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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!








Partying here

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Sunday, March 18, 2012

FEELIN' BLUE

My inlaws gave me some free furniture about 8 years ago. The buffet was solidly built and I ended up painting it a glossy black colour


I have had it black for about 2 years and didn't want black in the living room, where I am desperately trying to add colour. I bought some orange/red paint to do paint the stand



How ugly is that? It was not even close to what I wanted. Sigh. What to do, what to do. While rummaging through my paint closet, I saw that I had lots and lots of, that's right, turquoisey blue paint left!!! Yeah.

First, though, I had to take the top drawer out of the cabinet and buy a piece of plywood to put in that space. Then I covered the wood with some leftover Elvis material. Looking good so far. Here it is with the first coat of paint


Then, I got my trusty walnut stain out and painted and wiped the whole thing. I wasn't sure what knobs to use, so I just put the old ones back on.



I also painted a few of the picture frames surrounding the tv, to get rid of the black on the walls



I love the pop of colour on the wall



Now I am just debating whether to do the other set of frames red. What do you think?

So, now I am feelin' blue about my tv stand - but in a good way!!!

I am a party animal

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