Monday, 20 August 2012

storage and comfort.............

well here's the progress from the weekend.............this is what you get when you save your neighbours old kitchen cupboards......Mr Chooky worked out the best possible redesign of the cupboards making use of the space and stacking them not quite how you would in your kitchen..........crammed in.....
With all the cupboard doors on (below).............I can't see it happening in the next month but thinking the plan is that i'll paint the cupboard doors the same colour as the walls......keep the room light and bright
just have to get a few more thingy's that hold the shelves in place...........
they are only about 30 years old..........
Another freebie I was very fortunate to receive is via my MIL's friend.........they were down visiting with a ute and she wanted to get rid of this sofa bed lounge......new in the chook shed this week it fits perfect in this spot.........it's just like new............hardly used at all.......pretty good quality........I am so lucky.............it was a bit musky but I sprinkled some of that carpet cleaner stuff on the mattress and the all the cushions and left it for a few days....that's settled the dull smell...........
Next job is sewing a pocket on the top of the curtains...........
Peg and Dale have been spotted in Western Australia..............approx 3800kms west of Sofala where they were last spotted..............guess the thought of more snow got them moving to a warmer destination.....and clearly they didn't want to go with Fairy Floss Stitches on her car rally..........too dusty......
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Those who have emailed me about the swap there are a few of your who have to complete the form I emailed you.............check your spam folder as it's not my usual email address..........but it's great to see your all so excited...............Christmas is on it's way..........
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Oh and I did do a little sewing this weekend............attaching the binding to a friends quilt..........hopefully she will have it sewn down next weekend when we have our sewing sleepover/retreat so i'll get a photo then.......
Do you have sewing sleepovers with friends???
Want to join us???
Invite a friend over for a sewing sleepover this Friday!!!
they arrive after work on Friday and we try and sew Friday night but usually solve the problems of the world, pull out what we are going to sew, enjoy some champagne.........then we get into the sewing Saturday morning........
Catch you later..............
Chookyblue

21 comments:

  1. The room looks great...I need to come for a sleepover I think!

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  2. LOVE the cupboards! and always have room for orphaned furniture. Glad you are the same.

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  3. Great use of the old kitchen. It's all coming together so well.

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  4. Those cupboards will be fantastic!

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  5. You are going to have so much storage it will be wonderful..and when you want a rest from your sewing your sofa bed will be waiting..enjoy your sewing sleepover..

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  6. Re purposing and repositioning the cupboards , could be a headache or fun, I reckon yours was fun and a how in the hell am I going to get into that cupboard, endless opportunities , and a sofa to fall back on, just great.

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  7. chooky your sewing room is coming along very nicely,how exciting.
    Just love your xmas swap it is the reason that i am now a blogger,thankyou.xx

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  8. Hey Chook I haven't received the email...and neither has Nancy...I sent the email to the right address. I know it isn't in my spam folder. Would you please resend. I was thinking maybe you were busy busy and waiting to start the sending out part. Thanks A.

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  9. Score on the furniture and fittings...the Chook Shed is going to be an awesome space...enjoy your sleepover...

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  10. What a bonus- loads of storage AND a sofa bed! I love them all crammed in like that, all odd shapes, gives them loads of personality!

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  11. The room is looking good!!!! I am a bit worried about 'us'...LOL...

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  12. You have heaps of storage there and how lucky you were with the sofa bed in chooky colours too!lol!
    I will be painting out my old sewing room this weekend a latte colour, but now I'm starting to lean towards white after seeing yours and Leanne posts

    Lisa

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  13. Woohoo storage means more shopping lol...the shed is coming along very well!!!

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  14. Gosh that room is really coming along nicely -and a free sofa bed - great for your Sewing sleepovers!

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  15. What a great way to reuse old cupboards! Look at all that storage space! :0)

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  16. You are getting very organised. Will everything fit in all those cupboards? It's all coming together really well.

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  17. Your room will be wonderful !!
    Florence

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  18. The chook shed is looking palatial. I am so glad you won Amanda's give away you will love it.

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  19. I love what you are doing with those cupboards. You are going to have lots of lovely storage there. And the idea of re-purposing is great too. And love the sofa. Perfect timing for your sewing sleep-overs.

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  20. Oh yes, so many shelves and cupboards...so much space to fill with fabric!!!

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  21. Looking great!!!

    Old fashioned sleepovers are the best, held one just recently for a bunch of girls, it was fantastic!!

    Can't wait to do it again.

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