Tuesday, January 19, 2010

White Wednesday ~ New Year......New Look

Our "Big Event" antique show was this past weekend in Mt. Dora.  I was only able to be there for a short time on Saturday, and only found one thing...a stool for my kitchen.  My husband helped a friend set up on Friday and guess what.....he found this cool old white cupboard!  Good job Michael!  And here's the best part....he only paid $30.00 for it!  At first I couldn't figure out where I could use it....but the old brain kicked in and here it is in my kitchen.  I've put my cookbooks in it, which freed up much needed room in my cabinets.  The doors do have glass inserts, but they are currently out, pending a good scrapping and cleaning. I'm contemplating putting some fabric in instead...what ya think?

The stool....perfectly white and very sturdy.  I'll make a padded cover for the top from some old nubby linen fabric.

A new vignette, featuring one of my favorite antiques.  I just love this little sawbuck table with the drop sides!

Isn't it just the cutest?

And lastly, I've decided what to do with my cozy chair and ottoman, thanks to help from Shellagh, http://tickingandtoile.blogspot.com/.  She has made some wonderful slipcovers and offered me some great suggestions. 

This has to be the ugliest footstool ever....but I'm a gonna make it cute!

Look what I found in my closet!

I had almost forgotten that I have 2 of these wonderful vintage laundry sacks.  I'm going to use one for the back cushion of the chair.  I have an old linen tablecloth which is a great match that I'll be cutting up for the remainder of the cover.  Wish me luck as Shellagh has convinced me to add piping...Ahhhh!

This gathered linen fabric is from a bedskirt found at the thrift store (real cheap), which I'll be using around the base of the ottoman.  I will probably make the top with the other sack, or make a pillow for the sofa...haven't decided yet..

So now that I've posted about this project...I'm feeling more motivated to get started this weekend!

Be sure to visit Kathleen at Faded Charm, our hostess for White Wednesday and check out all the Wonderful Whites.



  1. I'm sure it's all going to look so pretty! Can't wait to see the redo. What a great find on the cabinet!

  2. great find on the cabinet Michael! Okay Susie how could you possibly forget you had those grain sacks? can't wait to see the finished pieces. i haven't gotten the courage to cut any of my grain sacks up yet...



  3. loved viewing all the awesome white finds and hearing all the inspired ideas. I can just about see your wheels turning in your head 60 miles per hour. I know how THAT is. :-) lol
    Great post.

  4. You are so lucky to find anything white let alone at $30!!! the vintage sacks will look great on the chair....I give you credit for tackling it yourself!

  5. I love all your white primitive pieces you showed today. I think your chair will turn out wonderful. Can't wait to see the finished product.

    Take care,


  6. Susie I am so anxious to see it when you are done. I know it will be wonderful. I adore that white cabinet and I love that it has nothing at all in the doors.

  7. Love the stool and the little table.....just toooo cute!

    Good luck on your slipcover! Yep, I agree.....never go without piping. It just "makes" the slipcover!

    Warm blessings,

  8. Great photos of all the chippy cabinets and tables. Love your blog. sandi

  9. it's all PERFECT. i was just telling my honey about having the cookbooks actually IN the kitchen... yay!

  10. hi susie....looong time eh? can I give you an idea? how about some heavy cardboard covered in a really thin/light burlap for the cupboard doors there - and even tuft it if you want -
    that would be cute -
    do that same with that stool -
    you've been busy!
    can't wait to see what you do!

  11. I love that vignette. Love the whites. Everything looks great ☺

  12. Great ideal to store your hand tools in the mailbox very cute love it


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