Monday, January 31, 2011

Paint It Black



The store is painted dark now.  It smells painty.  The hooks are rehung, and the yellow cabinet by the front door again.  A new set of shelves are still in the works.  I'm starting to put merchandise on display.  I'm so pleased that the space is already easier to work with, and dedicated to textiles from now on.  The new wall color makes me feel very clear about what I want to see here. 

I made the pieced cloth lamp after seeing a beautiful collection of pieced shades made by Dutch artist Maartje Vandennoort  Like piecing a quilt for a room, why not cover  a lamp in soft patterns? 

9 comments:

Joanne said...

It is all really lovely...I love the lampshade, too.

Susan said...

Hi Susan,
How did the grey turn blue? I should hop in the car, drive 2+ hours in the snowstorm and come see your shop. Enjoy your blog so much!
Hope to see you soon,

barbindell said...

It's really cool--your "heddle" stair railing looks wonderful with the grey-love the lampshade

Susan said...

The gray is really a warm dark gray, no blue, but on some monitors it may appear blue. It is dramatically dark.

Joanne, and Barb, you rag gals, I thought you might like this project.

Susan, for your own good, stay in your comfortable place until the blizzard blows by. But come to visit some fairweather day!

Velma said...

the shop looks very good! nice, dramatic, and spare. lovely.

Peg Cherre said...

Really nice. Too bad you're so far from me -- I'd love to stop in & visit!

Susan said...

Thank you, both. I wish you could see it in person, too

Jacqui Dodds said...

The new colour looks even better with all the merchandise on display. You have a great sense of colour.

Julia said...

Wow! It looks beautiful! I wish I could visit- I adore the contrast of the bright colors against the darker walls. Pretty delicious!