Thursday, July 29, 2010
Vintage Goes To College
My oldest child leaves for college in less than a month. Where have 18 years gone? Losing my full time job over a year ago has made money very tight. After studying the pbTeen catalog it was off to the resale shops and clearance shelves at Target. My daughter selected the comforter and pillow sham on the very discounted clearance shelf. Thrifty girl! Mom rolled up her sleeves and said, "I can recreate the catalog look with a few cheap finds and a little paint." We found the adorable step table at St. Vincent de Paul Resale Shop. After a coat of primer and three coats of white paint, it was transformed into the cutest bed side table. A free picture frame, some white linen, paint, padding and a board made this one of a kind bulletin board. In July while I was doing the Vintage Market at Viva la Cottage we spied the great vintage shadow box in Carol's booth from the Vintage Nest. Primer and paint created the perfect place for a few keepsakes. I love the embossed plaster design. It is in perfect condition.
My daughter's room will be a place she can call home! I am sure I will miss having her in the bedroom down the hall.
I feel my eyes becoming very watery.