{Once upon a time…}

… a beautiful wardrobe lived in a very nice home with a very nice family…


One day , the owner decided to move in a new home with her fiancé and she decided that the wardrobe should go with her…

The wardrobe was worried about the idea to leave that family. It lived in that house for more then 20 years and he adored his little room. The owner, instead, was so happy to take it to the new home because she felt like having piece of her family with her, they lived toghether for so long that she didn’t want to grow away from it! The wardrobe, at the end, happily accepted to move!

Before to move it need a little rejuvenation. It needs to change his style. Born at the end of the ‘800 it always had the same look. It only changed the color for his second move (his first was from England…but it’s a long long story) when it arrived at her owner’s home. It was brown and became pale pink…

So the works began…

First of all the owner ( with the help of her fantastic assistant!) took off the wall paper that cover the inside of the wardrobe, then the old paint ( I know it was the hard part! They used some chemical product that smell terribly) , sand the wardrobe entirely and started with the prime base.


Then they started with the paint. They have chosen two colors. Two different grey. It’s a good choice…at my age grey is perfect! Sober, strong with personality!


Fortunately she used a fantastic paint and I felt very happy and curious about the result!
It took more than 3 weeks to see it but it worthed the wait!

After having painted twice they (the owner and her assistant!) were not completely satisfied and so they decided to make some stripes… Good decision! I have to say that my owner has a lot of ideas and she know what she does!

What have I said? Stripes are amazing, don’t you think?


To embellish me more, they added some console tables, some decor and the chicken wire and …


… TO BE CONTINUED…

Don’t miss the end of the story and the result!

Now…The giveaway! I’m so happy you liked it! I’ve adored the interview, talking with Roberta and her amazing Alice’s tags!

The lucky winner is….

The adorable, cute and amazing Mel from Reverie Daydream.

Congratulations Mel!

Girls don’t miss the end of the story, the pics of the results some more photos!!!

  • Bonjour Gaia,
    DOn't worry I think the final reveal will be fabulous, can't wait to see!
    Happy painting!
    Mimi

  • Gaia
    Oh your wardrobe is beautiful. I can hardly wait to see the finished product. I know it is going to be fantastic. I love your new header for your blog as well. You are a talented girl!
    Take Care,
    Maria
    p.s. Thank you for the comment on my blog and letting me know what camera you shoot with. I have a canon too. : ))) I need to buy a different lens though.

  • I wanted to tell you I LOVE those gray stripes. Such a great idea!
    Take Care,
    Maria

  • Hi Gaia!

    I just had a moment to check my emails and discovered I am the lucky winner of Roberta's giveaway! Yeah! It has been very busy here at our home with lots of guests for the past 2 weeks, so I am finally catching up (or beginning to start!).

    Love this new wardrobe and cannot wait to see the final results. The stripes are perfect!

    Please send Roberta my email address [email protected]

    Merci and bisous,
    Melissa

  • It'ss very elegant and stylish, with beautiful gray stripes and the chicken net.

    Muchos besos
    Elisa

  • paola said:

    Non vedo l'ora di vedere il risultato finale!!

  • great fixer upper! I love this and I love your blog. :)

    Bre @ http://theredbungalow.blogspot.com

  • wooow! ma quindi nn aveva nemmeno la chicken wire all`inizio! caspita hai avuto un idea fantastica perché con la retina sta benissimo! fantastic job, well done!!!

    baci fede

  • sei troppo brava!!!!!! creatività a mille!! Ti va di passare da me? Unisco arte e moda. UN ABBRACCIO!