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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Special Little Doors

Want to see what I did yesterday? You all know when Hubby goes out of town, I like to do projects that he might get in the way of. So for years, I've wanted to put a window seat here, right under this enormous window. This is where the love seat sat for years, till Bridgette took it to her place, The Treehouse. Boy was I happy, till that turtle, Lucky, moved right into this space! I even had the wood cut, all that was holding me back was the actual space, it keep get filled. So here is how it was...
This is how it will be. There are still some finishing touches, stain and molding, but there's enough done that you can see the big picture.
See those little doors? They also came from my Grandmother. You are all probably really tired of all this stuff from my Grandmother, but I love it. Not only do I have something to remember her by, I'm also making use of it. Granted some of her treasures may not be used as she would, but I know she would still be glad I used them.
Those little doors were so dirty! I think I cleaned off 50 years of grime. But they were totally worth saving. Those little knobs are original to the doors. That was another reason to save them, if the doors didn't work out, the knobs could be used elsewhere.
I'm still think about stain or paint. That may take a couple of days. But when I have it all finished, I show you, because those doors will house my finished quilts! How cool will that be?!
Have a wonderful day!
Take care, Brandie

6 comments:

Code2fornow said...

I'm so jealous of your window seat! That's going to be gorgeous, and adding done much needed storage space is ingenious.

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Very cool! What a great idea and how neat that a piece of your past will hold your quilts. :-)

Lizzie said...

Wow, Brandie, You are multi-talented! I am impressed. Looking forward to seeing the finished project. Lizzie

Lori said...

What a fun project and I love that you are able to use your grandmother's things! It makes it special too!!

Thelma said...

Wow, I'm impressed, a window seat, how perfect, especially using your Grandmother's doors, they look great. Will be back to see the finished product....I would paint it white....

Carrie P. said...

You go girl! Neat idea to use those doors that way.
Hope your back is much better today.