Everything is all white.

We had a couple more partially dry days and I was able to finish up all the white projects that I started.

P1110696BIG wood lazy Susan went from this . . .

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P1120077BORING wood night stand went from this . . .

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Very water damaged little square table went from this  . . .

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P1120073ANOTHER little square table with very damaged top went from this  . . .

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P1120165Since I have two square tables that are about the same size, but very different styles, I decided to stencil a design on top of this one.   After painting the table and sanding it to distress; I stenciled on the design and once dry sanded some MORE to distress the stencil.  Quick coat of *varnish and done!

*I typically only varnish the TOP of tables, dressers etc to protect them from  damage from use.  The legs, drawers, sides etc are left unvarnished so that they will naturally distress more with age.

P1110694Vintage metal vanity chair.

P1120157Well I guess I forgot to take an after picture of JUST the chair, so this’ll have to do.  I’m on the hunt for an inexpensive round foam cushion to cover and add to the seat, but I’ll take it in ‘as is’ for the time being.

P1120078Vintage metal newspaper table.  Looks like I forgot the after photo of this one too!  See the above picture for how it looks painted white.

P1120075Another very ‘standard’ piece,  I see these types of stools EVERYWHERE!

P1120169White paint and some distressing give it a bit more personality.  I ‘considered’ adding some kind of design to the top, but figured it will probably actually get USED as a step stool, and the design would wear off too quickly.

P1090716And the desk top leftover after I made 2 night stand out of the drawers.

P1110808Here are the night stands (which have already SOLD)

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Michael attached the desk top to this rusty old set of legs he had.  ( I spray painted the legs with a clear coat before he attached them,  this keeps them from rusting more AND shedding rust on the carpet.

P1120161Here’s how he attached the legs.

P1120328And here’s how it turned out!!!  I love, LOve, LOVE it!!!

P1120326The top distressed just beautifully!!!

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OOPS!  Looks like I forgot the BEFORE picture for this one. sigh. I just get SO excited when we have a dry day, I kind of go into a ‘painting frenzy’!  hehe.  This was originally dark brown.

P1120183I distressed the edges and the surface of all the shelves.

As much as I LOVE my signature ‘beachy blue’ paint color, every so often I feel the needs to ‘cleanse my palette’ and do something different.  Will be changing over my booth at Stars to predominately WHITE sometime next week.    In order to make ROOM for all this white stuff, I may need to pull out some of the existing product.  Depends upon how busy it was for the four day Expo sale at Stars.

REMEMBER ~ALL REGULAR PRICED ITEMS IN MY BOOTH AT STARS ARE STILL HALF OFF UNTIL CLOSING ON SUNDAY @ 6PM

AND EVERYTHING (including already reduced items) IN MY BOOTH AT CURIOSITIES IS HALF OFF UNTIL THE END OF MARCH, AT WHICH TIME I WILL BE VACATING MY SPACE.  

And if I have to pull some old stuff from Stars to make room for the new white stuff, I’ll be stocking that stuff at Curiosities.  So even though I am in ‘clearance mode’ for moving out, I will be adding MORE inventory as things sell down!

Spring has sprung with new bird and nest decor

Bird topped cloches.  Birds from Michael’s (40% off!) attached to thrifted glass containers with e6000 adhesive.

BIG thrifted hurricane globe topped with thrifted bird.  Bird was the solid dark color.  I lightened up and brought out the details by sponge painting on a bit of light tan craft paint.

Thrifted hurricane vase topped with Dollar Tree rooster.

ALL of the following pedestals came from thrift stores.  I stockpile them until I am ready to repurpose them in a craft project.  They were various colors; I spray painted them all white to match the white birds I bought at Michael’s (40% off of course!)  All the birds are glued in place using e6000.

SO, I had all these pretty white birds on white pedestals all finished up and sitting on the dining room table; awaiting price tags and to be packed up for their destination of either Stars or the spring show.  The ones for Stars have been taken in . . . but after looking at the rest of them sitting on the table I decided they weren’t DONE!  One more little detail to add. . .

CROWNS!!  Pretty little glittery crowns!

MUCH better with the crowns, don’t you think???  Now I’m going to have to bring home all the ones I took to Stars, add the crowns and take them back in!

Visit my Dollar Diva blog   to see the tutorial for these bird cloches with nest.

And now for some nests!  Again, thrifted bases, spray painted white.  Nests glued onto containers using e6000.  Little blue eggs were leftover from ones I painted last year.

And yes, I even glue down the eggs and feather!

And to some I added some little Dollar Tree birds; glued down

Some of the WOOD bases I decided to distress.

Decided the nests needed a little ‘fluff’, so I added a pinch of Spanish moss (buy mine at Dollar Tree for MUCH less than the same size bag sells at craft store!)

Added little birds, bought at Dollar Tree.

 Couldn’t find the nests I needed anywhere locally; so I ended up ordering a CASE of them from Craft Wholesalers on line.

These little cuties also got the ‘royal treatment’  . . .

But their crowns are made of vintage sheet music instead of being glittered.

This little shadow boxed bird got a crown also.  I just didn’t get a picture of it.

Look for these items in my booth at Stars and at Every Husband’s Nightmare Bazaar at the Washington County Fairplex; April 24th – 28th.  

AFTER the show, I will be adding what’s left (OR will make more!) to my etsy shop.

New items in the store April 17, 2009

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Darling vintage typewriter WITH carrying case.

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A big stash of Robin’s eggs.  (working on some quail eggs)

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Sweet little candy candles to display under glass domes.

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Spring egg wreath.  Sorry about the glare!  I have it hanging outside on the window.

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Little glass bottles.

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Beachy shell lantern.

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White speckled eggs.

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Ceramic garden cherub.

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Ceramic suns and moons.

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Beachy blue SAND coated flower pots.

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Jar of shells and sea glass.

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Beachy blue tea light lanterns and candles.

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Another spring egg wreath; but this one has several little NESTS!

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And some unfinished cedar planter boxes.  We can also custom make these in any size.

Spring has SPRUNG at Sophie’s Cottage!

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The weather was soooooooooooooo amazingly wonderful on Sunday and Monday, I couldn’t keep myself from going FULL ON spring in the store! 

Michael planted some colorful primroses in the outside flower pots.  (my Valentines day surprise!)

The front window is filled with bunnies and flower pots.

More bunnies inside!  Bunny wreaths.  Bunny garden stakes.  Bouncey bunnies.  Rocking bunnies . . . .

And of course, an Easter TREE!

Giant handpainted paper mache eggs.

Little glittery eggs.

And of course, GRUBBY eggs!

And how cute ate these little egg shaped wood bowls?!?!?!  I was so tickled when I found these at the thrift store.  Been waiting patiently for spring to come so I could paint them up and put them out.

Little ‘decorative’ chocolate bunny.

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