Its The Little Details for a Little Girl

If you’re a regular reader, you will remember a vanity that I completed in an ‘over-the-top’ girly fashion. To help you recall, here is a photo:

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I was so excited to meet the young mother who bought this for her little girl. She wanted to give it to her for Christmas but they were in the process of moving and was worried about it possibly being damaged. And as we talked, I mentioned that it would be a bit of a disappointment to get your Christmas present so far from the actual date. I offered to hang onto it for her until it got closer to the holidays.

This was a young mom who you just knew loved her little girl beyond words. She was such a joy to spend time and speak with. She was having a bit of a bad day, and wanted to be of some help or at least comfort. Which is why I offered to hang onto the vanity.

In the resulting weeks, I also thought periodically about all the ‘little girl’ things I never had a chance to make since I had just one child, a son. So, in spare time I put together a couple of things for her.

The first project was just one more in a long line that I had been playing with. I have been a big fan of Plaid’s Gallery Glass paints… when used on glass, it results in a stained glass look. I’ve done a few gallon jars and then filled with Christmas lights, resulting in nice ambient lighting.

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The one in the center(ish) is the newest and the one I used as a model for the one I made for Anne’s daughter. I also made a slightly smaller version using battery powered lights, as the Christmas lights tend to be on the warm side and I worried about it being too hot. The smaller one can be handled safely by her, while the larger one can be placed out of her direct reach.

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I have a couple of finishing touches left before I can reveal the other gift I made. I hope you come back to see what (essentially) an afternoon without a specific goal can produce!

julie

About MacCupcake

Obviously, a big Mac fan (my first Mac was the first Mac) and mother to the most awesome kid in the world. A techno-junkie and self-proclaimed geek... I love anything and everything relating to computers. Also love making things and figuring out how to make or adapt existing stuff into something new! Always ready to try something new!

2 responses to “Its The Little Details for a Little Girl

  1. Beverly Jean Herndon

    Yes I do remember that piece I had one just like it as a girl, before you painted it. I do agree that vanity looked beautiful painted.

    I enjoy looking and reading about all your projects you inspire me. This dresser was the only one that it looked beautiful before you painted it.

    Hope your surgery goes ok and that you recover fast and well. Bless you.

    Sent from my iPad

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  2. Kelly calvin

    I saw it American girl doll house on Pinterest and want it in the worst way for my daughter!! I’m desperate she’s been looking at houses all year and loves this one! I’ve searched high and low for someone who could or would make it for me and there is no one local or willing to ship. Do u make orders for people? And where r u located? This house is amazing it looks like all of ur stuff is amazing! I don’t know how to contact you.

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