3.05.2009

heart palpitations.....

This piece of furniture gives me heart palpitations.
From the minute I saw her curvy body, the fabulous mirror that sits on top, I knew what was to become of her. She belonged to a friend of mine who decided she didn't want it {it was not painted and the two side doors were not in good condition}, and then she handed her over to me to do what i wanted with it.
What?

Seriously, you gotta love friends like this!!



I painted it with my favorite Swedish Gray, added some white floral ceramic knobs from my shop, and headed over to my favorite shop.....Anthro, to pick up some of these kitchen towels that I covet.





I bought 2 small tension rods, then folded the top of the towels over and got out my lovely friend, the hot glue gun. I then applied the hot glue in a long line across and patted the towel down.




















Anyone can do this easy project to any piece that needs some spicing up, I even love the idea of taking some old grain sacks and turning them into little curtains for a piece like this......

I always have such a hard time deciding whether to sell or keep a piece of furniture, so you might see her in shop soon, but until then, I will make good use of it.
xoxo






57 comments:

koralee said...

yahoo...i get to be the first to comment....simply lovely..she is beautiful and would cheer up any home...i really love the little curtain idea...thanks for sharing..the pompoms on the curtains are very sweet!!!

Katy said...

Love it! I used to have a piece very similar to this with a beautiful oval mirror on it and the curvy legs and now I'm missing it ;0)

the wild raspberry said...

what a beauty...show-off.
:)
chas

Andrea Villarreal said...

I have that tea towel!! I love Anthro so much;) Was just there last night. Got a cute little bottle stopper. Wanted a cute little purse but I stopped myself. Not until Spring arrives:)

The Kramer Angle said...

I love it but what I love more is the wall register peeking out from under the piece. That is what it is right? It just reminds me of my childhood home (my mom still lives there!). And I love the huge baseboards too!

But back to the piece. Would you mind sharing the color paint you used? It's soft and lovely.

Jackie said...

Beautiful!!

Kasey said...

the color is "pale gray" by Ralph Lauren

The BLAH BLAH BLAHger said...

kitchen towels = genius!

VINTAGE HOME lifestyle said...

What a great piece...very creative way to use the towels.

littlebyrd said...

SO GOOD! Adding the towels was brilliant!!

goddessof4 said...

I love this !!!! I was going to add a panel to an old dresser that has a door missing.i bought the curtain rod and it was the wrong size!!!!! Don't you just love when you get a piece for free!!!! I say you should keep it for yourself!!!! It is so pretty!!!!

HeathahLee said...

That is so pretty and gives me an idea for my antique chest of drawers whose front door has seen better days.

Amanda said...

Fabulous, I have those Anthro. towels too, don't you just love them? Great job!

Leah C said...

Oh that piece is lovely! I really don't think I could part with it if it were mine. Those towels are so cute...and what a great idea, too!
P.S. I'm having a giveaway for my "blog-iversary". You just might recognize the items:)

Nora said...

Wow it looks amazing! Love the fact that you could change out the fabric depending on the season. So awesome!

Lissa said...

You are just sooooo talented!!! (sigh) I'm just so happy to have met you!!!

Lissa said...

You are just sooooo talented!!! (sigh) I'm just so happy to have met you!!!

jen from windy ridge said...

fabulous!

*The Beautiful Life* said...

I have this SAME piece! (Pretty much -- the legs may be different, but still...). I have said from day-one that I wanted to paint mine, too. But, life gets busy and still "she" sits in her dark, mahogany nakedness. One day, one day, I get around to painting it. You've inspired me! Maybe my "one day" will be SOON! :)
-Ruth

LuLu & Co. said...

Be still my beating heart! She is beautiful and your touches are PERFECT!!! the towels you added oh my and the knobs... feeling weak I think I have to go visit Lola B store tonight!!
LuLu

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Fab-u-lous! Looks amazing! Thanks for sharing the gorgeous paint colour - it's hard to find just the right grey.

Jen Kershner said...

Totally gorgeous! I can see why you were drawn to it. You sure turned it into a looker!

Preppy Mama said...

Oh I love it!! I don't think I could part with a piece like that!

Simply Me Art said...

Beautiful! I have those towels too..They are Gorgeous.. What a Great Friend.

Jen said...

It's fantastic! If you sell it, the new owner would be one lucky gal...but I say keep it. You'll miss it if it's gone.

Cottage Lifestyle said...

Stunning!

Renee

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

That is so pretty!! I love the burst of color with the pretty Anthro towels! Good job Lady!

Melissa Fischer said...

I just love this piece! That is right up my alley- gorgeous!! I adore everything in your shop- wish I lived close!!
Melissa

paige said...

she's a knockout for sure!
love how you incorporated the anthro towels
xo

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Adorable, love those towels, I mean curtains!

Sarah said...

Beautiful!!! You have great friends! :)

LovingPrettyThings said...

You are so right - that gives me heart palpitations! That hint-of-gray is so perfect and dreamy. What a sweet improvement! What a friend!!!

Mary said...

GORGEOUS! Gosh...I need a friend like that! ;o) Love the towels...I seem to have a growing love for orange this season. Thanks for a little inspiration!

Tara said...

Gorgeous Kasey!! Love the color, but I think my favorite thing are the little pulls!

Backyard Candle Co. said...

I saw that piece in a recent post of yours and instantly fell in love with it. Love love love the curtains! It is just darling, I may have to copy you, and do that to a piece in my dining room!

Just be happy! said...

simply fabulous!

Momovthree said...

I love your piece. It looks amazing with the little curtains and its new paint job.
~Michelle

Simplicity Cottage said...

i love it...my mission...find one like it!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I love that color of paint - it's awesome and the knobs make me swoon! I would love this in my bedroom.

Kris said...

What a beauty. Ok I need a friend to give me something like that...uhm.....wanna give that to me friend? LOL

I would have a hard time parting with that, but it would make a great item for your shop.

Kris

Tammy said...

Absolutely gorgeous. You are so creative. I love the towels, too! And the pale gray paint looks perfect!

Vana said...

funny you posted this...i did the same project last weekend. I will blog about it some day next week:)

PamperingBeki said...

That's so pretty!

And even *I* can work a hot glue gun! This may be one project I can do. :)

Tiffany said...

Absolutely gorgeous...LOVE it! You did a beautiful job with that and the towels you selected as the "curtains" couldn't be more perfect! Wish I could get my hands on a piece like that...wow!

McMaster and Storm said...

I will call you.......I finally have been getting more sleep! Whew, a crazy week!
Hey, I'm leaving for Indy this weekend....I will need to check out Anthro! I haven't been for awhile as they are not "in the middle of nowhere"! That is my plight girlfriend!
Love,
Kara & Darcy too

La Table De Nana said...

You did a great job..I love the idea of the tea towels..
Arent't spring rods great?

The mirror is the pièce de résistance to me.

Brenna LaPray said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love it against that baby blue wall...fabulous! Is there anything you're not good at?

Brandie said...

I LOVE it! I am always on the look out for a good piece of furniture like this. Isn't it amazing that someone would not want this? I always try to get my hubby to see the potential. Great job!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I adore this and imagine your generous friend does too. :)

Kim said...

oh you lucky duck! love what how you made it yours :)

Jen r. said...

You know what I think....... ;) Jen

Beth Quinn said...

love love love !!! you are amazing girl - i shall fly you to az someday for you to decorate my house (when i am rich and famous-LOL!!!) !
xoxo,
beth

Brooke Ahana said...

oh, very pretty! I'll bet your generous friend wants it back!

Rachel Mallon said...

What an amazing piece of furniture! I love the little drapery and the knobs. You did a fabulous job with it!

Jamie said...

Wow! Very creative! I love how it turned out.

Shannon said...

Remember I get first right of refusal on this!! ;)

Suzanne : : S.HOPtalk said...

It's amazing! Have you already divulged the specific gray you used? I love the softness of it.