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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Wardrobe,  redo of a redo....sounds like a crazy title for a post.

My granddaughter Alexandria,

Yes she is a cutie, and my Thor and her are tight, I took care of Lexie, from 1 month to almost age 2...so they hung out a lot...and she loves her doggies.

Well she needs a closet, her room was a den and and no closet, so a wardrobe I had done, and no sale to date.Do over the Do over....This is what the first Do Over looked like....let me say it started out in horrible shape, cobweb heavy with lots of breakage of the veneer.... so back to the first Do over

So I had done lots of repair on the veneer but have to say she still showed her rough and tumble life. I painted with ASCP in Paris Gray...and then stenciled across the bottom and along each side, replaced the knobs and hoped it would sell..this is a shot from Marta and Friends last spring...now we will have another this November and I have to start looking for items ...to Do over.

I did not put this all back together because we will have to haul it to Texarkana this weekend.  Kat this is a blurry pic, yes off my phone, I forgot my camera when I was out of town. OK how did you do this...the story goes like this. Get out the wood putty and just do it and fix once and for all the broken veneer. Sand and smooth out the imperfections, then paint. I painted the whole unit inside and out, with the same color I painted the room...then I went over sections using different tones of this paint...highlighting it's shape..also now it will match the bed. After layers of paint. I started the stencil I did this also to mask some of the imperfections of the repairs. Plus she needs a little pretty!!!




Lots of stencil details and when it is all together, I think a improved redo of my redo...Inside I hung a cubby unit for folded. I waxed the whole unit sealing the paint. So what ya think to you like the before or after...O yeah hard to tell until it all together....


On my last post I showed a frame and handbag, that I have given to Lexi, she is too little for these hanging in her room. This detailed beading is wonderful and from France so to the guest room they will go..I have 4 more that I have sewn to a pretty fabric in a vintage frame..this will go above the wrought iron bed. 

Now I have more work to do on project to take to my treasures...and I am running short of time..See you on the next post and wish me luck on finding some great items to Do Over for Marta and Friends, November.

Thank you for your visit and love the comments..

7 comments:

Bliss said...

Every little princess should have a wardrobe for their tiaras.

Bliss

Flourchild said...

Beautiful!I love it:)

Sandra@Beneath this Roof, Within these Walls said...

How lovely, and so perfect for that precious granddaughter, and of course I love your dog!
I see you live in Belton. I remember Belton Lake, it has been many years since I have been there, but I remember it as being beautiful when I lived in the area, way-back-when.(my son was born at Ft. Hood)

Vel Criste said...

Ooh, Love those bags and the way you displayed them! Great idea!

TracyMB @ Crows Feet Chic said...

Wonderful job on the pretty wardrobe... and she and her buddy look quite happy together! :)

art is beauty said...

Love that wardrobe the color the details...all of it...what a lucky princess!
Hugs
Karin
artisbeauty1@gmail.com

Peggy Meckling said...

I just found you through Debbiedoo's. I love you work. Really great work on the armoir and I love the little unit that you did over in the travel theme. Perfect for a den or even as a TV stand. I'm your newest follower and a newbie graduate. I'm hoping you'll follow back at www.crazythriftycrafts.blogspot.com. Thanks for the inspiration!