Saturday, January 29, 2011

{ caroline, annie and tim }

my week will be consisting of 


and this

and this

which used to look like this

a couple years ago

when i brought this lovely lady home from
my friend's antique shop

she was lovingly repurposed by hubby and me
to hold our television set in the living room

she is currently wearing a pretty coat of pale pistachio green
called "sweet caroline" by benjamin moore

i fell in love with that color because it coordinated with the linen pillow slips 
i used to have in the living room

which i still love to this day
(and are now tucked safely away for the time being)

but i noticed during the evening hours when the living room lights were turned on
that pretty "sweet caroline" took on a limey green cast
which i just can't look at anymore

and since my serious hemp-linen grain sack addiction kicked in last summer,
it's been all about these beauties

creamy white with pale red

very french country farmhouse in my mind  ♥

poor sweet caroline just doesn't go with anything in the room anymore.

she has to take a hike

so, this week miss annie armoire is getting a pretty dress of creamy white
to coordinate with the creamy white grain sacks with the pale french red stripes.


she's not the only one that will be wearing a new frock of white

this beautiful primed piece of furniture will, too...

can you guess what room she'll be residing in...?

stay tuned for the reveal!

it's time for me to get busy....!

{ hugs }

{ oh, and many of you inquired about my wednesday water aerobics class
which will now be officially referred to as 

"the evil noodle class"

the morning after class
need i remind you
was the morning of my thursday afternoon class
i found myself walking like tim conway
doing the little old man shuffle

i was one sore old lady

but i will be back for more noodle torture this week

because i've lost four pounds in that pool somewhere...
woot woot! }

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  1. Hahahaha on the evil noodle class! I loved that post and can't wait to see your noodle workout! 4 pounds? I'm getting me a noodle if it can soak up that much in just one sitting.
    I love Miss Annie! It must have been a child's wardrobe. I would love on like that intact to store my sewing and craft stuff- loved the little drawers!
    I am sure it's going to be better white. I only like certain colors of green and they have to be in the sage toward the gray line.
    With my PT some mornings I do the Tim Conway shuffle too! The same shuffle he did when he was the old fireman! Do you remember that and he had to give Harvey mouth to mouth and they had to end the scene early because they couldn't hold it together? Oh, I loved that show, and that's the image I get every time I get out of bed stiffer than a squirrel's tail at 30 below!
    Hugs- Tete

  2. You can't even tell in the pics that your cabinet is green, Laurie. I always thought it was white... ha! Well, I do think it will look great white, since that's what i thought it was all along and always thought it was fabulous! Can't wait to see the big "reveal". ;-)
    The evil noodle class, huh... lol! At least all of your pain is worth it... 4 lbs, huh... you go girl!
    Happy weekend to you, friend! ♥
    Jo :)

  3. I love your cabinet! The color is gorgeous and I can't wait to see the other piece. You have beautiful taste, my friend.

    Hope Deb is feeling stronger.

  4. Ooh ooh ooh! Can't wait to see both. Nothing warms my heart like a piece of pretty furniture in a new frock. You cracked me up with evil noodle. haha! I posted my clay tags tonight. I could make them all day long. Have you made any more?

    Love to you!

  5. I used to have the exact same material you posted above, on my dining room chairs. I wish I would have known about Benjamin Moore's Pistachio then!

    Oh and no noodle that helps you lose 4 lbs is evil!

  6. I really like what you have done with the cabinet !!! great job !!!.....lovely sunday and good luck this week !! ....go for it girl you can do this !!! hahahahahha!! love love love

  7. Great minds think alike ... I have paint chips taped all over my corner cupboard, looking for the perfect shade of smoky blue green. No luck yet, but I'm hopeful. Looking forward to your reveal. It will be lovely, as always.

  8. Looks like you have some great projects going on. Good luck this week with the re-makes. Susan

  9. Sweet Caroline is so pretty, but I understand how things change and the new color is going to be gorgeous! Annie is so beautiful and she will be refreshed and renewed! Have a wonderful time sweets!!

    P.s. You photos are so beautiful! I am very impressed :)

  10. Laurie,

    Looking forward to seeing the results!

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving such nice compliments!


  11. Oh "she" is lovely and I really like that you have redone the cabinet to give her grace and beauty again!
    I love it this entire project, well done!

  12. I am oooooing and ahhhhhhing (can you hear me ??)
    I love it - lock'r up, I might snatch her....LOL

  13. Hi there Laurie!

    I'm so impressed that your enduring the "evil noodle class"! Too funny!

    What a gorgeous cabinet! I heart the French Country Farmhouse look, too. I bet it's going to look amazing all put together.

    I'll be back to see :) Hope you've had a wonderful weekend!


  14. You did a wonderful job on it! What a beautiful cabinet that you could probably use in any room of your house.
    Nice work!


  15. Good luck with your painting project and your pooling off pounds!

  16. I love your choice of colors, Laurie. :) And I hope you have fun with the noodles and no torture is involved.

    You asked me what breed of dog my furbaby is. He is a Lhasa Apso and a little stinker, but I love him already. :)

  17. Pretty! I can't wait to see the room!

  18. What a transformation!!!!! Love your blog!!!!

  19. Hi Sweet Sis! Rog must be away, cause Laurie is at play..haha. Your armoir is so pretty, but I understand you wanting to change it to match the grain sacks.
    Someone sent me the sweetest clay tags recently...hmmmmmm. I LOVE them!!!!! Thank you.
    Is the other piece your finished footboard? Cannot wait to see!
    I love you!

  20. Sooo amazing!!! I love that color, of course! ;) Great job, girly!! It's going to look amazing no matter where it ends up! Such a fun piece!!
    Huge hugs to you!
    ~Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor

  21. You had me cracking up with the noodle torture. I too have been painting and re-doing up a storm...I love to refresh the house right before spring starts.

  22. I believe a painting project is good for all of us. Especially when it improves a room! Glad to know that one of us is not feeling so virtuous after exercise that she sends dh out for cupcakes and gains weight for the week. Hope you'll stop by and see our fabrics. Jane

  23. Your cabinet is just gorgeous!!You did a wonderful job on it.


  24. LOVE your cabinet and your pillows!!I cant wait to see how everything turns out! Hugs, Rachel :)

    French Farmhouse 425

  25. Hi Laurie,
    I am staying tuned for what is coming...
    You are so right you have a cottage french farm house perfect look.

    Love what you have done with all your whites.

    Thank you girl for your beautiful visit and treasured commet.
    I see you have a new header loving it...I too changed mine :)

  26. hey Laurie, goodness it turned out fab!

    thanks for taking part in Good Life Weds

    happy days


  27. What a wonderful old piece! I'm so glad you restored her to her rightful beautiful self!

  28. That is such a pretty piece! I can't wait for the big reveal:)

  29. I know what your doing in the middle of the snow storms!! Can't wait to see the finished product!!

  30. Ohhh it is going to look great Laurie! I can't wait to see how it comes out. Good job on the "evil noodle class"...four pounds is awesome :)

  31. Hello Laurie,
    What a gorgeous armoire, and it will look terrific in white as well! It's funny, I purchased a similar armoire last fall from Craigslist which resides in my bedroom holding my craft 'stuff'. I'll post it someday...
    And I love your hemp linens, too!
    Happy WW,

  32. Hi Laurie-

    Thanks so much for leaving me the very nice note. I have to laugh at your water aerobics class. A few years ago I hurt my back and was told to do this as it was low impact. It was fun, but I found the hardest part was just getting in the COLD water. Once I got going it warmed up. You are so funny calling it the evil noodle workout.

    My best- Diane

  33. Hello Laurie!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I guess we've both been busy with our paint brushes! I can't wait to see how the armoire turns out!

  34. It looks great Laurie, although I couldn't tell it was green. I know what you mean about things taking on a different color at night though. You did a wonderful job!

  35. i do love that pale green paint she is in, but change is always good and she will look just as lovely in a creamy white! beautiful photos!!

  36. Hi Laurie,
    Can't wait to see those pieces pale white. I love your grainsack. It looks soft and worn, just perfect! I think I should drag a couple of mine out and run them through my wash with lots of softener. Have fun (or should I say survive) your noodle class!

  37. Awww! Laurie
    You are way to kind to me, your words are treasure and tucked away in my heart :)

    Nothing is easy when it comes to creating, but if you create from the heart it makes it a little easier :)

    We are to of a kind with our peaceful whites with a hint of fog.

    I too am so pleased to have you as a blog friend and your spiritually soulful visits move me. I love your beauty in restful whites.

    Blessings to you and yours

  38. What a beautiful piece! I love it.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  39. Laurie,
    This piece of furniture has a great look and I love those grain sack pillows. The answer to your question about the's Valspar-Translucent Color Glaze...color is's at Lowe's. It's very EASY to use...brush it on and just wipe it off with a soft cloth. Please let me know if you haveany other questions...I will be more than happy to help:)


  40. Lovely cabinet. So pretty and the fabrics, too.

  41. What a beautiful armoire makeover! I love the shabby white paint and am loving your fabrics too- your floral is delightful and the grain sacks are fantastic! Delightful all together!! You noodle class cracked me up!! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

  42. Hi Laurie, Can't wait to see your new white cabinets and the big reveal!
    Have a great weekend!
    ~ Julie


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