Sunday, October 3, 2010

A Sneak Peak

I have been quite busy with this whole re-do of my apt. I knew it would be a big job and I am making a little progress. I have a few photos to share of some of my treasures I have found. I cant show you photos of a room yet, for fear someone would send them to the tv show "Horders"! :) I have spent so little on this so far, thats the good news. The bad news is when you go for the good deals, it means lots of painting and sprucing up. That just takes a little more time, and that is something I am kind of short on, but its the adventure! I have found two large domed cake plates for $2.00 each! I got the Eiffel Tower book ends at Borders on clearance for $4.98. I had been eyeing that cute paper plate holder forever at Tillies Attic (the shop I am in) but it didnt match my kitchen before. So I was happy to finally get it:) Plus I can now use all of the things I have painted at the As You Wish Ceramic Studio. I am using the two vintage suit cases for storing my patterns. I love the cupcake picture, I got that at Home Goods. As you can see I am going for the Bakery theme. I have an entry way that I am bringing my antique stove back home and I am going to set up my little entry area and make it look like a French Bakery. Tons of cute ideas for that:) So, my entry, kitchen, sitting area and studio work area will be pink with a French Bakery theme. I got the shelf with glass doors and painted it pink, it will have a dowel to hang on the bottom to thread ribbon spools on. That will be the ribbon cabinet and just below is a night stand I painted pink and put round white knobs on. This will be for my trims and lace. I am looking for a three drawer dresser to paint the same and add the same knobs. I love polka dots and those cute little knobs are perfect. The fabric accents I am using will be pink with with dots too. Cant wait to show you more.

I have been do some creating. I have been in an earring sort of mood. I made quite a few today. I hope you are having a great weekend and enjoying the fall weather. I hear its great. I wouldnt know, in AZ its still over 100!


Kath' said...

I love all the good deals you got and can't wait to see the unveiling of your things ( room ) I know what you mean by someone wanted to call you things the Hoarders... I am on the edge of being callled that too. Come drop by my site and enter my contest. Have a wonderful week. Kath' at

Miss Magpie said...

Hi, Gail! I like the bookends, what a steal! The pink shelving unit with the glass doors is very chic and pretty. Everything looks so nice.

Mary Patterson said...

Oh, Gail ~ I love it all and cannot wait to see the finished product/room! Wow, you are really working hard and I love, love, love the pink furniture. Perfect! Also, such pretty earrings and a GREAT holder, as well. Don't overdo it.
Hugs, Mary P

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! I am loving all your goodies!! Those book ends are TO DIE FOR! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

HAPPY EARLY BIRTHDAY!!! I won't be able to wish you one on Thursday as Brookie is getting her tonsils out that day... but I am going to take it as its your special day... and you are special in my life..then all will go smoothly for her on that day! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Carolee Crafts said...

Wow, Gail you have been busy and love the new items for your home and display. You have waited a long time to do this and it will be worth the wait, when you can sit back relax and enjoy.

Have a good week, hugs x

Nancy said...

I think that is so cute turning your Apt. into a French Bakery. You'll need to Order Croissants from Williams Sonoma to keep in the Freezer to serve your guest. It's all about the details you know. Your place is going to look great when finished!!
Huggs, Nancy

lisa said...

Looks like the redo is moving along nicely Gail. Can hardly wait to see it all finished.

Have a great week!

Janet Bernasconi said...

Hi Gail!

Beautiful! I love every single thing you posted. Especially those pretty cupcake towels. So cute. And the earrings are gorgeous. Love it. You are one talented lady. I hope you get some cool weather soon. 100 degrees?? Oh man I would Enjoy your week!
Janet's Creative Pillows

Michelle May said...

Somebody's been having some fun!!! Love it all, especially the bookends! You made me laugh about the hoarders show. One thing I can never be accused of. hee,hee,hee.
hugs to you sweetness!
have a great week!

Marie said...

All I can say is WOW!

Meri Wiley said...

Hey Girlfriend,

Wow, your room, what little you're showing us, is looking great. I can't wait to see the rest of it. Hey, can you give me a date after the 13th when we can do lunch? I'm excited to chat with you.


Shabby Shan said...

Hi Gail,
I love all of your pretty finds! That cupcake picture is adorable! I can't wait to see your redo when it is finished. It is going to be so cute with the French Bakery theme! Hope you have a nice week!

Shabby Shan's Cottage

Vera said...

Gail, everything looks so cute! Can't wait to see it finished. Love the new earrings.

Olivia Paige

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Oh SweetPea you are doing a fabyoulous job !!!
Shoot me an email with your address and I will send you a little sumpin' sumpin'

Beedeebabee said...

Hi Gail~ I am loving everything you've done so far, and your plans sound sooo wonderful! Your French bakery theme is such a good one. I can't wait to see it all done!...I just love pink!!! ;) Paulette