Sunday, July 28, 2013

~ Latest Project ~

I've finally had some time to work on a project that I've been dying to finish!!
I found a beautiful French Bed that was stored in a barn for years
and the owner decided it was damaged beyond repair, so she sold it to me for $40!!
After accessing the damage I realized there was potential...
It's now in my guest bedroom fit for a princess!!

Here are the before pictures...
The back of the headboard was cracked and punched out of it's frame,
so I tore out all of the backing and glued the frame back together!

After painting it, I decided to upholster the openings...

Here are some of the other pieces I've been finding to create the look of this bedroom...
These beautiful French nightstands were posted on Craigslist for several months and
the owner never answered my response to come buy them!!
Finally after 6 months he somehow figured out that responses to the ads
go to the junk section first, so I finally got a response!
They had been stripped and had some surface damage, so I decided
they would look best painted to match the bed...

One of my favorite finds is this Italian Hand Painted desk...
It's in it's original condition and so sweet!!

My latest find is this gorgeous Italian Toleware Chandelier with
Porcelain Roses...It's exactly what I had in mind to complete the look of this room...

And last but not least...I have found a home for my settee that still hasn't been upholstered!!
One of these days it's going to finally be completed...

My next project is to redecorate my daughter's room!!
~ Now that we are empty nester's it's time to fluff things up ~

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

~Wedding Bliss~

I'm finally coming up for air since my daughter's wedding one month ago!!
It turned out Divine!!
I'm anxiously awaiting for the photographer to send the pics, but he has
gone off to Europe for a few weeks to do some events over there.
I do have a few shots of her Bridal Shower that I will share...

I ordered these Pink Spray Roses thru Costco's Online Floral to see if I wanted
to use them for the wedding, and they turned out to be exactly what I had in mind!
They were shipped overnight from Columbia!!

There is a dealer at Monticello who makes these fabulous dresses out of coffee filters
and vintage mattress springs!!

We had the Shower at my parents house and it turned out to be such a lovely setting!
The Wedding was in a barn, so wait til you see how that turned out...
It was Awesome!!

Here is my sweet daughter Kirstie...
my next blog will show her with her new hubby!!