and then Sugar Britches wanted some loving 
and began to sing me kitten songs…



hello


 and Mickey had to be involved…
no loving going on without him, he says…



love the fur coming out of his ears


after the kittens got what they needed,
I went into my sewing room and made this:


sawdust-filled pincushion w/ salmon colored cotton patch


and I put the pincushion on this:


perfect fit on top of the freshly-painted sewing drawers


and a tiny honeybee inspected my work ~

"do you approve?" I asked
"beeeeautiful" was his reply…
(sorry, couldn't resist)



the inspector

 and then I brought those sewing drawers into the farmhouse…
…and smiled.



welcome home


she fits right in here,
don't you think?


happy once again


If you get the chance, please visit the blog of my publisher ~ 

they were kind enough to humble me with an interview of my latest book…





* Blessed be *
 Lori

32 comments:

Jane said...

What a great find!! And they DO look happy again. Those kittens are so adorable. Enjoy this lovely day!

Shakerwood said...

Wonderful post!

1890* said...

Hello Friend Your little draws are smiling with happiness and beauty! Beautiful post!

Bobbie said...

Good morning, Lori! I love the sewing drawers..it's amazing how one coat of paint makes everything look so lovely! I really love the fabric on top...that is one of my favorite patterns. THose kittens...OMG!! Everyone of them are so sweet...Have a great day!

Gail said...

This post is so thoughtful. I have enjoyed it!

Melissa said...

I love how you refinished the sewing drawers - just beautiful!

The kittens are adorable too.

dixiesamplar said...

Love the renewal of the sewing drawers; have a set of my own, but never even thought about painting them!

Loved the article; it is nice to learn more about the person behind the designs :-)

Krista said...

So creative! Those kitties are the sweetest!

Nancy Bauer said...

Love the white dress up job, what sweet little drawers and the clever pincushion on top! Like a cherry on your sundae :) Kitties are so sweet and growing so fast! Stay cool my friend!

backporchcarver said...

Love the way you tell your story, and LOVE the sewing boxes. Sweet babies too.

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Jennifer said...

How creative! I wouldn't get anything done with those kitties around!

Jennifer said...

Seems I liked those kitties so much that my comment was posted THREE TIMES! Sorry.

janeks said...

Great idea! And beautiful finish.

Shelley said...

It's lovely:) I hope you don't get the hate comments I got when i repurposed a antique sewing cabinet.

Susan M. said...

If only I could be transported to your farm, Lori! You live in heaven. Thanks for all of the wonderful shares and photos of the kitties. How precious life is!

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

The drawers are beautiful and the pin keep adds that special touch.
The kittens are so sweet and I can imagine just full of mischief.
Susan x

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Your drawers turned out sweet. Speaking of sweet, your kitties are adorable! What a nice interview - congratulations!

Elisabetta said...

Waw your restyling is wonderful after is just perfect!!! I love also the fabric you use for the pincushion !!! Your kittens have so shrewd eyes !!!

Saundra said...

Magnificent make over. Your babies are beautiful...all of them.

Saundra

Sandra Sullivan said...

Loved your interview Lori. It was wonderful and so you. Blessings, Sandra

Rachael said...

What a gorgeous revamp, love it!

Judy said...

I wish I could apply eyeliner as perfect as those adorable kitties do. LOL

Jeri Landers said...

I love what you did with those drawers. I often see them for sale, but never could imagine a clever use... mind if I borrow this idea?? Good inspiration here at Notforgotten farm. Those kitties eyeliner is so very Brigitte Bardot!

Debra W said...

Love the kitties, Lori! The sewing drawers are very special, and the pincushion top was a great idea. I received your new book the other day; so many wonderful projects!

annie said...

love them!
I've got 4 languishing on the floor in the work room, I need to bring them back now that I've seen yours! love the kitties! meow!

Trace4J said...

Just beautiful.
I love kitty songs.

Roberta said...

What a great find and love what you did with them. Kitties are way too cute!!

Barbara said...

Those eyes of Sugar remind me of Elizabeth Taylor! Soooo beautiful!!

Tammy Burks said...

Beautiful post!! By the way, love the names you give your kitties!!

Jean Bee said...

Great job on the drawers....LOVE the fabric you used on the pincushion top! Do you know if it is still available or is it from your stash?