Monday, May 27, 2013

A Vanity Makeover

                                                       Hello everyone,
        I hope you had a lovely weekend. We had a great turnout at Lori's shop for my magazine launch and I was so pleased to see some people I hadn't seen for awhile and also meet some new people. Lori's shop looked beautiful (wishing I had taken some pics) and I think everyone enjoyed it!Also,happy to have sold more then I anticipated.
    Now for todays post I wanted to show you the vanity make over that my friend Snow did for me a couple of weeks ago. While cleaning up the Gardener's  Cottage for the season this vanity was looking a little too shabby so Snow who enjoys painting said she would paint it up for me. She used a grey/green color and then roughed it up with sandpaper when it had dried.

                                        I love the new look-Thanks Snow!
                                          Some feminine touches to go on top.

                                                              The before look.
                                      Hard to resist taking a few shots of the bouquets.
                 Whenever,we have a nice sunny day,I will take some pics of the rest of the Gardener's Cottage to share with you.

 I am joining BNOTP today for Metamorphosis Monday.

Thank you for visiting,


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Such a pretty vanity, Carolyn! I love the new color and it looks great in the cottage. I'm glad to hear your signing went so well, too!

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

SO GLAD your book signing went well - that's GREAT news, but not surprising.

Your vanity dresser looks GREAT now- much nicer....and all your feminine touches and beautiful florals always make me sigh.....

I need a friend like Snow!! I have a china cabinet that desperately needs some paint love and I am afraid to even start. So it stays as is till I find the nerve or someone I trust to paint it well.

Shabby soul said...

I think your Gardener's Cottage's bedroom is the most feminine and sweet from all over the blogsphere, darling Carolyn! Im happy to hear your book is a success, I was sure it had! =)

Mari said...

What a beautiful vanity ;)


Unknown said...

Such a pretty vanity. She did a wonderful job.
Happy Monday.
Hugs, Gee

Linda said...

Hi Carolyn,
Great to hear re your magazine launch! I love that dainty purse!

Susan said...

Love it, Carolyn. Nice job! Susan

Mogis Cottage said...

Wow, it turned out wonderful. I also like to paint up things.
Have a nice week.
Best regards Tina

Alessandra said...

This bedroom is very adorable. I like every single corner and every detail is such romantic.

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Cindy said...

Your little dresser looks really beautiful now, I liked it before but it probably suits the little cottage better now.
I hope you are enjoying another sunny day!

Julie said...

Oh Carolyn, I received your magazine in the mail today. I am one lucky girl! It came just as I was going out the door so I only took a quick look. It is pure beauty. Tomorrow is a spring cleaning day for me and I am waiting until I take a tea break so I can slowly enjoy every single image. Thank you very much, J

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Zwergenwelt said...

Hello Carolyn, so lovely, all your pictures, and the vanity ist so beautiful. Have a nice week and warm weather,with best wishes, cornelia

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

The vanity looks wonderful, Carolyn! It's nice to have Snow do that for you. I wish I had someone to do my table and chairs for me. It was lovely to see you the other day and I love your book! It's sitting on my coffee table. I will have to get another one for a very special couple. I know they would enjoy it too. Isn't it a beautiful day?


Loraine Living said...

lovely! I must say, the old look wasn't so bad, but with fresh paint it looks better :) Have a nice week with sunny weather, greetings Diana

Carolyn said...

Hi Sandi,
Happy to hear you enjoyed my book and I will save another copy for you.

Thank you!


Oh Carolyn, coming here is just like making a tour in Heaven!