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.


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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!

  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.

  3. It's a beautiful makeover!

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

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

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


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

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

  9. 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:)

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

  11. 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.

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

  13. 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 )

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

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