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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Just a sweet little baby

It's been soooo long since I've put a brush to any wood, but this weekend, I couldn't help myself when I drove by a garage sale around the corner. It was brimming in furniture! I'll just stop by. Briefly. After asking a couple of prices, I began to realize the situation. It was Sunday, 3 pm, and... it was really, really hot! I highly recommend this situation!  :))))  Weeeeee!


The first thing I started on was this small and timid little TV stand.





I just wanted to give her a little personality, so I put her in Robin's egg blue, and did some heavy distressing. The little boutique we're in was looking for a little shelf to display linens in their baby section. I thought this would be perfect for the job. I couldn't resist putting in a little interest, with just a couple flourishes on the edges to show under the linens that would be piled on it's shelves.




It would be so easy. Just a flourish. Yeah right! It took me waaaay more time getting it right than I wanted. Than this little thing was worth. (Sorry little thing. Luckily you don't read and decorate). But I think I got it right... eventually. Actually I love it now, so we just have to wait and see if some cool momma will think so too.



So here is the first bit of furniture tackled. I added some new little white knobs, which I know should have been crystal, but sometimes it's just not entirely worth it. And I added some beadboard (textured wallpaper-- shhhhh) on the back of it.




So, as a result of a hot, late, Sunday afternoon, I have a couple more projects lined up, including a lovely drop leaf table to be painted a blank, warm white. See you round soon!

xx  Cara

Oooh, wait!  Forgot to tell you that this little momma is expecting a boy! Guess I've got something on my mind :)

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14 comments:

  1. that's adorable, cara! i am sure the pregnant belly helps you get better deals, too! maybe i need to stuff a ball up my shirt and then go yard sale-ing!;)

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  2. HAHAHA! I wish I could respond via email, Cassie, but blogger doesn't enable me since Im not the primary author of the blog.

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  3. congradulations! my daughter's friend had a little boy today and my daughter is expecting a girl in December. So babies every where.

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  4. You're PREGGERS? Oh my goodness, congratulations!

    And that little shelf is just lovely!

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  5. Congrats on your big news! Great job on this piece too!

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  6. Congratulations! That's so exciting! Love the robins' egg blue piece. Your handpainting is sweet with the white knobs.

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  7. Call me slow, but I had to read your post twice to get it... it wasn't making sense and then the "ah ha" moment hit me. Congratulations, and the piece is adorable.

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  8. Congrats! That's so exciting- and the re-vamped tv stand ain't bad either =)

    songbirdsandbuttons.blogspot.com

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  9. Congrats Cara! How on earth are you maintaining your girl/boy pattern??

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  10. I love it! It was worth the time it took! Will we be seeing boy furniture. . .

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  11. Love that! Turned out just beautiful. Love the little details.
    Brooke

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  12. I think the white knobs turned out better! You'll probably sell this right off the floor, even if it has a Not For Sale sign.

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  13. This looks like it would belong right at home in a beach house. Really, it's so lovely.

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  14. Just found your blog. Great stuff you are doing. Where did you find the beadboard textured wallpaper? I have a really large project that I've been considering buying actual beadboard to replace the back, but this would work and be much cheaper.

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