Last of summer....



You will have to excuse my long absence from the last post.  I dove into blogging a year ago with such enthusiasm, I surprised even myself, it seems! I do attempt to read all of my dear blogging friend's entries as I can, and often leave a comment.  But the summer has gone by so quickly, with all the tasks at hand and the renovation in full bloom, that my poor blog has taken back seat to everything else....

Our sketchy internet connection here, in our temporary home, and the sheer magnitude of what has to be dealt with everyday have left me somewhat overwhelmed!

However, I will endeavor to post a short one about a tiny bit of my world at the moment....

The above photo, taken yesterday of Cinderella fairy, inspired me to take on a little project for the new powder room bath....
I'm afraid I'm an incurable romantic!  I love gilt and baroque period furniture and painted pieces....so, I decided to paint a demi lune cabinet to serve as a vanity in this room.



Here is the finished piece, which I embellished with roses, with a transfer process I learned years ago in ceramics....remember when we all did ceramics?
Perhaps I'm really dating myself ???
It is a vintage print which I love....


I painted the piece with just white latex paint, after a good prime coat....
 I added the transfer, washed it with a lovely shade of green, added the lines for a little interest and a bit more sponging around the print and then distressed it lightly.
Varnish coat last....


I love the shape of this cabinet and the sweet little feet....


The colour is soft, with a garden feel.....

A piece of honed white marble will top it with a white undermount basin.....


I have decide to leave the hardware, although not original....usually I prefer to paint the hardware white and slightly distress it as well.  But I have a light fixture in mind that is antiqued brass, as an overhead light....


Here is a very poor photo...my apologies!  It was stored behind a large armoire with other furniture in the carriage house, and this is the best I could do....
I think this will work very well with it, as the hardware I chose  for the undermount sink for the vanity, is a tarnished brass faucet as well...
Love the little glass droplets....remind me of water droplets in the garden!


The last of summer in the garden....here white Cinderella fairy making a valiant effort
to preform one last time....

I shall try to post little bits as we get closer to the actual progression of the interior renovation...the part that is most fun!!!!

N.xo 
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