Monday, June 24, 2013

Paris in my drawers.............

I'm so excited to show you guys this !!!!!!!!!!
Remember I posted this last week - my newest find?



Well this is the first time I've done a make over that I know will appeal to something in EVERYONE !!!!!!

Because even if you don't like that I went all white with this one


or that you like a " clean " look- not " busied " up with a transfer from the incredible Graphics Fairy



or that painting black and white horizontal stripes on the middle drawer was just a little too much
( but I was thinking of a typical Parisien outfit when I came up with that idea - does it make her look fat?)



If you were thinking - " ok - enough already Suzan - really?  back plates spray painted black for each side drawer - not necessary at all " and  " crystal knobs are just too glitzy for this piece "


Even if I've lost you by the time I tell you the bench is being reupholstered in a black and white check
" are you crazy?  checks AND stripes are a non non "


I can promise you - without a doubt - I'll win you all back with the interior of the drawers................
If it's very early in the morning when you're looking at this - try not to scream too loudly
but if you can't help yourself - just show your neighbors this- they'll " get " it immediately


You know me enough by now to know how impulsive I am - but this wall paper which I purchased a couple of years ago on-line has been stored away like the crown jewels - I'm so in love with it that I've been afraid to put it up anywhere in case it's not the perfect spot - ME - who'll paint a room 5 times in a week until I get it right - AFRAID to put up this paper.
Now that we're putting our house on the market - I'm dreaming of using it in another home - in the meantime I begrudgingly - ( very very begrudgingly ) cut off an end to line the drawers with


I could just melt looking at these - I've SAT beside that ferris wheel ( which is right beside the Eifel Tower ) many an afternoon, reading a book!!!!
( in the days when our business was still " good " )



See?
Something for everyone!
Unless you hate Paris
and then there's no hope for you anyway ;)



Now speaking of the Can Can  I was lucky beyond belief to spend a magical mesmerizing out of body experience once by entertaining some clients at the Moulin Rouge in Gay Paree - if you'd like a glimpse of how incredible the night was - take a look at this!
This is the show we saw - did I mention Magical?
I can clearly remember thinking " How is it possible that I'm sitting here watching this - me - just a Suzan "

p.s. if you're not into burlesque - do not click ( simplement, non ? )



There's nothing like Paris - absolutely nothing..............even if it's just in my drawers.

Paint used - Annie Sloan Chalk Paint - in pure white

Have a wonderful Monday all
Much love,

MOI ( SUZANNE ) 
XXX

Doing the Can-Can with!!!
Knick of Time                                           Not Just a Housewife                   No Minimalist Here
Savvy Southern Style                                Shabby Creek Cottage                 I Gotta Create!
French Country Cottage                           My Romantic Home                      My Turn For Us
The Shabby Nest                                     It's Overflowing                             Classy Clutter
Homemaker on a dime                             CraftOManiac                               The Graphics Fairy
Under the table & dreaming              Homework                                   The 36th Avenue

49 comments:

  1. Very sweet and oh, so French!

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  2. Good Morning Suzan, I can think of no better way, to start my Monday morning than watching an excerpt from the Moulin Rouge..... just fabulous.... the women are way too gorgeous.
    Your little friend has been "shuzzed up" and looks so lovely....no she looks so glamourous and to add the beautiful wall paper to the inside of the drawers was just perfect..... I love her new Parisien look, you have given her a fabulous makeover.
    Have a lovely day.
    Best Wishes

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    1. Good Morning Daphne!
      Doesn't it feel like you're sitting there!!! ( and yes - they are far too gorgeous lol )
      Thanks so much!
      XOX

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  3. LOVE!!!! Of course, I love anything Paris! *sniff* I fell in lust with a French boy when I was there and I should have just stayed. But, alas, it was not meant to be.

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  4. Love love love it. The wall paper is just delightful! Awesome touch!

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  5. Oh I do LOVE it! The wallpaper is gorgeous, maybe your next house will have a petite powder room you can paper!

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  6. Oh my! That piece is just stunning Suzan! You knew just what to do with it! Love the paper in the drawers too. What a fun video...minus the snakes and clowns!! Never been to Paris...but I hope to!

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  7. I absolutely adore her!! Everything about her is gorgeous, and I'm seriously crushing on that wallpaper. Now I'll be daydreaming of Paris all day. Yay!!

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  8. We've been to and really enjoyed Moulin Rouge. It was one of the rare shows that actually had me laughing out loud more often than not.

    You did a wonderful job with this, and I love the lining. Love, love, love, love it. But then again, Paris is my most favorite city in the world to visit (besides any city my grown children or baby grand live in, but that doesn't count for this post). :)

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  9. I just love anything French themed!! Nice work, love it!

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  10. Beautiful. A fabulous makeover. The lined drawers are a delightful treat. And yes, I totally see it about to lift a leg for the can can.

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  11. what a beautiful make over and I LOVED the video!

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  12. She is so glamorous now! Love the new look. Beautiful job Susan, Dee from My Painted Stuff

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  13. Gotta pin this one Suzan, I love it.
    Bliss

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  14. love it but then again you do such a great job,i have never understood the fascination for "French"I guess it may be that I was married to a French man for 18 years (yuck) ha ha -love dee x

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  15. I love this makeover! The simple graphic is perfect and the wallpaper is such a nice surprise in the drawers.

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  16. Gorgeous transformation! I like it all white and that eiffel tower transfer makes it so chic.

    PS: It's giveaway time on my blog! Hope you join: http://www.underlockandkeyblog.com/2013/06/angelorian-tradition-giveaway.html

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  17. Very pretty. It would fit into a lot of different decors. I love the glass knobs, I think they are the perfect touch. I don't like scratching the paint finish up, though, to make it look -- well, shabby I guess. Just don't get that! Checks and stripes go perfectly together - think Provencal. And both stripes and checks are used to compliment toile, as is paisley. You can do several change-overs lining the drawers and upholstering the stool with toile, paisley, checks and stripes! Voila! If the stool had those same curvy legs, ooh la la! But it looks the perfect size to fit neatly underneath the center drawer. One cannot find such nice pieces here in Milwaukee - people want too much money for them these days on Craig's List and more and more people are getting hip to blogs like yours about people who make money redoing furniture and selling it for nice prices after paying a pittance for it. So even at rummage sales around here prices are not low enough to tempt -- I'd rather buy something new, har :)

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    1. Thanks Jan - I know I love sanded distressed on some pieces - some pieces not at all and some pieces just a little around the edges - it really depends on the furniture I think - did you know that
      furniture " speaks " to me LOL ??? It always tells me what I should do - sometimes though, it gets confused and tells me the wrong thing and I have to start over
      Much love,
      XOX

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    2. I'm a firm believer in supposedly inanimate objects speaking to one! There is no explanation other than such a sort of 6th sense that grabs you sometimes when you're walking through a store or the woods or on the beach or whatever and all of a sudden you feel drawn to an object -- a painting, a dress, a chair, a stone you don't even know is there until your toes unbury it from the sand! And you just have to have it, you just have to! Makes perfect sense to me because everything in the universe is made from the same fundamental building blocks of matter and we all "vibrate" at our own unique rates. Doesn't mean we can't "feel" the vibrations of other people, places and things. I think some people can even "feel" time in a very unique way, and that explains people seemingly being able to "see the future", etc. The music of the universe is a mysterious and mighty thing, indeed! P.S. I have tried to fix my "no reply" -- hope it worked!

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  18. I love all your work! It's beautiful. There are a few pieces in my home that I'd love to paint, but have no idea how to start. I don't even know what type of paint to buy. I've been reading articles on the web to get ideas, and your blog really inspires me. Giving furniture a whole new look is such a wonderful way to recycle it.

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  19. It's spectacular! The wallpaper is the perfect touch.

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  20. I love the transformation and that wallpaper in the drawers is so so cute. I am so jealous Paris, I can only dream. Thanks for the video, probably as close as I will ever get to Paris. love the vanity, great job. hugs Tobey

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  21. Woow!! absolutely spectacular, Suzan, Love it!!
    XoXo

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  22. She's a darling little Frenchy piece now! The video reminds me of the first time I saw the Rockettes. I couldn't believe I was actually there.

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  23. Oh my gosh Suzan! This is so beautiful and so YOU! How on earth will you be able to sell it? It's so perfect... you may have to keep this one!

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  24. you have outdone yourself!! What a wonderful makeover and drawer surprise

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  25. Very snazzy! I am saving this idea for future reference.

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  26. I LOVE the drawers! That wallpaper is to die for. LOVE!

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    1. Thanks so much Lindsey - I LOVE this wallpaper too lol - like I could wrap myself in it LOVE !!!!
      XOX

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  27. LOVE what you did to this little treasure. And I know a lot of people have an ATTACK when you paint wood but, my friend Lisa says "Just because it's wood doesn't mean it's good".

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  28. Oh my word, I thought I have seen your talent but this piece is a show stopper for me. I really would love to own this piece. This is just unbelievably gorgeous!!

    Cynthia

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  29. Wow, that vanity is absolutely beautiful! And the drawer liner paper...no wonder you didn't want to use it, gorgeous! I'd hoard it too!
    Debbie :)

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    1. Thanks so much Debbie!!!
      I LOVE that wall paper lol
      XOX

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  30. This is such an interesting piece to begin with and I love your remake. The fabric on the stool really makes it pop and even the drawer liner is pretty.

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  31. So. Darn. Cute. You've outdone yourself, Suzan! I'd love to have that piece, being Paris themed and everything!

    Hugs,

    Nicole

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  32. Totally awesome job!! I do believe this is my favorite piece so far!!!

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  33. C'est bon! It looks adorable. The black and white checked vanity seat really makes it!
    Jenna

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    1. Merci bien Jenna!!!
      I wasn't sure about the checks and stripes lol - but I had the fabric on hand :)
      XOXO

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  34. Suzan, It's absolutely amazing!! Love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Why thank you so much Kathy!!!!
      Big hugs,
      Suzan

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  35. What an amazing find---your makeover definitely did this piece justice.

    PS, I love your blog headline---very witty and eye-catching!

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  36. You always crack me up. Paris in my drawers? I'll admit, I chuckled. :)
    I love this little vanity! Especially the drawer liners. And I'm quite jealous of your visit to the Moulin Rouge...my daughter would be, too.
    Have a great weekend!
    Kelly

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  37. Oh my word Suzan! That make over is AMAZING!!! All the Paris details add such a beautiful touch!

    My readers would love to see this before and after! I’d love it if you linked this up over at Living Well Spending Less for Thrifty Thursday this week! http://www.livingwellspendingless.com/category/thrifty-thursday/

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