What I Have Been Up To

 I have been pretty busy lately.  I have been trying to get our studio finished before Thanksgiving.  We just aren't able to do projects downstairs with busy Baby Hughes anymore.  And, I just can't bring myself to decorating for Christmas when our house is in shambles.  We have many, many projects that just need to be completed.  This week I painted the entire room and I am currently working on painting the furniture and making window treatments.  And, I am usually pretty bad about taking before photos, so I decided to show you the raw materials that are going to become the bones of  our studio.



This is a vintage set of cubbies... maybe a it is a vintage post box.  It has lots of little spots to help us organize our supplies.  See the letters?  And it is grey!



This pile of sheets will become the window treatments.




This lovely brassy chandelier is going to replace the light in the room.




I found this little vintage trash can in our garage today... it will be painted.




Mr. Hughes picked up this cane chair for $15 and then he ripped out the old fabric and foam.  I have big plans for it!




Then there are these metal and glass bookshelves.  It was too hard and time consuming to strip them down to the bare metal, so I am painting these as well.

I also have a beautiful table that is also going to be where we do our projects.  I would have taken  a photo of it, but I couldn't exactly get to it.... if you could see our garage (which you won't) you would understand.

Well, with any luck, I will have some finished projects to show at the end of this week.  Wish me luck!


31 comments:

  1. Looking forward to seeing the transformations! Good Luck!! =)

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  3. You aren't painting those lovely grey cubbies are you? I love those, I have been looking for something similar for awhile. Sigh.

    That can chair is awesome. And y'alls garage can't look any worse than mine!!

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  4. Swoon-swoon-swoony stuff! I love that cubby thing. Can't wait to see it all put together!

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  5. I can't wait to see the finished cane chair... I love, love, love caned you will be so. I am also excited about the metal book cases, how love hate it is with a baby wanting to touch everything... and having so many projects yet so little time. Oh wow that sounds like my LIFE ;0 too. I know you will get it all done and you will be so HAPPY too. I hope you have agreat Monday.

    Smiles,
    Sheila

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  6. Can't wait to see it all done! Love that grey cubby!

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  7. ...love the litte-grey-cubbie-thing-y!!!!

    Have a Lovely Day!

    {{hug}}

    ~michelle.f

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  8. looking forward to seeing the finished studio! you've got some AWESOME elements for it!!

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  9. What great batch of treasures- can't wait to see what you do with them!

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  10. that cubbie is great! Love the color!

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  11. Sounds like it's gonna be an awesome space when you're done sweet friend!! You'll have to invite me over for some crafting! ;) LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the vintage cubbies...the letters on it are perfect! Can't wait to see the finished product! ;)

    Hugs,
    Rachel

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  12. Oh Wow...you have the makings of some brilliant pieces...it is all going to look soooo great. Can't wait to see everything finished. XXXX

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  13. oooohhhh! i cant wait to see everything when its done! xo

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  14. Oh my gosh, I'm exhausted just reading your to do list. You are inspiring. Maybe I'll get to a project that is literally just staring at me. I really want to see the finished product. Especially the chandelier and cane chair.

    Lots of luck and remember to take your advil before you go to bed.

    ~janet

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  15. You have some awesome projects in the pipeline!
    I'm pretty sucky at taking before pics, too. Sort of defeats our purpose of having people Oooh and Aaah over our mad skills, right?
    Love the cubby!
    Hugs,
    Anne

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  16. Sheesh, how do you get it all done with the little guy so active? I am in love with your grey cubby (duh) it's awesome!!!

    Can't wait to see how all of those good "bones" turn out!

    :) T

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  17. Looks like a lot of work, but a lot of fun too. I love rearranging, repurposing, basically redoig -- it will all be worth it in the end. Good luck and can't wait to see the finishes. Best wishes, :) Tammy

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  18. I can't wait to see it... it all looks sooo good! I need to get my hands on a ton of projects! oh you have motivated me,
    xo,
    LuLu

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  19. thank you so much! good luck with the space, its coming together just fantasticly!

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  20. Michelle, you have some great treasures going on here!! I love that chair, I just bought one similar, she is at the re-upholsterer...and I love the cubbby!! can't wait to see it all put together! hugs~

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  21. Liston (Sweetpeas1024@yahoo.com)November 11, 2009 at 2:27 PM

    LOL, I have two of those chairs sitting in my garage as we speak, and they look just like yours!

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  22. Good luck!! I already love the stuff - and I know they'll be stunning once you're done with them.

    xo,
    -maria

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  23. You have A LOT of diamonds in the rough in that group, and I can't wait to see the final results!

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  24. Wonderful stuff! I love that trash can and the chair frame is great. I love caned furniture. I can't wait to see how it all turns out. It has the makings to be fabulous!

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  25. Looks to be exciting!! Can't wait to see the finished product! Janna

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  26. Love the cubby.. I think the letter GYPSY NURSE would look great on it!! hehhehe..

    best of luck..and Please show more pics.... grabbed your fabulous button too!!

    xo

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  27. Ohhh the glass bookcase is awesome! I am curious as to what you are going to do with the cane chair...stay tuned????

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  28. I have been looking for something similar for awhile. Sigh. Work from home India

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  29. I can't wait to see what happens!
    I LOVE LOVE LOVE the cubbies!
    -Emily @ Crisp Interiors
    http://crispinteriors.goodsie.com/

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