Saturday, May 12, 2007

Shabby & Pink Makeovers

If you don't like shabby & chic or pink & white, look away from the computer screen! This post is laden with pics of my shabby white makeovers! You have been warned! :)






I bought these gold candleholders at a garage sale one year..... I think they were seventy-five cents each. Anyway, they never looked quite right...... so I decided to paint them creamy white. Well pleased with them, I was showing them off to Chris (dh), saying proudly, "these used to be gold." To which he replied, "Oh. They just look like unpainted plaster to me." Argh! That was not the look I was going for! So, out came the sandpaper to "shabby" them up a bit more! I have to admit, they do look better now with a little "age" to them. But don't tell Chris that.

I bought this shelf below at a garage sale Thursday. It was five dollars. Of course I knew that I wanted to paint it white. I just didn't know where I could find wall space for it!

Where there's a will there's a way, and with a little re-arranging of some pictures, I made room for it in the dining room.



Here it is, painted white, with some teacups, pitchers, etc....... I will probably still "tweak" it some more, but I had to share it with you and couldn't wait!





The little mirrored cabinet below it, also received a coat of paint. It used to be green, but not quite the right shade of green. I like it much better now. See that quilt rack in the picture? It's days of woodtoned ignorance are numbered. It's next!! :)

24 comments:

see you there! said...

I love all of your pink and white. The new hanging display shelf is so much better in white. I like the way you've arranged the various pieces of china too.

I only have one bedroom that is done in the shabby pastel theme, I usually go for more saturated colors.

Darla

PEA said...

You realize what you've done now right?? You're making me want to paint everything I have white! lol Oh what a lovely difference it makes when you paint woodtone pieces white! Everything looks just beautiful! xox

Rosemary said...

Everything looks great! What a cool shelf for only $5. The angel candle holders look so much better painted white.
Have a great weekend!
Rosemary

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

The shelf looks great! I always enjoy seeing all your transformations!

Katherine

lauraspretties said...

I love finding things to paint!! And you know when you find something that needs a makeover!

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Everything looks just PERFECT! Great redo's...isn't that what is so great about paint? It's a totally great way to redo everything.

When my friend and I used to have a "shabby business" our motto was always "everything looks better white!"

COLLS GARDEN said...

Hi Becca, I just love your blog. Sooo many pretty pics. I love the new shelf and your little cherub candle holders, I have a pair almost exactly the same, with pink candles in them. I love the phrase "woodtoned ignorance" - lol.
Hope you had a wonderful Mother' Day.
Coll :-}

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Aaahhhh...the power of paint.

Great make-overs!
The shelf is beautiful with all of your china and tea cups.

What a difference!

The Polka Dot Pixie said...

What a GORGEOUS transformation! It looks really lovely!

Nancy Jo said...

Becca,
yep, everything came out really nice. White really makes a statement. good job.
Your son is a cutie pie.
NANCY JO

Miss Pink Ponsonby said...

What a delightful blog! I almost feel like I'm visiting my own home! I was browsing around from Pear Tree Cottage's sight and decided I had to go look at yours because...how could I not with a name like Bluebirds and Roses? I love your makeovers! Before-and-after pics always thrill me! I'll check back often, thanks for the lovely visit!

Stephanie said...

Everything looks lovely! Thanks for sharing your pretties! Can't go wrong with sweet little cherubs in my book!!

Stephanie
www.angelicaccents.blogspot.com

PAINT MINE PINK said...

Hey Becca!
you clever clever gal with all your transforming! its such fun isnt it!
It all looks oh so shabby and pretty!
Luv Shann

Beemoosie said...

What a gift you have! Simply incredible!

Lizzie said...

Lovely! So glad I visited your blog today, the light pink and romantic accessories are beautiful!

Southern Heart said...

Becca, I enjoyed your post very much (there isn't much pink or white in my home, so it's a treat to see it). You really have a wonderful sense of *your* style!

Andrea

FourSistersInACottage said...

Becca I love it!!!
Such a cleaver girl you are.....
Thanks for the inspiration,
Amy (Mom to the Four Sisters)

oldflowers4me said...

hello darling girl, you have been working very hard, your world looks so dreamy, and you've been out and about, i love garage sales, -go girl, hop skip and jump. love jo, dont for get to put your lipstick on.

ally said...

Everything you have painted is lovely! You have some wonderful finds.

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

I LOVE what you have done with your paint brush!! I am a big Shabby Chic fan too....can't have too much white paint!!
Your tea cup and jug collection is so pretty too.

Betty Jo said...

Becca all your makeovers are incredibly beautiful. I adore that shelf especially. Do you mind sharing what brand of paint you use on your projects? xoxo

Cindy @ My Romantic Home said...

It's amazing what white paint does! Those look great. Sometimes I feel like I'm painting everthing in my house white. My boss even asks me on Friday's when I'm leaving the office, what I'm going to paint white this weekend.

Rhonda in OK said...

Your makeover on the wall cabinet is just amazing!

Trudi said...

very pretty