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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Shabby Chic Dress Form Creation

While visiting the Vintage Marketplace Show in Hendersonville, TN, I saw this dress form display in Jackie’s space from Shambora Studio.  I loved her booth!!!  So shabby chic and fabulous vignettes.  I knew I had to try to make one for my space at the Gaslamp Antique and Decorating Mall in Nashville. 
 Southern Junk Chic Dress form daylight finished
Here’s the inspiration from Shambora Studios
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The supplies I purchased to try to make this lovely dress form:  chicken wire, fabric, lace, accessories.  
Southern Junk Chic Dress form materials 2
I cut the chicken wire and shaped it like a dress form (note to self - wear gloves next time).  Cut the fabric into strips and start tying, alternating rows for the skirt.  I used fabric for the bodice because I didn’t have lace.  Then I added a doily and vintage necklace.
And four hours later, ta daaaa!
 Southern Junk Chic Dress form daylight finished
Southern Junk Chic Dress Form top half close up
Southern Junk Chic Dress form top close up
Southern Junk Chic DF bow
 Southern Junk Chic Dress form daylight finished
I was so excited seeing the finished shabby chic creation!  I love it!!  I added a doily, a hankie, and a necklace to finish it off.  I have a mink stole that I’m also going to add.  I can’t wait to find the perfect spot for it in my space. 
As always, thanks for reading my blog!
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Monday, February 13, 2012

Message Central Headboard

My friend bought a wonderfully carved headboard for only $10 at a yard sale!!  What a steal!  She wasn’t sure what she wanted to do with it, so I mentioned that I had seen something on pinterest from Centsational Girl – I tried to find better pics from her website, but the they were no longer available – this was the only one I could find.  It was a headboard turned into a message board – complete with hooks, knobs, and a chalk board!  We decided to try it.
Of course, I didn’t take ANY before pics!  Sorry!  Added Old Ochre chalk paint to the dark wood twin headboard after spraying chalk board paint in the middle section.  I sanded it alot and then clear waxed it.  She’s going to add some hooks across the bottom, below the chalk board section – but here’s what it looks like so far.  I told her she should cut it off at the end of the top section so it doesn’t seem as big for a wall piece.
Southern Junk Chic Headboard 1
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I love pinterest!!  So great for ideas and sharing your creations!

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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Plain Jane to Chic Jane - Wardrobe Make Over

This was a fun project!  Repainted a vintage wardrobe with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.
 Southern Junk Chic wardrobe 1
I always forget to take before pics!!  Sorry!  I hope you can visualize what this little wardrobe looked like before Paris Grey and Old White… It was in ok shape, but so blah and all straight lines.  It needed some shabby chic-in’.
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Here’s before the distressing begins…
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Some sanding…
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Then some dark waxing…
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I love how it turned out and can’t wait to get it in the shop to sell!!
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