I was featured at www.remodelaholic.com today. She did a sweet post about Miss G4s room. She is so sweet and has been so fun getting to know. go check out her post.
This is Miss G4′s room (before we moved) and although I sold her toddler sleigh bed-that I painted and roughed up to look shabby-before we moved because she was going to go into a BIG girl bed. I made her baby/toddler bed comforter,curtains, bedskirt etc and added to her bedspread-when she got into her real big girl bed. I’ll show her comforter later in this postI love it-it’s so girly. I made it all without a pattern.
The dresser was so disgusting when we got it (there was magic marker and finger nail polish all over the top),I kilzed and painted it, sanded and roughed it up, added new hardware and onlays and it came out OH SO FABULOUS.
The only thing in this room that I did not do completely by myself is her mirror. I added the onlays that made it just perfect for her shabby chic room, then painted, sanded and roughed it up.
Our sweet Miss Goo-she was so proud of her room and loved taking anyone who came over to show them her room and her “big” girl bed.
I also made her curtains-they reminded me of a crown.
Here is the chandelier I made
I did her chandelier as well and made the tea cups that are on the chandelier.I literally started with greenware then cut a hole in the bottom just big enough to go over the fixture, had them fired, then painted them.. They came out a totally different color than the sample-they looked peach and it clashed so bad. I called the man who owned the shop and he suggested painting over them white–well that DID NOT work so we started all over again, this time I was just going with white.
He offered to do them for me a third time at no cost this time–but he took months to get them done and they still did a weird thing in the kiln but they came out so unique and different and I love them–I told you how to do a tea cup to go over the fixture but I can not tell you how to get that technique again. He said in all his years of doing ceramics he had never seen a piece do that and he had people leaving their names wanting them if I walked away from them.
In all those months that he took here are a few of the episodes that took place–it’s amazing we ended up with any teacups at all. If you look close at the chandelier you will notice that we are one tea cup and saucer short. I began making her tea cups and saucers over a month before her 1 year birthday and we had one problem after another. My husband went to pick them up for me. This was the 3rd or 4th time the cups were being picked up. He got home and I opened them and we had one too few cups and saucers and the color was totally wrong again. We finally got the cups and saucers 11 months after I began the process and only because we were moving so they were never on her chandelier in her room at the old house. I also made the lampshades with an adorable pink rose bud chenille.
I need to extend the stem that the light goes into so the lampshades sit a little higher up but I can deal with it till I can get to it. The tea cups came out so unique, it was a quirky thing that happened with them-the gentleman that owned the ceramic shop where I made them called me to come look at them and he said there is no way he could ever make them do this again. He had people asking if they could buy them from him. I think they add to the shabby chic look of the chandelier. I love them. They are one of a kind and that fits right in with my eclectic style.
I worked on the dresser-I so wish I had a before picture-you would be inspired to look at something very ugly and imagine the beauty it could be. Look at that sweet shawl just to the left of her made from scratch mirror-isn’t that so cute. I picked that up at a children’s consignment shop.
I bought the hutch in her room before I was ever married. It was just a solid wood, no stain or sealer. My husband thought I was crazy when I decided to paint it white but once I had it painted he liked it. The olive green glass vase is something I got from my Grandmother’s house and I treasure it. I made most of the blankets on the shelf and made all the basket liners to go inside the baskets-much cheaper than buying the already lined baskets or buying the basket liners. I did not want them all the same-I wanted it to look eclectic-mis matched-Shabby chic so I made each one a little different.
I guess there are several Metamorphis’ that went on but the one I am focusing on is Miss G4′s baby quilt transformation that went from this:
As I was making her baby quilt I just loved it so much that I decided to make it so that I could add to it, eventually.
I think this shows that I can sew and enjoy things that I create the pattern for. I did not make any of her bedding, bed skirt, curtains etc from a pattern-it was all created in my head with a pattern.
Little Girl you still love make up and I can not believe you turn 3 years old today. You have rocked our world and made us all better people just by being here.
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