Wednesday, January 12, 2011

what i did on my fun day

 my girl  youngin' and her daddy hit the ski slopes
leaving me with an entire  day.
A day to do whatever I wanted.

my fun day

I am such a homebody

I stayed at home
worked on  my cabinet in my kitchen.

You'd better believe it.
Everything is getting a make-over around here.

Here's  before

I started with the bones,
keeping in mind, the style and where I was going
lots of white, of course
and warm, romantic
and shabby.

Next, I added music paper
to the back

I  put everything back together
making a few changes.

Next up, my favorite step

I add the pretties.

the touches that soften

that warm it up

that make it  me.

Did I have fun?

Yes, I did.

I suppose  you are wondering about that family room reveal?
My family room and  kitchen are connected 

so naturally

one makeover does lead to another

 Be patient
It is coming!

I'm gonna go ahead and link up to
I know it's late
it is still Wednesday
and better late than never, right?


Kathy said...

Reminds me of the time I did two whole walls in music in our piano room when the kiddlies were home and taking piano lessons.
Your cupboard is charming.
Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Rene ~
That is so very beautiful !!!
You always inspire me so much !!


Createology said...

Your remake of display cabinet is so very elegant and vintagy. I love it. So much more interesting and really draws one in to see everything. Happy decorating...

Tanza said...

Hi Sweetie,
I ALWAYS enjoy your sweet posts !! Your look, the softness, romantic, vintage feel of your home is soo comforting to my soul !! Always enjoy my peeks !! LoVe your cabinet re-do .. I just did this to my whole kitchen, and posted as well .. How funny, we must be all cleaning , and changing up a BiT !! Makes life more exciting .. It's amazing what just changing around can do .. thanks for always sharing such sweetness and pretty things .. such an inspiration you are ~
HuGs ~TEA~ xo

Faded Charm said...

Looking good! I love the sheet music paper and just the right amount of stuff.....perfect.

I hope things have slowed down since the wedding and I'm just like you.....if given the chance of a day to myself, it would be at home.

Take care,


Rug Cottage and Iowa Barntiques Antique Mall said...

What a blessing to have a day to yourself! So glad you enjoyed yourself! Love your idea of lining the cupboard with old sheet music...i'm a fan! Love the way it turned out and the incredible pictures you took of it as well! Thanks for inspiring me into the "make-over mood". "Re-doing" things feels so good! Blessings Nancy

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Oh Rene, I absolutely love the changes you made... I just love the look of sheet music... and the whites mixed with the silver... pretty, pretty, pretty!!!
Happy White Wednesday~~~ Daphne

Sheila Rumney said...

Just love what you did on your fun day. Gorgeous!!!!

Barbara Jean said...

oh so sweet. love it!!


barbara jean

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Your cupboard is charming! I loved the before and I love the after too, especially that china doll.


{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Looks soooo cute! Your hydrangeas are the exact color of mine right now.... I'm thinking I'd better run right out and get some of them.... Lovely.

Warm blessings,

Anonymous said...

Sooo pretty!!! Did you decoupage the music paper to the back or just tape it?


~Tonja~ said...

It turned out it all...
Have a Blessed day

podso said...

The sheet music is such a nice touch!

Theresa said...

It looks gorgeous! I love every little thing you put in there, especially the addition of the vintage doilies they finish it off perfectly! I can't wait to see the rest of your makeovers! Theresa xoxo

Liz said...

So gosh darn purty! :)


Sherry said...

Oh, total eye candy!! That is just gorgeous!

trash talk said...

That's what I call making hay while the sun shines! Beautiful transformation and I love the sugar bowl jewelry!
P.S. If I hit the slopes it would be with my rear!!!

Audrey Pettit said...

Your cabinet looks beautiful! I LOVE the music sheets and your arrangement is really lovely.

Pamela Gordon said...

What a pretty makeover! I love the before look too but the after is so vintagey white. I like the idea of the music sheets for a back drop and may try to use that. Have a wonderful day!

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Oh I love the makeover... Especially drawn to the sugar bowl with the brooch and ribbon tucked full of silver.... Love the pages as background... oh I just love it all. Enjoy....

Sue said...

Love what you did! And your photos are always so beautiful.

Take care, Sue

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Oh, you are a girl after my own heart!!! Time alone to play house, fluffing, redoing and redecorating... that is my kind of fun day!!! I LOVE the cabinet makeover! I love roses and flowers, but lately I must admit I've been crazy for whites and neutrals and I really adore what you have done!!! I love the white, silver, sheet music, lovely lace and of course, the touch of bling! Just perfect!!!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Be still, my heart!! Just stunning! I, too, need to know ~ did you use Mod Podge or what?!?!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Curtains In My Tree said...

i really like the do over. i tell you music paper is the best thing for all make overs I am making valentines and using it.

I like you cabinet full of white dishes and the old china doll


A Cottage Muse said...

Oh Rene it looks so wonderful! I see your pinks and roses are giving way to naturally shabby just like I am trying to do. Just wanted to let you know that my friends and family who read my blog loved your posts on Miss G's wedding that I linked to the other day...they don't know how to leave comments yet so they all called me and wanted me to pass it along!

Tammy said...

I love the music paper idea. How clever!!

Janet said...

I just LOVE your cabinet redo with the sheet music! It looks just amazing!

Diane said...

I wouldn't have thought you could improve on the before picture. But WOW! the makeover is stunning, and you know what really sets it off.....that little pin on the bowl. Perfect. Diane

Jacqueline, Cabin and Cottage said...

Well I just find this so charming! I almost can't stop looking at it! But then I liked it so well before too!

The Rustic Victorian said...

Oh so beautiful!!! I love that kind of fun.

Debra@Common Ground said...

It started out gorgeous, now it has a warmer more comfortable feel. I love it both ways!! The pin on the sugar bowl just speaks to me. Thanks Rene, for joining in to VIF!
big hugs,

heather mize said...

I am obsessed with vintage sheet music! I did a whole wall at the shop last year. Lovely pictures as usual!

Honey at 2805 said...

The sheet music is such a love touch. It's a lovely hutch with beautiful items.

Gypsy Brocante said...

Now this inspires me ... what a lovely transformation ... every inch is just right! LOVE all the elements you have used.


Rebecca said...

January is work month, I think. Although you cabinet looked like fun, it turned out beautiful. I love the music pages. I am in the process of wallpapering book pages on shelving in the computer room... what a job~
Can't wait to see your reveal, knowing you it will be fantastic
Have a great Saturday

Adrienne said...

Love what you did with your cupboard! I have plans for the corner hutch in my dining room - now I just need to find time to do it!


Wow! It turned out great! LOVE IT!


Theresa said...

I love what you've done here and I LOVE your blog, you are very talented! Your daughters wedding was stunning!

Linda said...

That is gorgeous, Rene! LOVE the sheet music background and the wonderful bit of bling on the sugar bowl!!

The Tattered Cottage said...

Rene -
It looks great. Can't wait to see the family room reveal. I was hoping to have a fun day today, but I was a little under the weather. Yuck. I'm hoping to do some things around my house tomorrow.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Wow, I just love what you did with your cabinet. I can feel the excitement of having the entire day to yourself to do whatever you want....good for you! I am your newest follower. I'm looking forward to checking out your other projects.

The Tattered Cottage said...

Rene -

I had to giggle too...I was in your family room and I didn't notice your changes. I did notice the playhouse door and your typewriter. My attention span is short when it comes to vintage treasures :) I'm feeling better today, but I did absolutely nothing all weekend, well except sleep, take meds and rest. I know you're keeping an eye out for a typewriter for me, if you come across a vintage restaurant receipt carousel...I would be interested in one. The older ones that would have sat on the pass through window.

Christine * Scattering Stars Art said...

Hello, Miss Gracie, I just recently discovered your blog~ LOVE it!

I know what you mean, I'm a homebody, too!
That little decorating makeover of yours came out wonderfully! Thanks for sharing it with us!


The Gilded Cherub said...

wow!!! I just love your blog it is ohhh so pretty. Can you please tell me where you purchased the three mugs that are show in your cabinet? I just love them. I will be back often to visit. Have a wonderful week.

The Gilded Cherub

Just a little something from Judy said...

Beautiful, creative, inspiring, and fun are the words I find running through my mind with every single visit to your amazing blog. I looked back over your daughter's wedding pictures again and I think they are so meaningful and special and look like magazine pictures.

Can't wait to see what project you tackle next:)

Small Holdings Farm said...

I absolutely love the idea of the music sheets to line the back of the cabinet....Sherron

The Tablescaper said...

I like your idea of a fun day. I usually scoot out the door if I have a day to myself, but when I do stay home, I'm usually glad a did.

You did an amazing job - but I like the "before" too!

- The Tablescaper

Gail Griner Golden said...

This is even more beautiful than the old one. I love the music sheets.

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

OK...NOW I have to go out and get a small cloche...just for the little tiny doll I got the other day....too cute Miss Rene'!
I have PLENTY of sheet music that I can cut up or shread...and put around too.

* That's why we haunt each others blogs..for idea's....isn't it ????
I am oh so not any speed demon when it comes to getting things done it may be next Spring before you see it in my house.

Love you gal,