Sunday, December 30, 2012

The Queen of Hearts!

Over Christmas I took a break from painting furniture.  I put all of my effort and time into making memories with my children.  We did everything from Christmas crafts to attending 3 different cookie decorating parties.  We had a blast.  The holidays are so fun now that my babies are old enough to understand. They are already asking about next year.

The day after Christmas, I went out to my garage and grabbed this bookshelf that I had bought last month.  At first glance, I thought it was okay.  I am not much of a heart person, and it had one on each side.  Then I looked a the legs.  The legs were too cute to stay at the thrift store. 

Here is the before.



Here is the after.



I love how she (Yes, she is a she.  Look at the those legs.) turned out!  As I said before, I am not a heart person.  By putting the paper on the back of it, your eye goes there instead of to the sides.











I always have such a hard time letting go of the pieces that I do.  I know I will have to let her go, but I may just put a big price sticker on her, so I can keep her for a while.

XOXO
Wendy

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16 comments:

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    1. Thanks! It was a lot of fun to do! I might really just keep this one. It's in my living room!

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  2. She's looking so much better now. Those curvy legs, fresh paint and flowered backdrop is all so pretty. What a great addtion to your home.

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  3. WHAT a fabulous piece, and i love the way you redid it!

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  4. Not sure how I found you, but sure am glad I Did!
    this piece is Wonderful ~ I absolutely Love It...
    Cheryl

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  5. Wendy,
    This is a very charming piece...luv the color.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  6. popping over from Kammy's corner, the first time i was there and this def caught my eye....lovely...greetings from South Africa..

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  7. Great Job!!!She looks so good,First on you site will be back

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  8. What a beautiful bookcase you've created. I love the color, and the lovely swirly design of the backing that you've used--very pretty! You styled the shelves very nicely as well! I can see why you'd want to keep this one:)

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  9. Terrific transformation! Love how you revived the piece.
    Mary Alice

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  10. This turned out great! I've got an old cabinet that's dark and dreary. As soon as the weather warms up I'm going to be painting it. I was going to paint it a different color on the inside, but your's with the wallpaper lining has me reconsidering. Especially since it turned out so pretty! Maybe I should do something like that instead of paint. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  11. Beautiful! Looks great with the paper! Funny, I love hearts, but not on furniture, but you can hardly tell they are there :)

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  12. I love it - especially the legs!
    You could easily hide the hearts with wooden appliques (just saying, because personally I kind of like them on this piece )
    XXX

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  13. So sweet! That pretty paper just puts it over the top!

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  14. she is one hell of a cutie i would want to keep her too

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