Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Once upon a time there was an ugly armoire


Meet Patience, everyone!!!



That stood in an old second hand shop window - filled with filthy plastic Elvis Presley paraphernalia
How much is that Armoire in the window ( you know the tune of that song, right? ) the lady sang out.
The Armoire's heart began beating - could this be the one?  Would someone finally be taking her
home and show her a little love?  Or would this be another disappointing window shopper -
Wait a minute.....................she's negotiating....................now she's having a discussion with her
better half about how they can actually get me home.........................AND YES................money
is being transferred between hands......................



  MY NEW APPLIQUES!!!
 
MY PAINTED DETAILS


I'VE BEEN MONOGRAMMED - I'M HERE TO STAY!!!


MY CROWNING GLORY!
 
MY LEGS HAVE BEEN WAXED!!!  AREN'T THEY SEXY?

 
EVERY LADY NEEDS A LITTLE BLING


MY SKIRT



AND I'M DONE!!!
I FEEL PRETTY - AND WITTY AND -

OK BE QUIET ALREADY -  YOU'RE AN ARMOIRE, NOT MY OFFSPRING.

The End.....................

BTW - bought this last summer and just got around to finishing it now so she does have patience.
And that is what she will be known as from here on in...............
No wonder she's singing

XXX

this is too hilarious - because I giggle sometimes when I write up my posts - and so I just read the post to John thinking it was cute -  he actually put his head in his hands and shook it and then dead serious he said to me " I think you're off the wall, you know - what the hell kind of post is that?"

It's my kind of post John, it's mine..........................

ASCP - Old White and Paris Grey

Partying with !!!!

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59 comments:

  1. OMG! You are too funny! I do the same thing and my hubby thinks Im crazy. I loved every bit of it:) And that armoir!! Beautiful!! I just started a little shelf to put cute blankets and such on and I can inly hope it will be as classy as yours!! Love it. Thanks for coming over and I am now your newest follower too:)

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  2. It's a you kind of post Suzan. All you.

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  3. I love your post! Sometimes I crack myself up too. The armoire is a terrific storage piece for your linens. I too am on the lookout for something like that because I have no linen closet on the main floor of my house. Yours turned out great, and I really like the two colors and the monogram. Thanks for visiting.

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  4. I like this post. I was giggling while reading this because it reminds me of myself. I love this armoire. It is beautiful and there is so much you can do with it, great find.

    Cynthia

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  5. Perfect, imagine, you also can use it as a book shelf or everything you want, perfect, simply perfect
    http://marinainblue.blogspot.com.es/

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  6. I get it. I get your post. Because we do infuse personality to our pieces. She's a gorgeous gal!!!

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  7. Following you...enjoyed looking at your before and afters

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  8. Your armoire is wonderful ... love the shades you painted it.

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  9. Very funny ... Love it and you did a beautiful paint job on her. Husbands sometimes hate to admit that we are funny.
    Thanks for visiting me at Timeless Treasures. I will be a new follower for you and come back for more entertainment.
    Blessings,
    Audrey Z.

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  10. Love, love, love it! Much better than before.

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  11. I absolutely LOVE it!!! I have been seeing a lot of these on Craigslist lately & some call them " Bride's Cabinets "--I call yours BEAUTIFUL and extremely brilliant the way you are using it!

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    1. Thanks so much - I've never heard it called that before - but love it!
      Hugs,

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  12. Oh my gosh! You are a stinkin' riot! Love the armoire and loved every word of your post - too cute!! What do husband's know anyway - lol! Shelly Andrade

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  13. You did such a great job on this. Thank you so much for linking with "Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop". Hope you link again this Wednesday.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    www.adornedfromabove.com

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  14. Oh she is a beauty that deserves to sing! Nicely done!

    Jan

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  15. That is gorgeous!! I love the colors you picked.

    -Peggy

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  16. Too funny! She looks wonderful with her new paint job.

    Visiting from Debbiedoos.

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  17. She is a doll, for sure. I just love all of the classy adornments and the colours are to die for. Well done.

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  18. I have an armoire/china cabinet just like this one and I've been dying to get my hands on it for a makeover. Yours looks FANTASTIC! Nice job. I love the color combination and the monogram. Well done! Thank you for taking the time to link it up at Transformation Tuesday at The Ironstone Nest. Come back again! XO Laura

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  19. Tell him that furniture does have its own soul...its own history...and maybe, just maybe, your armoire was a singer in a past life! :)

    I love this piece..so curvaceous and fancy. Yet such a simple beauty. Perfect.

    Stop by and say hi sometime...I just found you through the newbie party!

    Hugs, Angie
    Sandals & Daisies

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  20. Came over from DIY to see the armoire. Beautiful job! I name all my pieces that I transform - it gives them personality and leads me in the right direction to choose paint colors. But you are in too deep when you put your monogram on something - it will stay forever! She turned out very sexy and classy at the same time - hard to do!

    Distressed Donna Down Home

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  21. Just stunning!!! I ♥ it! Found you at DIY Dreamer and I'm now a follower. Would love to have you stop by for a visit! Happy 4th ~ Judy

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  22. ROFLOL!!!!! The Hubby does me that way, too.

    GORGEOUS armoire!! You did a wonderful job!!

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  23. I love this! I keep searching in hopes of finding something awesome like this that I can redo. I want a hutch for my dining room, but not a humongous hutch, so I'm still searching. Something like this would probably work great.

    Awesome job! I'd love for you to link this up to my party. http://www.jamscorner.com/search/label/Monday%20Party

    Have a great evening!
    Julie

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  24. Great post! And your armoire turned out lovely!
    Mary Alice

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  25. What a beautiful piece, the colour choice is just perfect. CJ

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  26. I ADORE this piece!! It's stunning!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality! :)

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  27. This turned out so beautiful! Great Job.

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  28. Thanks for linking this up to my party! I hope to see you for next week's party!

    Julie

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  29. WOW...This is beautiful! Love it! Thanks for linking up to our blog hop.

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    1. Loved it so much you have been featured at our blog hop over at www.onemoretimeevents.blogspot.com. Thank you so much for linking up and congratulations! Hope to see you this Friday for another linky party!
      Tammy

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  30. Wow isn't it amazing what some paint can do for a piece of furniture. I'm just beginning to do some of this to furniture too.

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  31. I love it! The monogram is awesome and I like the gray details. You saved it from a life of Elvis and looking sad!

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  32. yes, I know that song and I'm so glad you gave this poor thing a home! It turned out just perfectly! really really pretty all loaded up. Thanks for coming to our party!

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  33. Tell hubby it's the kind of post that picks up new readers! I'm following you now. It could also be because of the amazing job you did on that piece! ~ Maureen

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  34. This is amazing. Really. Your appliques and monogram add the perfect touch to an already beautiful piece of furniture. Can't get better than this!

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  35. i am totally in LOVE with this piece! I am thinking of doing something similar to my bedroom furniture..

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  36. I featured this on my blog. Feel free to stop by and grab a "featured" button. :)

    Julie
    www.jamscorner.com

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  37. Well it sure isn't ugly anymore! Great use of it too. Thank you for linking it up with Hot Fun in the Summertime.

    ~Bliss~

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  38. Fabulous work! You gave that piece a new life. I just found you through Debbiedoo's. I'm your latest follower and a fellow newbie. I hope you'll stop by and check me out sometime.

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  39. It is gorgeous! You did a fabulous job of giving her a new life! I would be delighted if you would link up to Potpourri Friday, in progress!

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  40. I'm delighted you decided to show this beauty off at Potpourri Friday! Hope you will make it a weekly party stop!

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  41. Beautiful makeover, Suzan. Thanks for sharing it at the Hot Summer Fun Blog party.

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  42. It is a beautiful piece! Lovely makeover! Thank you so much for linking this up to Rustic Restorations Weekend!

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  43. Love what you've done with this piece, looks so cute with the linens.

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  44. Ha! Men just don't get it. I thought your post was pretty fun and cute. And the armoire is amazing as well. :)

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  45. That is super pretty - love how it holds towels and linens!
    Thanks for linking up this week!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  46. Love this Suzan. Featuring it on this weeks All Star Block Party!

    http://www.nutmegplace.com/2012/07/all-star-block-party-6.html

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  47. It's gorgeous! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  48. Really Beautiful. This is so fabulous! Did you link it up at Wow Us Wednesday yet? Ihope you did!

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  49. She is just perfect Susan. Thanks for sharing her transformation on Shabbilicious Friday at Shabby Art Boutique

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  50. You are featured today at Potpourri Friday!

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  51. Beautiful! She looks so pretty now with the monogram and new appliqués! I found you at the Best DIY Project of 2012.

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  52. And she's right to sing! Just beautiful! I really love how you transformed her, Suzan. Wow.
    :)
    Cecilia

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  53. I loved your post and adore the gorgeous cabinet. But I chuckled when I read about your husband because I could see his reaction clearly in my mind. Too funny.

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  54. Love it. Love you. Love John. Happy New Year.

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