Nana Diana Takes A Break

Nana Diana Takes A Break

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Staging For A Sale-Shabby Chic Style

My friends, Tom & Ruth,
have been collectors
for their whole lives.

They have excellent taste
and some very beautiful things.
Things they bought AND
things they inherited.
BUT
They have way too many 
beautiful things.
Time to pare down,
bestow certain pieces on family,
and, finally, sadly, part with
some things through an 
auction house.

Because she has many beautiful
things we are setting stuff aside
to do one bedroom in
Shabby-Chic style.
Ruth has everything we need.
After the auction house comes
and takes things away we
will stage one bedroom and 
hope it will look something like
THIS-
Romantic and Sweet.
In the living room are two 
GORGEOUS JASPAR PIECES
This one
AND  a matching curio cabinet.
Wait till you see what we do with 
those babies.

Bear with me this week if I don't get 
around to visit very much.
I'll be back with lots of 
pictures as we make progress.
This is gonna be fun!
And-remember-
FUN is different things to 
different people....and,
Honey, you don't get much
"different" than me.
your photo name

61 comments:

  1. I don't know about you, but at my age, I embrace the different.

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  2. sounds like fun to redo a bedroom in such a romantic way!
    have a great day my friend!
    xoxo

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  3. Can't wait to see what you do with those treasures!

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  4. How fun! I can't wait to see how it turns out you talented lady!

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  5. You really are going to have some fun, aren't you? I can't wait to see how it all turns out.

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  6. What beautiful pieces! Have fun doing that bedroom, I love looking at things like that.

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  7. Can't wait to see what you accomplish. Enjoy!

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  8. I was going to write exactly what Blackberry Lane wrote! Cannot wait to see! It's going to be amazing!

    Jane
    Flora Doora

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  9. That shabby chic bedroom is dreamy!!...

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  10. What a blessing to have a friend like YOU to help! Looking forward to seeing the reveal...
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  11. Diana, Do what you gotta do with a release to enjoy the process. I have a feeling your gonna be really blessed. I know you will make the showroom look amazing.
    But it takes heart to do what you're doing. We need to be a blessing to one another and that YOU are.
    Write when you're finished!
    Blessings, Roxy

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  12. Diana, Moving and trying to do the best thing with all our collected treasures...what a chore. I know you will be able to help your friend through this stage in her life. I can't wait to see the Shabby chic room. xoxo,Susie

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  13. Beautiful bedroom, and that's a wonderful cabinet! Have fun!

    I'm hoping our daughters will be interested in our "overstock.":-)

    xo Nellie

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  14. It's a lot of work but also a lot of fun staging, Diana. I know you will do a great job with your friends. I think the toughest part is paring down and packing things away. Can't wait to see what you've done with those two cabinets.

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  15. I'm sure you will have loads of fun this week. I can't wait to see how it turns out!!

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  16. I can't wait to see what you are up to. Staging is really fun!

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  17. Cant wait to see Diana, think she has chosen very well having you as her assistant designer! cant wait to see!! some gorgeous pieces there!
    xxxx

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  18. Sounds like so much fun Diana!... and I LOVE that they have not painted those beautiful pieces white!... some things are meant to stay the same... can't wait to see the results... xoxo Julie Marie

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  19. Diana,
    How fun!!! Can I come up and play too with these pieces??? I can't wait to see what you do with them.
    Kris

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  20. Sounds like so much fun... Will be waiting to see all the beautiful treasures you find.
    Have a fun week.
    Mary

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  21. You are building your very own romantic homes room. I bet it's going to be beautiful.

    Jen

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  22. With that kind of stuff to play with, even a monkey could make those rooms look great. Sorry, but looks like your friends might be leaving very soon.

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  23. I look forward to this. That is one beautiful bedroom! It's breathtaking!

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  24. Different is good! Looking forward to seeing what you're doing!!

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  25. What a great idea for a sale! Can't wait to see the results.

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  26. It sounds like you two are going to have a blast! Even though sad for her at times. I can't wait to see what you two cook up!

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  27. Sounds like great times Diana, have fun!

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  28. I love the look of the bedroom!

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  29. Ohhh how fun. Wish I was there to help! Keep us posted.

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  30. that first photo is a wonderful inspiration!

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  31. The pic of the romantic bedroom is beautiful.....will be waiting! Blessings~~~Roxie

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  32. Fun? Different? I am THERE! Please watch the tail though. If you run over my tail it would be quite painful and you would have to pamper me furever....

    I'll be right here on top of the curio cabinet....

    Purrs,

    Romeo

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  33. Ooo I can't wait to see.. love re-dos as long as someone else does it. I can boss. Ha ha..

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  34. What fun can't wait to see :-)
    xx
    Anne

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  35. Can't wait to watch the process!

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  36. You are such a good friend and I am sure that the room you create will be beautiful. Can't wait to see it

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  37. Can't wait to see the new bedroom!

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  38. Can't wait to see the new bedroom!

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  39. Sounds good I love a good do up.
    Merle............

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  40. I like your kind of different. Can't wait to see the magic happen!

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  41. Diana, I can see your wheels turning from here!!! You're just the best! I know this is bittersweet! You're a wonderful friend! What a blessing you are be to each other!

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  42. It will be gorgeous. Love that bedroom and the secretary is beautiful. I am a stager, wish I could help.
    Have fun!!!
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

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  43. It'll be awesome! So nice of you to help your friends with your 'differentness' :)

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  44. That bed is just amazing, Diana! The pillows and bedding and the bed crown are just heavenly!! That is so nice of you to help your friend decorate!!

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  45. You are going to have SUCH a great time with those pieces...can't wait to see what you do with them.

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  46. Shabby Chic.....You have my attention..Can't wait!

    Carol

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  47. Dianna,
    Can't wait for more pictures!! How exciting!!

    Thanks so much for dropping by!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  48. Hi Diana,
    Love your inspiration photo. It's definitely my idea of a dreamy, shabby bedroom.

    I cannot wait to see what you do with those pretty pieces.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  49. If you paint those Jasper pieces WHITE..I'll shoot myself..Don't let me know about it..That wood is beautiful...

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  50. Woooo! That bedroom is gorgeous! I hope that you can stage one like that. It would be so much fun! Looking forward to seeing more pics of what y'all decide to do! Hugs, Leena

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  51. Oh wow... Gorgeous, I love shabby chic. Love it!

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  52. This cabinet is beautiful, Diana. I would definately love something like that in my home, as I never tire of dark traditional wood. Have fun, and I know you'll get things done with you leading the way.

    Love,
    ~Sheri

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  53. Ummmm can I help too? I'll help by stuffing a U-Haul full :)

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  54. Wow how nice! What fun this must be! What a beautiful piece of furniture.

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