Before and After

Cindy wrote this post before she went on vacation. She’s frolicking on the West Coast, as we discussed….

I was helping a friend clean out some things from her mother-in-law’s house and we came across this little bird.  It appeared to need a bit of TLC but I saw the potential in this cute sewing organizer.

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Before Birdie

Our son is crafty and one of his hobbies is painting small things.  He likes to paint Christmas ornaments and little boxes and personalize them for each person.  I decided to turn this little birdie over to him for a complete make-over.  All I can say is, “Wow!”

After 1
After Birdie
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AFter 3

Isn’t this cute?  What a transformation!  I love all the bright colors AND I just so happened to have some coordinating fabric in my stash to cover the pin cushion on its back.


What a great way to brighten up my sewing room!


Do you have any before and after stories of sewing room décor to share?  We’d love to hear about them!

14 thoughts on “Before and After

  1. piecefulwendy says:

    Oh, that is so cute! I’ve never seen one of those, but I love it. On Wednesday, I’ll be sharing something a bit unusual that has helped me with sewing room organization and quilt storage.

    • Gray Barn Designs says:

      Thanks, it is so bright and cheery! I am in definite need of organization…sewing room chaos is my new standard….yikes!

    • Gray Barn Designs says:

      Great idea to re-purpose a scent warmer! I am guessing my little birdie was from the 60’s-70’s but am not sure.

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