a new addition & a reminder!

11:51:00 AM

My sewing area needs more storage, so I've been looking for a book shelf or storage of some sort for forever and a day.

I also couldn't break the bank on it, so the babe and I have been scouring second-hand stores and antique shops looking for something relatively cheap.

This last Tuesday we managed to find something at a shop a few blocks away...it's got an awful paint job right now, but I'll fix her up. I don't mind a bit of elbow grease for $30. It's super solid, real wood (not that particle board stuff), and weighs a tonne (much to my husband's dismay, as he had to carry it the 4 blocks home on the very icy sidewalks).

She's a pretty ugly beast right now, but trust me, I'll beautify her up :). At the same time, I'm going to give my other old hand-me-down bookcase in the area a sanding, scrubbing, and painting so it'll match this one. So, this'll be my Sunday project. I'll bundle up and take them outside (it's supposed to be -12C tomorrow (10F)) and get hopefully the sanding and TSP wash done, and if I'm lucky, a coat of primer.

In other news, on this coming Monday, I have a featured tutorial with Sew Mama Sew! I made a gorgeous machine cover - very mod quilted - well, I think it's gorgeous, you'll have to decide for yourselves!

Also, I just wanted to remind you, my gorgeous readers, that I have a linky-party every Tuesday I'd love you to participate in! It's called: "Tips and Tricks Tuesdays: what would MacGyver do?"
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I'll be posting a tip on how to add a Favicon to your blog...what's a "Favicon" you ask? Well, you'll have to come back on Tuesday to check it out!
I encourage you to link up a tip, trick or tutorial that's sewing/quilting/blogging related with me here - a way to share your awesome tips with my readers, too!

Hope everyone out there in Sewing Land is having a fantastic weekend.

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7 comments

  1. What a great find at the antique shop! I love finding those types of projects...Mr Fantastic hates it when I announce it's a garage saling day during the summer months..LOL. Enjoy and I'll check back for that tuturial! Hugs

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  2. The fun part will be filling it up!

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  3. I'm excited to see how your new find will turn out, and congratulations on getting a tutorial on Sew Mama Sew! that is so cool.

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  4. I love that cabinet! Even with is coat of paint like this! Well done.
    Esther
    ipatchandquilt.wordpress.com

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    1. Thanks Esther! It's already been sanded and cleaned, just awaiting its first coat of primer!
      (I tried to email you, but you're a no reply blogger...) :D

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  5. What a great bookshelf! It has great charm and character. =)

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  6. But... but.. all that sanding and painting will take away sewing time! lol.. guess you are all around crafty! can't wait to see it.

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