Update 4/12

June 04, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

 

We are busy preparing for our FIRST party, my grandson's second birthday.  This will be hopefully the first of many parties in our new  home.  We are hoping to move the weekend after.  

I finished all the plaster stencil in the dining room last night, which means the dining room is now complete.  We are actually moving our dining room furniture into it tomorrow.  I am restoring my grandmothers furniture and I need to work on it at the new house so we might as well move it in, Yay!

A few weeks ago, I stumbled upon a old wooden crib that was left out in the rain.  This crib called out to me.  I was really taken away by the detailing in the woodwork of this crib.  I pictured it pretty much as it turned out and also saw it in my upcoming photo shoot.  I used Maison Blanche Magnolia and the new Chalk Grey wax.  I need to just point out how much I LOVE these two together.  I love the pillows and realize they are advertising some restaurant but I don't care, they were cheap so they work and they are really good quality!  The other rail to the crib was painted in Maison Blanche Wrought Iron and is being used as a rack for my coffee cups, pictured here:

The sunflower prints on wood blocks are available for sale.  These I created for my kitchen but they can also be purchased on Etsy:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/185272885

I also finished my doll bed that I will use for my new granddaughters first photo shoot, which will be coming up soon!! I still can't believe it.  This doll bed belonged to me as a little girl.  I had no idea I still had it so I was pretty excited to find it!

Not sure if I ever shared the cool table I found for my bathroom at Leslie Consignments but it fit perfectly for between the sink and the door.  There is not enough room for any kind of soap we will use this.  More before and after pictures of this bathroom coming soon.  We are putting it back together and I can't WAIT to have a finished bathroom!

I also finished 3 old window frames painted the same as above.  I painted them for the dining room.  I will post a picture when they are completed and include the pictures.  I also only need 2 and painted 3 of them, so I may make one available for purchase.

I redid the sitting room.  The rose was too much.  I am doing the sitting room in these colors.  This stencil was a nightmare putting up.  It was very thin and it was rolled up and never straightened and I am amazed that it turned out as something I can live with for now.  Even though my birds I think look like bats, it's staying.  I love the way it looks against everything else that will be going in this room so I will post more pictures once the room is completed.

I have been working out of what I think will be my "Creative" room.  As you can see Ginger has made herself at home.  I had my first photo shoots in it and have been using it to paint in.  I have been crazy about the afternoon light in this room since I first saw it come through the window.  I originally wanted to be in the attic but I do not think enough natural light is up there, I will know when it's finished.  For now, I am loving being in this room!  All of my doors will remain as decoration.  The yellow door was my first attempt at making my own chalk paint and it was a huge success.  I think I like the yellow door the best.  I will change it out with decorations and photographs.  I will take another picture when I hang some photographs.  This door was an original door to our current home.  I'm not leaving that stuff behind and I'm glad we still have it.

Our first flowers are blooming at our new home :D  More pictures with them later.  Getting close now!

 

 

 

 

 


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