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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Here comes the (corpse) Bride!!

101 things to do with a used Wedding Gown:

Well, only kidding!  

  • One $7.99 vintage wedding gown and veil from Value Village.
  • One wig recycled from last years Gypsy fortune teller costume.
  • lots of eerie make up.
  • fake bugs.
  • And of course...a hot glue gun! 

What do you get?  Daughter #2's all time favourite Halloween costume!  Her words, not mine...Well she is only 10 1/2 so its not that great an accolade!

Isn't she boo-tiful?

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes Corpse Bride with a baby carriage!

Is it time to throw the bouquet?  I think not...

Wanna fight for it?  I'll win.

Buh Bye...


It was really only $8 for the gown and veil, and it was really quite nice lace.  It broke my heart to cut the skirt, but not before I salvaged the ruffled tulle lining first...

Won't it make a great cushion or two?  I just have to learn how to sew...but I'm a pro with a glue gun!

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

My New Favourite Annie Sloan Colour!

Its seems its feast or famine with my posts...but lately its been lots of famine.  Do you ever feel like you're that mouse on the wheel?  Run, run, run little mouse! HAHAHAHA (thats the world laughing while I miserably try to keep up)!!!!   Everyone knows you're not getting anywhere...but everyones to kind (or scared) to let you know?  

Thats been me lately (this whole last year maybe?).  So its not like I've not been doing anything to write about, I just don't have the time to write.  Also, I never have my good camera with me, and my iPhone photos never really represent the reality of the painted furniture.

However its time to write.  I just had to write about this gorgeous dresser in my new favourite colour!  

Here is the before of the dresser.  It was bought from an online auction, sight unseen.

It was a solid piece, but had a little veneer loss in places.  Nothing wood filler couldn't fix.  Then, I painted it in Annie Sloan Aubusson Blue.  Okay, I don't know if I've ever mentioned that while blue is an okay colour, its not one that speaks to me.  I don't hate it, but I rarely buy blue anything.  Although I've bought three of AS blue paints so far.  

So when I opened my can, I looked at it and thought...'hmmm...yep, its blue.'  And thats about all I thought.  

Then I painted it, and thought, 'yep, its not a bad blue...' but again, thats all I thought.

When I sanded it (before waxing) it went all scratchy like denim, and while I wasn't expecting it, I kind of liked the effect.  However, I like my chalk paint waxed, otherwise its just too flat.  

As soon as the clear wax touched it...it just came to life!

Please believe me when I say this photo doesn't do justice to the colour or the piece.  This really doesn't represent the richness or depth of this colour!  Its really much bluer and warmer.  

This piece sat in my booth for four days before it was put on hold by a customer, and picked up two days later!  

Now I can hardly wait to find another piece to use this colour on!

I also sold the three chenille blankets I had this weekend (YAYE!!!)  I had four blankets and only sold one all summer, and the other three this weekend!  Isn't that strange?  I always think of chenille as a summer weight bed cover, but come fall and boom!

Anyway...I have to bring this set inside from my garage to paint.

Isn't it gorgeous?  The table and chairs were part of the same lot in the same online auction.  Although the colours aren't the same, once I paint the chairs and the table legs/apron, they'll patch perfectly.

I just have to decide what colour...  

Play it safe or go bright again?  Hmmm....

Anyway, I hope any Canadian readers had a great Thanksgiving!!  Gobble Gobble!  

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