Wednesday, 8 September 2010

WOYWW '66'

First of all I would like to say a big THANK YOU to Bluebird and Elizabeth. who stopped by my blog yesterday to tell me that they are choosing me to be their 'Blog of the Day' for today. I am truly greatfull and please stop by there to say Hi.
As a result of desk hopping last week, I decided to sign up to the Learn Something New Every day. Well by now I should be starting project 7 but I've only just finished number 3 and have only blogged number 1. Lesson learned...............far too busy to take on a daily class!!!
Any way on Sunday in the pouring down rain, I went to a car boot sale (which was ironically named 'Stormy Down Market'!!) and found this..............

It had 12 glass bottles with stoppers in and was originally a 'Spice Cabinet'.  I knew instantly i NEEDED it, so I picked it up off the floor and the back of the drawers fell off........I turned quickly to my DH and without me saying a word he said "its OK I can fix that" and at the same time he was putting his hand in his pocket and getting out the £3:00 to pay for it........ I suppose my face said it all!!! 
Here it is now standing proud on my desk...............
.............still needs a lot more TLC before I can store my Distress Re Inkers in it, as suggested by my DS -  Dylan. (what a smart child I have ......sometimes!!) I've just got to collect all the re inkers now!!

 That's it from me, I've got a day off today to take Dad to the hospital for check up (he's doing OK thank goodness) and then to B&Q to see if I can find a glaze or varnish for my new addition!

See you later, Happy WOYWW..........xx

P.S. If you've arrived here on the off chance and are wondering what's going on hop over to Julia "Queen of the WOWWers" blog to find out what it's all about. Link is on the side of my blog. 


65 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Well aren't you the sweetest! Thank YOU for the shout out. Your son really IS smart. I would have thought you would keep glitter or something in the spice jars, but Distress Reinkers is so much better and what a fancy place to keep them. And I would say you have a super hubby, too for not only paying for it, but offering to fix it.

Glad to hear the hospital is only for a check-up. Keep us posted on his status and Happy WOYWW.

peggy aplSEEDS said...

what a great hubby who can read your mind AND pay for what you NEED!

Helen said...

What a gorgeous little cabinet. It looks good thus far, can't wait to see how you finish it.

Jennie said...

How fab is your boot fair find!! love it!

Wipso said...

What a fab car boot find that is and I really love what you have done to it already.
A x

Linda Elbourne said...

What a fabulous boot fair buy ... you don't often get treasures like that around these parts!

Lothian Crafts said...

What a great find. I love what you have done to it.
Elaine

Sheila said...

WOW!! What a gorgeous transformation of that cabinet!

Morti said...

What a brilliant cabinet - and bless your DH and Dylan..... enjoy!

Nikki said...

Ohh that's pretty and it's such a great find :)
hugs Nikki

Bluefairy4U said...

What a lovely find Andrea, I bet its going to look magnificent when finished and your lovely re-inkers are going to love their new home. You are lucky that your hubby shares your crafting, mine thinks its comical. Have a lovely day and hope all goes well with your Dad.
Big hugs JO.xx

Phree said...

Fab find at the boot sale, altering the little cabinet looks like a fun project and you get some great storage too. Well done to your hubby for paying!

Serendipity (Christine) said...

That's a super dinky cute find - already looking lovely :-)

JoZart said...

That cabinet is a great find... a gal after my own heart, well done!!! Look forward to seeing it finished and filled.
Thanks for the spy...
JoZarty x

Doone said...

ooh it's just adorable - wow - wow - what a find and 3 quid - yey - and big number of brownie point to your Man for helping...

Dx

Lizzybobs said...

what a lovely little find another Trash to ritches story love it and well done OH and DS fir your input. thanks for sharing ;o)

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Wow what a bargain! Hope your dad gets on ok at the hospital. Love your cabinet, its really beautiful! hugs Heidi xx

**ScrapcoLLector** said...

Gorgeous cabinet! love the new colour, it will make your place look spacious and good.

Love to see more of your craft desk next week :)

hugs
yenni

Myzdamena's World said...

Woah that cabinet looks awesome....

..and someone else putting their hand in pocket to pay for it too...double yeay :)

Can't wait to see what it's like with more TLC :)

xxx

Minxy said...

Aw isn't your OH a doll, that or you have him well trained lol.. bless
What a fab find and at a bargain price too, i just adore it, and now you've distressed it it looks amazing I want it lol

Claireliz said...

Oh I love that little box/chest/cupboard, its beautiful
C
xx

Kay said...

Oh my, that is one lovely find! Sounds like your DH is a keeper too. Have fun playing with the cabinet, can't wait to see it finished.

Sue said...

Hi Andrea
oh what a fab find, how clever of hubbie to know you NEEDED it and to pay for it, looks fabulous hun, happy WOYWW, sue,x

Ellephantastic Cards and Crafts said...

Fabby hubby! That is just awesome I love it. I soooo need to get myself to the carboot!! x x

Cardarian said...

Oh that will be a lovely "ink" cabinet - nice job with the painting!
Hugs,
Cardarian

Sarah said...

What a fantastic find

Susan Allan said...

What a find and it looks fab, painted up.

I think if I had seen it, I also would not hvae been able to walk away...lucky you!!

Sue xx

Heather x said...

Wow what a great bargain! It looks awesome now you've painted it :)
*hugs* Heather x

Sarah said...

Ooh, love that little cabinet!

minnie_mac said...

What a great find, and a bargain to boot. Oops ! Sorry about that !

It's looking good. Wonder what else you will do with it.

Marilyn.

mustavcoffee said...

Congrats on being a Blog for the day!
I understand about the cabinet and would have had the same reaction, love it. I would like to see it when you've finished it as well:) xx

Bettythebaglady said...

Andrea Love the cabinet-how quick you have been to get it to that condition-no time but lots of get up and go it seems. What a lovely son who knows what reinkers are too-amazing!Hugs BettyXXX

Hels Sheridan said...

Clever lad indeedily.. loving that cabinet... hope Dad gets on okies at the hosp x

Theresa said...

Sweet cabinet and cute story Andrea! Good luck getting it filled to the brim:)

Mandy - Crafty Angel said...

what a find! I like your dh's style, they can so read us when we really "NEED" something!
love the makeover you gave it, looks amazing :)

Twiglet said...

Great little cabinet and a gem of a hubby to help you too!!

Sarpreet said...

fab storage - clever son, Happy WOYWW! Thank you for showing us your workspace.

Julie M said...

That is FAB, Andrea - I want one too!!! And for only £3, what a bargain. It's going to be a perfect place to store those reinkers.

Julie :o)

Sid said...

Fab lucky find and great for storing your inkpads etc !!

Chrissie said...

Looks great to me.How lovely to have a handy DH!
Chrissie

Esther said...

Fab bargain - I just can't do car boot sales, far to early in the morning for me!! Look forward to seeing the finished result...Happy WOYWW, Esther xx

Ciara said...

Bargain! Great project :-)

Ciara
xx

Suzanne said...

It is gorgeous. I love it - I want one, I NEED one too, lol x

Daniele said...

great looking storage cabinet
hugs

Carola Bartz said...

What a find at a car boot sale! It looks lovely!

Becky said...

That is a great piece! Hope Dad's check-up goes well!

Rachel said...

That's a genius idea. I have one of those spice racks too, but I've never known what to do with it! Please thank your very smart child!

And congrats on being Bluebird & Elizabeth's blog of the day.

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh what an exciting find! and you have already painted it too! it would be sat there for about 2 months (maybe more) on my desk whilst I thought about what to do with it! Thanks for the comments about my LSNED book - I am hoping it will help preparing all the pages beforehand (took me most of Saturday to do it!) so now I can just embellish quickly as I also have a bag of bits to use - the theory there is that I just grab something out of the bag rather than spend ages looking through my stash for something to use - that said I am already a day behind too! mind you I was teaching a class yesterday so I have an excuse! Congrats on being blog of the day too - its well deserved!

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh what an exciting find! and you have already painted it too! it would be sat there for about 2 months (maybe more) on my desk whilst I thought about what to do with it! Thanks for the comments about my LSNED book - I am hoping it will help preparing all the pages beforehand (took me most of Saturday to do it!) so now I can just embellish quickly as I also have a bag of bits to use - the theory there is that I just grab something out of the bag rather than spend ages looking through my stash for something to use - that said I am already a day behind too! mind you I was teaching a class yesterday so I have an excuse! Congrats on being blog of the day too - its well deserved!

Neet said...

I am so envious - wish I could get my other half to go to a car boot sale. A fab find and I love how you have coloured it. (Moan: I want one)

Lou and Mel said...

What a find - and only £3.00. An absolute bargain I'd say!

Ohhh Snap said...

It's a lovely Distress Re-inkers cabinet. Beautiful and functional. Can't get better than that! I can do a daily thing if it's only for a week, but add photographing and posting into the mix and... I tend to wander off feeling overwhelmed.

Nan said...

Oh don't you just love a good find! And a willing DH to boot! Love seeing your great space! :)Nan

Jingle said...

That is looking really neat!

Linda C said...

Some of the gals I stamp with like to say we have a "container fettish". We absolutley go crazy when someone discovers a new storage container. They would absolutely turn green with envy if they saw this little treasure.

ikki said...

Great buy - you certainly have an eye for a bargain! ikki

Pam said...

Fab find!

Pam said...

Fab find!

Pam said...

Fab find!

WW said...

Great find, much nicer now that's it's been upgraded to white.

madebyKarla said...

What a great find! Love what you did with it! thanks for visiting my desk ;)

Piddawinkle said...

I wouldnt have been able to resist that cupboard either, its gonna look great with the re inkers in

Julia Dunnit said...

Which is greater - the actual luck of finding such a cabinet, or your dear husband for not even needing to know why or what for!! Love it, it looks great already!

Toucan Scraps said...

oooooooooooh so much potential, so glad he let you get it, and fixed it for you.
have fun

Spyder said...

sorry, I missed last week....had to come and have a look at the before cupboard before I looked at this weeks post!! It's lovely isn't it, well done on finding it...
(Lyn)