An Old Lady Gets a New “Dress”

I’ve had this old gal for over a year.
She was too large to ship and I don’t have a booth space,  so I had no way to sell her.
I already had several accent tables in my home and didn’t have a place for her.
Although I think she looks lovely in her sunny yellow color, it just didn’t work for my decor.
So, she’s sat in my workshop, stacked a mile high with junk.
Every time I walked past her, I felt a little guilty for  banning such a sweet old gal to my dungeon of a workshop,
but I just didn’t know what to do with her.
Last week though, I discovered I actually needed a table with a lower shelf and remembered her sitting unloved and alone in the workshop.
I was so excited that I could finally invite her in the house and treat her right.
She needed a new “dress”, so I gave her a cottage white makeover and I do think she loves it.
She is ancient and looks like she’s had a hard life.
The boards on her top have separated.
Someone tried to stabilize the boards, but didn’t drive the nails straight,
so some are sticking out the side.
Her shelf has deep scars.
But I think she’s borne it all with dignity.

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  1. She has stood the test of time and I love her before and after pictures.I am sure you have the perfect spot for her.

  2. She is a beautiful lady definitely – I think you made sure you had room for her lol – or you could have sold her on Craigs list, tee hee –
    Big hugs,

  3. I think white is a perfect color!!!

  4. Lovely new dress indeed!!!!!

  5. Wow,Just proves and old lady (me) still has some good stuff left !Think I’ll go paint me !
    It’s gorgeous.

  6. Oh I think she is the perfect piece for a new paint job! 🙂 She looks so pretty! 🙂


  7. Love it!

  8. all the “dings,scars and inbetween spaces” just add to her charm and beauty!

  9. She looks great in her new white dress! A new white dress covers anything!

  10. I love this little table 🙂 I love that the top and bottom are made from planks :)She looks great white!
    Thanks for stopping in and letting me know that my wood tray is a berry basket. i hope you will come back and join my first Monthly button swap party on the 1st. i would be so happy if you came:)

  11. Angie,
    She looks ~~ Beautiful~~ <3.Can’t wait to see the special place you placed her!

  12. Hi Angie,

    Pretty lady in her new dress – great job!!! Stopping by from The Dedicated House – Make it Pretty Monday. Thank you for sharing.


  13. She’s lovely, Angie! She looked good in yellow, but white is great on her, too. I like it that you left her character in place. 🙂

  14. Everything looks better in white. Sweet!

  15. The piece has such great form… JuSt AmAziNg What a different color does…
    Nice transformation!*!*!
    Jeanine Burkhardt

  16. As usual you did a great job. I love this look of her new dress! Good to see you today but you need to stay and we could visit longer next time.

  17. My oh my, look what you are able to do for an old lady. Gives me hope for me. Maybe all I need is a pretty white dress. I’ll have to give that a try.

  18. My first thought was that the Yellow dress was pretty but then when I saw the white one it was sheer perfection.

  19. such a great new color for her!

  20. I am sure she is very happy now that you have cleaned her up and dressed her very well.

  21. Love the old lady’s new dress! She must be very happy! Thank you for sharing her at Potpourri Friday!

  22. She’s a pretty one she it! Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  23. Don’t we all need a little paint as we age? It hides a multitude of sins and makes us refreshed. I think she’s beautiful with her new dress.

  24. I hear you! I love the yellow but I’ve had to do the same thing to some of my “sitting around” things….change it so it works for me! It looks great in white too! Thanks so much for linking that pretty gal up to our LAST (boohoo) party!

  25. Deep scars from all that traveling on that primitive country road! Beautiful!

  26. So charming!! I love it in white~ Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

  27. Hi
    I’m visiting from Faded Charm.
    What a great transformation. it’s amazing what a coat of paint can do. love the details. this lady has definitely got some character!

  28. Hi Angie, Love your lady all dressed in white. She like us gets better with age. lol! Can’t wait to see where you put her. I will hop over and see if you’ve done a post. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.

  29. Hey girl, just wanted to hop back and let you know that I am featuring you on Share Your Cup this week. Thanks for sharing your littl lady.

  30. I think she’s beautiful and her “flaws” just add to her character!

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