We are very lucky to have a little collectors/antiques/second-hand shop round the corner from us. The owner spills his goods for sale onto the pavement in front of the store and I often drive past and look over to see what delights there are!
A few weeks ago I had driven by and spotted a sweet little storage unit for sale. I drove past each day that week and kept looking over when I finally decided to walk round and take a closer look. Well, needless to say I walked away £25 poorer but with a lovely little cupboard that I already had in mind to fill with all my crochet bits and bobs!
Here it is…
It fits this little corner of our hallway like a glove -as if it was made to measure!!
I proceeded to fill it with my current crochet projects and yarn…
…and crochet books!
And then I had a great idea! Some of you may remember that I bought a piece of filet crochet whilst on holiday in August from a second hand stall in the village of Urk in The Netherlands… http://coastalcrochet.com/2015/09/22/crochet-spotting-on-holiday/
Well, I have positioned it behind one of the glass doors and it fits perfectly- WOW!!
It really was meant to be my new little crochet cupboard!
I love it!
Now the only question is….do I paint it white!? I have a tendency to want to paint some old furniture white and this has been done very successfully with other pieces of furniture in our house. But I’m not sure about this one. My feeling is to leave it as it is but I’m open to suggestions!
Happy Crocheting everyone!
What a great find and I love what you have done with it. So pretty.
Ahhh, thankyou! It’s always good to find a one off bargain like this that fits a corner of your home so well 😊
That is the cutest thing! And how wonderful that your piece of crochet fitted so well – they were made for each other. It looks in very good condition – an absolute bargain! It certainly doesn’t NEED to be painted, but, yes, I’d paint it white, and then it will just melt into the wall.
Oooh, you’ve got me thinking now!! I’d resigned to leave it as it is but you’re right, it would look good in white! 😊
I see from below you have decided to leave it as it is and as others have pointed out, with that roll-top, that is probably the best way forward. It does look lovely as it is. I have just bought a little second-hand cabinet for my hall too! Great crochet minds think alike! It is already painted cream, but the style needs disguising a little, a nice little painting project for the future.
Sounds brilliant! And I was really interested to read about your recent visit to Japan in your post this morning. I’m looking forward to reading more about it!
What a lucky find – it’s just perfect.
Thanks! It is and I do feel lucky 😊
I love it just the way it is. Live with it a while and see what you think later.
That’s a good idea! I don’t really have time to be painting it anytime soon anyway 😊
Perfect! Bet it won’t hold all your crochet bits’n’bobs for long though! 😉
I know!! It’s already pretty full! 😃
I wonder how you would deal with the runner for the roll down top if you painted it – it might not move so smoothly. I do think another piece of coastal crochet for the other glass door would be perfect though, it is a lovely little cupboard!
Thanks Kay, yes you are right- the roll top would be an issue as it would affect the smoothness if I painted it. Another piece of crochet would definitely be good 😊
I LOVE it!
Me too! Thankyou 😊
It’s lovely! My suggestion is to wait a couple of weeks and then see how you think about painting it. You might like it the way it is now, or not.
Thank you! I think I will. No rush and once it is painted then it’s difficult to go back 🙂
What a find and what a great idea, the crochet really finishes it off. x
Thank you! And yes I couldn’t believe it when it fitted so perfectly 🙂
Very cute idea!
Thank you! 🙂
I’m envious of your lovely yarn and books. It’s a great idea to have them all together.
Thanks, it was a great find 😊
Lieve Eleonora, wat a lovely kabinetje! And just a place for your materials and the crochet from Urk. I wouldn’t paint it white, as it stands in the hall with your wooden owl and the small bank. It gets more attention. Enjoy the school-holiday next week, love to all of you, t.Marijke.
Hello T. Marijke! Lovely to hear from you! I’m so pleased with this sweet little cabinet and I won’t be getting any white paint out for now! It looks lovely as it is 🙂
p.s. Eleonora, maybe you can paint the small bank white? Veel liefs, t.Marijke.
What a great find! Personally I wouldn’t paint it though it’s gorgeous as it is 🙂
Thankyou! Decision made- it’s staying as it is! No white paint for this one 😊