Thursday, March 31, 2011

Harlequin Romance

Found this little chest in a junk shop for $30.  It had a bright pink undercoat
and big pink wooden knobs.  At first, I was going to leave it chippy pink & black but
it was too garrish.  I decided to paint a harlequin design, but as I was walking
down the scrapbooking aisle at Hobby Lobby, I saw this paper & decided to try
decoupaging it onto the drawers.       Hmmmmmm   much harder than I thought..

Aligning all those squares was NOT easy.  After attaching the front of the drawers
onto the chest, I saw how crooked the drawers actually are.   Although I'm not super pleased
I did think it turned out cute and would work in some little vignette.   

Found the roman numeral clock face knobs at Hobby Lobby &  thought they added a nice touch to the harlequin pattern.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Grayce Willow will arrive in May.  Her mom loves crafting &
chippy shabby things.
So I used what she had collected and put together her nursery.

The wicker rocker was a vintage find.  the box springs
was bent, had 2 pieces of the bottom frame missing, and had
no batting.  My upholsterer did a fantastic job
                           of refurbishing this seat.  Lauren's mom is making the bedding
out of these three fabrics.
 It hadn't arrived the day I took these pictures.

                               Lauren's christening dress, slip, booties are
                               on display until Grayce is able to have her
                               picture made in them.

The frame awaits the birth of Grayce.  The antique
basket will hold diapers.

Antique frame has silver leaf behind the glass. The owl
decal was placed on top of the glass so that the frame wouldn't
be damaged.

The willow branch was placed in the corner by the
changing table. Hair bows adorn the branches.


Curtains and a bird's nest were hung on a wilow branch above the window.

Everything's ready for the arrival of Princess Grayce! 

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Touch of Spring

Ahhh  Nothing is sweeter than tiny birds in a bird nest nestled among
a green hydrangea tucked gently inside a beautiful cloche.  
Precious transfer on burlap.  Only $29.00
Set of 3 topiaries in varied heights.  Beautiful compliment to a mantel or side table.
Sweet songs of SpRinG
Red tulips give a burst of color to any tabletop.