Last week I introduced Miss Lovely
to the blog world…

This week however I want to bring her back home,
and give the tutorial a more personal touch…

The thing about her is that she didn’t always look sooo chic.

The matter of the fact is that 
I found her at a Thrift Store just a few weeks ago…
covered in dust
 and with a sticker that said $4.99 on it.

I have people asking me all the time
 “How do you always find 
such good deals?”

Well… I think it has something to do with the fact that I see things
not as they are
but as how they could become…

I believe I learned such a gift from my Grandfather..
He always used to tell me…,
” Desi, love is not blind… it just sees the best in us”

So trying to see the best in Miss lovely
 I first took away all the unwanted layers…

Second, I removed the ugly sticks from the base.

My original plan was
 to bleach the fabric… because I love roses.
Trust me I tried to do it BUT it didn’t work… for some reason it wouldn’t bleach.
My spontaneous plan B was to paint the fabric.
So  I did. First black…

and after ivory…
I loved how some of the back came through the lighter paint.

Third… It was time to put some of the original embellishments back…
They are so cute!

So are you ready  to see the transformation process…?

She went from Miss Lovely
to Miss Fabulous  😉

 and from a forgotten shelf at Goodwill
to the front table at the entrance of my home

…yep! she is lovely and she is wearing my grandma’s necklace… How cute is that!

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FROM HERE DOWN IS PURE HEART.

 

Many summers ago I got the opportunity to meet a gentleman
 that told me a story about  my Grandfather that I’ve never
heard from abuelo’s lips before.
This story came back into my mind while working on this project…


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