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Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Treasure Hunting

This past week I have had some company and been trying to get in all the promised activities for my kids before they head back to school. It has not given me a lot of opportunity to work, but I have had a super week shopping around and hunting for unique pieces to reform.

I almost fainted dead away with joy when I saw this hiding in a corner at my local thrift store.

It is a mid century bookcase that stores the books on a bit of an angle. I brought this baby home with me in a hurry! When my husband saw it, he really wanted to keep it so I don't know if I will be able to part with it. 

Through an amazing series of kijiji discussions, I was able to bring some really unusual pieces home. I think that both of these are custom made. They are so cool and unique that I really wanted to have them.

This looks like a jewelry box. It is SO heavy ~ solid wood and the drawers are all lined with velvet. Behind each door a little piece of wood slides out to store rings and necklaces. Have you ever seen anything like it? I am really not sure what I will do with it, but I hated to see it hidden away. So much thought and effort went into the design.

This was from the same seller and it is just as cool. I believe that this is also custom made. I love the size and the little storage area for records or magazines. It is also VERY heavy!

Last but not least I found this funky little bench in the city on a hunt last week with my daughter:

It is in very rough condition, but should be a really great piece once we work on it a little bit. I can just see it with some great fabric and new paint. I have some big plans for this sad little guy!

And look what else I have discovered?

My 11 year old is a super sander! He does love to work ~ so I found a great way to get him started.... 

I have a couple of new pieces that are very close to being finished and I hope to get them listed shortly. I also have several commissioned works that I will be ready to share in the next week or so. 

I hope that everyone is enjoying a fabulous summer!


Jodie said...

Jodie here - I bought the little black table form you last week. I really think you are so talented! If you do sell the "jewelry box" I just might be interested! I need an actual jewelry box, so bad!

Anonymous said...

That bench is super cute! Can't wait to see what you do with it.