Shabby Shades~

Last year when I moved into the little cottage she had no style.
Not really.
Just plain cream walls with a dash of black here and there.
I did add a few of my treasures but she was still lacking that special something.
You know....
Dont get me wrong...
I lovvvvve these shades but they just would not fit  with the shabby look we are going for.
I have always adored the Shabbiness but really could not pull it off inside my home.
I think the males here would put up a fight soooo...
What better place to get my Shabby on than in my cottage.
I bet you know what I will be working on next...
You may not have even noticed that the cottage was painted.
It's only a shade or two lighter but boy does it make a difference.
Thank goodness my neighbor is a painter and has a store full of paint for me to play with!
He had the whole cottage painted in like 20 minutes!
Fast!
He used a sprayer.
If not... I would still be in there painting my heart out.
Madison and I are planning a little party as soon as we finish our Shabby makeover.
Today I have orders to paint and curtains to attempt.
I'm really loving this sewing stuff....
xoxox Susie

21 comments:

  1. They look wonderful!!! How nice to have a painter so close!!
    Hugs,
    Margaret B

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  2. Great place for those ruffles!!!

    More more more!!

    I do like the softness those shades bring to the room. Shows the crystal off!

    Me too as to residing closer. Always fun to glean off each others energy!

    with love,
    Olivia

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  3. I so want to do a playhouse in my back yard for my grandgirls...You Inspire Me. More! More!

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  4. Looks to me like you were a very good sewing student!

    I know what you mean about the shabby look--I admire it, too, but it's not very masculine. As the lone female in this house, I've never felt that it was a look I could use. But if I had a little cottage. . . .

    I look forward to seeing what you're up to out there!

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  5. Looking forward to the big reveal!! :)

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  6. Very cute! Love them!

    Oh, and can you send your neighbor/painter my way. I have a nursery to paint and my husband's dragging his feet. ;)

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  7. So fun! I love them...When are you going to show us the sofa? :)

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  8. Those are so sweet--I love them!

    ~ Sarah

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  9. They turned out very shabby chic! I bet it's nice to have a girly place to create! Every girl needs her own space away from the guys!
    I love how the ruffles turned out! Sewing is very relaxing isn't it~
    Have fun with the curtains~
    Robin~♥

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  10. Love 'em girl!! You and Madison did good!

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  11. I LOVE the shades Susie! I'm hoping to make something similar for my dining room lamp soon~#125 on my list, ha! :)
    Your cottage is so sweet.

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  12. Hang on a min!!! Have I missed like a MAJOR thing here??? I haven't been able to read you for ages, lovely new laptop now, and the last thing I knew was you didn't do sewing, you did gluing!!!
    I am going to have to have a search back and find out what you've been upto Hun. Well done, looks gorgeous. xxx

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  13. O, they are perfect....you are going to love your little cottage this spring!!!

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  14. Those are super shabby! great job!
    I wish I had a painter friend ;)

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  15. Adorable - what a fun shabby detail. They turned out great. And you said you couldn't sew!

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  16. I just bought the exact chandelier for my Guest Room Redesign. We are debating putting shades on it. I like the way yours looks!

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  17. Susie, great job!! I love how cute these are! They definitely add the shabby look you want. I have always tried to balance the feminine and masculine in our home being that we have 4boys & 1 man in the home. I finally have given in a little to make it a little more sweet...they don't seem to mind and still leave their boy touches here and there...lot's of legos, dirty socks...you know. lol :) Have a great day!

    Hugs,
    Victoria

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  18. oooooh, love the chandy & the shades....cute!! Can't wait to see the finished product! It's such an adorable little studio ~ be sure & come by & enter my fab. giveaway!!

    Shellagh

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  19. Oh my goodness I absolutely LOVE love love love it!!! Those shades turned out soooo cute! The whole thing screams shabby chic and screams pretty:)

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  20. I just found that very same fabric at Wal-mart last week. I bought enough for my new military ACU purse and then two days later I went back and bought the rest! I just love how you used it on your shades. Beautiful!

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