Tuesday, July 27, 2010

A Pretty Treasure....

Where have I been?
Here's a hint.....


It's summer time and summer means lots of baseball at my house. 57 games in the last seven weeks. When you have that many games there is little time for anything else! Boy have I missed blogging. This week brings the end to travel baseball, so I have some time to get re-acquainted with my computer and say hello to all of you who I have missed blogging with.




  I'm always looking for a  "wonderful furniture find" at the local thrift store.  I know that my partner Sharon at the Tea Castle can work her magic and transform the treasure into something a little girl will love .


I had to take a picture of the price.  Can you believe it?
The final cost was $9.99!


Now for the transformation.....



I don't do any of the decorative painting.  I guess I could put the white coat of paint  on the furniture, but as for anything else that is not my gift.  Now I can sew, so I was in charge of recovering the chair seat. After I completed the seat, I decided to add a pretty PINK tulle bow.




Here's the pretty pink flowers that were added to the desk top.


Sharon found the perfect PINK crystal knob for the drawer. 
The funny thing is the knob cost as much as the desk! 
 Sometimes it's the tiny details that make the project perfect.


31 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your baseball photos are just wonderful. I so remember those days and then all the football. Such precious memories.

Your little dressing table is precious. What a darling piece. I love the paint job and the chair cushion and bow are just perfect.

Have fun. Hugs, Marty

sissie said...

That is the prettiest little vanity and chair. I love the fabric on the seat and the crystal knob.
I also like the setting with the flowers behind it for the photo.

hugs
Sissie

Jo said...

Glad to see you back! I love the dressing table

stefanie said...

what a gorgeous table!!!
Our travel baseball just started..so I will now be you for awile...I do love it thou!

Amy said...

Hi Sherry....the vanity is too sweet. I'd would love one of those even at my age!

Thanks for letting me bend your ear. I do feel better knowing I have options :)

See you soon!
Love,
Amy

Bonita said...

That is gorgeous! When I was a little girl I would have thrilled to have such loveliness! Someone is very talented!

slommler said...

That is awesome! And the little touches makes this piece sing!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Amanda@The Hand Me Down House said...

Sherry, this is so sweet! I love the added roses and the tulle on the chair. I can't get over how adorable it is! You did such a great job!

Julie Bagamary said...
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Julie Bagamary said...

Dressing table is wonderful. With 3 boys, we had lots of baseball games. Enjoy it!

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

That is beautiful! So girly and fun.

What girl wouldn't want it?
Well done!

sharon said...

Welcome back Sherry - you've been missed! At $9.99 Sherry gets the BEST SHOPPER AWARD!...EVER! Just saw the same vanity at a used furniture shop for $150....un-painted! I appreciate you sharing my painting with your friends, but truthfully, its your attention to detail that makes it special.

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

What a gorgeous transformation. You did a beautiful job. You turned a frog into a princess. Thanks for sharing.

Traci said...

I'm a huge baseball fan but that's a lot of games!! The pictures are great!

I love how the table & chair turned out! So adorable!!!

jennifer said...

That is really soooo pretty. The drawer pull couldn't have been more perfect.

Dita Maulani said...

Found you via tea Rose Home Link Party.
Look at the whitey table and chair! I love white, made of wood thing on white always giving me a big big pleasure of country style. I love that rose details. Great photos on baseball field too.

Dita

Julie said...

WOW! I need one like this! :)

Sassy Sites! said...

What a great find!! you did an amazing job at fixing it up. Your blog is so cute with lots of fun ideas here! ...coming from Sassy Sites. :)

Tammy said...

Oh, I love it! That is so sweet!

HeathahLee said...

$9.99???? Why can't I ever find stuff like that at Goodwill! :D

Together, y'all did an amazing job!

Debbie said...

We've been busy with my grandson and travel soccer.
Your little dressing table turned out so sweet! LOVE all the little extras...the cushion, bow, rose pull, and painted roses.
Debbie@houseatthelake

Debbie~ said...

Just adorable, your friend is a beautiful painter, the roses are adorable and your chair turned out so cute, what a bargain for something that fabulous!!! Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Very pretty!! I am hosting a Giveaway on my blog...so do drop by!!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

You gave that desk a down to home charm!! But, oh baseball...how I love the sport!!


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fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

for 9.99? wow! what a great find! love it more when you paint it white and add roses on it! sooo pretty!

Sharlotte said...

Hi Sherry!
I'm so glad you're back! This table is precious...any little girl would have a wonderful time using it in her room. The wooden accents and painting make such a difference! Thanks so much for sharing!
Sharlotte

Sachiko said...

Your dressing table turned out so well! Thank you for visiting my link party!

Deborah said...

Great job you and your friend did on this set. Some little girl is just going to love it. I wish I could do decorative painting. I have a desk I would like to try it on. And that price cannot be beat.

Tasha Hickert said...

I love your dressing table! Saw a thumbnail on Creations by Kara so this is my first visit. Now I'm going to look around some more!

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

OH, I love your vanity!
And, the baseball pictures are great!
Thank you for sharing!
Leticia

Valencia said...

Oh tell me about it girl!! I've just finished with track and field all summer long. Whewwww! Your shots are amazing! I wish I could capture great shots like that. And great job on the vanity, so very girly.

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