What would you do if you had a plain old dress form, a large vintage drawer, and a bunch of old paperback books?
I have had a lot of new visitors to my blog lately and I want to share with you how the name of my blog came to be. From the time I was a little girl I wanted my name to be Anne (Annie). My given name is Joanne ( Jo Ann), there are so many different spellings but I was always told that I was the only one who spelled it right. lol Just ask my Instagram friend Joanne. lol I am called Jo by almost everyone. So I took the part of my name that know one uses and incorporated it into my business name. I remember as a young girl walking into my grandmother’s attic, and seeing so many wonderful vintage and antique pieces. So, Anne’s Attic – design was born. Because you are all my wonderful friends you can call me” Jo”, and if a Anne happens in that’s okay to, because I love the name.
Now on with the show!
As promised here is what I did with these items, plus a little glue and paint.
As I was browsing around my favorite shop Lost and Found Thrift I came upon this dress form in the basement of the store and knew just what I was going to do with it, the same with this amazingly chippy drawer. I was shaking with excitement.
Here are some great ideas that you can do with old drawers and there are so many amazing other ways as well. Stop by and visit my Pinterest boards.
This sweet drawer was one of my first attempts. What would you do to an old drawer?
Are you ready for the reveal of the drawer?
I loved this drawers chippiness so I didn’t want to cover up to much on the front. The camera just doesn’t bring out the best of the drawer but I’m sure you can get the idea.
You can use this lovely drawer/book case/shelf/night stand for just about anything, or put it any where. I painted it with Vintage Market and Design paint in Heather.
I then distressed it a little around the edges. Using some old paper back pages I decoupaged them to the shelves. I didn’t add a lot of frills because this sweet shelf can go into any room of the house, and the buyer can add a Romantic look through the vignettes on the shelves if they chose.
Now for the next reveal.
She is stunning, just ask her! She loves her new look.
It was really fun to fix up this old gal. Sorry Chloe, vinatage gal. lol Know body likes to be told they are old. lol I used some vintage paper back books, and some fun pics out of magazines and a few that I found on the net. I have been trying to decide which bow looks the best, what do you think?
I have two more ladies to fix up and I’m going to do one very Romantic. I have decided to let my readers design the next dress form! (Please be a follower to join in the fun). So please leave your comments so I can get started on her, I will even let you set the price. Then we can see just how long it takes for her to sale at my shop!
This will be fun, what I am going to do is take each individual comment and use it on the dress form. When she is complete I will label each idea with the person who commented on it. I wonder what she will look like? lol
Thank you so much for all of your comments! I adore everyone of them and you will always get a return reply from me. It is very important for me to let you know that someone is on the other side.
♥ It won’t be long before I will be celebrating my second year of blogging! So check back often for a free give a way. If you love Romantic Farmhouse designs you will love the prize.♥
I will be at these amazing parties this week, come and join me!
Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings-the heart of our home
The Scoop @ Cedar Hill Farm
Roses of Inspiration @ The Enchanting Rose
Let’s talk Vintage @ Bella Rosa Antiques
Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Through Life
Vintage Inspiration Party @ My Salvaged Treasure
WOW @ Savvy Southern Style
Moonlight and Mason Jars @ Cherished Bliss
What’s it’s Wednesday @ Ivy and Elephants
Thoughts of Home Thursday @ Poofing the Pillows
Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a Cup with Mrs. Olson
Share your Style @ The Essence of Home
Blog Hop @ Katherine’s Corner
Idea Box @ Mila’s Little Things
Vintage Charm @ Blue Willow House .com
Home Sweet Home Party @ The Charm of home
Home Matters Linky Party @ Life with Lorelai
Simply Sweet Fridays @ Rooted in Thyme
Friday’s Furniture Fix @ Patina Paradise
Shabbilicious Friday @ Shabby Art Boutique
Five Star Fro Fro @ A Tray of Bliss
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Pretty Pintastic Party @ Seeking Lavender Lane
Upcycled Linky Party @ Funky Junk
Inspiration Spotlight @ Dear Creatives.com
Best of the Weekend @ Ms. Toody Goo Shoes
Share it One More Time @ Shabby Fufu
Sunday’s at Home @ Thoughts from Alice
Silver Pennies Sunday @ Silver Pennies
Submarine Sunday @ Navy Wifey Peters Aboard the USS Crafty