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Thursday, February 11, 2010

A few small changes make a BIG difference!

Here's a sweet bird image that I've given to you before ~
but just in case you didn't grab him then....here he is again!



I've been really busy!!! The color on the back wall of our antique space
at Antique Griffin was a very bright blue and SO not me.
(like it's MY space but I have kind of taken over, sorry honey :)
I bought a really pretty cream color and was able to get it painted finally.
Here are a few before and after shots....it took THREE coats!!
I know I should have primed it first but
I just didn't want to buy more paint and rollers....


And here's the after, much better!!
The shelves come with the space
(it's really just a corner space...)
but the red background had to go too.
Rather than have to paint all of it,
I'm putting burlap covers
over the backs of each opening!!
I love it ~ and think it gives a nice contrast to the cream!




You can see below how tiny it really is!
Now to get busy covering the rest
of the shelf backs and loading stuff in ~




And one of the hazards of painting was
"having" to shop while each coat dried!!!
Look at the beautiful figures I found ~
You may not see the beauty but I just LOVE them!!!
The photos aren't the best I've ever taken either ~
They just had to come home with me,
I'm a freak for statues and figural things.







And this little vanilla vase
had to come home with me as well....
sweet huh?







A couple of giveaways and a wonderful project for you!

Sandi of Wayside Treasures is having a giveaway HERE ~






Patina Soul is have a birthday giveaway HERE ~





And Mitzi of Mitzi's Collectibles is sharing a wonderful FREE project HERE!!



On my last post, I promise I didn't have any
negative input from anyone.
It was just a rough day and I realized
why I love blogging so much....
to escape and to be inspired!!!
Thank you SO MUCH for your amazing, uplifting comments!

Wishing you a great Thursday precious friends ~
hugs and love,
Dawn

35 comments:

Romeo said...

Oh dear - that blue couldn't even pass as robin's egg blue. That was some kind of blue and so NOT you! It's looking great, can't wait to see the shelves "fixed" Dawn style and the booth stocked! As for the corner booth....I have expanded to include a corner booth (thank you so much Rowann, you're the best) and oh my gosh Dawn, you are going to LOVE having the corner! Go Dawn Go!

Deborah, mom to Romeo

P@nmyfreetime.blogspot.com said...

The change is wonderful! Love the burlap idea. I cannot wait to see how it all comes together!

Auntie Cake said...

What a difference a coat of paint (or three) makes! And love the burlap in the back of the shelves. I love the way you made it "your own" and hubby does too, I'll bet!
Kate

Anne at Fiona and Twig said...

I am so excited for you! It's going to be just beautiful, and certainly the best looking booth in the mall!

Big hugs,
Anne

Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

Can't wait to see it loaded. The colors are great. Having a booth is sooooo much fun, but sure is a lot of hard work, but worth it and it gets into your blood.LOL
Hope you have a wonderful Thursday!
Hugs, Pat

Rustique Gallery said...

Dear Dawn, Lovely cream and tans. I'd love to see it with your things in it. I really related when you said your blog was your escape. I feel the same way. I really look forward to reading everyone's lovely posts-yours always make me happy. Thank you for that! Hugs from Sherry

vikki said...

~♥~HI SWEETIE ~ OMGOSH... THAT WAS A BRIGHT BLUE!! SO NOT YOU... IT WILL BE SO NICE AND 'DAWN' LIKE SOON.. IT WAS A SHAME THAT PAINT TAKES AWILE TO DRY & YOU HAD TO SHOP...
WITH MY BOOTH, I USUALLY COME HOME WITH GOODIES, TOO... AND HUBBY SAID I THOUGHT THIS WAS A PLACE FOR YOU TO GIT RID OF THINGS... SOMETIMES I BRING HOME MORE THAN I TAKE THERE... {TOO FUNNIE}
GOD HAS BLESSED US SO MUCH! SUCH LOVES WE HAVE ~ CREATING & NATURE & JUNKIN' & ON & ON... LOVEYA WITH HUGS & BLESSINGS, VIKKI ♥

Florence said...

I love the new look, and your right blogging is such great feel good therapy. Florence

Dorthe said...

Hi sweet ,
your corner is going to look so beautifull,
and -I know full of treasures-
love the little statues, they are very Marie Antoinette time-looking ???
Thanks for your wonderfull bird, I`m just collecting birds for a sheet ,to print on fabric.....

Have a wonderfull great day dear Dawn,
many hugs and love
Dorthe

Lori said...

Dawn, your space is looking great...i can't wait to see it all filled up with lovely goodies!!!

Jessabells said...

Oh much better in cream. I would have done the same. Thanks for sharing all your giveaway leads.

Blessings,
Jessica

Miss Sandy said...

Dawn,

I'll bet when you are through that your hubby will be glad you took over and beautified the space as only you can do. He will be equally happy that your sense of style will draw buyers into the booth! It is looking great.

Leann said...

I can definitely see you in the booth now, not so much before. Can't wait to see the transitional photos!
Leann

Kerry O'Gorman said...

Your space looks so much better...You might want to put something lacey along the top to block off the blue behind you. I have done my fare share of craft fairs and know what its like to want it to look just so! The two aged figurines look as if they have a dusting of snow on them...sweet. By the way I love the name of your shop...my dog's name is Griffin!

Joy Lett said...

It is scary but I know exactly which space it is in just from the photos. Can't wait to see your goodies in it. We repainted at High Cotton too and it was a bright blue- what is up with that? Hoping to get set up tomorrow.

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Much better in cream, and the burlap looks great. I love the figures also, I collect them myself, and have way to many. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful day.
Daphne

sepiadreams said...

Can't wait to see your cozy space. It will be awesome !!! Love Tiina...

Vee said...

Oh yes! It's looking great already and by the time you're finished...can't wait. Oh and the hazards of being near treasures so often...that's why I've never worked in an ice cream shop. Ha! Have great fun with it and thank you for the pretty image.

Barbara Jean said...

Booth looks sooo much better!

Love your statues!

have super day

blessings

barbara jean

Dixie said...

Dawn... can't wait to see your booth all decked out... Candy, Terry, Lili and I always have a hard time when working in our booths... we have to take a shopping time-out every time... LOL... that's why we never make any money... but oh the joy of it!

Sweet Repose said...

We arteests just can't sit still, can we, there's always an idea rolling around in there somewhere and we simply must run head long into it...but ohhhh, the results!!!

Have a wonderful weekend Dawn...
from frozen Iowa...
s

angelandspot said...

Your space looks great. A much nicer color now and I love how you are covering the shelve backs with burlap. Have a great day! ~Cassie

paperbird said...

I love the new color you painted your space-more suiting to you and the burlap is such a great idea.

Dawn thank you so much for the sweet condolences that you sent my way- they were very much appreciated.

aimee said...

wow that does look better. what a good idea to change it. looks great. cant wait to see when its done *:)
blessings,
aimee

Cora said...

Looking good.....You gave it your own personal touch! Can't wait to see the shelves full!!

sjmcdowell said...

Dawn,
You are working so hard and it will all pay off. Your sense of style and knowing what looks good comes out in all of your work!! Can't wait to see what it will look like when completed!!
Hugs Susan in Georgia

Collected Treasures said...

I can already tell it is going to be wonderful....only a person with vision can get past the blue you saw to realize what it can become....which I'm sure is going to be FAB....xojana

Beth Leintz said...

I've just been scrolling through your blog thinking, isn't it nice how Dawn always has such great bird images- but I guess it makes sense, after all this IS The Feathered Nest.

(I'm excited to see your antique booth in action)

Peridots Garden Blog said...

LOVE the "Sorry Sweetie"!

The white wall and the burlap on the back of the shelves are fantastic...the burlap's texture has a earthy feeling to it and accentuates the gossimer quality of your artwork and treasures!

myletterstoemily said...

the cream wall and burlap shelves will be beautiful.

love your treasures, too!

Nita Jo said...

The space looks so much brighter with the new coats of paint. How wonderful that you had to take shopping breaks while it dried! Those statues are so sweet. Love the profile on the little girl! As always, thank you for sharing!

Blessings,
Nita Jo

Theresa @ 612Riverside said...

What a little paint won't do! The idea to put burlap on the back of the shelves looks great... and the little concrete statues are so sweet, aged to perfection! Theresa

Angela said...

Hey Dawn,
I can't wait to see pics of the booth all decked out, maybe we'll have to take a road trip to see it and meet up with you. Hope all is well!
love,
angela

The Rustic Victorian said...

I know your little space will be beautiful, it will hold alot, I had a similar sized one and got alot in there. I know you will have good luck with it. Thanks for the bird,,I don't remember it.
*M*

Karen said...

Perfect touches !! It will be grand when it is full! Can't wait to see the pictures. You got some lovely things when you shopped!!

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