Monday, June 25, 2012

A Shabby Chic Closet

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Remember this food pantry!
The bottom 2 pics show what the pantry
used to look like. This is what it is now.
I have been working on this for several months
along with a shabby chic kitchen. I will show you
that a little later. I hope that you
like what I have done. First I tore out the
shelves. That took some doing! You can actually
see the lines where I took them out at. I left it
like that - I like the character that it gives. When you
have a hard time seeing, then mistakes comes very
easy and are hard to fix once you make them.
Anyway I had seen on blogs where some
very talented ladies had made some Faux
Drawers. That sure did intrigue me when I
was looking at this pantry. Sorry that I cannot
remember what the name of those blogs were.
Anyway the bottom shelf is a small faux drawer.
The bottom shelf is made from balsa wood. I
took off the red knobs and dug out little holes
from the new drawer and glued them in.
Afterwards I gave the entire cabinet a white
washed effect. If some areas did not have paint
on it then I did not worry about it.
 The pretty pink hi-heels are actually
earrings. They came from Claires boutique
and were very cheap. I could not resist
buying 2 pairs of them.
 The little blue dress was a small
barbie doll slip that was the perfect
size for a small dress. A little bit of
gathering around the waist makes it fit
the small doll. This dress is the only
thing on the closet that has bold color.
I am hoping that you can see in this picture
what I lined the doors with. It is merely
white bridal tulle. The tulle is soft and not
scratchy.
About 15 years ago I made the little hat out of
yellow felt. It has pink ribbon glued around the brim
with the same ribbon for the ties. The hat just
sits on top of the closet nonchalantly.
 The little yellow book is titled Gone with the Wind.
It stands in there nicely. The bathing suit was just
an afterthought to display it.
The white robe and matching nitegown I made from
a very thin almost worn piece of cotton. I do not
know if you can see it or not but there are gathers
going around the bottom part of her waist. One of the
prior pictures shows the area that is gathered. I added a
little loop at the top for hanging. I generally make
all of my clothes to fit my dolls. So that is why they
are a little long.
 This pic shows the bottom half of the robe and
the nitegown. The drawer shows up better in this
pic also.
 I wanted you to see what I used to hang the robe on.
I took 2 jewelry pins and glued them down on both
sides of the closet to hold clothes from it.
Remember now what this little food pantry
looked like. It was in widow Sarah's apartment.
And by the way widow Sarah does not own
this closet anymore. In fact a new tenant occupies
the space. Her name is Amanda Grace. I hope to
show you that apartment soon.
 Here is the inside of the food pantry. All of the
items were glued down to the shelves. I had no
other choice but to rip them all out.
Apparently I like to tear up things!
Hope you have enjoyed my shabby chic closet.
It was destined to have a new life!
Thanks for stopping by!
conny