Monday, March 26, 2012

Drum roll please.....

I finally have pictures of my floss cabinet to show you. The top part had its humble beginnings as a silverware chest that I got at a church sale. I saw its potential and began planning the transformation. The top wasn't deep enough to house my floss bags, so Dad and I built a new lid that was deep enough. I wanted to be sure I had plenty of room for all of my floss, so we built the lower part with 3 drawers. To be as thrifty as possible, we used a lot of scrap wood. Plywood, pine, and oak were all used in its construction. The whole project cost around $30.00 and I couldn't be happier with the final outcome! 

To mimic white porcelain knobs, I used small wooden spools painted white. 

The drawers are sectioned off with thin wood, to help keep my bags neat and tidy. The silverware chest came with a rectangular brass plate on top. I removed it, polished it, and had my initials (DMG) engraved in it. 

The brass handles on the lower section were originally attached to the sides of the silverware chest. I removed them, filled the holes and relocated them to their present location. Enjoy the pictures of a custom-made Grickensmith (Smith is Dad's last name) floss cabinet. Thanks for stopping by!

Long time, No See!

COMING SOON...Mother's Tribute"
I can't believe it's been a month since my last post. Life just keeps on speeding by and time gets away from me. Being new at this blogging thing, I'm never sure if what I have to say is interesting to anyone else. Last time, I mentioned that my Dad and I were building a floss cabinet. Well I'm pleased to announce that it is finished and my DMC is happy in its new home. I have yet to organize my full palette of The Gentle Art floss (or is it flosses?)....all things in good time. I'll post a picture of the cabinet soon. Very soon, I'll be releasing a new sampler design named "Mother's Tribute". Just in time to celebrate Mother's Day! Enjoy your sneak peak!
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