Tuesday, January 25, 2011

On Display

new display case
cabinet in process 1
cabinet in process 4

I am so glad to hear that y'all aren't bored of the studio related posts! It's rather odd, I get a bit confused at times I think. I am spending nearly everyday there and I am here in this blog spot only a little. Combine the two and I think I am talking about nothing but the studio. Which in my mind would have you loosing interest, but maybe it isn't as overkill as it is in my head. We will just keep doing what we are doing and see how it goes, shall we?

Last week, my Mom informed me she wanted to do something for my studio as my birthday gift this year. (my birthday isn't until Feb 13th, she can be a bit over zealous when it comes to gifting... she does things early) I, of course, was thrilled and knew exactly what I needed her help with. I had it in my head that I.HAVE.TO.FIND. a step-back/hutch/cabinet/cupboard/bookcase thing. Kinda like this one: Tall Country Hutch, but for a lot lot less. I was thinking for less than $150. Crazy, you say? I have told you before that we have killer estate sales up here in New York, so I was really really hopeful.

Fast forward through two weekends of visiting estate sales, antique malls and craft outlets, and checking Craig's List daily, and I started to lose that hope. We were finding NOTHING. And I was getting grumpy. But then, we went to ReHouse Saturday afternoon. They have been salvaging an old 1920's hotel in a town south of here. Oh my... what goodies they are pulling out of that place!! I wish I needed a reception desk because this thing is seriously cool in person. But, I digress.

We ended finding this great display cabinet there! Granted, it was in a bit rough shape, but that just meant it was less than $100 and I had to have it. It is huge at over 6ft tall and 4ft wide. It is my new display case for when I have open studio time. I can't wait to fill it with books and busts and jewelry and twinkle lights. But first, it needs painting. One of the fellas at The Hungerford Building (where my studio is) suggested that everything looks great painted flat black. As soon as he said it, I couldn't see the cabinet any other color. Andrew and I set to getting the first coat of paint on it yesterday and I can't wait to get to the studio this morning to apply the second coat!

cabinet in process 2
first coat of black


Christine said...

OOOOH!! I love it!

And I seriously want the reception desk too. So. Cool.

Spirited Earth said...

this is fabulous..what a find..love the flat black.

Courtney said...

Beautiful. Can't wait to see it full, lights and all.

Sue Hubbard said...

Great shelving unit. I really like it a lot. Happy early birthday to you! My daughter and you have the same birthday. But she'll be 21 this year. ; )

HS with Him said...

I can see why you fell in love with the cabinet. It is awesome. I could also see a light touch of soft gold rubbed on the edges as a highlight. Wish I lived closer to NY!

mairedodd said...

thank you for taking us along on this wonderful journey -

Jane Perala said...

I love hearing about your studio - keep posting the updates - please.
I really like that hutch/shelf - and I liked it's original paint too - lol.

Ellen said...

I like it. I can just see this piece filled with all kinds of colorful things.
Knowing you, it won't be long before we see a picture of that.

TesoriTrovati said...

Super find! And I agree... everything looks better with black. It is actually my favorite color, would you believe?
The studio is shaping up nicely!
Enjoy the day!

Jenni C said...

Great find...patience was worth it, the right one came your way. It looks fab in black, I look forward to seeing a photo fully decorated.
Happy painting!