So I have moved my sewing enclave from the third floor in my house down to a bigger, light filled room on the second floor of the house.
Ahhhhhhhh. I love it. I'm still tweeking and fluffing and primping it, but I love it.
Come inside and I will show around a bit.
This corner is the command corner. My sewing table is here and faces the door and I can look right out the window and see the sky and the clouds outside.
I repainted my daughter's old desk and have made this my "jewelry" center. If you have read this blog before you know I love jewelry and sometimes I make jewelry.
This cabinet I found last fall at the thrift store and I love it. It's handmade with a glass front. I've filled it with some special things.
I used the lids leftover from this project and made a couple of small magnetic note boards.
I love this little handmade spool shelf. I found that in Arizona when I was visiting my sister. I gave it a fresh coat of apple green paint and hung it over my jewelry table.
This corner is the entrance and you can see behind the door where I hung some vintage shoe organizers made from lovely vintage fabrics.
Remember the fabulous Rit Dye display piece that I found at The World's Longest Yard Sale last year? I finally figured how to display it so that you can access both sides. The back of it has cubbies for storing the Rit dye.
Well, I mounted it on hinges and now I can fill it with all my vintage Rit Dyes!!
How fabulous it that!!
I'm working on one more project for the wall, another hook rack. I want more space to hang up purses that I've been working on. It's going to be a project with old yardsticks.
The cutting table made from cubbies has worked out great :->
I've had a lot of inquires about the cubbies, they came from TARGET.
This spot is a work in progress. I really want a chaise to relax on when I read and watch TV. So until I find the perfect piece, I will chill out here.
Now I have to run and get ready for a hurricane :-<
When we planned our long weekend to NYC I really didn't anticipate getting to any flea markets. This was a family trip and I was planning to go along and do what every the collective wanted to do. Believe me, the collective did not desire to go to the flea markets.
But then our hotel turned out to be within walking distance of the Hell's Kitchen Flea Market so everyone agreed that we could stop by on Saturday and take a quick stroll. I absolutely loved it and that is where I met up with the DiResta brothers.
What I absolutely did not anticipate was waking up Saturday morning and finding a flea market in the parking garage directly across the street from my hotel!!
Literally twelve steps across the street! I slammed down my Hampton Inn breakfast and hustled right over there, you betcha.
Quite an assortment of vendors and some good junk to look at for sure.
Serendipity? Hell yeah, but it gets even better :->
I found a fabulous dealer at this market, a dealer with the coolest vintage jewelry, beads, findings, and creations. A fab dealer with an equally fab etsy shop, Beadtopia Vintage.
I picked up some cool vintage items from her to use in my creations. I've bought from her etsy shop in the past and I'll be shopping there again. Serendipity, I love it.
I really, really, really want a chaise for my new sewing room. BUT until the perfect piece falls out of the sky and lands on Craig's List or at my favorite thrift store I will make due with the chair that I moved down from my old sewing studio.
I found this ottoman at the thrift store yesterday for $10 so this will do nicely in the interim.
With a little deconstruction and then the addition of some of my favorite vintage upholstery fabrics it looks pretty fabulous.
Just got back from a long weekend with the family in NYC. It was a very good trip because the weather was unheard of fabulous for August and everyone had a good time. Each of us got to do something that was on our list and for me that was going to a NYC flea market.
In fact, I had my sights set on the Hell's Kitchen Flea Market. I only just heard about this particular NYC market because I also just discovered a freakin' great new show on the Discovery channel. Have you seen this one yet??
I happened upon this last week by chance. I'm almost ashamed to admit that I was planning to watch "Picker' Sisters" on Lifetime. (Here's my advice about that show....NOT). Instead I watched two episodes of "Dirty Money" and I am hooked.
This show, DIRTY MONEY, is about two brothers, the DiResta's from LonGisland and their junkin' adventures, their junk transformations and then the flea market experience.