Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Butter or Romaine?


I simply cannot thank you all enough for your words of encouragement and support. It has brought such pleasure to me to be able to stitch and share my crafts. 


 You might remember this awful pink that was supposed to be beautiful but turned out more 1988 mauve than I hoped.


No better time than "Where Blogger's Create 2012" to turn this piece back into the treasure it was. With that in mind I settled between Romaine or Butter Up.


Butter Up won me over. 
Pardon the reflection of the cleanest floor around?


Painted that puppy right over the pink (I do love my chalk paint) and gently sanded to reveal the original pecan and peaks of pink.


But the doors just had me stumped again. Sprawled on the floor with my book collection I found my go to Bumper Book. Such great illustrations. These two number pages immediately caught my eye.


Perfection at last.


While the paint brush was out (yes, I am dangerous) a nearby footstool got a face lift and a decal. You can just see the pink alcohol ink over spray. It is not just for scrap booking...right?

I have absolutely the worst lighting in my studio. No matter how many lamps, lights or bulbs I try the glare, color or film always causes photo issues...but it doesn't stop me from sewing.

22 comments:

Into Vintage said...

Lettuce just say that I admire your love of color and how your put it all together (so perfect with the wallpaper)! And I'm right there with your about painting -- once the brush is out, everything holding still is fair game. :-)

vintage grey said...

This is the perfect color!! Love the shabby details, and the illustrations! So sweet!! The stool doesn't get any cuter!! So happy for you in opening up your amazing shoppe!! ;) xo Heather

Cindy said...

Great creation! Love the doors.
Sometimes we need a diversion from our normal creations and then we come back stronger.

Hugs Cindy

Amy Burzese said...

The yellow is beautiful. Your studio is so colorful. Congratulations on your new shop. I know you will do well. Your sewing looks great!

chris mckinley said...

I do love yellow!! And the paper on the doors takes the cake!!

chris

Kim K. said...

I can't get enough yellow. The transformation is just remarkable. The illustrations are the perfect touch. Your talents never cease to amaze.

Diane Mars said...

Hope your Shop Launch was a Success I do love having my Etsy Shops. I just know you will too! It is a great way to keep you motivated... well not like you need any of that LOL. Your makeover on the chest is lovely, I do like the yellow that too is one of my favorite colors, it goes so well with PINK! Happy Summer, Diane

craftyles said...

The yellow is a winner. Love the doors. You did a great job on it. Great for storage of all those goodies too!

Marci said...

That turned out fantastic! Fits in so well with your great studio. Good job!

donna said...

Renee you have done it again. What a wonderful piece. It turned out gorgeous. Congratulations on your shop.
Hugs
donna

GardenofDaisies said...

This really is so much cuter than that particular shade of pink was. Good choice!! (I like the lettuce too.) I don't think there is anything that can take the place of natural outdoor light. But your room is cute no matter what.

Tammy's in Love said...

Super cute idea to do with the doors! Now you have something new to look at and it's so much fun with graphics!

busymartha said...

Your studio is so uplifting! Your creations are simply reflections of your craft room. You do vintage proud!

laurie -magpie ethel said...

The yellow over the pink was brilliant and love a tease of that pink (or was that 1988 Mauve?) Keep in mind I got married in 1989 and mauve was one of my colors...YIKES!

LBP said...

The yellow was perfect! The lighting in my craftroom is terrible! I would love to have my room ready but I am afraid it's not going to happen as the garden produce is beginning to take over this weekend! Beautiful transformaiton!

Blessings

Linda

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Renee it's soo pretty!! I just love it!! SOO sweet! I love your cute little stool too, I think it turned out perfectly cute! Just love your wonderful shop too! Happy day to you! xo Holly

retrorevival.biz said...

Everything's better with butter! Love your results! And does this mean you're creativity will be published again?! Hoping so:)

~Cindy

Dorothy Prudie Vintage said...

Renee, when can I move in???? My bags are packed...lol. Oh and welcome to ETSY.

Sandy said...

Perfect! Perfect! Perfect! I so wish I had a room that I could have used all of these sweet pieces in....but I had to be practical and use my space very wisely....not to mention, I would never the painted pieces done! lol You space so reminds me of Meri's....you are both such artists.....:) Sandy

Kathy said...

Love the butter cup choice - perfectly sunny!
Have you tried the bulbs that say "daylight" on them? I have a lot less trouble with the color in my photos since I switched everything out to those bulbs.

Chenille Cottage said...

One pat or two??!! Your reborn cupboard adds the cutest bit of sunshine to your "playroom"!
You have chosen well, my sweet friend...and,oh, your choice of trim is so full of whimsy!
Hugzzz,
Carolynn

Rosemary said...

was it hard to recover that little step stool with oil cloth? Did you do it yourself?