Back in the 80s, mauve was the hot color and we apparently didn't pronounce it correctly. (It rhymes with "rove"...and I still think it feels weird to say it the right way.) Thrift stores are rife with things that are obviously from the 1980s and well, really tired-looking: hearts, ducks, mauve, sad "country" blue, peach. It's kind of a challenge to re-imagine and update them. That's what this week is all about. (Though, seriously, I think I might have to draw the line at ducks. The challenge may be too great. Are you up for it? I may have an Update a Duck link party...)
Here is my first victim.
Would you like a rocking horse with that raffia?
Babygirl needs a make-under.
News flash! I like to paint things black. I could have painted her red but that would have required a purchase and I'm stash-busting, folks. I roughed up the edges with sandpaper to make her "shabby chic" et puis voilà!
Doesn't she look mahvelous?