Thursday, May 8, 2014

Grey Dey Thursdey. . .Vol. VIII

When skies are grey instead of being blue,
I retreat to Studio One and entertain myself with creative design thoughts.

Using a host of my favorite things,
I recently created a space for brewing a cup 'o tea 
whilst I create new designs for our Bit's 'n Pieces booth.

Newly acquired silver tea spoons 
rest within a crystal repurposed votive container.

A hand painted petite porcelain dish is the perfect size to hold tea bags.

My Sunbeam Tea Pot for brewing the "perfect" cup 'o tea!

I placed these items atop our repurposed vintage Sewing Machine Cabinet.

A damask patterned protective vinyl covering 
received a 'custom fit' from "Mr. Ed".

A vintage picture frame repurposed as a chalkboard
awaits a purposeful or sentimental saying.

The base of my vintage Sewing Machine Cabinet is painted using Sherwin~Williams Agreeable Gray satin paint.
The French Provincial hardware was painted With Sherwin~Williams
Paperwhite and accented with White Hyacinth, also in satin finish.
Accenting the beautiful wood in this cabinet, "Mr. Ed" stained the top 
using several coats of Dark Walnut Min Wax.

(View the transformation post,
Sewing Machine Cabinet Make~Over. . .  here.)

While Spring storms plaque the Prairie,
"Mr. Ed" and I have a tranquil place to retreat. . .On Crooked Creektt.

Until next time. . .

On Crooked Creektt will be joining

It is my wish that you, too, 
will experience the serene and tranquil inspirations 
that only the hue of gray can bring into your life.


At Rivercrest Cottage said...

the little cabinet looks so inviting. the SW gray looks calm and your makeover was indeed a success. Still loving those fish plates in your last post too.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

What a perfect spot! I can't resist beautiful little silver teaspoons. And that painted bird plate is the loveliest thing! You're all set! So many things going on in May. And the weather is so crazy. But aren't we glad it's spring!? Happy Mother's Day my friend!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

what a sweet retreat indeed! cozy and inviting. and who wouldn't love a cup of hot tea on a grey dey....right? ("Agreeable Gray." LOVE it!)

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Oh Pat I love the little birdie tray! And of course the silver, pretty.