Monday, July 9, 2012

Shutters & Sewing Cabinet Land in Bedroom

Some of  the 400 Mile Yard Sale Treasures have made it into my bedroom!

When I bought this home, Mr. G built a walk-in closet in my bedroom.

Then that created a small dressing area between the closet and the master bath.

Remember the stuff I bought on the 400 Mile Yard Sale last month?

I've used these 2 things?

 I bought the shutter closet doors from my Grand Daughter making money for her trip to Europe next summer. These had belonged to her other Grandmother. I bought them thinking I'd use them on the future screened-in deck as a wall decoration. While waiting for that new deck, I had to store them.  I happened to prop them up against the wall of the dressing area in the bedroom.  Light bulb!
    Then serendipity happened! 

I've created a place to hang my hats, most used scarves and purses.

Hats, scarves and purses are hung with 'S' hooks.

My Grand Mother's Hat.

The sewing table serves as a place to pack my overnight case.

and the folding luggage rack is available for my suitcase, which I keep packed all the time.

Here's the serendipity that happened.  The sewing cabinet was made exactly for this spot.
It fit in the exact available space.

I haven't decided yet, how I will use the storage in the sewing cabinet. 
 One of the rods of the spool rack is broken.  
Nothing a little wood glue won't fix.

I know most folks would paint this wood with some white chalk paint, but as for me, I like the warm wood color right now.

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  1. Thank you for not painting the sewing cabinet. Wish I could have tagged along on the 400 Mile Yard Sale!

    1. Charlotte, you are welcome. Glad to know someone else likes the beauty of wood. I came from the era of stripping paint off of furniture and refinishing it to see the beauty of the wood. The only thing I'd consider painting is particle board, like I'm seriously looking at my kitchen cabinets, or a piece that has already been painted.

  2. Very creative! I love how you used the "S" hooks to hang your hats. Free artwork!

  3. What a great way to use the shutters. I am like you and love the warmth of wood. I have an antique desk that I would never paint. But I did paint my cupboards and love them.

  4. I love how you've used your shutters! Makes for a very fun area in your room.
    Mary Alice

  5. Great storage idea! I'll have to be on the lookout for shutters like these now.

  6. Great way to re-purpose an item!

  7. Very nice idea to up cycle shutter doors!

  8. What great storage ideas! I love it :0

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  9. That is the most clever use of those doors. Very creative. Thanks for sharing at our party this week.

  10. I knew I liked you but then I saw all of those hats and I now I like you even more. :D Loved the shutter idea so I am featuring it tonight on this week's Motivated Monday at BeColorful.

  11. What a great idea for hanging hats and bags etc!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  12. I love it when these 'aha moments' happen, don't you?!! Thank you for sharing it with us at our linky party at . Your hat / scarf display is yet another pretty idea for our re-purposed shutters collection.

  13. what a creative idea! love it. XO P.S. see you at the Thursday Favorite Things hop


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