Really pondering those less is more thoughts and categorizing useful everyday items over once in a great while items.
I'm already noticing more speedy production. It's great being able to locate those everyday items, and helpful to eye the once in a while, rarely seen one's too.
This small dresser sits in our laundry room. A fresh coat of paint and my favorite wood knobs help to make it one of my favorite pieces that I purchases from a friend many moons ago.
I'm loving the "less is more" look around here. It sets a tone for less complicated, lighter, and free mood.
My moms old wooden bench, that I believe was one of her favorite pieces. You may recall how I covered the bench with muslin and made a skirt to hang below the bench.
Now I'm embracing the natural wood and enjoying the simplicity, but functionality of the piece. Isn't it funny how your taste changes. The bench sits right inside our back door, or entrance to the studio.
As you walk in that same door, but to the right, is what we call the soap room. It's a small, probably 6x6 room that houses two apothecary cabinets. This is where Bittersweet Soap cures in between transporting the hundreds, thousand, of cured soaps. Between the studio and the shop, every little cubbies or holes is filled with curing bars. Once they're cured, they get wrapped.
At the shop the some of those bars reside in this favorite piece that I discovered when the shop was first open. The reason it's a favorite is because my dad and Lennis repurposed it and I found it as Habitat for Humanity for twenty bucks!
It used to be used to house a television in a hotel, and was much shorter. I found the legs at Habitat too. They were too tall, and only three of them, so we cut them to make four and added them to the long cabinet. I was impressed with the scale. They looked as though they came with the cabinet.
Then if that wasn't pleasing enough, the now counter top cabinet had two extra large heavy duty drawers. I found baskets to fit the inside of the drawers and that's where I store curing soap.
Each drawer houses four baskets for storing soap.
I love it when a plan comes together.
It's always nice to be on the look out for specific pieces. It's even nicer when you find one that's not quite perfect but with a few adjustments will be. Very satisfying.
I'm being super picky about what stays and what goes. Honestly, other than the few pieces that have sentimental value, everything else is considered to be stuff. I'm clearing the stuff.
What's that saying, "one woman's junk, is another woman's treasures." It's true, it's true.
I have a few more pieces to share later.
Kind and caring thoughts.