Saturday, July 30, 2011

a bee in my bonnet






We're in the process of making a few changes at Bow Street Flowers. Years ago, I had a great designer named Larry who described my urge to move things around : "she's got a bee in her bonnet and we'll have to make this work!" Much to Gillian's chagrin, we entered into our bi annual furniture shift. We purchased a new design table: a German Oak drafting table that had been altered to lay flat. It's square-ish and much better than the 'kitchen island we were using.
Not an easy project: we had to move the rabbits to make room for the old table, we moved my desk to the front of the shop for bride consults.

Then we moved the behemoth counter. It's ten feet long and weighs a ton. This created a new entrance to the back of the shop that's more centered.

These photos are backwards from the text. Does anyone know why Blogger is piling up the images? o, Blogger......

I bought an old white wicker chair with an ugly floral cushion from the Cambridge Antique Market. We painted it black and I found some black and white striped linen at Gather Here on Broadway (if you're in Boston, check this place out - they sell hard- to- find Liberty of London fabric ).

The last project is still in the works. We're painting the old green etagere black and we're putting it in the window. Photos on Monday!









9 comments:

An Urban Cottage said...

Um, I'm not seeing my pink table.

Otherwise, I like these changes.

Bow Street Flowers said...

Your pink table is still waiting for you to paint your guest room dove grey.

flwrjane said...

Why oh why do your new posts refuse to pop up on my blog list?

That's what we need to be moving around.....

xo Jane

Bow Street Flowers said...

it's up now, Jane!

Jen of Country Weekend said...

It looks great!

Kristina said...

Gillian brought her mug in to the shop! Makes me so happy!

Bow Street Flowers said...

She drinks from it every day!!!

webb said...

A girl's gotta move the furniture at least once a year - it's a rule! Would hate to have had to send the Stationary Furniture Police after you!

Bow Street Flowers said...

That's why it's (almost) all easily portable, Webb!