When Miss Mustard Seed & Funky Junk Donna posted the Copy Me Challenge,
we knew immediately which project we wanted to tackle.
Here is Miss Mustard Seed's Project. Look at that color. Look at those curves. Look at that stuff!
The first thing on our list was to find a dresser to use.
After searching for several days, this dresser was purchased from a Craig's List seller.
|Dresser with Squeaker-Bud cat sauntering by on the left!|
Because of below freezing temps, we were forced to do our painting in the house.
That meant no paint spraying from a can or a sprayer.
We were sad because we love to use the paint sprayer!
The dresser required a light sanding and then good wipe-down.
Because the dresser had a coat of varnish or something like that that made it super shiny, we decided to use a primer. We had a gallon of Kilz on hand, so we painted on two coats and let it dry overnight.
Time for paint!
We wanted a contrast between the color of the aged sheet music, so we decided to use white paint from Behr. For ages purchasing Floetrol has been on our to-get-list. When we saw it on the shelf at Home Depot we couldn't wait to get it in our cart! It was great. The brush strokes after drying were minimal. However, there were some dripping problems which meant sanding and repainting a few areas. That was ok, it was a learning process. Next time we'll know better how to control that.
Here is our version of the sheet music dresser all gussied up and ready for her close up!
Isn't she gorgeous?
Couldn't you just eat her up?!?
Look at that old music! Can you see "Lucille" on the drawer right there?
As close to Lulu's as we could get! We love the different shades of the music. All of those oldie colors show up just fine. We wondered who touched this music before us. Who played the piano and sang? Who heard it and smiled? Old things with such great history touch us and we fall in love.
We used glass drawer pulls that we had on hand.
Clear on the top and bottom drawers and larger pink ones on the middle drawer.
More yummy shades of color on the top. Mmmmm.
The music wreath is a special order that we made.
Dyed coffee filters, some pink tulle and a lace flower top it off.
And of course, what vignette for a MMS challenge would be complete without some German glass glitter letters? These happen to spell "LOVE" just in time for Valentine's Day.
After all, MMS is THE German glass glitter queen!
We added a concrete yard angel. She actually lives indoors though.
Isn't she sweet? She wanted bling and we provided it for her.
Doesn't every MMS follower love bling? I mean bling and simple just go together, don't they?
A little silver bowl filled with shredded sheet music and pastel eggs provide
a reminder of Springtime to come and new beginnings.
We love the white ironstone pitcher with lavender and it smells yummy. Look at that handle. Wow!
The starfish reminds us of time spent at the beach and warm sunny days playing
in the sand and listening to the waves crash on the shore.
In the little silver bowl is antique German lace and it was probably all handmade.
Just think of the hours that went into that.
And we thought dealing with bubbles while doing decoupage was difficult!
Oh yes, we even copied MMS's shabby lampshade and little stack of books.
We are shameless, aren't we? =)
The photos on the lampshade are family.
The photo of the young girl on the right of the lampshade is our grandma and great-grandma Ocie.
The photo on the left of the lampshade is our mom and mamoo.
She looks a bit mischievous, doesn't she? She probably was since she had eight brothers and sisters!She's now 81 and has dementia. She's just a happy little girl in this photo! We like that.
Hanging from the shabby lampshade is a vintage French Chateau key hung with pink seam binding.
It's our bit of rust as a tribute to Funky Junk Donna. We wanted to do rusty and enter with
you too Donna, but who knew that decoupage would take so stinking long?
We love your style and tip our hats to you!
We adore the child's glass pink butter pat. Hmmm, can we sell it?
A beautiful Christening gown that we found on Etsy and picked up in a city near us to have it in time.
Yes, MMS, we went to great lengths to copy you and your style!
A close up of the pink German glass glitter letters. Oh so shiny and beautiful. They twinkle. We likie!
MMS has given us a new appreciate of all things beautiful.
And all things are beautiful, even if they are worn and old and smell funny -
you know like mothballs, or old houses.
That's what the sheet music smelled like.
We learned to love that smell because it took us back in time while we were Modge-Podging.
When we finished photographing our vignette, we wondered why our home doesn't
look like this one little dresser with all of these things that we love.
We think we are headed in a new direction!
Thanks Miss Mustard Seed for showing us the way!
It's been fun and we look forward to what's ahead!
Now where's that paintbrush, paint, sandpaper and piece of
brown furniture that we've decided to redo?
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