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Monday, June 27, 2011

Brooklyn Bound

Alice was packed up into 3 boxes and shipped to her new home in the Big Apple on Saturday.... and I'm very nervous about her showing up in one piece with no damage. This would be my first shipment of a piece of furniture so large... well, my first shipment for the business ever so the worry of her making it okay has been tap dancing on my last functioning nerve.

But of course, in the meantime of this new adventure, me and my OCD did have fun packing her up. Lots of tape and packing bubbles and tape and paper and more tape was utilized in a packing frenzy here. I have to give a shout out to my friend C for the box she donated to the cause, it was the perfect size. And honestly, if it wasn't for my awesome husband this wouldn't have happened, period. He was there until the wee hours of the morning on Saturday helping me build a custom box for her to be protected in. AND because he's totally awesome he helped me get her to the Greyhound station here in St. Louis. So dual props goes to the ying of my yang.

Speaking of needing help to move her, there was no way it was leaving this house without another person to pick her up... SHE'S HEAVY! The drawers were in two smaller boxes that were a manageable 20 lbs a piece but the dresser in her custom box was 106 lbs! Thank God I've grown some pretty strong "guns" over the last few months from moving furniture around, it helped a lot!

I would also like to give another quick shout out to the Greyhound service desk girl "A" for her wonderful help in getting Alice on her way. She was very kind and happy to help me out and hooked a sister up with some may-jah savings to boot! It makes me smile to know there are still people out there who consider customers their main priority. As long as there are no hiccups I will definitely be using their services again.

Anyways, I'll let you guys know when Alice arrives and hopefully I will be able to get some pictures of her in her new home to share with you all!


Friday, June 3, 2011

Say hello

... to Alice!


Alice sat in my basement staring at her deep royal blue paint and white lettered pulls for months, but she finally got her chance to debut at the festival my bestie and I attended on Memorial Day. She too, just like Suzie, got a lot of ooooh's and aaaaaaah's from people stopping by our canopy, especially those who love books. As you can see, her cabinets and drawers are lined with pictures and pages from Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking Glass". Even though she was a tad stubborn from time to time throughout the restyle, she came out great and I'm really hoping someone who loves her will snatch her up!

Thanks for stopping by today and have a wonderful weekend everyone!
Drop by the Etsy store to see other furniture restyles I have for sale!


**** Update! ****

Alice has a new home in Brooklyn, New York!
I can't believe she's trekking across the country to the East Coast and I'm sure she's gonna make someone very very happy!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Say hello

... to Suzie!

This dresser has been sitting in my basement primed and ready for paint since last July, no lie. I had so many ideas of how I wanted to transform her, but never really decided until this past week. She debuted at the Gypsy Caravan this past Monday under the canopy that my beastie and I shared. Even though she was oooo'd and aaaaaah'd over all day, she came back home with me.

I must admit though, I'm smitten by her rope pulls and stripes. The peachy pink retro wall paper I picked up for a whole dollar at a Habitat Restore store here in town was a great score. I can envision her in a darling little nursery or a cute piece for a little girl's room. What do you think?

Suzie is available in my Etsy store!
Please stop by there for pricing, delivery/shipping and dimensions!

Thanks for stopping by today! I have another furniture transformation I want to introduce you to tomorrow....lets just say she's even more intriguing "through the looking glass".... ;)


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