Welcome sweet friends! I feel like I’ve been a bit M.I.A. lately! However, I have a very good reason why! Im SOOOO EXCITED to share the news that my home will be featured in an upcomming issue of Romantic Country magazine!!!! The photo shoot is less than 2 weeks away!!!! EEEEK!!!! Im seriously beyond excited to meet and work with the lovely Fifi herself! I am a bundle of nerves buffing, froofing, and fluffing my home to be “picture perfect” for this shoot. I’ve been so comfortable and happy with my home and decor , BUT when you know that it’s going to be in the pages of a magazine you all of a sudden look around and realize small changes you might want to make or change around some vignettes.
I thought I would give ya a little peek into what my world has been like the past few weeks. These are some of my “Before and Afters”.
For awhile now I have been wanting to paint my armoire in my living room a much lighter color. It’s such a dark ornate piece, that I wanted a “lighter” feel in the room.
WOW! What a difference a coat of paint can make. Well…..a heavy primer and two coats of paint! I’ve never attempted to paint a large piece like this before. I’ve only painted smaller pieces. I MUST give credit to my trustee go to source Miss Karla of Karla’s Cottage. Karla is an expert painter! I about died when she told me she has her own paint tints. Anyhoo, she gave me fabulous advice and tips so I MUST give her a HUGE THANK YOU!!!
Wanna know something else really cool about Miss Karla??? She is writing my story for Romantic Country! 🙂
So once I was finished painting the armoire I was on a “painting kick” and decided to paint the huge ornate mirror above my fireplace. This was a challange!
During. AUUUGH!!! Painting something so ornate is NOT a piece of cake!
I am however in LOVE with the results. It really softens the room and the mantel.
This little sweet find had potential written all over it. Here is the before.
This is the “after” displayed in my powder room.
It’s now a beautiful shelf display for my vintage inspired powders and soaps.
These are some darling vintage finds that I’ve recently purchased that thought I would share with you along some vignettes Im working on for the shoot.
A beautiful stationary box with the orginal stationary inside.
I LOVE this blonde doll! What a find she was! She is one I just cant part with.
My heart jumped when I found this GORGEOUS vintage peignoir. It is in *mint* with the most beautiful lace trim and pleats.
These are some vignettes I’ve been playing around with.
Super cute poodle salt and pepper shakers.
How sweet is this $2 bunny planter???
Sweet corner of vintage aprons and Vivi’s waterbasin.
Swiss polka dot pink apron.
I am working NON-STOP around the house on so many different projects. It’s a work in progress and Im starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. It will be nice one the shoot is over and I can finally sit back…kick up my feet, and enjoy my home and new make-overs.
Next week I will be listing some NEW items in my Lollishops!!! YAY!!! Please be sure to stop back and take a peek!
Have a lovely and creative week!!!!!