So to remind you where we started, a few of the before and during photos:
((((((she is ready to be adopted too only $595))))))
The "before" outside...
The "before" inside...ewww...poor gal had been in some greasy garage. This picture was taken AFTER she had been to the carwash for a good soaping. She still needed a good undergarment to clean up her shape (don't we all?) so since I always seem to have piles and piles of old sheet music to the "bars and refrains" we went.
The "during"...I started out with Mod Podge as I have used for years but found a premixed wallpaper adhesive and used that instead. Much faster because a 5-inch brush fit in the pail perfectly.
The "After" outside. After several bottles of industrial cleaner and raw hands she received a coat of wax rubbed on, allowed to dry, then buffed off with soft cotton cloths. I actually think I heard her sigh a few times.
With her earrings on
The "after" inside...loaded with soaps, vintage inspired soap holders, loofas, Farmhouse Fresh products. Can't you see this overflowing with fluffy white towels, old jars full of bath salts, bowls of sponges & loofas, baskets hiding all your stuff you want hidden.
Farmhouse Fresh body products (YUM!!! Love the foot scrubs, the Strawberry Smash and Sweet Cream Body Milk, all of them!) Available in the "Boudoir" shopping area of my website here.
The end of the rainbow is in this cupboard! I should have looked in here on St. Patrick's Day...who knows what I might have found!
Voices in the cupboard (the "voices" from the "Before" post last month convinced me not to paint this gorgeous old gal...she cleaned up well and a coat of wax rubbed all over her loosened her up a bit, now she's looking quite European **more on this below** ...thanks "voices!) voices = those that left comments, emailed me or spoke with me in the store
Now, back to the European comment, below is the setting in which I see this lovely lady spending the rest of her days. She would be very stately, in the corner, unobtrusive but quite the matriarch. This photo is from Paul Massey's website. Able House N8
is located in Crouch End, North London and is available for hire for use as a photographic and film location. Wonder if he would rent it to s for vacations? Who wants to go with me?