Thursday, April 18, 2013

From Rusty Horseshoe to Bedroom Decor

I've been wanting to do something with
my daughter's sanctuary (her room) for a very long
 time now. One of the
reasons that I haven't is that we could never
really decide what style she liked.
They look neat and pretty but it has never been my
preference to purchase the "bed in a bag"
or the bedroom furniture set.
And living in a very remote area, we just don't have much
access to that sort of shopping either.
Anyway, the color was to be blue....Hopefully this would fit with
 the theme or look that she/we wanted.
Well, one day when we were looking at some blogs and
she decided that she would like to have frilly and shabby.
I got excited!
First, because now we could actually get somewhere.
Second, because that is the style that I have come to
appreciate and have a lot of fun with.
My home would never be mistaken for one of an
interior designer. And home decorating is
probably my weakest point of being
the keeper of my home.
However, I have found that I am developing a bit of an eye
for the Shabby Chic and French Country. It comes a little
more naturally to me because
it's about old stuff. And European. And putting something
together from treasured bits and pieces. Either our own
or some special thing that came from a thrift store or yard sale.
There's always been a special place in my heart for
 all things old. Growing up as a country girl, I was
never particularly fond of frilly but that was
because I didn't know how to blend it with the
country. Now I think ruffles and lace are truly
gorgeous especially paired up with denim and burlap!
With just a hint of pink. wink
Now here's a very simple project that I had fun with.
And simple is good for me right now. There are bigger
projects in the planning stages and I am gathering
materials...paint, pieces of furniture, fabric
and all sorts of other fun makings.
But sometimes you know how life is just full of
family matters and other things that take first place.
That's where I seem to be parked right now
and sooooo..... I
find pleasure, comfort and peace in working on
these smaller projects that add a bit of charm and color
to our lives!
Living in the West, these little gems seem
 to be abundant. They are something that our girls and boys
always liked to pick up and pack rat. So we have quite a
 few laying around. This one has been
 floating around the house and
 ended up in my daughter's room. I asked her permission
to transform it as a little surprise.
So here it is..

Do you like it? She loved it!
It took me about 15 minutes. Just a little dry brushing with
the Martha Stewart Pearl paint. Added a little blue tulle and
a large rhinestone. Then some
little stick on flat-backed pearls from my
card-making supplies.
And  Ta Da... a new life..
I thought it turned out pretty cute. I think
I'll try to sell some.
( I don't know about you but I always wonder
about the "old life." What was the horse's name that
wore it and who was it's owner? Where did the horse
travel? Just what kind of life did it have?)
 Wouldn't it be so interesting to know the history?
Thank you for stopping by.
Blessings to you~

1 comment:

Mikailah Autumn said...

THIS IS SO CUTE. ohmygoodness. ;) and i remember you making it! hehe. :D i love this, Mommy! and you know what a horse lover i am. ;) Charlotte really liked it too.