Thursday, January 9, 2014

Making Space

Beginning a new project. Has to do with an old small piece of furniture, loved the look of it when it arrived November 5 2012.

Tucked it into a small space at the top of the basement stairs. It became a great place to put 'stuff'.

It has served its time in my kitchen as a 'catch all' and it made going up and down the stairs somewhat 'awkward'. 

Moving it was like a 'sigh of relief'. Donna of Funky Junk Interiors wrote about removing things to make a room work better. This was a good 'removal' from the kitchen.

Different views (front, inside and drawer).

Best thing about it are the old glass knobs on the drawer. The drawer stuck closed - reason was separated supports plus a nail sticking out. Fixed that.

Plywood, old. I am guessing originally a simple woodworking project. No glue. Put together with nails. Old varnish (most likely) finish.

Ready for the next step (TSP, elbow grease, and paint).

I like the look of 'empty space' in my kitchen.

Haven't decided on a colour for the little table. I will be using a primer first over the dark brown.

Hopefully it will be painted by next Thursday's post and will be moving to my booth at Village Antiques Mall. Some DIY, some creativity, some effort, some space.

The amaryllis did well this year. It was slow to blossom, had two stems over three weeks (a slower grower), 4 blossoms each stem.

Thanks for reading. 
See you again on Monday at 7:00 am.


  1. That little table is going to look great once it's painted. It's a versatile piece that can go anywhere, even a bathroom. I love when I can take something away from a room and make it feel more open and less cluttered. Even one small thing a day can add up to make a big difference over time. Can't wait to see the "after" photos once you paint the table.

  2. Love those glass knobs and your amaryllis !! :)

  3. it's so fun
    to take an old wooden piece
    and give it new life

    can't wait to see what it looks like
    when you're finished

    would love for you to share
    at Fridays Unfolded
    which i've brought back for 2014

    Nancherrow (formerly Stuff and Nonsense)

  4. I have a side table in my den that I just now dusted and thought - I'm going to refinish this!!
    I have only done shabby chic white so far and this one needs to be darker to keep with the other
    pieces in the den. I may have to look through your past posts for help! Actually I WILL look through your past post for help!!!

  5. I have been removing things like this from all over my house - they become full of stuff so quickly! I do like your sweet table...I cannot wait to see what color you chose and where you put it!

  6. I fall in love with furniture pieces that wind up clogging up my space. I don't need them; just like them. For the past month I've been forcing myself to let some it go and I love the airy feeling in the house now.

  7. Love those simple lines of the cabinet. A piece like that can fit in anywhere, but I would have had permanent bruises if it were at the top of my stairs. I am hoping for creamy white outside and a surprise color inside the drawer... whoops, changed my mind - a primitive green with a cream inside the drawer,,,no, wait, a lovely blue with a distressed white inside the drawer. Now, you know why ther are many pieces in line to paint here at my house!

  8. Such a neat piece of "go anywhere' furniture. Can't wait to see how you dress it up.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  9. I just moved a piece of large furniture out of the way and I am so glad, it makes the room seem larger! Thanks for sharing at TTF!

  10. You've definitely found a better place for it!

  11. Good move. I love the old cabinet. Those old glass knobs are so pretty :)

  12. I'm with trying to move things around clearing some space! Amen to that!
    The knobs on the drawer are cute! I can't wait to see how you fix it up... It's going to be cute.

    Pretty Amaryllis ...

  13. Beautiful piece! And I love the plants on the windowsill, your space is so cozy.

  14. Great piece and the space does look better. I'm guilty of doing the same thing, fall in love with a piece bring it home and take months to find a permanent home. Beautiful plants.

  15. Fabulous piece...great post! Sharing today! Hugs!

  16. Isn't it amazing how such a little change can freshen up your house and make it feel new? Good luck with the reno on it and selling it. Thanks so much for sharing this at my History & Home Link Party. The next party starts Tuesday morning. Take care - Dawn @ We Call It


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