OMG I cannot find the words of how my trailer turned out. With alot of hard work but enjoyment at the same time. Started with the painting of the inside, adding my Applique's to the cabinets, tearing out the 3 layers of flooring and then carpet. Changing out the cushions fabric to a floral print. Also last but not least adding a missing window and painting it pink and white!
I saw the beauty and potential in this dresser when I first laid my eyes on it! With it's curved drawers to the queen anne legs and the original hardware. I will be working on this project and when I am done I will post the after picture, I am so excited for the outcome.
Well everyone I have been on the hunt for some fun things to work on. I have found a few that I cannot wait to get my hands on... One I decided to keep but once I am done I will share with you all. Those crazy little mice are working in my head :o) I sure cannot wait to see how it will turn out. Until next time! Sharin
Garage Sale Gal Article by: Lynda Hammond Shabby Rose Decor Featuring Unique Furniture Appliques visit: www.shabbyrosedecor.com, Mesa, AZ: "When most of us spot furniture at garage sales we see it for what it is. But when Sharin Louis does, she pictures the possibilities. “It’s amazing the furniture people sell. My mind just goes crazy because I see a piece and I know what I can do with it.” What Sharin can do with it is add a little pizzazz. With the help of appliqués (French for “put on”) Sharin turns her garage sale finds from junky to chic. Appliqués are small decorative pieces that can be added to just about any surface. For Sharin, it all started nearly two years ago when she bought a china cabinet from a garage sale. It was a bit drab but she spruced it up by adding a coat of white paint and appliqués from a hardware store. “The appliqués are so much fun to work with and when I saw that hutch when it was finished I was like‘Wow'that is beautiful’.”Sharin washooked.
Any wood furniture she buys at garage sales---dressers, chests, tables, even a piano--gets her artistic touch. She’s out of room for more furniture in
her house but she likes the process so much she’s helping others get the shabby chic look, too. Sharin has created her own line of appliqués after she had trouble finding the right style and quality. “The ones you can buy at hardware stores are usually wooden and they break really easily.” So, working from the craft room in her home, she developed a “secret” resin to pour into molds in the shape of roses, angels, wreaths and bows. Sharin’s appliqués range in price from $3 for a small pair to $22 for one larger, more intricate creation. Sharin credits garage sales for helping her find her niche."
Sharin Louis, of Mesa, shows off one of her prized possessions from a garage sale. She paid just $60 for the chest and spruced it up with paint and appliqués. Sharin enjoys turning furniture fromunsightly to shabby chic so much so she’s turned the hobby into a business.
This Antique Corner Hutch when I purchased it had no wood or glass in the doors, needed sanded and painted and had no hardware. I added my Applique's, glass knobs, glass, wood and painted a real pretty light pink and a pale off white.
Of course I saw this Antique Door for sale awhile back at a Flea Market and thought to myself that I should paint a cute picture on this. Needless to say I have never taken an art class :o) It took me awhile but I finally finished it and it goes so well in my home!
This was one of my great finds at a Thrift Store. All's I did was add a few of Shabby Rose Decor Applique's, antique looking knobs and painted it with Antique White Paint. It sure made two little girls happy!
I saw this in a magazine and thought to myself "I can do this". If I can re-do furniture why not Cupcakes :o) Bought all the ingredients to make Faux Cupcakes and O'h they turned out sooo adorable, good enough to eat!
This hutch was this ugly forest green when I got it. I ended up putting white lace on each side of the door and added glass in the middle. Also I added Shabby Rose Decor Applique's and glass knobs. Painted it a antique white and here is the outcome. So chic!
This chest was so fun to do. It did not come with any padding. So of course I chose a pink toile' material. Added Shabby Rose Decor Applique's and white porcelain knobs and a pale pink paint. It sure made a little girl Happy!
This Victorian Hall Tree I found in a dumpster. It was deep red in color and needed some TLC. I took the black hooks off and the Lowe's Wood Appliques off and my work begun. I sanded, added Shabby Rose Decor Appliques, crystal white hooks, painted and even used Rachel Ashwell material and padded the storage seat.
OMG it turned out so adorable. I did end up selling it and have regretted it to this day. It sure made a Shabby Chic lover happy!
BEFORE PICTURE OF AN ANTIQUE BLUE DRESSER
Here is the after picture of the same Antique Blue Dresser.
Wow what a difference a little paint, applique's and glass knobs make!