Oh so lovely.
My family had one of these growing up.
There were seven of us, so you can imagine all the little clothes it had kept.
The one we had has been long since passed along to family members.
I was so happy to stumble across this piece, as I've been on the look-out for one to redo.
I pictured it's cuteness and childlike charm well before I'd even started.
You'll see the 'before' at the end of this post, but first:
This is the whimsy scene painted.
A circus theme, courtesy of The Graphic's Fairy.
I turned it into a tightrope scene.
How could I resist that giraffe?
Since I started a few weeks ago,
I've had visions of vintage baby clothes dancing in my head.
I found them at a local antique show. Aren't they sweet?
The hangers, I had in my stash.
I knew they'd come in handy someday.
How can this not be delightful?
I seriously could have played with baby clothes and restyled this for days.
But alas, I have my own grown up laundry to do.
(not as fun.)
The Before and After.
So you can truly appreciate the transformation, here's the background story:
The woman it was purchased from said it originally had
'bunny or ducks or something.' The original decal.
Tragically, she'd opted to completely remove that adorable scene
and replace it with the Liberty Bell.
I've got to say I gave it my all and did my best to bring back it's charm.
Currently, it's filled with pretty dresses and in a happy home.
The paint is Miss Mustard Seed's - Apron Strings.
With Bonding Agent to resist the chippy-ness.
I tried it and I like it. (love.)