When we moved here I lost a lot of storage space for my stash and so I've had to be creative about how I fit it all into this new non-space. You will recall my Ikea Happy Cabinet from a couple of posts ago. Well, this is my new idea. I was wandering through a garden center/gift shop one day recently and found this marked 50% off. The baskets all sit on little ledges so they come out easily. Each basket is holding a color. It might make some of you cringe to see this but I had to do something to get the bins unpacked and the bedroom organized. AND it fits in the closet! And now I'm at least to the point of touching the fabric! It's a good thing I'm not a machine sewer or there would have to be more major concessions made in the name of lost space for a sewing machine. Right now I found a perfect spot for it in a bathroom closet!!
The brown dresser next to this rack 'o' baskets used to be in our bedroom (and is now also filled with fabric.) You saw in the house pictures we thought we had things settled in that room.
The painter's name is James Brandess and he lives and works in Saugatuck, Michigan. His technique is to paint with a series of trowels and knives so the texture is deep and true. It took six months for this piece to dry till the sticky outy tips didn't bend because it's on so thick. You could dive off some of the tips and swirls.
When we approached him about painting these doors (because he had never painted a piece of furniture) he asked what I wanted. I said, "I want people to walk in the front door and gasp." He smiled and agreed to do it ( I do believe in letting an artist have their way.) We love, love, love his paintings of red geraniums so I added it would be good if he did some geraniums.
How can you not notice?