Tuesday, January 25, 2011
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!