I love to decorate.... whether it be one style at a time or all at once...

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

new year resolution & my dressing table finished...

Every new year I make some sort of new year's resolution.. and not long after it's totally forgotten about.
So this year I'm still making a new year's resolution and I'm going to try my damn hardest to stick to it!

So what is it? you may ask.. well it's actually something I read on
....... to follow your heart.... not trends, when it comes to decorating.

So this year I'm not going to waste time worrying if this style goes with that style.. or if this goes with that etc...etc...etc...!  Nope, THIS year if I like it...and it MAKES ME SMILE ... then it's good enough for me!

and THAT is why I ended up painting my dressing table pink! I followed my heart and I'm so glad I did...

I added the applique's either side and painted them gold with a little white wash over the top to match the handles (which I think I've put on upside down!) I think gold and pink look so pretty together and gives it more of a grown up feel...
please excuse the reflection of my wardrobe.. we still have to put doors on that..

I had purchased this little silver set to resell but I think it's definately a keeper  now!
well that's it..not for everyone but I just love it and it's the first thing I see every morning.... this is just the start of my bedroom makeover so I'll post about it as I go as it may take a while.
take care, maryann
ps.. if you scroll down you'll see the before!

Monday, January 7, 2013

getting my mojo back... finally!

Firstly I just want to wish you all the best for 2013! I had a great Christmas and new year visiting family .. it's always so nice when we all get together.

So the new year has started and I feel that I am ready to get started too!

.....on projects that have been sitting in the shed for way too many years...
the first of which is this dressing table in all its glory, filth and all.. which I purchased from vinnies (goodwill shop) 6 yrs ago..
this will be going in my bedroom..which I want to be all shabby and romantic...

but... I can't decide whether to play it safe and stick to white or go for pink ..(which is what I really wan't to do)... here it is all undercoated,primed and sealed and will post pics as soon as it's finished.

I am also making a girl's bedroom set for a lovely lady who is expecting her 2nd little girl in April. I made a set for her first daughter a few years ago and was delighted that she contacted me again.  Here are some of the fabrics I will be using as she wanted me to throw in some raspberry/red into the mix of greens and pinks.

You know, it has been a very long time that I have felt a desire to do anything creative.. I am coming out of the other side of menopause and cannot believe how it has affected my moods for the last few years. Looking back now I wish I had taken steps into looking for some sort of relief, as I can handle the hot flashes and crying at the drop of a hat, and the silly mood swings... but for it to affect my passion for creating and doing what I love... was more than what I expected.

Thankfully, that is nearly all behind me now and I am excited to get back into it and catch up on everything that has been sitting there waiting for me to finish.

Hopefully 2013 will be a good year, full of creativity and surprises... I can only hope!!

take care ladies.... Maryann


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