Monday, June 30, 2008

We are making a little progress on the playhouse

Here is the latest on the progress of the playhouse. It is alot more work than we thought it would be but it is going to be well worth it in the end. We have used as much vintage and salvaged wood as possible. One of my husbands friends had a neighbor that was going to take down an old garage so hubby went and took off all the old wood to repurpose for the playhouse. saves money, looks better and keeps it green!!!! I personally like the look of the old wood all chippy and time worn better than the new. Keep checking back for our progress.


Friday, June 20, 2008

LOOK what i found!!!

Wel, i have been out on the hunt again and boy did i find a jewel!!! At and estate sale i found this awsome table, it reminds me of the bigger tables that are called library tables but this one is smaller and a practical size to use anywhere. When i saw this sweet table you can bet my eyeballs were bugged out of my head, a pretty site!!! I grabed it as fast as i could and the lady said she had 2 more like them but was keeping them. Oh man did i want those other two!! I am counting my blessings though that i got the one table. I am guessing it is from around the 1920's or so and is really good condition. It was talking to me , and said paint me so i still look old and worn and loved so i said "okie dokie" !!!! It is painted a super soft sage color and antiqued with roses of course, and distressed for a time worn look. It has just been listed on my site so drop by and take a peek if you can. Hope everyone is happy, healthy and having fun!!!!


Here is a sneek peek!!!!
more pictures on my site

Friday, June 6, 2008

The newest project at our house!!

Well. we are off on another project, like we really need something else to do. THis is one we really are enjoying though. We ,well i mean my husband mostly is building our grandaughter a playhouse!!! How many of you wanted your own playhouse when you were a little girl, i know i certainly did . The playhouse is for Emma but nana is lovin it too!!! Here are a couple of pictures to show you but we are still in the first stages of this project and it will probably take us a few weeks to complete it since my hubby has to do it on his days off from his real job. I am lucky i have a husband that is handy, he is a very creative person and not only fixes everything that is broke around the house but creates some cool stuff!!! Everytime Emma see's something around the house that isnt exactly right she will come to me and say "pappa fix it" She thinks he can make everything all better and most of the time he does. I will keep you posted on the progress and add pictures so you can keep up with the progress. Talk to ya soon!!!
Pappa's got a little helper!!!


Tuesday, June 3, 2008


WHILE OUT JUNKIN A FEW WEEKS AGO I CAME ACROSS THIS VINTAGE DRESS FORM! I was looking around at all the goodies this store had and out of the cormer of my eye i spied this dress form; my eyes must have bugged out of my head. I told my husband i had to have it and he looked at me like what in the world are you gonna do with that!!! Well i knew exactly what i was going to do with it!!!! We took it home where it sat for a while till i finally got to it. It is covered in a tight fitting nubby like fabric of some sort that i have painted in shabby cottage pink and cream white. The painting looks a bit vintage and i am happy with the way it turned out. I have added a number of different vintage trims a lace to it and some really lovely trim that has little pink roses and green leaves. I love old rhinestone jewelry and always look out for it when i am treasure hunting so i can have it on hand to add to projects. I added some bits and pieces of old rhinestones to it and even a vintage rhinestone necklace. The litte purse is an old one too and is made of black velvet. I embellished the bag with more of the roses trim and added more rhinestones!!!! This was such a fun project for me to do , a bit time comsuming but well worth it and very different. I think this would be so cute in someones shabby cottage home or boutique. This is one of a kind for sure! Anyway ,it was a labor of love for me. Hope you like it!!!!
You can see more pictures of this piece at shabby cottage designs.

Off to paint something else!!!!

Monday, June 2, 2008

Something New at shabby cottage designs!!

Well it's another monday and got to get back at it. Thought i would post a picture of a new item just listed on my website . This is a vintage plant stand and would be beautiful to hold an array of cottage candles or whatever you choose. Hop on over to take a look at whats new at

Sunday, June 1, 2008

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