Sunday, April 13, 2008

Hoosier Close Up Pics



Here are the close-up pictures I promised. I'm so happy that we were able to save and restore the art deco motif on the cupboard doors.
We would like to thank all of you who have tuned in for the makeover and have even taken the time to email or comment on the work we have done. It's so nice to hear from others who own similar cupboards and are thinking about refinishing them.
Now we begin our search for original glassware (spice jars and the like) to really complete the project.
We spent the afternoon today back at our painting table. Terry worked on an original acrylic on canvas. She is doing a painting of an old farmhouse and barn that is just a stones throw down the road from the shop. It is really coming along nicely so I should be able to post a pic of it in a few days.
I worked away at lettering primitive signs. We sold a few over the weekend and I want to replenish my stock before we open again on Thursday....meanwhile I still have to finish the small hooking I'm working on. As if that isn't enough I will be putting in a few hours at our local greenhouse and driving a school bus in my spare time. Sheesh....I better get to bed early tonight 'cuz it's gonna be another busy week.
We'll catch ya later....
Cheers
Jackie

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Please Step Back in Time

A Hearty Welcome to New and Old Friends...join us for cider by the fire.

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A View of Our Shop

A View of Our Shop
Purchased from our local second hand furniture store (which by the way is chock full of possibilities for the vintage lover) this cabinet was a hideous green colour with rotten plywood on the backside. A lot of elbow grease and a complete re-working rendered it into this amazing distressed black/red cupboard. It's a BEAUT!!!

Another peek inside the shop.

Another peek inside the shop.
A nice mix of handmade, antique and found primitives combine to make this display. We purchase a few items from suppliers to fill in spaces....but the vast majority of our inventory is made by us...right here at 'The Door'.

Large Spindle Santa (formerly known as a table leg)

Large Spindle Santa (formerly known as a table leg)
Santa Spindles have become a shop specialty. They range from skinny to roly poly and from tiny hanging ones to massive freestanding newel posts. (Those are the big old fancy posts you can find at the foot of the stairs in big old houses like South Fork.)

Old Kitchen Cupboard Finds New Life

Old Kitchen Cupboard Finds New Life
We aquired the top of this cupboard at auction. Terry envisioned it transformed into a reproduction Pail Cupboard. When Terry envisions something...look out. With it's fresh coat of Wheatsheaf with Mallard Blue back the transformation was nothing short of spectacular. And yes...she planned that 2 mm clearance from the log beams. ;)

Another Make-do

Another Make-do
What do you get when you take an 1880's cupboard with the words "ye old preserves cupboard" written across the front in black Tremclad and pair it with a warped table with broken legs? Well...when you live in Terry's world you get this amazing secretary desk. The paint is Benjamin Moore Aura in Savannah. (What else would she use??)

It's a good drying day Margaret!

It's a good drying day Margaret!
Nothing beats hanging freshly dyed wool on the line. These bright yellows and greens will make fine additions to my next hooked rug!