Friday, 25 February 2011
Somebody stop me!!
Yippe, another project !!! ( I know, I know, as if I need one with all I have to finish!!)
I recently put a shop I liked the look of on ebay to watch and then forgot about it with half term taking up all my time. Well , John didnt forget and came in to tell me he had bid and won this fantastic Greenleaf Brimbles Mercantile store for me as a late birthday pressie!!
I love this store, i have seen a few other bloggers turn them into incredible shops and always wanted one to do my 'Ghost Whisperer' style antique shop.
So another to put on the list of to do's!!
This is my 3rd Greenleaf house, I have the Beacon of course and a Willowcrest in dire need of alot of work!
It arrived today ( beautifully packaged in a huge crate) and I am going to have a Ghost Whisperer DVD fest once Alice is done to get ideas on colouring etc. Outside is a green which I may just tone down a little , easily repainted. Inside is a blank canvas, tricky to decorate but once primered will paint up nicely too. Im looking forward to planning what Ill do with it. I have loads of display cabinets, and some goodies for it already that Ive bought when ive seen things , already having this project in mind! I bought lots of candelabra made out of pretty coloured glass a while back as the shop has lots of hanging lights. Also lots of vases of flowers so Ill have to get good at making flower kits! I have units to use, I need to buy an elaborate ornate counter like the one in the programme.
Upstairs will be Melinda's bedroom which has a lovely brass bed and again I need to buy an ornate wardrobe and other bedroom furniture and the whole house will be painted in shades of cream and gold in a shabby chic style.
But in the mean time, I have been waiting on my lights for the Alice roombox and promise to have more updates soon. Just deciding on the colours to use for the interior display panelling part and the actual outside of the roombox. Once I can make the decision if I have a dry day I can take it outside to spray paint it and then fit the lights , wallpaper and flooring and we are ready for filling!!