Monday, June 23, 2008
Enter the Varde!
The Varde cabinet is here! It won't be doing kitchen duty, though it is in the vicinity. It is hosting art supplies and my vintage paper cutters. There is a toaster oven I occasionally use for art purposes only. There is a shelf made from the drawers of treadle sewing machine, perfect for storing artist trading cards and other small works of art and supplies. The flat wooden boxes on top are pencil boxes.
My husband has the patience of a saint! If you shop IKEA, you know that everything is in flat boxes. Imagine putting this together..and then assembling twelve drawers? Clever design made it a simple job although time consuming.
It is hideously humid here, thus the dark photo. Normally, this work area is so bright that it requires curtains drawn most of the day.
The humidity is 100 percent and it is extremely overcast and foggy for mid-morning. (We don't live near the shore so fog is not usually an issue.) It feels like the ugliest of August "dog days." The weather has changed here in southern New England as it has in other places. We are not enjoying the pretty early summer weather we usually have. The past few summers have been "bruisers" with high temperatures, copious humidity, and plenty of violent storms. In the past, this would be the weather one would see in August or maybe late July.
Back to work here. Enjoy your day!