Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow

Finding an old, worn-out, beat-up piece of furniture in need of some love and transforming it into a thing of beauty is a passion.  Many of us do it, and some of us make a living at it.  Either way, we inspire one another with our creativity and know-how.

And while some pieces are more time-consuming than others, they all take a piece of us with them when they find a new home.

Blue Belle was my baby.  She came to me all moldy and encrusted in dirt.


But she was oozing with potential.  I had a vision for her from the moment I saw her.


Definitely Louis Blue.


No question chicken wire.


Blue and white toile was a must.


And keeping certain spots Old White made perfect sense.


Seeing your vision come to life is what it's all about.


And though it may hurt a little bit, true love is finding her the perfect home.

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulicious day!
xoxo,
Kim



34 comments:

Katie said...

Blue Belle is a beauty!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Wow, what a gorgeous piece she became, Kim! You did a great job! I love the color, the toile and the chicken wire. That piece would definitely call out to me now!

stephanie said...

Well done Kim!!!! She is beautiful! Wish I could find a spot for that in my home!

Chrissie said...

Absolutely stunning! I just love it!

Marigene said...

That is one gorgeous piece of furniture...someone was very fortunate to take this home, wish it had been me!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Kim, I love it. Love the color and the toile and the chicken wire. Just love it. I am sure the new owner is loving it, too. Thanks for sharing at Wow.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Very Pretty !!

Emily Joyce said...

"Wow" is right! Someone was very lucky to take that home. It's beautiful!

Amy of The Salvage Collection said...

blu-licious is on my brain, esp when it comes to annie's chalk paint. i LOVE the greek blue but have yet to dive into louis. now you've got me thinkin' of spending another $35 to make somethin' that purty!

lookin' good!

amy

emacleoud said...

wow! I love it, It belongs in my imaginary french country cottage.

Mindy said...

oh my word! that is a stunning piece. i just love it. wonderful job, so creative!!

Victorian1885 said...

Beautiful makeover.. someone will be very lucky to have her grace their home. Job well done!

Gail said...

OMG Kim, you did an awesome job! I love the color, the fabric and even the chicken wire. What an amazing make-over.

Gayle said...

Very nice! Love all the different elements.

Nancy said...

Wow, what a difference some love makes! I'd hardly recognize her. She now has your stamp of creativity and someone else will get to enjoy her.

Nancyxoxox

At The Picket Fence said...

So beautiful Kim! You did an absolutely amazing job on that piece and she looks gorgeous! :-)
Vanessa

Shari Valicenti said...

This turned out really pretty....it reminds me of a piece of Wedgewood in a way with the raised white areas...nice job.

Laura at Ms. Smartie Pants said...

Well no wonder! She is amazing! I would love to have her for my crat room!

Love Of Quilts said...

Loved the transformation. Trish

Kirsten- The Foreign Domestic said...

So beautiful! The new owner will be so happy.

Becca said...

AH-MAZING, Kim !! Wow ... I'm truly impressed !! You picked the perfect colors to "dress" Blue Belle in ... her new owners are going to LOVE her !!

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Kim this is absolutely amazing. I love the color combo. The chicken wire really finishes it off.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Kim, I love hoe Frenchy it is! Love the blue and the toile. Stunning, my friend!

Country Dreaming said...

She is a beaut! Great job.

Melinda

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

LOL I meant *how* NOT *hoe*....

(sorry)

Healthy Branscoms said...

I love that! So pretty! Great job!

The Vintage Farmhouse said...

Wow, amazing transformation.

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

That's incredible! I'm not sure I could have had the vision for that piece, and it's amazing. Wonderful inspiration, thank you!
Cheers, Andrea

Robin said...

WOW! What a transformation. I love the color you used and love that you added a little more pretty with the paper behind the shelves. It is such a nice touch.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Pure.
Gorgeousness!!!

May I ask you how you apply to stain? Was it the dark? Do you sand some off?

You did an amazing job!

Becky

janet said...

Hello Kim,

I am new to your blog...I love it!!!

This piece is stunning...well done girl.
I am going to go browse some more..happy I found you.

Janet xox
htp://theemptynest-janet.blogspot.com/

THE FARMHOUSE PORCH said...

What a fun and unique piece! Your hard work paid off...it's beautiful!

♥Linsey

http://farmhouseporch.blogspot.com/

CAS said...

Wow, what a fabulous piece, Kim. I'm so glad you found her a good home. Congrats on a successful show. It looked like it would have been a super-fun place to go shop!
:) CAS

Kim @ Sand and Sisal said...

This piece is GOR-GEOUS!!! Simply Blu-tiful! :)