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March 02, 2013


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Hi Lucy, I have an old orange little trolley just like this. When I was young my Mum kept vegetables on it. I used to empty it and play offices with it! I'm not sure why I thought it made an office, or why I would have wanted to want to play that! anyway I like what you have done with it and look forward to hearing about your new project. Good luck, heather x


Oh you, of all people, really deserve a studio of your own. So very pleased to hear that news. May you find and improve many more treasures to fill it!


loving your projects, whatever name they should have. I am sure they will look stunning in your house and make you smile every time you look at them.
Love, Pauline

Ann Van Gampelaere

sooo exciting!!

Montse Martí

Hello Lucy!
Hello everyone.

Lucy, let me use your comments to tell every one reading, that I started a solidarity challenge.
Is a charity project named "This heart loves you" that wants to help and give warthm to women under gender violence. Sometimes, they had to leave their houses and keep hidden.

I need 300 crocheted hearts to do five blankets that would go to the five "secret" refuges we have in my region (Murcia- Spain). A lot of people is crocheting now supporting this cause (Ontario, Paris, Mexico, Argentina, Italy... and all over Spain)
All the information, at my blog on this entry:


A big heart plenty of kisses. Thank you!


Ha, I enjoyed this posting. Apartment Therapy wrote an interesting piece on antique vs vintage vs retro vs old http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/age-defining-an-130615 Please post more repurposing ideas.


The cart looks great. Love the color.


What a glorious post! Another delicious array of pretty jugs (there must be a better way to put that).The treasures that you have created with your "upcycling" (a word invented for gen X or Y ??? to make it seem like an original idea perhaps) are wonderful. I am easily taken in by old things made of solid timber and the apparent ease with which you turned the vege rack thingy into something lovely has inspired me. You are very good at inspiring people Lucy and your very own studio space is so richly deserved.

Debra J

Love your blog!! Could you please give me the recipe for Tiffin in U S measurements??


Loving the wire rack and can't wait to read about the studio. Good luck and best wishes x

Chel C

Well done on the 'upcycle'/'vintage'/'retro'... second hand trolley. I love giving old things a new lease of life (and they tend to last a lot longer than the new ones!). Looking forward to the 'studio news'. Take care. Chel


I have been looking in on The Attic for awhile now. I must say you are such a lovely lady and its a pleasure reading your blog. I look forward to your postings as they always make me smile.


I'm drooling over that cutlery tray. You are so inventive, creative and well, just so darn smart... and have good concepts.


I love what you did with the rack. Great colour choice too. I wish I could find useful things at resale shops where I live. I absolutely cannot wait to read all about the studio. Hurry please!


Ooooh! You've been having fun. I can't wait to hear more about your studio and see the beautifully decorated, warm and cosy, space that the 2 of you create.

Teresa Kasner

I really like how you're finding older things and giving them new lives. I'm excited FOR you for the new studio space! I am happy for you that you'll be having some creative time for yourself in addition to being a good mom. I look forward to seeing it when you're all moved in and settled! Fun stuff! ((hugs)), Teresa :-) (PS, I put up a post of our yard and chickens if you have time to pop over.)

Lindsey Toms

I do love a good charity shop bargain and they certainly look great!

Joanne from Colorado

You just gave me an idea of a few spray paint projects of my own! Thank you! I'm imagining what you could do with a studio. Can't wait to see.


Makes me want to rush straight down to our local op shop myself. Love them both Lucy!!
Can't wait to hear more about your new studio :)


Hi again Lucy - I'm loving all the daffodillyness on your blog at the moment - lovely stuff!! direct translation of sol d'or is golden floor - maybe that's what they create in great numbers???
I love your veggie rack project - spray painting is difficult - I always make a drippy, running out of paint affair too - but I found a solution! - my 15 year old son is brilliant at it - mostly on skateboards or graffiti boards for his room - but he's happy to do it for me on small projects for the price of? he can have the left over paint - and when he does it there is left-overs lol!!


Having a studio will be amazing and just taken a peep at your studio buddy's blog - you will have such fun together x


Great minds think alike! Yesterday I picked up a white wire shelving thinggy that has 6 cubbies for you guessed it, my yarn! I am going to snitch your idea and spray paint it. I too am extremely fond of the color 'tourquoise'. The saying is that copying something someone has done is supremely complimentary to the originator! Hugs!


You did such a great job! I saw something very similar to your wire rack on my last trip to Ikea and it was turquoise as well! x


Wonderful bargains! I love the way the cart turned out. I can't wait to hear more about your studio.


Love your upcycling Lucy! Oh, wow- a studio! My heart flip-flops at that word, too! What a dream come true- can't wait to hear more! :)

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