Saturday, January 14, 2012

A "Betty" Just for Me

I have a new "Betty" and she's all mine!







We sold original Betty back in August. 
She was a July project.
  She was a prairie dove.
  Dan found her abandoned on the road and we fixed her up and sold her off.
  I had seller's remorse pretty bad.
  I wanted her back desperately.
  I vowed that if I found another Betty, I would keep her.







Well, find her I DID.  For $50!!!
Frequent searches paid off with an add on EBAY classifieds.
She had some minor damage that was easily repairable.







The makeover didn't start until November.  Because I knew she was a keeper, she was on the back burner for awhile.  But now, she's all styled up and pretty for you.

We made her over the exact same way as original Betty.








She's just lovin' bein' full of vintage curiosities.








Some of my Depression glass.








Vintage newsprint for Emily at Lovely Beasts (Hello BBFF!!)








The shoe stretchers were my grandmother's. 
The equestrian hat was a Christmas gift from Dan...found for $3 at a flea.








My dad found these chandy prisms years ago and told me to make some earrings out of them.  Uhhh...Dad....they are REALLY heavy.

Vintage science specimans...saved from the trash bin.

Corral..Christmas gift from a few years ago.








An antique sugar and creamer that was a gift.








Vintage love...








And the winter north light pouring in on our family room.








PROCEED TO PARTY!!:
(SOLO CUP!!)
(SOLO CUP!!)
(SOLO CUP!!)

38 comments:

anangloinquebec said...

Wow! Andrea, that is gorgeous...what a find and what a great transformation!!

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Ha! Red Solo Cup! We love that one. I also love Betty too (or should that be Betty two.) The chicken wire is the perfect addition. She holds some great vintage items too. Hubby really scored with the $3 equestrian hat.

Chrissie said...

The cabinet looks beautiful. Thanks for sharing what makes your pretties so special!

Peggy said...

OMGosh! I can't believe you found Betty for only $50! I love her and they way you used chicken wire and chippy white. Just gorgeous.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Hi Andrea, Betty is beautiful! A great place to show off your vintage items.
Thanks for stopping by today. I don't know why you can't leave comments but other people have complained about it too. The only trouble I have is when I bring up a blog it jumps to the bottom of the post instead of the beginning and I have to scroll all the way back up to read it.
Have a great Sunday.
Barb

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Betty looks so very pretty Andrea! How lucky you are to find it, love all your vintage pretties especially the hat!

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

GORGEOUS!!!!! Love the color! Awesome find- so glad this one is a keeper for you. :) in answer to your question, I ordered the boxwood wreath from a vendor at the shop. I've had a few questions on it.... maybe another giveaway is in order.... ? :) happy weekend!

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

GORGEOUS!!!!! Love the color! Awesome find- so glad this one is a keeper for you. :) in answer to your question, I ordered the boxwood wreath from a vendor at the shop. I've had a few questions on it.... maybe another giveaway is in order.... ? :) happy weekend!

❀ JoAnne said...

Welcome home, Betty! You looked beautiful in your new colors and all decked out with special treasures. You have found a good home!

outjunking said...

It turned out wonderfully. I like the light paint better than the heavy dark stain. The stories of the treasures inside makes it even better.
Have a great week,
Lisa

Maria said...

How beautiful! I love all of your vintage items tucked on display in this gorgeous cabinet!

Deanne said...

Looks beautiful with all your treasures inside it!

Shelia said...

Oooooooooh, Betty is so pretty! I'm glad you found her and gave her new life! Love how you've dressed her too! Now I want a Betty! ;)
Be a sweetie and thanks for popping in to see me,
Shelia ;)

Katie @ Wildwood Creek said...

The classic white really shows off Betty's beautiful lines!

Fresh Vanilla For C said...

Hi Andrea~~~ YOur did a great job on your "Betty" I just joined yor blog and added you to my blog roll. Look forward to more in 2012~~
~Cheryl

Beth said...

Hey Andrea, I love Betty! She is gorgeous, you did good! Thanks for stopping by my site!

Sharing Shadymont said...

Gorgeous hutch. I love chicken wire in cabinet doors.

Tammy at Tammy Loves Dishes said...

Wow, "Betty" looks beautiful! What a great transformation.

Red Rose Alley said...

Isn't it fun to find the perfect item? You really fixed this up nicely. My favorite in there is the antique sugar and creamer. I have a set myself that is similar to these. I just did a Faith post today. Come by and see it when you get a chance...I think you will like it. Have a lovely week, my friend.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Judy said...

Hi Andrea! Love your decor. The hutch turned out great! I love to add shells and starfish (they're in almost every room of my house!) Thanks for checking out my Wreath and becoming a follower!
~Judy~

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

your new betty is so pretty- not an ugly betty for sure! :) love the chicken wire- it's the perfect touch!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Oh my...I have that same BETTY...mine came from my MIL. The makeover looks wonderful and thanks for sharing at NTT!

Blessings,
Linda

fiona anderson said...

It's gorgeous - I especially love the chicken wire, I've been mentioning it alot round here, but it doesn't get much of a response.
A Betty ??? (please excuse me - I'm English) Is that the same as a hutch ???

Helen said...

I found you on the Southern Lovely link party. New Betty looks so great! I'm gonna have to start checking out ebay!
I love all you treasures you have in there too.
I am following you now!

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

What a great find! 'Miss Betty' is gorgeous!! New friend! Drop by for a visit sometime soon!!

DallyGirl @ Lifeat2810 said...

I followed you over from A Creative Princess and wow, I want a Betty of my own! What a great piece and makeover. Love all of the vintage fun to look at too. I am pinning this to my inspiration wall.

Sue Frazier said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!

momto8 said...

oh my goodness $50..are you kidding me?! this is just beautiful. You did a fabulous job. I bet is fun to just sit back and look at it!!
I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can!

Full Circle Creations said...

Love, love, love it! And all your vintage goods.

Holly

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

That's one lovely transformation loaded with fun stuff!

Gayle said...

Great job, my favorite part is the chicken wire.

Shannon said...

Well I can see why you miss Betty 1, she was beautiful. Betty 2 turned out amazing as well. Your styling is beautiful! Vintage love is right.

Judy said...

What an awesome transformation. I love the new Betty. I'd love you to link up Betty to my Winter Blues Wednesday party that is going on right now. Hope to see you there.

cathy@my1929charmer said...

Well hello Betty! What a looker you really are. You did a great job transforming her over, and what a steal for $50. You did good.

Terri @ A Creative Princess said...

Oh how I love Betty! You were one of the features today! Have a great weekend!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Very charming- love how Betty came out!! Thanks for sharing a Feathered Nest Friday!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Thanks so much for your visit!!
What a fantastic transformation of this piece!!

I also adore everything that you have chosen to display inside to!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Bliss said...

OH MY GOSSHHHHH, that nester is awesome!!!!!!!!!!

~Bliss~

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