Thursday, June 23, 2011

~A SHABBY COTTAGE CHIC CUBBY MAKEOVER~

~SWEET CUBBY FOR LACE~

For the third year in a row I've decided to participate in the
hosted by the ever talented
Karen Valentine of My Desert Cottage.

Once again this fabulously fun get-together has more than a couple hundred participants.  The grand reveal is July 15, 2011 and I hope you'll stop in for a peek at what's new!  So many incredibly talented women will be taking part in the excitement and we'd love to have you join us as well!  Click one of the links above for more information...
~GREAT FOR OLD RIBBONS and LACES~

Over the past twelve months I've revamped my working studio quite a bit.  As I told you a couple of days ago the wall colors have been changed from a pale pink to a soft creamy white and even though much of the layout has stayed the same I've tried to alter several key elements in the room.  I'm loving the transformation which includes the changing out the skirt on my sewing machine table (to something less busy!) as well as the removal and then the addition of different furniture pieces.  I've been focusing on working "smarter" not "harder" and I'm truly loving the change.
 ~TOTALLY YUMMEEEE~

For me, the reasons for decorating with whites have been simple.  White is capable of unlimited subtleties without ever becoming boring or tiresome.  It's ever lovely, ever fresh.  Even though most of my home showcases this purest of colors I've found when used in my studio or working space it helps me focus on the project at hand instead of everything around me.
 ~GORGEOUS INSERTION LACE~

When I'm out and about tag sale hunting (or just merely junkin', you KNOW it's my favorite past-time, right?) I'm always on the lookout for storage/display pieces I can use in my workroom.  I can't stand digging in big plastic bags for just the right piece of vintage lace or ribbon...it absolutely makes me nuts!!!  I like to see what I have at hand and wasting time "searching" is, well, a waste of time.
 ~LOVE BOTTLES and BUTTONS~

The little cubby you see above was found at a Speigel auction over ten years ago.  I fell in love with all her little drawers and it's been another perfect place for holding bits of old lace and trims.  I've stacked it up with a sweet little piece found at an estate sale...both sit upon an vintage dresser/chest.  Everything has been painted out with my favorite Cottage White Paint (by Behr/Home Depot) before being gently distressed.

In about three weeks or so I'll be showing you more of where I create.  Soooo~  I hope you'll visit me again to see what's new!  In the meantime don't forget to visit Miss Karen and her wonderful blog.  You will LOVE her!!!!

Blessing for an awesome summer day!

Love to you...

17 comments:

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Good morning Rebecca... love your gorgeous cubby for storing your vintage lace and such... I also love to see what I have, not stuffed away in a platic bag, Heaven forbid! I also am totally in love with your bottle full of vintage buttons! (and I cannot wait to get my bottle you created for me!)... also, looking forward to seeing your studio once more with your changes in it... love to you sweet friend, and thanks for my get~well wishes!... xoxo Julie Marie

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh Rebecca. This piece is GORGEOUS!!! So perfect for your lace storage too! I can't wait to see more of your beautiful studio. Oh my, I better get busy cleaning up my studio, it's coming fast isn't it? Sending you hugs and love, Dawn

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

LOVE that sweet cubby, and all those gorgeous laces! Looking forward to seeing the changes you've made to your work space :) I'll be participating in the party too; this will be my first time, so am really excited! I've already shot my photos for the post, so I'll be ready :)

Have a great day, and upcoming weekend sweet friend!

Warmest hugs, Brenda

KatyDidStitches said...

These little peeky-poo's are drivin' me NUTS! I can't wait until July 15th when we all get to see this beautiful room!

Kathy

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful storage space
you have created with three different pieces...I, too, can't wait to see the finished project!! I am sure it will be gorgeous, as is everything you do!
Don't you love the old laces and buttons!! I wish I had thought to keep some when going through both of my grandmothers' things after they psssed away...but I was very young and wanted NEW things!!Alas.. I don't remember who had enough sense in the family to keep things like that!! I've learned a LOT as I have grown older!!
Have a lucky "junking" weekend...
Love to you, sweet friend, Francy

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Just luverly my dear! ♥

Your Craft Book said...

Every great crafter needs a great storage space and yours looks fabulous. Happy crafting!!

NanaDiana said...

I can't wait to see the whole thing, Rebecca. I already love everything I see. You have just he perfect touch! xo Diana

Suzann said...

Rebecca,
I love all your pictures of your whites
They are beautiful!!
Suzann ~xoxo~

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

I can't wait to see more! Love the cubbie! I love using jars to hold buttons.
The song on your blog, "Pass It On" was sung at my frist wedding! It's my favorite song! Guess I should have the volumn on when I read blogs. What a blessing it is!
Warmly,
deb

Whispering Hills Studio said...

Love your cubby! And your blog!! Beautiful!! Can't wait to see your reveal!!

Tammy

Rebecca said...

Hi Rebecca
This is a awesome piece and it looks beautiful with all your lovelies. Wow it is almost time for WBC already, I don't know if I will be ready this year.
Hope you have a great weekend
Blessings
Rebecca

Mary Ellen said...

Rebecca I love that pretty little piece with all the drawers. There is something about lots of little drawers that is is fun!

I so wanted to join Karen's party but know I just wouldn't be able to get my space ready for the date-- looking so forward to seeing all the great creative spaces though- it was so fun last year!

bee blessed
mary

Patty C. said...

Buttons & Lace - Breathtaking !!

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

I've been contemplating which room to tackle this evening... the bedroom or my studio.
Reading your post today just made my decision easier. I would love to participate in "Where Bloggers Create" blog hop this year.
The studio it is!
Love your lace cubby!
:)
~Becca~

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Just beautiful, Rebecca!!
Such a great piece! Can't wait for July 15 to see everyone's creative spaces.
I plan on joining the party this year too! I missed it last year...

Have a great weekend!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Now I really REALLY can't wait for the party! Love your cubby. Can't wait to see more of your work space.

I'm catching up on all your past posts, and sooo love the one about your sweet mother and that beautiful pic of the two of you. Had to giggle about the brownie troop remembrances. I was a Camp Fire Girl ~ Girl Scouts weren't as big here in TX in the 60's, but by the late 1990's+ they became more prevalent and my granddaughter was one!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

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