I'm over the moon happy. I have a new love! Want to meet the object of my affection? Here she is: And to think she sat there in my garage lonely and yucky for six years, yes 6 whole years. How do I know? She had a twin I refinished as a present for my goddaughter when she was born in 2003!
This year I decided that I wouldn't let the lack of big chunks of free time keep me from tackling "me" projects. I would just make the best use of whatever time I had and I would take the time in whatever form it came.
So yesterday I woke up and decided "I'm refinishing that dresser TODAY, no excuses". Luckily hubby was extra sweet and kept the kiddos for part of the day so I could devote time to my project. It was just me, a gallon of leftover True Porcelain paint from Grace's bed, and the most beautiful sunny day with crisp, just chilly enough air...pure bliss.
Best part? This was a zero dollar redo! I had everything already!!! The paint, the knobs, the pretties - all of it. Yeaaayyy! I really wanted to use blue milk glass knobs like these, but I had pink ones, so pink it was.
Want to take a closer peek? This is my own little corner of craft heaven. I'd love to have a whole room, but for now this little cabinet brings me joy every time I walk by it. My favorite combination of red & aqua mixed in with some pinks and fun vintage finds. Ahh...doesn't take much to make this girl happy! I've had that antique baby scale FOREVER. I won it for dirt cheap on an ebay auction, but never could make it work in Grace's room. It's now the perfect spot for displaying some of my favorite fabrics. I love that little cUpCAke and the sweet colors on all that embroidery floss is like eye candy for me! As much as I love hand embroidered items, I really need to learn how to embroider. Hmmm...I think I'll add it to this year's TO DO list.
I don't even know where to begin on this sweet, sweet, sweet little linen that I bought two years ago in a "4th of July linen lot" on ebay. There were some sweet linens in the stash, but I really bought it for this one Isn't it sweet? (and yes I know it needs to be pressed :) I had plans to make it into a little apron for Grace, but couldn't bear to cut it and mess it up. So glad I waited! For now, it has the perfect little spot peeking out from that top drawer. Speaking of drawers...the first two have dividers built right in! I was able to organize some of my fabrics. Fabrics are to me what crayons are to kids :) Can't have enough of them.
So there you have it. Home of Lulu & Co. ~ the name of the little side business I once had refinishing children's furniture, selling handmade baby hats, and vintage pillowcase dresses. Miss it. A LOT. Life dealt me a pretty bad hand back in 2002 at age 24. Some REALLY trying times and even a lumpectomy (turned out benign thank goodness!) and it was just too much to handle at the time and so my little business fell by the wayside :(
Back to my projects...Since my projects often domino into another, I went ahead and repainted an old mirror and it now is the perfect compliment to some of my favorite aprons. It's a raspberry pink shade right now (I used the spray paint I had on hand), but I'm thinking a nice coat of cherry red is in order. I even bought a can today at Walmart. We'll see. But for now, here's a little sentiment I tucked in to a corner. I love vintage valentines, even repro ones like this one :) So there you have it. All in a day's work. Whew, I'm tired...and giddy :)