Monday, April 16, 2012

From Armoire to Craft/sewing/work Station

Hello Again!

Remember me? Won't blame you if you don't.

Things have been C.R.A.Z.Y. here, to say the least! I have one son getting married, another going to senior prom and graduating, and a 38 hour flight to South Africa, for a long overdue vacation with my sisters, all taking place the last two weeks of May! Oi ! In between trying to get organized for the above mentioned events, I have also tried to get a few projects done. All of which have resulted in Yours Truly being very behind in all things domestic!

 Suffice to say that I am just a teeeensy bit stressed out right about now. Not to mention the fact that I am about to be  " Mother of the Groom"! O my goodness, that even sounds wrong! Wasn't it yesterday that I was the bride? What do I wear, by the way? All the "Mother of the Groom-ish" outfits reminds me of the Queen-mother, for some reason. I am not ready to look like the Queen-mother!

Anywoo...enough of that.

This is my latest project:

BEFORE...                                                                   AFTER                                                                                                       
Armoire bought on Craigslist
Transformed into Craft Station

The front doors were Modge Podged with fabric I had , and two small chalk boards
above serve to write inspiring words, messages, etc. on.
The side the result of many, many attempts,  "colorful language",and time spent coloring .
This was one of the less successful attempts....
Yes, I ran out of painter's tape, and used red duct tape...

The inside is what I am the most proud of:
I replaced the back with peg board, that I painted black,
and put hooks, a rod for gift wrap or ribbon, and baskets up.
An empty coffee container and tuna can, decoupaged in the same pattern, serve as fun "hold alls".

The inside of one door was painted in chalk board paint, for messages and reminders, and the inside of the other door has a cork board for pictures, etc.
The outside is home made black chalk paint.

Did you notice the knobs? I modged podged the two bottom ones with the same fabric, and replaced the top ones with the black squirlies..

Do you think this will make some woman happy?
 I hope so!
I'm selling it on Craigslist.

I am joining these parties....


  1. That argyle work is tricky but I like how you approached it. The cabinet is a stunner. Love the black and white theme for sure and I am a huge fan of mixing patterns. Thanks for sharing your phenomenal piece on BeColorful

  2. Beautiful, Suzanne! I love the whole piece. Of course, I'm partial to the harlequin pattern myself, but I'd be pleased to have this in my home!

    visiting from Met Monday : )

  3. This is just a fabulous piece of furniture..well done!

    1. Thanks, Patti! I just visited your blog, and love the stuff you do, too!

  4. I was late getting my post up this week at BeColorful but I wanted you to know that I featured you on this week's Motivated Monday

  5. O my word!! You did such a great job on this! And such an easy craft station, it can be folded up and put away, or spread out to be used! Great idea, and great job at making it so cute!

    I would love for you to stop by and link this up!

    -Brittany (aka Little Sis)

  6. What a fun and funky craft station, Suzanne! I'm SURE someone will love it!

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday. Hope to see you again this week. Be sure to stop in tonight and see yourself featured. ;)

    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

  7. OK, I LOVE this! I am looking for ideas for my craft room and this is just great.

  8. I love this, it is so fresh and crisp!! I am going to look around your site more. Take a look at mine, I do funky furniture.
    Again, I love this!! Would be interested in knowing how you finally did get your harlequin so perfect. You did a wonderful job! Carolyn from


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