I picked up this cabinet at a thrift store a couple of weeks ago, with a mind to repurpose it for fabric storage. Since yesterday was bright and not too hot, I thought it was an ideal day to begin.
First, a tip. I picked up this baking rack at a church rummage sale for a dime, and it's perfect for spray painting little parts. I used black enamel paint to refinish the door hardware.
Okay, it's all stripped down, sanded and ready to paint! Don't get too excited about me ruining that gorgeous vintage sheet - - it is so thin, it's not worth repurposing (except as a drop cloth).
What? no AFTER photo?
Maybe later today. The painting part is done, but I still have to add legs and reassemble the cabinet. Today is a drippy, raining, cool day -- perfect for working on projects in the basement!
But here are my GFG's for the week! I have 12 more done; not sure of my total. I found some more vintage fabrics that my mother-in-law had given me a couple of years ago. I had forgotten all about them! Since finding THIS TUTORIAL, I find English Paper Piecing these little hexagon flowers so relaxing. It's hard to put them down some nights! I watched "Ghandi" on TV last night, and sewed merrily all the while.
Notice my old Featherweight in the background? Yes, Lucy is sick. I broke a needle the other day, and it fell into her guts, and I can't get it out, so she has to go to the sewing machine doctor to get a needle-ectomy. Wanna hear a confession? I bought my featherweight two years ago, and when I dragged it out on Sunday, it still had the piece of 'test fabric' that I sewed on before I made the purchase to ensure it worked. I have NEVER used it, until Sunday that is...when I made the cushion for my ungrateful cat's day bed.
The Great Bathroom Demo/Reno 2010 (read:Hell on Earth) continues. This five day project has turned into three full weeks now. The stress is crippling me. When my brother-in-law arrived this morning, I BEGGED him to please finish it, that the therapy I was going to need to recover was not budgetted for.