The item of most interest right now to me is the secretary top. I found this beauty a few years ago in a shop that refinishes and paints just about everything they get their hands on. I guess I do too, but not in the same style. They had not gotten to this piece yet and I said I love it as it is! Even though I instantly fell deep and hard for this piece, it was intended for my booth. I was excited to be offering it as I found it so unusual. I intended to give it a good sand, then repaint it, giving it the A Bird in Hand treatment. The first sanding got through some of the grime. Inside, it is still the original wood and varnish finish. The store where I found it offered it on this old iron stand. The hubster said it looks like an old fish tank stand. I said it looks perfect to me! (Oh, did I mention, it is now a keeper? I just can't part with it!)
The more I sanded, the more this little feature was revealed to me.
Look at the aqua blue trim! It was under the creamy white and I was thrilled!! I knew right then and there that this piece was already close to perfect to me. So I continued this plan, sanding, cleaning, and revealing its special qualities.
After having perused Where Bloggers Create II and Where Women Create, I had a brain storm. Why not make the sunroom my place to create? It has to still be functional as a room in our house, so I can't have too much out in the open. This piece is full of little nooks and crannies perfect for all my art supplies I had stowed away in the bottom of my bookcase. While I love my bookcase, for me to do any project means lugging out everything just to see what I have....not very user friendly. This past weekend, we finally brought this beauty home from our storage area as I was just itching to get my hands on all my goodies and get them organized. Here is what I did....
I had forgotten I had some (most) of this stuff! I'm so excited to have these goodies at my fingertips now. I have been going over a few things that I want to play with. I really like using my stamps and tags, and am looking forward to playing with them. I also have what used to be an old kitchen work table that I want to bring out next to be my work table. It will be under the main windows of the sunroom creating the most perfect view! I always think of Diane Keaton's view from her writing desk in Somethings Gotta Give. Can you imagine?
This picture does not do it justice, but I know you remember.....just lovely.....
Anyhoo.....when not in "art" mode, my little corner looks like this:
Everything all neat and tidy, and in its place.
The only thing missing here is me!!!