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Saturday, March 31, 2012

DIAMONDS ARE A GIRL'S BEST FRIEND

Every time I hear this song, I picture Nicole Kidman hanging from a trapeze in Moulin Rouge (I have seen that movie at least 20 times)


I was on Pinterest yesterday. It seems like forever since I have been on Pinterest for longer than 5 minutes. Anyways, the very first item I saw literally took my breath away.

http://www.instructables.com/id/Modern-Jewelry-Armoire-Makover


I was so excited because I HAVE THAT EXACT ARMOIRE!!! It has been sitting in the spare bedroom downstairs for well over a year. Now, I have an awesome idea for it.

Since my bedroom is black/white/green/fushia, I really, really loved the idea of a black and white armoire, but I didn't want to totally copy the other idea. So I went with a beautiful colour called Tutti Frutti.



I was going to spray paint, but I couldn't find that shade of pink. I ended up painting while watching the Vampire Diaries. You can see Caroline in the background




You can see where there is a big, gross mess where the mirror is supposed to be. I had to think of something to fix that.

I loved the picture of Audrey Hepburn on the armoire, however, I am soooooo not an Audrey Hepburn. Not even close to classy enough. I am more


Not saying I look like her. Insert big fat "Ha, as if" here. But she is more "me" if that makes any sense.

I searched online for about 2 hours to find a decal for her. Finally found one that I liked. Cost me $20 beans, but I think it was worth it.

So, after painting, glossing, decal-ing and then drooling, I finally finished my project. What do you think?






I know I took a bazzilion pictures, but I really, really like it. Does anybody else think I should paint the handles black? Let me know.

And, as a little aside, I went to Home Sense yesterday and scored a great pillow for $19!!



Awesome, right?

And, my daffodils are finally starting to bloom.


Life is pretty good right now. I think spring is finally here!!!

UPDATE: I couldn't stand it, had to paint the handles black. They are wonderful. Glad I did it!








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20 comments:

  1. hiya vicky , wow i love your version of the armoire hot pink and marilyn it is sooo me , so when can i expect delivery ? that cushion is gorgeous too x lol thanks for sharing your fab creation and ps i love to see the dafs coming out too it just lifts your spirits x
    happy crafitng
    xmaggiex

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    1. Thanks Maggie. I love it too. Just took the handles off and painted them black. Will update. I love bright flowers. Give me wildflowers over roses any day. Thanks for popping by!

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  2. Vicky, there is a free Marilyn Monroe dingbat(font) that you can use.. just have it blown up and trace and paint for your next project! http://www.fontspace.com/category/marilyn%20monroe,dingbats

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    1. Thanks Terri. I am not great at tracing and painting, but I will give it a shot.

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  3. Vicky that looks freaking AMAZING!! Love love love the color, marilyn, and the black handles!! What a great piece, totally jealous!!!!

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    1. LOL Megan. When I was doing it, I knew you would freak over the colour. I am quite proud of it. Love that you are jealous.

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  4. Wow, I love the color! Did you just put the decal on and then use a blade to cut it where the drawers were? I love the black handles, too... Good choice on that :-)

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    1. Thanks Lori. Yes, I used a decal and then an exacto knife. It was actually difficult to get the decal to stick. I used my bank card to scrape it down. I ended up slicing the stencil where the drawers are and then doing it section by section. Glad you like it. I am pretty happy with it as well.

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  5. LOVE IT! The color, Marilyn, so awesome! Thanks for linking up to A Pinteresting Party!

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    1. Thanks. I have actually had someone email me and want to buy it!

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  6. Totally cool! I'm not surprised someone would want to buy this! Great job Vicky!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Lindsey. I love your site!!

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  7. Amazing transformation! I would love for you to link up to my Linky Party via: http://ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com/2012/04/show-me-what-you-got-linky-party-9.html.

    Mrs. Delightful
    www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for the invite. Glad you liked the armoire. I have made my way over and LOVE your blog

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  9. I also have the exact same armour! And need to redo.
    My bedroom decor is pink, black and white w/ a little blingy pizzaz and Hello Kitty accents. (yes a 36-year-old with Hello Kitty accents in my room- I promised myself that would be my divorce present when I moved). Im alot Marilyn -but w/ short black hair. I have a few metal Marilyn Monroe wall hangings..which will be hanging in my room.
    It's awesome to see someone else with such great taste! I think I'm painting it white with black and pink drawers?
    I'm so exited now- its so my next project! That is really cool -you did a great job!

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    1. Hye MaggieMae. Glad you like it. I used a plastic decal on the Marilyn Monroe one. However, on the Audrey Hepburn armoire, I used a picture that I printed off the internet and modge podged it. It worked out just as well, if not better, than the decal. Please show me a pic once yours is finished. I would love to see it.

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  11. Of course I will :¿)
    So u did the A.H. one? I thought that was just how u got the idea for Marilyn? That takes talent! The modge Podge looks amazing!

    If I don't like mine with just paint-I'll have to use a decal. (not a talented "modge podger")

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    1. I didn't do a white one, I did a tiffany blue one. If you go to the home page of my blog, you will see it. I did it 3 weeks ago. Modge podge is so easy. I don't know why I didn't start using it earlier.

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