Monday, May 16, 2011

Whimsical Bookcase

I picked this up at a garage sale a couple of weeks ago for a song!  This is a solid wood, sturdy little piece of furniture and I couldn't wait to get started on it. 

I thought it would be perfect for a little girl's room...for books and toys, so I went very girly and love the results!

Pale Yellow with a Floral backdrop!  Gorgeous :)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Barn Red Country Bench

You might remember a project I was working on this fall that went horribly wrong.  This project was no match for my butt...see end results... (pun intended, hee hee).

You also might remember that I did repurpose the legs from this unfortunate incident and made a vintage window table that turned out pretty cute and sold pretty quickly.

Sooo, early this spring I found a sturdy wooden base at a junk store and knew that it had potential.  

Now I can put this tragic accident to bed...I have used every piece I could off of this poor broken table and I am super happy with the end results.  Now off to the shop with you!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Pretty Picture for a Pretty Price!

Girl with a Marmot

Jean-HonorĂ© Fragonard (1732 – 1806) is often associated with images of frivolity, but he was also an enormously gifted Rococo painter. Fragonard created religious subjects, historical and mythological themes, breathtaking landscapes, portraits and intimate scenes exhibiting a keen sense of human folly. He earned an associate academy membership at the esteemed Salon, but opted out of a career in history painting. Instead, Fragonard chose to paint polished, lighthearted, erotic scenes for private clients, including members of the court. After his marriage, he concentrated on painting scenes of family groups. Fragonard's work is displayed in many respected museums, including Paris’ Louvre and New York’s Metropolitan Museum.

Found this fabulous print at Union Gospel Mission a couple of days ago and picked it up...I love the colors especially her pink cheeks and rosy lips!  Yesterday I found the frame at Goodwill and thought it would do the trick, and Viola!  Perfect!!  Time for the shop pretty lady :)

Friday, April 15, 2011

Old Door Hall Tree

Today is a very, very busy day.  Today I have to make up my Mind!  There is this old door that I bought on Monroe st. that needs my attention.  This particular FABULOUS door is going to become a Hall Tree.

Here are a few ideas...

 I am leaning toward door number 3...simple, pretty and space sensitive.  Time to get busy!!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Pretty Potting Bench

Today was a beautiful, sunshiny day and I enjoyed every minute of it!  Breakfast with Mom and Tanner, a little thrift shopping and an afternoon project.  Tomorrow all my goodies are heading to the shop...hopefully it is a busy weekend :)