Tuesday, November 4, 2014

I'm a BAD, BAD Blogger!! =(

4 months?! Wow...like really? You don't blog for 4 months! uh..Yeah.. (Dropping head) BUT I have an EXCELLENT reason! My baby girl (Jossy) FINALLY got her feetsies FIXED!


 For those who don't know, my youngest daughter was born with Bi-Lateral (Both feet) Clubfeet.She has been in cast after casts, bars and braces at night..minor surgeries etc..since she was 5 days old!


Here she is with a set of Neon green ones =)
 Every time her feet would straighten out BUT they would relapse.. =/ A tendon transfer surgery was our last resort as it is a MAJOR surgery, not too mention that after the surgery..the patient is COMPLETELY IMMOBILE for 6 weeks! eekkkkkkk..but it was the only option we had left. So, we went ahead and did the operation. Boyyyy was THAT an ordeal..The surgery lasted about 3 hours and lemme' tell ya' when your 4 y.o is having a 3 hour surgery..IT. FEELS. LIKE. 3 DAYS!!!!!! Usually my hubs is the one who kind of checks out and freaks and I'm usually the one to try and keep it light and just try and make the time go by quicker, joke around etc.. BUT this time, I just sat out in the courtyard of the hospital cafeteria with my Diet Coke, threw on my big Jackie O shades and let the tears just stream down my face! I couldn't even pretend and make small talk, this is a HUGE deal. Thankfully GOD must have known that I was slipping into the dumps ,so he sent a crazy homeless lady who started doing her frickin' warm up scale in a FULL OPERA voice! It sounded like when Ursula, the sea witch was stealing the little mermaids voice and she was making her sing "Ah ah ahhhhh, Ah ah ahhhhhhhh"



It was fuckin' hilarious, I couldn't help BUT cheer up! Seriously, this woman must have done her "Warm Ups' for at LEAST 7 minutes! By the time she was finished, both my husband and I were bustin' up. (I know, we're horrible..#sueme)

 Her Dr and nurses were fab and the hospital was so great but, those first couple of weeks after the surgery were ROUGH. She was in alot of pain at night with muscle spasms that would wake her. I told my husband that I think we got more sleep when she was a newborn, fresh from the hospital than after this surgery!! Like they say, "Time heals all wounds" and it did! Thankfully, we are 9 days away from getting the casts off  BUT lemme' tell ya'!  This had been the LONNNGGGEST 6 weeks of my LIFE. This child has been MORE than patient with all the Shi* she has to deal with and I am SO proud of her.



 For Halloween since she was in a wheelchair we made her a totally friggin' AMAZING mermaid Chariot!    

 This kid must have had her picture taken 78,952 times! (And sista' girl posed for EVERY one!) I will do a separate post on the making of the wheelchair costume in case other parents of "Clubbies" want to make their kid-o one. Since, it was actually purrdy easy..THEN my ABSOLUTELY faaaaavorite holiday came up as well! Dia de los Muertos!!


I will also do a separate post showing you guys all the pics and details of our Altar, Costumes  and "Ofrenda" we did at Hollywood Forever cemetery for Southern California's largest Day of the dead celebration.  Stay tuned friends I promise to resume regularly scheduled blogging! Smoooches!

Friday, July 18, 2014

"Dirty Donna!"

Meet my newest "Dirty Girl" Donna....


I had this poor thing collecting dust in my entry way for about a year now..



Not because I didnt WANT to paint her...She just hadn't told me the color yet! My knee jerk is TURQUOISE but hell, If I keep painting EVERYTHING turquoise..they're gonna have to call me "Turoquoise LOCO"'N-T, Who..I decided to go with white..


And I liked her with this "Moderate"distressing, but.....


 Once I got that sander in my hot little hand I couldn't STOP, something took over me! That distressing felt so RIGHT! Now! It wouldn't be a Shabby Loco Original if I didn;t have SOME turquoise in there?! Duh...So, I dry brushed some here and there for depth and contrast ;)



 Long story short, I whacked her, smacked her and stripped her down..and I lub it! Hope you do too..



Now, How am I going to sell this one..Ugh! #Painterchickproblems


















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Redoux Interiors
Romantic home
Shabby Nest
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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Bitty in training..








Got this little old glass front cabinet from a client and it was in purrrty bad shape :/
Alot of loose veneer, chipping and what not..took her in, painted the outside in a very light turquoise  mix up of Provence and Old White. Painted the back panel in a pumped up version of Antoinette pink and just because I reaaaally need to do SOMETHING with my vintage fabric hoard *uhhum.."STASH"
I decoupaged some cute little turquoise polka dot fabric on the shelves as well..


As I was staging this to take the picture, I went inside and grabbed all my little granny knick knacks and dust collectors and just thought...Damn! I am going to be one SERIOUS old Bitty! I'm gonna have a  huge problem COLLECTION by then of  Kitschy doo dads, bits, baubles and what nots by then..
Ahhhhh that's the life..just me. my 87 Cats, my blinged out bingo dotters, orthopedic support hose, and my moo moo's. Hell's Yeah, Golden Years..here I come!!

Mama's comin' babies., gimme' bout 40 years...






I get's my party on ya'll....

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Antique English Buffet



A GORGEOUS, Antique Buffet. Made in the Early 1900’s by the L.Kreiss & Sons Furniture Company of San Francisco.  This is a 16th century reproduction English Buffet made from a heavy dark Oak. Beautiful carvings and original wooden, and iron pulls. Strong, stretcher base with tons of wear, charm and distressed areas. I have refinished this piece in a Soft, Charcoal black chalk paint and sealed by hand with a dark wax for added protection and a beautiful velvety Luster! Truly a rare find…Would be a wonderful conversation piece for ANYWHERE in your home. Dimensions are 41x41x21.









$450

Saturday, August 24, 2013

One cool cat!


OK..First of all I KNOOOOOOW I'm pushing 40!

SHUT. UP.

BUT, no matter HOW old I get I will never release my love for the "Kit" Taaaaay!

 I grew up in the 80's era of :

 Hello Kitty,





 Land of the lost,






 and My little pony..



The REAL My Little pony...Not the slutty versions...
P.S..Who the hell's bright idea was it to sexualize My little pony?!


Like, Really?! Why the fake lashes, long porn star hair?!
Who wants a slutty pony?
Don't answer that!


He Might?.... =0

ANYWHO~

So, with me being in paint hibernation helping everyone else..My very first piece out of the cave had to be FUN!
Buck the rules!

So here she is...A Hello Kitty "NERD" Side Table:



She wasn't always this cute though...She used to be "Frumpy Franny!" from the Goodwill..






Just a plain Jane little end table..I was gonna' go the whole "Shabby" route...Old White...some distressing...clear/dark wax yadda yadda...blahblahblah..BORIIINNNNNG but, I said NO!

She needs some COLOR! Also, I had been dying to try out some of the stencils Deborah got in at Peinture  
so I got busy painting her in a fun Turquoise (A mix up of Florence, Provence and couple drops of Napoleonic)


Ok. WAIT! Eerrrrrrt! Stop the presses...THESE.ARE.AMAZING! (Said in your DEEPEST Oprah voice)



I found these at Big Lots! (Or "MacFrugals", for you East of the Mississippi folks)

They're "Bed Risers" I have no idea why you wouldn't just buy a friggin' box spring, and  frame for your bed to get it off the floor??! but what.ev's..
I thought nooooooo I can use them to get my pieces off the FLOOR and paint the legs and everything alot better instead of flipping upside down to get to the bottoms...
Worked.like.a.charm!



O.K Sorry for the A.D.D interruption.. So, got here painted up, painted the top in Pure White then realized I didn't get the stencils! So, I did what every good DIY'er does...I turned to YouTube! I found this lady, Amanda  from "Mommy is CooCoo" blog who did THEE most easy to follow video on how to paint chevron stripes like EVERRRR!

I did as she told and Voila'! It turned out amazeballs...






To get the image of Hello Kitty on there, I used my good ole' $20 Overhead projector from Craigslist and a free image of Hello Kitty from Google images printed onto a transparency..Taped down the image..VERY important..the projector heats up AND it has a fan blowing to keep the machine cool at the same time..NOOOO BUENO when you are trying to trace an image onto something and the mother clucker justs drifts off the top of the glass! Ggrrrrrrr...anyway take my word for it..
TAPE THE TRANSPARENCY DOWN.





Lay the piece on it's side..Lay down on your stomach, grab a pencil and LIGHTLY start tracing your out line..It actually doesn't take too long to do!



Once the outline was done, I grabbed a couple small artist brushes a bottle of black Acrylic craft paint and filled in the head and glasses..



Now, for the bow..I did the inside of it with 2 coats of Annie Sloan's Emperor Silk
and don't get me wrong..It looked great but it need a lil sumin' sumin'
So, I poured out about 1/4 cup of Mod Podge, grabbed a bottle of Martha Stewarts teeeeney, tiiiiiiiiiny super fine glitter and dumped like 1/4 of the bottle in there! =0. I wanted glitter damn it! ;]



Well - A glitter bow I do have...Voila!



 And there she is folks, in all her feline splendor..

oops! forgot to show ya' the LEOPARD drawers...Meow!



Thanks for stopping by..I am totally addicted to this damn projector now..so I'm sure you'll see more projects using it BUT you have my scouts honor..NO HOOCHIE PONIES!
 hahahahhaha

Smooches,
Mel








You know this girl likes to party!