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Friday
Jan172014

Curio cabinet, again

Who remembers this little gal?!

Then she turned into this lovely lady.  Glass removal, white paint, and some poultry netting made a HUGE difference! You can see the original post here.

I LOVED this piece.  I initial painted it white to fit with my Spring Flea Market showcase.  However, after she sat in my house for about three months, I totally fell in loved with her!  The only thing that I DIDN'T love was her color.  Don't get me wrong, it was LOVELY!!!  It just didn't fit into the space I had for her.  So, in July, (which is when everyone who lives in the Midwest should be painting--that's sarcasm for my readers unfamiliar with the extreme humidity we experience in the summer months!), I posted this teaser photo on the HBK Facebook page with the caption, "Changed my mind".  

Then I didn't really show you much else, and I certainly didn't make a post the final product.  So, here she is!

Totally different, right?! I filled her up with some family heirlooms and some of my favorite flea market finds.

I LOVE how this poultry netting, purchased brand new last spring, looks so old and yummy.  I had distressed it white the first time I painted the piece.  When I repainted it, I wanted to tone down the wire, so I painted it brown, and I think it turned out great!  I seriously love how it looks all rust and worn, but it isn't.  You know I love rust, but I don't want to have to keep tetanus boosters on hand for any rusty mishaps... 

This old scale belonged to my great-grandparents, and it is possible that it belonged to their parents!

I am very pleased with the final color of this piece.  

I was going to take a picture of the whole room, but you know I am not very good at planning out my posts in advance, and currently the dining room table is Kid Craft Central!  Our school only had a half day today, so the kids have friends over and I have given them free reign with the construction paper, glue, beads, pipe cleaners, etc.  So much fun!

Wallpaper update: The paper has been removed in the stairway and hall!  I have to finish sanding and cleaning, but I should be able to start painting tomorrow!  And good thing, because my little guy is totally anxious over the chaos.  And I can't blame him--I am anxious, too!  Honestly, it's disgusting!  It looks like we live in some abandoned crack house.  (Not that I really know what that would look like, but our walls are totally gross looking right now!)

What are you folks working on this weekend?  Anyone peeling wallpaper?  If so, I'll say a special prayer for you! ;) Enjoy your weekend and enjoy the Son!

 

 

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I really love that too. Perfect for my new place. Hope I own three of them with different colors for my Philippines properties. :)

March 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPaula M

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