Her life might have been short, but she lived it right: plan for the future, but live like there's no tomorrow by pursuing your passion. I did not get a chance to discover Tara or her blog, but learning of her passing is inspiring me to turn things up a notch and just bite into life with even more intensity. May she rest in peace.
When I think of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Antoinette colour, I infallibly think of Marie Antoinette. It's such a soft, feminine colour, a beautiful pink, a not in your face kind of pink. It's a Grande Dame colour. Very ladylike, very proper. Fit for a Queen.
I picked up this little shelf for a whole dollar at a garage sale. It's only plastic but it's so very well detailed, it looks like carved wood.
Since it's such a feminine motif, I thought of Antoinette right away.
The dark wax was very appropriate for this piece and it enhanced the flowery details in the most wonderful way.
Could you see this in a little girl's room, accentuated with pretty "objets"?
Or it could be a sweet "ciel de lit" over a baby girl's crib. Something like this:
That's what a whole dollar can get you these days, folks. You just have to see the potential.