Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Heres the beginning...



Oh our aching backs, necks and arms! But so worth it...okay here is a sneak peek of the knotty alder shudders we have worked on for weeks now. This is in front of my workroom. It seems like hanging a piece of furniture on the brick wall.So beautiful and it changes the look so much. Will show more when the sun doesnt interfere with picture taking.



This is a solid antique oak door that goes into my workroom...dont you love it...it too needed a sanding and new coat of stain. About 20 years ago I bought this door when I owned another antique shop in Ogden, it was for my dream home. So the work room was built around this door and a few other things.


On this antique door we had door ringers put on them instead of the electric ding dongs. In our home, we have no real door bells, just these. Like in the days of old.



The small piece is for the customer to twist and it rings the large bell on the inside of the shop. Adds to the atmosphere of quaintness.
My goal is to be in "Where women create" book...so my shop will get a whole new make-over and in a few years I will call up Jo Packam and say I'm readyyyyy!!!

How else do you get things up off the floor and finished may I ask?

7 comments:

Susan said...

That is intriguing! What are you creating behind that door!!! LOL!
Susan
www.thedutchrose.blogspot.com

Mimi Sue said...

Your shutters are so great. Would love to see the whole house to get a better idea of how it looks. The door is so fabulous. I love it. So is your bday today? If so happy birthday! If it's tomorrow, hope it's happy no matter when it is. Mimi

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

I am positive your shop should be featured in "Where Women Create"!

Brenda @Just a Bed of Roses said...

Julie, its my work room I would have featured!

Cindy said...

Brenda you have always been such a creative designer. You have the most charming home, love the shutters, love your hubby that helps you with them. The door is such a great addition and you are such a darling shop owner.

Brenda @Just a Bed of Roses said...

Susan...you'll just have to wait and see! Dont hold your breath though it could take awhile to get it how I would like it to be shown in a book. Just wish me luck!

Brenda @Just a Bed of Roses said...

Mimi...We have to pull out the tree, its an awesome tree, it just keeps splitting down the middle. another project...finding just the right tree for that spot. Pretty, airy, I am on the look out.