Vintage Grand Lady

Remember the Grand Lady?

How she made the trip from the root cellar to my house… perhaps reclaiming a corner she once knew?
And I put her in a fancy dress and touched up her makeup… and surrounded her with glitter?
Well… she enjoyed the holidays…
but it was time to get back to reality.
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Nothing like glaring fluorescent lights to point out all your faults…
This poor coat of white primer did nothing for her.
Her makeover begins!
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Turquoise seems to be that pop of color I crave, so a shabby coat of sky blue appears…
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Then rust red and brown add their depth…
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The interior gets a light buckskin color with brown and black for added definition.
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Then I toned down the rust with lots of black…
and, voila!
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She’s back in her corner, now holding a few treasures for display.
I think I like her this way… and, although I swore I’d never really antique a piece of furniture… I’ve had to eat my words.  I encouraged her to celebrate her age!
She may or may not get a new door one day.
She may or may not get replacement screen or wire like she originally had.
She may just get painted a fresh pure turquoise color one day.
But for now, she is who she is…
a Vintage Grand Lady!
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January 9, 2011   Due to the Weather
January 9, 2010   No entry.
January 9, 2009   Street View

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