Sunday, December 4, 2011

Before and After


There might be a permanent layer of paint on my hands...and we are still not done.  There is one wall left. I had to show the shelves.  They have truly been a labor of love.  Nearly five coats of paint later it is just as I imagined it would be...


Before


After


Before


After


Claire and I spent the day shuffling things back and forth up and down.  Deciding some things needed to go and some were cuter than we remembered.  


Clearly this will be an ever changing wall of vintage happiness.


Hopefully tomorrow I can get to my desk area and show you how much a few feet can make such an enormous difference.

29 comments:

Mecky said...

Oh how cute!! I am so jealous! I want to get busy changing things around my house!! You can come and play at my house when you are done.

Also, Renee, I found something that you may want at Paramount. Can you email me?

mecky

GardenofDaisies said...

Oh Renee, it's wonderful!!! I just LOVE all of it!! I know you will have so much fun rearranging and showcasing cute vintage pieces on those shelves as we move through the year.

donna said...

Renee your new shelves are GREAT. You are so right you do have vintage happiness. I just LOVE you vintage goodies.
Hugs
donna

Ruby Jean said...

Oh Renee... This is Just Simply ADORABLE.... I can just imagine what it will do to your ALREADY creative juices.... They are sure to BUBBLE over.... VERY VERY CUTE!!

Holly Loves Art said...

Ahhhhh vintage happiness indeed! Oh it's just precious!! Love everything and wish I could hope through the computer screen and take a visit! Thank you for sharing!
Cheers!
Holly

Mama Bell said...

How I wish I could come for a visit and spend hours with those wonderful treasures! So many memories! Thanks for the before and after pictures. . .love that. I always forget to take the before until it's too late! Good job. The wallpaper is divine!

Sandie said...

Oh my word! How precious! What a happy room! It is just perfect! Especially the wallpaper! Sandie

Kim K. said...

It's just perfect. Just when I thought your studio was perfect, your wallpaper and wall of shelves are absolutely breath-taking. Your collections are now perfectly displayed. Your post is exactly what I needed today.

ImagiMeri said...

Alright woman, enough is enough.....it's too darn cute! Now you need to load it all up and bring it out here. I'll get someone to repaint my room, and put up some Kath Kidston wallpaper, just get it all out here by next week.......okay? Thanks!

Love ya'
Meri

Into Vintage said...

What a vision you had for that wall and it's perfect!! How much fun switching around your collections will be. Love the dollhouses up there and everything just neat as a pin. *sigh*

Free Pretty Things For You said...

ahhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!! I didnt think it could have gotten any more beautiful but it DID!!!!!

Ive been thinking about you a LOT.. i have some news for you.. but... your going to have to wait a little bit more ;)
Im such a meany!!! heheh
xoxoxoxoxo!!!

laurie -magpie ethel said...

I think I would just sit on the floor in front of that shelf and smile. What a wall of total fun and whimsy...GREAT JOB!

Nan said...

I'm studying what is on all those shelves. OMG it's just incredible with cuteness I love it all. Now I see an idea for me using my bread box in my new craft room. I will also do as you did with the doll houses up on top of the shelf, that I've planned from the get go as a good place for them. Do you have anything in your bread boxes ? I know I will to use that space. Nan

Carly said...

You and Claire did a beautiful job! The room looks absolutely amazing!
Have a Suneday!
Carly

Kathy said...

OH Renee!! Your hard work really paid off. It is just delightful. I am guessing you can't stop looking at it. I know (as my Grandma would have said) it's going to take some time for your eyes to get filled up.

Jamboree of Whitley Bay said...

Love the photos, such cuteness and vintage goodies, a feast for the eyes the room looks wonderful.

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

So, so wonderful, Renee!(and Claire!)

I thought the before pics were precious but the floor to ceiling shelves are just perfect for displaying AND organizing! Deep shelves get cluttered fast around here!

Love all your Irmi lamps and figures! I can't wait to see my Irmis on Christmas morn!

After the holidays, I'd like to do a post about my favorite craft rooms and yours would def be one of them!

Enjoy! ♥

Cindy said...

I am in awe of your craft room. Chris and the kids have graciously given me our upstairs landing space for my craft area. It has just been painted, and I am now designing and decorating my space. I just hope that it can look half as great as yours and Kim K's. I know that you are in heaven every time you walk in to craft or "play." Have a happy week in your newly refurbished space!!!
Many hugs,
Cindy

delia hornbook said...

O Wow that looks truely delightful ;-)) So many gorgeous things in there real eye candy, dee x

Antiques Galore Gal said...

I thought your first photo was the redo, it is adorable, then saw the after! My heart went pitter patter! It is wonderful! You have given me tons of ideas for my craft room Thanks!

Corey Moortgat said...

oh yes, this is what I need- and entire wall of shelves! I'm sure it's amazing how much more space you have! I'd just love to come in and snoop around- in fact, I'd love to peek through the pile that you decided was ready to go!

Sewn With Grace said...

OH MY STARS!!! Love it, love it, love it and I love it! It showcases your collections perfectly! Wow, it is just amazing. What a happy room to sew in. Great job!

Barbara said...

A wall of vintage happiness ... I like the sounds of that.

Debby said...

Ah......I would be a kid in a candy shop with all that sweetness.
Thanks for the cute little house from CIndy's swap. That was so much fun.

grammycarolynn (flickr) said...

Dearest Renee...You are so full of energy and inspiration! I love your "before" and "after"! What a happy place to spend your hours creating beautiful treasures!
Blessings,
Carolynn

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Love the wallpaper! 5 coats of paint is ALOT!
Love seeing how it's turning out!
warmly,
deb

Blessed Serendipity said...

I am enjoying looking at all your DARLING childrens items and vintage collectibles. LOVE the after with the shelves and cute cute wallpaper.

Danielle

Diane Mars said...

Wow the room is just about perfect you sure are a lucky gal... great room to spend time creating in! Keep it up it just keeps getting better.

Lynn said...

every thing looks great!