She was sitting outside a store in D.C. I already had several large pieces that I needed to bring home to Charlotte, and I knew that I didn't have room for her. But, she kept looking at me... She was begging me to load her into the back of the truck. I may have even heard a slight whimper. As you can see, she was in pretty bad shape. Apparently, her New Year's Resolutions were to: 1) Stop tanning and take on a paler image; 2) Keep the weight off - we couldn't find the door anywhere; 3) Change her wardrobe and add more color. She thought she needed a brow lift, Botox, and a tummy tuck. But... what she truly needed were a few nails, some sandpaper, and TURQUOISE!
The makeover started when I ripped off her top and back - they were made of cardboard, and I promise it didn't hurt. Then I sprayed them the most beautiful turquoise you've ever seen (the picture doesn't really do it justice). I wood-filled the holes where it used to have a door. I wonder whatever happened to the door. Oh if it could see this beauty now... It would beg for a little Dumped and Discovered attention and hop right back on this piece!
After it dried, I painted it white and distressed the edges. I finished it off with a little vacuum and window washing. Now she is truly one of a kind -
Finally she is inside and loving life. She feels 20 years younger, and "so fresh and so clean clean" (thanks, Outkast!). We forgot to stage her at home because we were so excited to bring her to The Sleepy Poet. Hopefully, she'll never have to sell herself on the corner again.
By the way - Thanks for voting "inserts" or "no inserts" last week in our dining room post. Looks like the vote was 6 - 4. Sorry, Lola! Inserts win! Mom will be happy!