An heirloom First Communion Dress made from a family wedding gown connects generations in a very special way.
Madeleine was beyond excited to have her dress specially designed and sewn just for her. Beyond her enthusiasm, it meant so much to me that it was lovingly made by my Mom from my wedding gown. Doris, my Mom, is our amazing seamstress at Once Upon a Time Creation.
My veil was shortened and tailored for Madeleine. Even Betsy (her American Girl doll), received a custom-made matching dress.
A wedding gown conversion is such a wonderful enhancement to an already happy, faithful occasion.
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Remember the powder room…
A little character in your powder room can be an unexpected surprise for guests visiting your home. SInce this room is usually the smallest in the house, little details go a long way.
The area for this sink is very small (about 16″ deep and 20″ wide). Painting the original cabinet and changing the sink top and faucet would have been a big improvement. But, since were changing the floor and everything had to come out anyway…might as well put in something fun.
Metal sewing machine bases can be found a lot of places…thrift and consignment shops, garage sales, even on the curb on trash day. They are usually inexpensive (sometimes free) and are so versatile. They serve as great bases for sinks and tables of all sizes as they are well-built and sturdy.
This sink is from Ikea and the plumber added the iron “rails” on the front and back for the sink to sit on. The faucet looks like an old pump. To find one, just google “faucet open spout” . There are lots to choose from.
When we took the original cabinet out, the wall next to the sink was a mess. We added the bead board wainscoting and love it. Barn wood floors, wider moulding, and a bit more bead board round out the vintage feel.
More to come on this bathroom redo…