I knew right away that they would be great doors for an armoire....
...and make a permanent home for my treasured wood carvings.
My father was a business man who discovered in his early 70's that at his core he was an artist.
I remember him telling me that he wished he had known years ago how much he would enjoy
sketching and carving and painting.
He seemed to sense a loss in time for this new found love...
once he got started he did not waste a minute in learning about the art of carving.
These were his early attempts at carving which became my favourite pieces of all his work.
He found them comical and I just fell in love with these whimsical little figures.
So now I finally have a home where they can be displayed.
The armoire itself was easily built with a simple box construction and I have hopes to fill the
right hand side with white pottery ....
I have been experimenting with what I have right now.
and just maybe fiind another set of windows to close in the right hand side which would mean
constructing that part as a more permanent structure as right now it only serves to hide the
Eventually I will move this into the diningroom to be used for dishes and glassware.
But for now it provides a good spot for my cookbooks which can be read in one of these old
leather chairs as I look towards the other end of the room at the fireplace.
and I am sharing this at:
Miss Mustard Seed
Funky Junk Interiors
Savvy Southern Style
Flaunt in Friday
French Country Cottage Feathered Nest Friday
The Shabby Nest