Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Out with the old....and IN with the OLD !!





I am in the midst of a TOTAL studio re-design.
Have you ever been swayed or influenced by a style or color that over time you found just was not you? Well.... it happened to me tho I'm not sure how . . . it crept in one sneaky piece at a time. One day I looked around and my whole studio was "white". Now...it was lovely, don't get me wrong...very pretty in fact, but it just was not me . . not in my heart and soul!
Sooooo . . . I had been wanting to tackle this for so long, but it took a wonderful antique cupboard to set me on my path!
Here are a few sneak peeks and the "before" photo.
The main culprit in this insanity is the antique cherry step back cupboard. We found it in Berlin, Ohio . . . it called to me for weeks before we went back for it,since it was still there, it was meant to be mine!
The Mustard paint on a cupboard you see . . . was once the big white cupboard in the before photo and the red drawers were once the white drawers on my worktable!
Yes, I've been covered in paint and stain daily!

Enjoy . . . . eventually I'll have an "after" photo!!
Lori Ann

12 comments:

tj said...

...lol...It's so funny that you are doing this. As you know I've been in a funk for awhile now and I have decided that my sewing room upstairs needs a redo and that is what I've been up to lately. I'm hoping that with new color and a few new items that my creative juices will start flowin' once again... :o)

...I love how you painted the little drawer chest! That is beautiful! Gosh, not only do you have killer sewing skills, killer gardening skills but killer painting skills too! Sheesh girl! lol ;o)

...Great job - can't wait to see it finished!

...Blessings... :o)

tj said...

...Oh, and love, love, LOVE that cherry stepback cupboard too! Stunning! :o)

susan said...

I love your studio. I wish mine could look like that. Maybe that's something else for me to do.

Lori said...

Love those drawers! are those spools being used as knobs???

can't wait to see your snaps of the 'redux' ~
~Lori

Heidi Steiner said...

The work so far is wonderful! I'm loving the new colors.
Heidi

Kris Miller said...

Wow, Lori Ann, lucky you! That is one GORGEOUS cabinet! You know how I am seriously head-over-heels in love with a good looking cabinet! How did you get that beast up the stairs???
P.S. Love your "Go Away" sign too!

The French Bear said...

Love that cabinet and I can't wait to see it all redone, the room I mean!!
Cheers,
Margaret B

Debora said...

Hey, that's going to come together very nicely! Love the colors, too. :-)

Morna said...

Oh, Lori! I LOVE the red drawers. But I'm not sure I approve of how neat and orderly your studio is ... sets a bad example. :-)

Lori Ann C. said...

Hi Girls,
First . . . the studio is NOT always clean! ha ha...I caught that photo after I put things away so that I could move it all out and around and such! When I'm actually working I am tripping over everything on the floor! :-)
The new studio might stay neat and orderly for maybe...... a week (while I shoot pictures!) then chaos will reign once again!
Kris . . . luckily we were able to have this cupboard delivered so I smiled really big and asked them to carry it up the stairs! Bless them!
Thanks for all the comments everyone!

Lori Ann

Debbie Miller of Onion Patch said...

Lori, I just love that cupboard!! You should tell me when you're coming up again and we could meet up!!

Take care and have a wonderful day!!
Blessings,
Debbie

Sue said...

Wow, I love the before, can't wait to see the after. I need a "Go Away" sign, that's great. Not that I don't like people, but you know how it is when you're working....