|A beautiful number 3!|
Hello, Happy Sunday, and Welcome to the Farm! It's also Mother's Day, so I'd like to wish all of you moms out there the best day ever! I hope you have the most spectacular day of the year, surrounded by your family as they pamper, pamper, pamper you!!!!! (Sorry, those of you that are fathers, you'll have to wait until next month.) What do you have planned? A barbecue? Lovely brunch or dinner at a nice restaurant? I'm sure that whatever your plans are, they will be superbly fun. Mr. Scrappin' and his older brother, Mark, have decided to fix dinner for me, Christi (my sis-in-law) and their mom, Twyla. Very nice, don't you think? With this family, there should be a lot of laughing and teasing going on.
|Flourishes in the corners - love it!|
Part of my plan for Mother's Day was to finish my little dresser/cabinet/whatever that thing is that I started last week. You can see the beginnings of Olive's transformation RIGHT HERE. Yes, I was wanting Olive to be able to get the rest of her beauty treatment so that she would feel so loved. I DID IT!!! I actually finished her! And, OH MY HECK, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE how she turned out! She got some more dressing up after her paint and wax job, and I hope she's feeling like royalty now. She is going in my sewing room TODAY, where she will have a spot of honor by the window. Yay!
|New knobs! Perfect!|
After I painted and waxed her, I thought about painting the handles that she came with and putting them back on. I pondered that for several days. I really do like those handles; they're just different than most. But after thinking it over carefully, I really wanted a different look for Olive, so I ordered her some new knobs. They're actually made for wood cabinet doors, but who cares? Nothing is too good for my little stand-by-me girl! And I thought that they would fit her perfectly. I got them Thursday and was so happy to see them! Olive needed some TLC after just sitting at the end of the kitchen all week, all alone and lonely. I couldn't very well move her yet since I wasn't finished, so she just had to tough it out. Did I mention in my last post that she's a trooper? Yeah, I thought so.
|One drawer down - two to go|
I knew that she needed some kind of creative something to spice her up a little, and I thought about the metal numbers that I had ordered a while back for a different project. Nah, I don't want any additional holes in her and I didn't want to hot glue either. I wanted something just a little different. Hmm...AHA! I've been wanting to try some vinyl designs using my cricut and have never gotten around to it. About a month ago I bought a deep cut housing and a couple of extra blades for it, so I suppose now I needed to get the vinyl. I had been waiting on getting vinyl because I was going to do a project with my daughter for her kitchen but, alas, this was going to come first. JoAnn Fabric, here I come. Since I don't live in the town I work in and we don't have a craft store of any kind in my town, I figured I would just stop after work. It's almost on my way home; just a slight detour.
|Front is finished!|
Dilemma: what color vinyl do I want to use on Olive? I thought about brown to bring out some more of that rustic dark wax color. I thought about green to bring out some more of that Versailles and Olive combination. I looked at the yellow and laughed because I loved it but it was definitely NOT for this particular project! Black. Black it is. Especially when I saw that it was a matte black and not a shiny, glossy one. Shiny and glossy just won't fit for Olive. She's more regal and old-fashioned than that.
|Top is finished!|
|A view of front, side and top|
Beautifully fab! :)
Ah, she is definitely finished now, and she is beautiful! I'm so glad Olive met Versailles and that she has had such a good time being made over!
Swivel ring drawer pulls from Keystone Accents; Vinyl (Black) from Cricut Cuttables; Flourish designs and numerals from Cricut Storybook cartridge; Phrase from Cricut Graphically Speaking cartridge.