Thursday, September 15, 2011

Ashleigh's Cottage Sidetable ***A Cinderella Story

Hello friends....thanks for joining me again. I hope your week has been good so far and that you are looking forward to the weekend. 
So my post title promises a Cinderella story, so let's begin.
Remember a few posts back I told you that my niece Ashleigh had asked me to help her restyle her bedroom?
Well she has been texting me with ideas and
 we have been slowly coming up with a design.
Ash and her Mom (my sister Joanne) have picked out the paint color and will be painting her room next weekend.
I will be headed up to NY to work some Annie Sloan Chalk paint magic on her bedroom furniture.

This is Ashleigh's inspiration room.
Isn't it beautiful?
Looks like the restyle will include very pale green walls with a very pale yellow accent wall.
Lot's of painted furniture with some mis-matched cottage styled side tables.

I have had this little  stepchild of a cupboard for a few years. I believe years ago a mean stepsister painted it an ugly maroon-red.

My little cupboard lived her life of drudgery covered in red dullness.
Then another nasty stepsister took control of her and covered her in super glossy white latex...YUCK!
Her little eyes hurt from the intense brightness of it all.
She began to wonder if she would ever get to be a beautiful Princess.
Then one day her Fairy Godmother Annie came into her life and she soon realized nothing would ever be the same.
Paint cans were opened, brushes were produced and drop clothes spread on the kitchen table...yeah, the fairy Godmother paints on the kitchen a problem with that?
***A Princess was Born ***

Isn't chalk paint magic just a lovely thing?

Her Fairy Godmother even gifted her with sparkling jewels.

Interior painted in ASCP Arles 
Even her petticoat got the magic touch.

Now she will regally stand beside Ashleigh's bed and be proud to hold all her special treasures.

So pretty now...Bye-Bye ugly stepsisters!

Had to show of my little Meakin Ironstone vase I found at a yard sale for $2.00
Doesn't she look sweet on the table?

I hope Ash likes her new bedside table as much as I do.

If you have not already entered my SkyeReve Fabrics $50.00 fabric Giveaway, you still have a couple more days.
Someone is going to win...why not you!

Until next kind anad stay creative.

Joining these lovely blogs this week:
Miss Mustard Seed Interiors
Transformation Thursday
The Shabby Nest
Savvy Southern Style


Tami AKA My Kid's Mom said...

Love the color on the little cupboard. Turned out great.

Kelly Ann said...

That Ash is one lucky girl...jealous...

Tammy at Tammy Loves Dishes said...

This darling little table will look great in Ashleigh's room. Love those sweet glass knobs.

The LadyBugs Garden said...

I love it Janet. I can't wait to try my order of chalk paint I just received. Ashley will love it!

moreofhim said...

LOVE it!! What an amazing transformation! A thing of beauty! Now, if Ashleigh doesn't like it, can I have it? Teehee! :) I always love seeing what you're doing. You have such an amazing eye for color.

Blessings - Julie

Faith Hope and Cherrytea said...

well done =))
and thanks for sharing your inspiration ~

Gretel said...

Who in their right mind would paint anything in that vile deep red (ok for barns but furniture?) It's another beautiful transformation.

Leigh Powell Hines said...

Great work. I hope you are well. Ashley's bedroom will be lovely.

Atelier Conti said...

More great work from the fairy godmother of chalk paint. Isn't she just a sweetheart of a cupboard now? I'm sure Ashley is thanking her lucky pumpkins that she has an aunty like you!

Linda said...

Love how the table turned out. What a steal on that Meakin jug.

Kathleen Grace said...

Well you know I love red, Janet, but even I have to admit that was a dastardly shade of grungy red. Love the new color and what a cute shape that bedside table is!

Annette said...

I love seeing you work your magic! She turned out gorgeous and I'm sure Ashleigh will fall in love with it too.

Jennifer Juniper said...

I love it - what a great inspiration photo to work from! Can't wait to see what the end result is like :)

Anonymous said...

Great job! It is lovely! I love your paint color!

Anonymous said...

I'm a new follower and I'm going to Haven too. I hope to see you there!

Tweed Thoughts said...

Aw, pretty! She is one lucky girl!

Little Blue Mouse said...

I love it!