A Change of Plans

Well, what a kind of crazy weekend we had here... great though!  As you see above, I made our weekend yummy with these cupcakes  that didn't end up being for my goddaughter's birthday... plans change... we roll with it... I have NOT had 2 cupcakes today.....  nor did I allow baby hughes to have 2...
I will tell you that there is real fruit ( strawberry cupcakes with strawberry cream cheese frosting )in these babies, so I don't feel too bad... vitamin C, you know.

Friday, we made a trip out to the booth to take out this piece
(before, of course)

And, after

Meet Janette.
She is named after my Grandma.  And, she got the same treatment as Tara.
See, I was thinking, if I painted a piece like Tara, then I could keep her...

This piece has pretty vintage porcelain knobs 

Check out those legs with original casters

Vintage map lined drawers...
See, so very much like the Tara...

Well, she sold today.  So, I had a few pieces in the works... but nothing completely finished.
And, we didn't think it would be a great idea to leave the booth practically empty all week... so... *sniff, sniff* Mr. Hughes took Tara out to the booth while the baby and I had some downtime.

So, I am a little sad.  I guess this will be my kick in the pants to get the Kate Secretary completed... or started for that matter.
 It isn't all sad though... nope... when we dropped off the Janette, we both fell for this...

I am just going to clean it up a little and add some fun labels and it will most likely be home to our CDs (original, I know, but hey they are all over the house)  And it looks way better in purpose.

And, I am almost... ALMOST finished with our powder room...
you want a sneak peek... sure you do....

There you go... there is your peek.  With any luck, it will be finished this week and I can show you the whole room.

So that was our weekend, well, minus the laughs and the tantrums and the new backpack and all the GREAT new words baby hughes is saying!
How was yours?

Oh, and I wanted to tell you that I am joining in  Heather's Making it Lovely at Blessed Little Nest.  Go see what everyone has done to make their world a little more special be it cupcakes and powder rooms or reading an extra book at bedtime.

Bye for now!


  1. ooooooh, love the dresser and I want the industrial piece! Are you sure you don't want to sell it? :)

  2. Ohmigosh, that industrial set of drawers is awesome! Can't wait to see it all labelled up!

    The Janette dresser is darling. I love the paint technique you've used. Very nice!!


  3. That piece will be perfect for CDs, great find! Love the dresser, the color is so fun.
    Have a wonderful day!

  4. HAHAHAHA! I think heavy whipping cream has to be good for you...calcium baby! right? hahahahahahahahaha LOL. I will remember strawberry's and creamcheese frosting for sure!mmmmm. OR strawberry's and heavy whipping cream....what a delicious healthy treat eh? hahaha
    LOVE the dresser!!!!

  5. I love the dresser! Beautiful color, and that industrial cabinet is great and will look better when you are done!


  6. ohh I love the cd holding thing, soo cool!!! and of course all of your furniture is the bees knees!! Glad you had a good weekend, and don't sweat the tantrums, they fade just as quickly as they grow! muwahh!

  7. that dresser is just gorgeous!! i absolutely love the finish you gave it. it has such charm and character, and i love the color! fantastic! glad you enjoyed some yummy cupcakes- the look wonderful!

  8. Sounds like the booth is doing well!! Those cupcakes look amazing!! Have a great week!!

  9. GREAT finds! That dresser turned out just beautiful - color , treatment and all!

    ~visiting from 'making it lovely mondays' @ blessed little nest!~

  10. i'm so glad you saved me some cupcakes! those look delicious and are my favorite source of vitamin c. i love those card catalog drawers and stand they're on. my hubby found some for me from his work, but they didn't come with a stand so i haven't done anything with them. can't wait to see where yours land. share 'em with us, k?

  11. OH OH OH! I'm just loving little Janette! What a beautiful job you did transforming her from a hag into a properly aged lady. lol! I'm going to have to recheck your how you did Tara to see if I can pick up any pointers on your painting technique. So pretty!

    xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

  12. Wow, you are such a miracle worker! All of your pieces are so incredible! That new find is insane!!!! Can't wait to see how you transform it.
    The cupcakes look so delicious as well ;)

  13. oh, wow! that is one gorgeous dresser...love the color, the distressed look, the drawer lining...so much cuteness!

  14. What a gift you have! Making old things new treasures, and beautifully!

    I bounced over here from Heather's and I'm so glad I found you!

  15. LOVE the dresser AND the drawers, but oh my gosh cupcakes FULL OF VITAMIN C!!!!! That's the BEST excuse I've ever heard, and from now on it'll be the one I use on a daily basis! SO glad I stumbled accross your blog. Please pop along to Norfolk, England sometime. xxx

  16. Love Janette!!! She's darling. And that new piece you found for your CD's is awesome. Can't wait to see what you do with it. Fun-fun!

    Strawberry cupcakes are my favorite! And I love that green milk glass stand. Also one of my favorites.

  17. Oh Michelle,
    I wish that I lived near you....I would have bought Jeanette in a heartbeat.....and, I love the cabinet that you are going to store your CD's in.......and.....if I had been anywhere near those cupcakes, that strawberry frosting would have been licked off before you could say ' shabby chic' !!!! XXXX

  18. now that was the smallest peek into someone's bathroom that i've ever seen. such a teaser! I'm a teeny bit jealous of your cd holder. what a great idea!

  19. Love, Love, Love the dresser! It's absolutely lovely!

  20. I'm obsessed with the old secretary filing cabinet. What an amazing find. It looks very cool as is too!

  21. I love the knobs on that-so dainty and perfect ;)


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