Friday, January 15, 2010
Hi everyone! I realized I never did a post about goals and projects for this year and maybe I’ll do it another time. I can share that my Number One Project for this year is to organize my clothes closet which has become a catch all for all sorts of overflow! I have a bookcase in there, a plastic storage bin filled with dishes, pillows, a round glass table topper….I could go on! I’ll be sure to show you the before when I’m all done with it. It's a mess!
One of the many items I’ve been storing in my closet are all my vintage table linens and my regular tablecloths. I really had to find a new home for these items.
I’ve been looking for just the perfect piece for my dining room that could store all those linens but not take up too much space in that small room. I finally found this black bureau for $40 (although it cost me another $30 for new handles).
It has this great shallow drawer on top which may have been for jewelry? I thought it would be a good place to store my monogrammed/vintage silverware.I’m going to line all the drawers (just something I like to do). I put some black and white checkerboard contact paper in this one.
I also took down the white mirror that was there and hung a new one. I got this mirror at Goodwill for $6. It was white but I spent a very cold hour painting it in my garage and I used a blow dryer to dry the paint. I’ll be glad when it’s warm enough to spray paint again!
I’m now very glad that I painted my dining room chairs black instead of white! The bureau was already black (apparently at one time it was also blue as some of that color shows through on the worn edges).
I found three vintage brooches at Goodwill last week and got the idea to use them on my decanters from Julie at EAB Designs. She makes the most marvelous things and often uses vintage jewelry in her designs. I swiped this idea from an apothecary jar in her header that she had altered.
The candelabra was a $5 thriftstore find. The decanters are also from Goodwill.
This is a Mercury Glass decanter which I got at TJ Maxx last year and have never used!
I’m so happy to have found that bureau and can’t wait to get all my linens out of my closet and into those drawers. It’ll be so much more convenient having everything in the room it’s going to be used in!
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!