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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Makeover In Progress ~~Update

I must have been out of my mind!!
Did not take me long to remember why I gave up
Faux Painting
Tedious hours and a sore neck, 
but what the heck, 
it is almost done,  I am pleased.
Ivy border
I had previously decided to keep this border but after
much thought decided it too should be updated.
It really did not fit my vintage chippy white theme.

Vintage Border
Guess I have been out of the loop,
did not know  most DIY Stores no longer carry wallpaper.
I searched online but nothing caught my eye,
so thought why not paint over that border and create my own.
Remember....Faux painting...It all came back to me...

First coat, Cream primer paint
bottom edge of leaves was painted with a fine brush.
26 swags of ivy border now in primer.

Many Sleepless Nights
I had several ideas spinning in my head,
what should I put on this vintage border.
I am really into silhouettes and sheet music
 with children or vintage ladies would be nice.
Remembering my New Years Promise,
"Keep It Simple"
A Stencil, that would be simple...and
I love vintage paper, combine the two.

I visited Karen over at The Graphics Fairy Blog 
I found this vintage hand written song titled
Power of Song
I then put a brown filigree scroll on top of the graphic
and copied onto ivory parchment paper.
Scrappy tore the edges, I was ready to decoupage.
So simple, so pretty
Second coat of paint was a tan wash
a little darker that I liked but would fix that later.
Decoupaged the graphics onto the swags in pairs.
Third coat of paint a white wash,
OK, now it is starting to compliment by bead boards.
I really fell in love with this paper,
I tore some strips of words and decoupaged them
here and there and wherever,
looks like pealing wall paper LOL.
Fourth coat of paint....
hand painting the bottom edge of leaves in white.
Nine boxes (108 pieces) of bead board ready for Mr B to install.
Painted flat white
Sanded to distress
Old English to antique
Yes, I decided to cover the teal wallpaper with bead board!!!
Hopefully my makeover room will be soon completed,
so I have can get onto the fun part

Playing In The Woods
Sneak peak~~~Another project
Cutting cedar timber for our Log Cabin
Peeling logs, not so much fun.
Don't you just love the peaceful sound of a waterfall
Beautiful natural spring flowing over
ancient Ozark rocks

Got to love it when Mr B finally makes up his mind,
yes dear, this is the year we build our Ozark Cabin.
Now, right now,
got to peel those logs when the sap is rising...makes it easier.
Can't we finish my chippy white room  first?
I must have been out of mind!!
                                   To Be Continued......



  1. Hello Connie oh my it is 1:15 am my time, got woke up and now can't sleep. guess I needed to see your post, what a sweet way to redo that border it is going to be chippy perfect. Love it!!

    OK wait are you really off doing the log cabin thing or do I need more coffee LOL


  2. Connie, looking good very unique! Good luck on the cabin. Tell us more.


  3. I relly like what you are doing with the border. Can't wait to see the room all finished,
    Our Ozark winter has certainly been mild, will it get really cold or will we have some snow?

  4. Connie, Your redo border is coming out amazing!
    It is a lot of work, but so worth it when it is done.
    I love it!

  5. Connie~ great idea with the border~ it is going to be so pretty~
    Your countryside is breathtaking~ beautiful photos~

  6. Well hello Connie I wondered what you've been up to and how that room turned out...I absolutely totally and completely love the boarder..perfect for the chippy look...What a project can't wait to see the finidhe room...

    I had to giggle on the can't i finish my room first.. isn't tht how it always goes..But hey I guess by years end you will have your room done and your Cabin started if not finished. So is this cabin on your property at home or at you other cabin? I'm guessing at your home..That is way cool..especially with your love of cabins..
    Will this one be a get away at home or just to decorate and enjoy a touch of past at home?

    I've missed you here..good to see you stopped by!


  7. I'm with all the above---I want to see it done! What an awesome idea!