Monday, June 27, 2011

Vintage Pie Safe Redo

The Pie Safe was my
Great Grandmother's.
In the 1970's my
mother gained  possession of it.
As was the rage, in those
days,  she painted it
"Avocado Green" 


There must have been some
visitors at one time. 

When my eldest daughter graduated from
college and found a place of her own.
I transformed her old room at
home into a sewing room.
Needing space for fabric storage,
I thought of Granny's Pie Safe.
I brought it home and began the
process of taking it back
to it's old look.
New drawer pulls, hinges and
a fresh distressed coat of paint
brings it back to it's vintage look. 
I even left the mouse hole in the
back, although I hope I have
no visitors! 
I have begun the process of filling
it up.  The drawer holds my
embroidery threads.  I will begin the
process of folding all the fabric in
neat uniform pieces to stack on
the shelves. 
I wonder how long it will stay
that way?  I'd give it a week
at the most!


Love to all,
Deb

23 comments:

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

That will be absolutely perfect for fabrics! Nice redo.
Connie

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Deb,
what a special piece!! Great job on the redo.Love it.TFS.
Have a great day.
Hugs,
Marie

Just the Two of US said...

I love it! So fabulous!

El KY Toro said...

Looks Great!

Createology said...

Your "new" transformed pie safe will be wonderful for fabrics. I love how you left the mouse hole. Happy folding...

Jillayne said...

Very cool Deb - what a great idea to use it for storage. You have done a beautiful job restoring it, and I love that you left the mouse hole!

Nancy said...

Deb-Love the pie safe.

ShirleyC said...

What a precious memory! I know you will enjoy using that everytime you pull out those fabrics to work on.
Please show us an after pic - after it's loaded! LOL

Dorthe said...

Dear Deb-
oh it is a wonderful piece- and I love how you altered it back to what it was before- must be great to have in your sewingroom-
Love the mice hole-(without mice,lol)
Hugs,Dorthe

Fiona@BubzRugz said...

That's fantastic Deb... it looks wonderful and what a great piece to have.... it will look great filled with treasures....
Hugz

Kim B said...

It looks just beautiful. I hope all is well with you. Hope you have a wonderful week. Hugs, Kim

Michelle May (Shell) said...

Oh my! I love it!!!! I love the mouse hole too! Makes me think of lots of fun stories to tell about the mouse that lived there! :)
xx,shell

Lorraine@creativedaily said...

How lovely!

DeeDee said...

Its beautiful and what a story to go with it... I cannot wait to see all your pretties inside,...

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Deb you did a great job of transforming this wonderful pie safe!
I love that you are keeping the mouse hole :))

Loco Lindy said...

Love it! I'm lucky enough to have my great-grandmother's Hoosier cabinet. These pieces have such character!

vicki said...

Debbie- I really love this beautiful pie safe- your redo is just perfect! You are going to love having this in your craft room- it will be gorgeous filled with all of your fabrics. Be sure to show a picture later!
Hope your weekend has been restful--
Vicki

Lynn Richards said...

Deb,
This is lovely!
I am eyeing my daughter's room and planning so much for it when she leaves the nest!!
xo
lynn

Riki Schumacher said...

HI Deb, thanks for stopping by! So great to hear from you. I love this pie safe. Wow, what a treasure, I'm sure your goodies will look fabulous in there, lucky dog! Riki

MulticoloredPieces said...

Dropped in from "stitchin' fingers"--it's over a hundred in Tunisia so it's best to stay next to the AC. I remember that exact avocado green that my mom painted all over the place, too. Your version of the pie safe is refreshing. Loved what you did to your grandmother's sewing machine, but I would've replaced the cord first to see if it worked well. They don't make them like that anymore!
best, nadia

Queen of Tides said...

Gorgeous piece, I especially love the new blue interior, one of my favorite shades.

Sunni @Love Affair with my Brother said...

It's beautiful. Great job!

carole brungar said...

Hi, I am loving your cabinet, you've made a lovely job of it!!
I'm also impressed that you put a wee notice regarding the no-reply emails. Would it be ok if I used that on my blog? I get a lot of coments that I can't reply to and I'm not sure the girls all know how to make the changes.

You have a pretty blog, I'm pleased I popped in!
Carole :)

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