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Monday, May 11, 2009


Time again for the 2ND TIME AROUND TUESDAY that we all look forward to...
DIANE is such a sweetie for hosting this fun day...
She has a list over at her place of other bloggers that are showing us their
This is a little chest of drawers that I bought for my little boy of 2..
He is now 44 !! (sorry, David ..heh heh)
I don't have a photo of it BEFORE..
try to picture the typical cherry finish .
When I wanted to use it in my PINK guest bedroom..
OF COURSE I had to paint it...
don't know if you know it or not but.......
A LOT !!
The color PINK often calls for ROSES..
so when I found the little rose knobs, I knew they
should be on this chest..!!
This PINK bedroom is the only place where I do FOO-FOO....
but it's a lot of fun to do it there.....
I have really enjoyed my
and thanks for coming by to see it today ....
WORKS OF THE POET is host for
It's a lot of fun...especially if you love Red as much as I do.
Go over to see all the other reds flowing all over Blogland.
I bought this little CUP towel the other day at Target or Walmart ?
too plain, tho !
A little RED ball fringe stepped it up a notch... I would nearly
SWEAR I heard the rooster CROW !!

I added some to this little FRENCH cook... and I'll
swear, I think his little french grin got a little bigger...
Seems any place I can add a touch of RED makes me happy...

this little cutie came home with me from JAMAICA...
This is my favorite little CUP towel , I think....
could it be because I got this on our wonderful
FAMILY CRUISE last October ?
I am sure it could be! WE HAD SUCH A FUN TIME....!!



I'm in the process of adding red to my own cottage -- your fabulous "cup towels" inspire me! They are adorable!

Meggie said...

LOVE the painted chest, BJ! I've painted a few pieces of furniture but still have guilt about painting natural wood. Not sure how to get over it.

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

So many cute things. Love the in the dresser and the touch of red in the rest is fabulous! Thanks for sharing your cute little splashes of red!

Melli said...

Cute cute cute! I'm SURE that little guy IS smiling bigger! Who wouldn't with little red pompoms at their feet?!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi BJ,
You always have the neatest pieces of furniture..and the painted chest is no exception!

Loved seeing all the red too!

Thanks so much for linking to 2nd Time Around!
:) Diane

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Loving the towels BJ! The red fringe makes them perfect!

Barb said...

Love the pink dresser. I am a painted furniture person also, and love roses too.

All that red is so cheery!!
Hmm, wonder if i have any red so i can join in. =0)

blessings BJ,
Barbara Jean

Happy To Be said...

Loved all your REDS BJ, and you did an awesome job on that looks better to me that just the plain white shabby chic look..our those decals on the front or did you paint the roses...I know your Mama was an wonderful artist are you also...May you have a great Tuesday my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Anonymous said...

You must have been following Kandice and I while we made selections for her shower! She put some of the French Chef towels and a potholder and oven mitt on her list. They were just sooo cute! Think all three of us have a lot of the same tastes. Of course, you're smart and can crochet pretty red edging on yours. Your BBF here doesn't know how to crochet.The pretty little pink chest is just perfect for your foo foo room. Just loved your blog today.

Love you too!

Anonymous said...

Hee, hee! Noticed after I sent my comments that I uh sort of goofed on my abreviation. Okay, so I'm not good at that sort of thing -- it's BFF. Now I think I got it right, but you knew what I meant anyway.


Marie Reed said...

I' just in love with those rose knobs!

Allidink said...

Wow Bj that dresser is so cute! Yay pink! And I love the fringe you added they look fabulous :)

All the best,

Sandi McBride said...

I love that chest and the rose pull is just the touch it needed! And you're right, that touch of red just sets things off!

Denise said...

Hi...I love the color you painted the dresser!

Thanks for the idea to dress up some of my towels.


KayC. said...

You did a great job on the dresser! I love painted wood too, Butter (my husband) was not to happy when I started to paint any natural or stained wood but now he has come over to the dark side and doesn't mind when I paint! Cute reds! Thanks for sharing.

Auntie E said...

Nice red touch on the towels. happy RT

Terri and Bob said...

Adorable! I love red!

The Raggedy Girl said...

I love the little chest with the sweet roses on it. I also think it is neat to have the older furniture that was built better.

The Raggedy Girl

Stacey said...

Your little pink dresser is precious. I love painted furniture too and don't have a single piece. My boys still have their childhood furniture and I'm thinking of painting it black. We'll see.

Love, love the cup towels! The red ball fringe is perfection!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi BJ, I love your chest of drawers and all your pretties.

Thanks for your lovely visit to Bella Vista. It is so nice to meet you and I hope you enjoy your Faith Ford cookbook.

Blessings, Barb

floreta said...

very nice dresser and i like the rooster!

salmagundi said...

Loved the ball fringe on the towels. I use to embellish towels for gifts, but have gotten away from it. Thanks for the inspiration to start again. Sally

Anonymous said...

Oh what fun, being new to the circuit I am getting baptised into all of the fun "days" and enjoying everyone's stuff so much!

Thx for stopping by MaidenShade Matters, I appreciate it. xJ

Kelee Katillac said...

Love that red ball fringe!!!! Cockadoodle doooooo!

Shelia said...

Morning, Sweet BJness! Oh, I love your little chest and pink is the WORD! It's just lovely. You'll have to show the rest of your froo froo room!
Now you know how I love that Rooster cup towel and the addition of the red pom trim is just perfect! Also love your last little cup towel. We were there and I bought my Mother a little black baby doll. Just the cutest little thing you've ever seen!
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Love the red tea towels! I like the dresser too. Thanks for sharing and have a lovely day.


Rue said...

Hi Bj :)

I love what you did with the chest! The cup towels are really cute too :)

I gave you a mention on my post yesterday in case you were curious what happened to my old ice box..... ;)


the pleasures of homemaking said...

That rooster towel from WM or Target is so cute! I love ball fringe and I'd use it on everything if I could! Love the painted chest too!


Marcela said...

Hello my dear friend!!!
I love the painted chest, and I also love your towels ( I really like white and red squares )

Have a great day :)


Kathleen Grace said...

The pink chest is delightful BJ. I love the roses on it! I love the rooster towel and the one from Jamaica too! The trimms really add a pretty touch:>)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sweet BJ,
I love,love your pink chest so much,its gorgeous.
Love KristinaXxX

Nancy said...

Oh My goodness! I love your towels!!! I swear I am a towel addict!!! Gota get one them rooster ones! Off to Target and Walmart..LOL :) Nancy

Lynn said...

Hi BJ I came to see your lovely pink, rosy chest and I learned about Ruby Tuesday for the first time! I love red as you will notice on my blog. I have a LOT of red in my house I think I'll join up with the Ruby Tuesday Tribe!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

That chest turned out so pretty. Love all of your red additions. Red does just brighten a room so much. laurie

Linda's Blue Gate said...

Love the Rooster towel with red pom-poms why is it pom poms make thing just look happy..... Cute reds...

Shirl said...

Hello BJ, I'm still making my BLue Monday and Pink Saturday visits. Thank you so much for stopping. Cute post for both of them.
Bless you, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...


You did a wonderful job painting that chest! It looks so pretty.

he tea towels are all so darling with the red ball fringe. My all time favorite curtains had ball fringe ...hard to find these days.

Brenda Eason said...

Girl they made furniture to last back then. I hate how you buy something now and it falls apart.

Terry said...

Wow I am really
at the end of the line to comment ,hey thats ok.
I love the foo foo pink you are using.
I'm still not there yet but Iam getting bolder with a paintbruch all the time.
After all you have to be yourself at some point.
I love the ball fringe you added to those cute kitchen towels.
I remember back in the 60's
adding ball fringe to pillow covers made out of washclothes ,adding them to the bottom of curtains, and to pajama bottoms, lampshades,etc..
it was so much fun to use the ball fringe.
Thank you for sharing such an awesome post.
blessings to you and yours.

sunnymama said...

The chest of drawers is simply charming and I love the pretty rose knobs :)

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

That dresser turned out beautifully! I especially love those sweet rose knobs. Little details like that really make such a big difference!

Oh how I love the addition of the trim on those cute towels! Just that little bit turns them into something special! I agree, my favorite of the towels you have here is the cute on from Jamaica.


workhard said...

Love the towel with the rooster on it.. its so cute...

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