Friday, July 31, 2015

REDOING THE OLD AND CREATING THE NEW


In the past few weeks I've done lots of small things to the house including a makeover of this old cabinet.  Aqua drawer pulls were added and the inner panels of the doors were covered with beautiful aqua and cream scrapbook paper.  I played around with the finish, adding a bit of aqua paint here and there and sanding the 



edges a bit to give a more vintage look.  I searched the house for more white and aqua pretties I could display.  The white picture frame that looks like a church shows your blogger at five and my beautiful mother. I think this refurbished cabinet will feature an ever-changing display.




I found this little beauty at Hobby Lobby in the Christmas display!  Here in Florida we're all fainting from the heat and stores are sneaking out some Christmas things already.  It was a plain cardboard holder of tiny boxes and was meant to be used for an Advent calendar.  But I wanted a place I could store all  my little tiny things which are so easily lost among the wild dust bunnies which often live at my house.  So I got out my stash of paper and cardstock scraps and voila!  My motto is nothing will ever be wasted.

Then the real fun began as I gathered tiny bits and bobs from various places in my studio and chose a box to place them in.  And I have many more to go!



Have you ever seen Gillian Anderson in
 Bleak House?  Gillian is far too young and beautiful for the role of Miss Havisham, who was jilted at the altar many years ago and has worn her wedding gown every day since. The dress is somewhat the worse for wear so I tried to convey an air of despair and decay with tea dye and distress ink.  

Now I shall get on over to Shabbilicious Friday at Shabby Art Boutique and link up!

          

5 comments:

  1. I just love your cabinet makeover*** Aqua is one of my favorite colors. Everything looks so pretty and that cute cubby thing you found at Hobby Lobby, well thats just fabulous!!!
    Enjoy your day today
    deezie

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    1. Thanks, deezie! Aqua is my favorite color and it is everywhere. I love the thing I found at Hobby Lobby! It was inexpensive and I had a 40% off coupon. It is perfect for all my small stuff and it was really fun to cover those little boxes. Have a good weekend. Linda

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  2. Beautiful. I love that picture too.

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  3. Just gorgeous Linda. Thanks for linking up at Shabbilicious Friday. xx

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