Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Love at First Sight
Hi, everyone! Hope you're staying cool in this steamy weather!
Do you believe in love at first sight? I do! The first time I laid eyes on this little gem, standing all by herself forlorn and lonely (or so I imagined) in an antique shop, it was love!
She was knicked up, scratched, chippy, shabby and worn; missing a drawer pull, missing the bottom 'panels', missing the total bottom underneath, had some trim pieces broken off...but she was still perfect to me! (I wish I would've thought to take a 'before' picture, but I didn't!) She just needed a little TLC.
The dealer had just brought her in to use as a display piece, and wasn't even going to sell her...well, I wasn't having that! So I used my persuasive, wily skills (aka begged!) and sure enough she came home with me.
My dad worked his magic and replaced the knob...
...added pieces of an old screen from my late grandpa's house to the 2 open 'panels' (so it's extra special), repaired the molding, and made and attached a bottom!
Voila! She's restored to her former-albeit still shabby-glory (thanks, dad!)
I'm not sure what this little 'cabinet' was...do any of you know? It's very unusual because the middle and the bottom portions are hinged. I've never seen anything like it. Lucky for me, it's the perfect size for storing some of my decorating magazines-I can never have too much storage for my enormous collection of mags!
This is now sitting in the little space beside our fireplace.
I added a rusty bucket filled with dried flowers and a couple other goodies to a chippy wire basket...
...to create a new vignette in front of my huge Polish flash card...
So now you've met my newest 'love interest'! Have you fallen in love at first sight with anything lately? :)
Thanks so much for stopping by-have a wonderful day!
I'm linking to these great parties: Knick of Time
Ivy and Elephants
Have a Daily Cup of Mrs.Olsen
Rooted in Thyme
The Charm of Home
Shabby Art Boutique