May 25, 2009

~BORN AGAIN~




This antique armoire has been in just about every room in my house over the last twenty years....until it finally was pushed into the garage. It was very sad because I remember falling love at one of my very first auctions and having to have this piece. We converted it with glass shelves inside and on the side panels and used it as a display cabinet for collections. It eventually made it's way to the store and into the workroom.....sitting there for probably two months. I found it very uninspiring and it just wouldn't "talk" to me.....the love affair was definitely over. Somehow it started to whisper little things to me and it became a shabby white.....sitting like that for another four weeks. It then started to speak a little louder and I lined it with antique sheet music and used chicken wire on the sides for some textural interest. It was then the armoire really started to sing....... somehow the baby items and old dolls found their way onto the shelves for a really neat shadow box effect......I'm glad I didn't push it to the curb any of those times I thought it had no hope.........I'm in love again.

4 comments:

  1. I need to come by a see your store. Lisa told me about your store. We exchanged flyers for your flea market on the 9th and my Saturday sale! Come and see me when you can or just check out my blog and website. Lisa is very excited...hope all goes well. Today I met Pat who participated in your Flea Market. I'm going to check out your website now. Adieu, Maureen

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  2. Isn't it funny how when we love something that it may change but the bare bones that first attracted us still whisper to us? I like the change.

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  3. I think its beautiful! I need to try to line something with old papers next time I paint a piece..I just posted a Hutch I refinished..its so fun to see the transformation right before your eyes!

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  4. HOW SWEET! LOOKING AT SOMETHING WITH NEW EYES! ABOUT THE OWL, I PROBABLY WON'T BE ABLE TO WORK ON IT UNTIL I GET BACK FORM MY HOLIDAY/BUYING TRIP TO ENGLAND. I LEAVE TOMORROW AND WILL BE BACK JULY 3RD. YAY! I THINK WE HAVE A LOT IN COMMON.....LONG MARRIAGES, BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS, (11 YRS.) SIMILAR TASTES, ETC. I'M GLAD I FOUND YOU. I WILL TRY TO BLOG WHILE I AM GONE, BUT AS I'M MAINLY IN THE RURAL AREAS, IT'S HARD TO COME BY A COMPUTOR. WHEN I GET BACK THOUGH....LOOK-OUT! YOU KNOW WHAT IS SAID ABOUT PEOPLE WITH VACATION PICTURES! LOL. DON'T FORGET ABOUT ME THOUGH, O.K.?

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