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What Ever Became of It?

Sometimes I can’t help but wonder, “What Ever Became of It?”  As a painter and Do-It-Yourselfer, I’ll pour my heart into a particular project, and once done, never see it again.  It doesn’t bother me.  But it sure is nice sometimes, when people send me pictures of a canvas I painted, or a piece of furniture I redid, and I get to see how it’s being put to use in daily life.  That was certainly the case with the picture you see above.  I worked on both the rocking horse and the rocking chair well before that sweet little blue-eyed girl was born.  And to have a photo of her using them absolutely melts my heart.

Just for fun, I have to show you the glossy brown, googly-eyed, hand-me down rocking horse that it once was.  A little sanding, painting, and googly-eye-removing was all that was needed.  (See similar projects by clicking www.muralsbymarcy.com/hand-painted-childrens-furniture/ )

BEFORE

BEFORE

Goodbye Google Eye!

Goodbye Google Eye!

AFTER

AFTER

Then there’s this family photo that was sent to me that includes a wooden sign I made and painted.  Seriously, there are no words to describe how precious this is to me.  (Check out that blog entry with step-by-step instructions on how to make a wooden sign by clicking http://www.muralsbymarcy.com/diy-wooden-sign/ )

Courtesy:  Lizzie Bee Photography

Courtesy: Lizzie Bee Photography

Which brings me to one of the least anticipated photos of all time.  Just recently, you’ll recall I took an old nightstand and turned it into a little girl’s play kitchenette.  I just had to share so that you, too, would see What Ever Became of It?  I made it for my great niece, Scarlett, who is as cute as they come.  We don’t live in the same state, so I don’t get to see her much, but I’m told she loves playing with it.

Repurposed Nightstand 2

There’s just one problem… and it’s got four legs and a tail!  Apparently, Abraham the cat has commandeered the kitchenette and likes to hang out in the coolness and comfort of the play sink!  This wasn’t exactly what I had in mind when I was working on it, but this picture sure did make me laugh and ranks right up there with the best of ’em.

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3 Responses to What Ever Became of It?

  1. eeaajj2014 April 15, 2015 at 5:27 pm #

    The cat picture is adorable! I feel the same way with my knitting and I’m thrilled when I get a picture of the user with the item. Sometimes I’m a little sad to see something go but I always hope and pray the user feels the love put into each stitch.

  2. Marcy April 15, 2015 at 6:14 pm #

    I’m sure they do! Don’t you think making something for a child is, somehow, more rewarding? Even though they’re going to outgrow it, handmade stuff is typically handed down to another child. I love that! Of course, in my case, when I paint a mural in a baby nursery, it almost always gets painted over! I once had one lady move her son to another room when he outgrew his nursery, because she refused to paint over it. She made it her office, and it has a frog prince theme! Lol

    • Sally V Quevedo April 16, 2015 at 11:31 am #

      I would have kept it also!

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