…how ’bout this
Blast From the Past Project!
See this little cutie-petutie?
She’s my #4 of 8 GREAT nieces!
Where has all that time gone—?
When she was 2or3’ish -and soon after her parents bought their 1st house- my niece/Goddaughter relinquished the task of making a little Princess room for her!
Since I can’t find any pictures of the room to share, you’ll have to imagine this—
Mind you, it was the smallest BR in the house so you can only do so much. . .
The room was painted Pink, of course!
We wrapped the room in a picket fence and hot glued some silk wild flowers around and behind some of the boards. Among other details, a vintage light was hung, and I re-worked a few pieces of vintage furniture. THIS furniture.
I found the sweetest potential of a bed in a thrift store during a half price sale,
$10 $5! Sorry, no pictures from when I bought it (’02 or ’03), but you can see what I did to it below. A simple shabby chic paint job, and an upholstery job with over-sized welting! The same cabbage rose fabric and some lace also made a matching duvet, pillow sham, bed skirt, and drapes!
This was the French Empire dresser I shabby chic’d for her
—that later made it’s way back to me for THIS other project!
This was one of my earlier postings,
and, it~I was lucky enough to be featured on many prominent blogs for it! Which put me in front of many of you! My people who GET me! ; D
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I’ve got a couple of post drafts in the works to share with you,
I was thinking this Blogtalk conversation was one that should be shared. . .y’know, just in case!
It started with this plea for help—
Omg! Left to me and what I know—it would be a lost cause. I didn’t even know there was A CHANCE for recovery. But, GUESS WHAT?!?
(from Beth) You can recover them but it will cost something to recover more than one small pic. There are many downloadable programs that do it. I had to do it recently for a sponsored post after I accidentally erased the photos. http://www.cnet.com/…/how-to-recover-deleted-photos…/
These are just two ways, and apparently there are more!
I don’t know about you, but, what great news!
Thank you Sheila, for saving a whole lot’a tears!
Now—back to those two posts left in a draft. . .
gave me a fresh look at my stash of accumulated beds.
A decision was made to do a quick project on a pair of twins for an upcoming sale. My bf and I have decided to participate in a Boutique-style, juried Vintage show! Time is tickin’ to get some fresh projects completed by June 13th!
So— this miss-matched pair of twins are getting
a bit of ♥♥♥ …ahead of schedule!
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You know how it is,
L O N G W I N T E R,
LOTS of clean up and 101 other things!
To Do List
………….– only a few highlights –
I’ve done the bulk of the HUGE Spring Clean up by myself ~blisters and sore muscles to prove it.
Have triple-washed every window in the house ~washed, then cleaned twice with Rain-X for a gOOd barrier.
I’ve begun work on an ambitious new headboard project (more soon),
built out a few drawer organizers,
Got my shoes stolen by the Champ-ster…
have been sorting through a LOT of boxes in storage ~almost feels like Christmas REdiscovering some of my cOOl belongings! Funny to see the craze of cow-sheep-horse heads that have become so popular—I bought these hooks in a ’97 estate sale!
Saturday we took down the green house for summer—woo-hoo! But that meant I had to practically empty the garage/Page 10 Studio to be able to pack away the 8 parts it’s made up of. Uhhhhgh. So went the dance of the furniture projects.
*These are just the beds. . . .
Like I really nEEd to look for any more projects -but- I found this on CL and have plans for it! ; D
This was a much needed end of day (medicinal) Kahlua & creme!
Again—just a snapshot of the many things that’ve been goin’ on.
The bigger thing was that mom took a tumble over some books and a chair, into a commode, and broke 3 ribs! So I’ve had to REschedule some projects to be close at hand. She’s 3 weeks into healing and finally starting to get past the worst pain. Yowza!
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and these are just a few of the items waiting to get checked off of it.
1—I need to put the doors back on my REstyled Frenchy table and get it back to the antique mall. Should be easy enough, but I’ve been gone and/or running in 5 directions.
2—I began working on my teen-aged nephews’ bedroom a couple of weeks ago while I was “baby-sitting.” They SHARE a LARGE “V” shaped room which I’m dividing in 2 for each to have “their own rooms!”
I started with the 15yr old’s side— eggplant ceiling, beige walls with a punch of stripes around the bed. But there will be more to come!
The 13yr old brother wants a sky on his ceiling -and I’m not sure what yet for the walls.
The boys (and parents) like my partition wall!
In the mindset of USE WHAT YOU’VE GOT—I used a pair of bi-fold closet doors (that were removed in an upstairs project) and the boys’ bookshelves. I used some industrial-type hangers to suspend the doors from the ceiling, and “L” brackets to secure the bookshelves to the doors.
*The hook you see me holding went into the ceiling, the eye went into the closet door, the center hanger had adjustable threading so the doors would just “kiss” the carpet. *2 hangers per door, the last hanger is missing in the picture below.
Also on my list is a new project involving this awful wing-back chair. It’s a real stinker, but what do you expect for $5! ; D
. . . so this is what I did in the end.
The dresser looked sO pretty and refreshed painted in the Revere Pewter and Alabaster White.
Yeah—WAS looking good up to The Accent Color Debacle. Ooooh well.
I’d decided to only accent a few of its subtle details, like the fluting in the full front stiles-legs, the flourishes, and the recessed upper drawer section. And THEN I REvisited the recessed drawers. With découpage. Yes~more découpage.
I grabbed my vintage French vocabulary book and started leafing through for cool pages to use! And I finally tore out the cover pages—which you can see on the 2nd drawer.
I also added the petit fleur de lis to each drawer.
I stained them dark to match what stain I kept.
After découpaging, I lime waxed each drawer to create a sun-faded appearance -which also toned down each fleur de lis.
Lastly, I seal-coated all the remaining parts.
Tuesday morning I got everything REset at the antique mall and jumped on the highway to head out of town for the rest of the week! More on that later -but- I’ve already found a new project to bring back—it’s REALLY UGLY, just wait till you see what I’m doin’ with it!
This is one very heavy, solid wood, well-made dresser. Even Bird’s Eye Maple drawer boxes. Nothing cheap here!
I’m sharing this project with a couple of my favorite linky parties!