one of the things we purchased for the shop was a wonderful antique showcase. it was always a centerpiece in the shop, as it was made of beautiful dark wood and had neat details like this brass plate. when we closed the shop, we tried to sell it. i guess nobody was in the market for an antique showcase at that point in time. so i ended up taking it home to store until it could find a new home.
the other day i got a wild hair, and decided to move some furniture around in my living room. i had an inkling that if i tried hard enough, i could find a spot for that gorgeous piece. it took me all day, but i got it to work. in the process, i also installed a wall of new art!
i also found a spot for "chubby" a dressmaker's form that was also used as display at the shop. inside the showcase john and i created a "cabinet of curiosities". here's a closer shot of the interior of the case.
it seems a lot fresher, and even larger in the "new" living room. it's funny because we added lots of stuff, and the result is a more open and functional room! don't forget, you can click on any of these photos for a larger look!