Monday, April 18, 2011

a quick change at Hodgepodge

Finally getting something done!

Much to my chagrin, I finally sold a favorite cabinet at Hodgepodge.

It was made from a recycled paneled door, barn board and a screen door.

screen door cabinet  before

 

As well as a wonderful iron bed . . .

iron bed sale

 

With the restrictions of  a busy Rivers & Spires festival weekend, I needed to find a creative fix for some quick replacements.

For the bed, I remembered this maple, artichoke finial full bed I had in the back room.  Not being a big fan of the orange-y tint of maple, I was determined to get it painted before I put it on the floor.

maple bed before

maple bed before 1 

So, I pulled the head- and footboards out to the front porch area and started cleaning, sanding and cleaning again.  Then I reached for this beautiful shade of taupe paint.

Here’s how it looks now:

maple bed after

What a classic look, eh?

Then, to replace that wonderful cabinet . . .

What to do?  I love that thing—it held so much and offered such impact at the front of the shop.  Yet, it’s going to a good home and she was appropriately excited about it (I couldn’t let just anyone take it home!).  So, I took a look at the Acme boot factory racks I had just acquired and thought there it is!  They’ve been serving s my sidewalk sale carts, but this was a more important need.  They have a great urban design look.  After some quick repairs . . .

boot rack before

 

And here’s the boot rack, turned kitchen shelving:

boot rack after

Way cool, eh?

 

Well, that’s all I wanted to share today.  I just love the urban, industry look of these racks.

Any other ideas for how you would use this rack?  I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Thanks for your indulgence!

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5 comments:

Tanya said...

Does you good to have a big shake up to rejuvenate your merchandising juices. Good spring energy. I was a bit frightened when I saw you about to paint the maple headboard but was really impressed with the result.

C'est Moi said...

Great job up-cycling ! love the old cart. Mine is setting in my garage , I have every intention of putting it to use in my pool house to load up with towels and flip flops and all the necessary pool toys . - I'm afraid mine won't be quite as adorable as yours !!

Paige Thomas King said...

Tanya--so glad it was able to pass muster! There are a lot of purest out there that can stand painted furniture--I understand! But the finish was already well-worn.
and my other Tawnya--you can't fool me! we both know your pooolhouse cart will be darling!
Thanks!
Paige

Auntie Bliss said...

Wow wow wow!
You sold that cabinet....youch, I know! And a bed congrats ...during Rivers and Spires!
I LOVE the new setup...inventive and very enticing too.

Happy Easter Paige!!

Paige Thomas King said...

Auntie--I miss it, but it did go to a good home. The sale actually took place prior to Rivers & Spires. You should come take a look at the new stuff!--Paige

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