My parents are here! They are visiting for two weeks to help with house projects and spend time with us. We have walls to paint, chandeliers to hang, things to fix, and two birthdays to celebrate. It’s going to be an exciting couple of weeks.
Today, we had a big to-do list, but something came up that we just needed to squeeze into the day. I had been trying to coordinate the pick-up of an antique pine wardrobe listed on craigslist for several days and it just hadn’t happened. I finally heard back this morning and it was still available!
I knew that an hour trip to pick up the wardrobe might just be asking too much. Jeff agreed it was a great piece, though, and worth taking the time to get. He took the van and my dad to pick it up while my mom and I knocked out some painting projects.
I’ve grown used to buying pieces sight-unseen, but I was nervously awaiting their arrival…hoping the wardrobe was just as beautiful in person as it was in the pictures.
It was. Maybe even better.
Jeff and I carried it up the steps to the upstairs guest room/sewing room. Once we add some shelves, it’ll be a perfect place to store folded fabrics, thread, notions, etc. And it will go beautifully with the French daybed.
The pine is so yummy and those carved details are one of my favorite parts.
It even has a working lock with a skeleton key…
I bet I can guess the question that is at the top of your mind…
Will she paint it?
No. I’m not going to paint it. Well, let me clarify. I’m not going to paint the outside. It’s possible I’ll paint the inside. Probable, in fact. I’m planning to add some shelves inside and I think that will look better if it’s all painted. Especially with stacks of linen and hemp!
Maybe Mora… hmmmm.
I’ll have plenty of time to think about it, though, because painting the inside of this wardrobe will be close to the bottom of the to-do list for a while!
One of the painting projects we worked on today was priming the studio. Oh, I can’t wait to show you how amazing it looks with even just the white primer! If you’d like a preview, you can check out my Instagram stories. I’ll share updates on the blog soon!