Friday, September 16, 2016

Mackenzie-Childs Inspiration

Hello sweet friends !

         While shopping for wall paint to do on our guest rooms we are remodeling, I 'remembered' to buy some spray paint in Black and White to paint a silver, tarnished pitcher in the 'Mackenzie-Childs' style I saw on Pinterest one very similar and got inspired ASAP !

I've been so busy and my house is upside down because of the hard work remodeling the bathroom, walking closet and two rooms that was my DDs before and now guest rooms and to say the least of all the dust I'm swallowing everyday !

 For the friends that haven't followed me lately, it's a mayor and 'total' remodel of everything in the two guest rooms and bathroom, as it was way over due.
We are in the third week and it's almost there.

Anyhow, I bought the spray paint and hubby said: 'Where are you going to work in this house in such chaos ?!'  I said, I'll just wait till later, no biggie.

I mentioned this to my friend and she said: My hubby will do it for you. I said, really? She said yeah. To make the story short. I gave it to him and here it is my-his DIY Mackenzie-Childs pitcher as a flower vase. You judge for yourself. 

I love it !!

Didn't the 'Mackenzie-Childs Inspiration' pitcher came out adorable ?

The before tarnished, very old silver pitcher and the black and white spray paint I bought for the job.

Our friend sanded it down first, then painted the whole thing in white. Waited till the paint was totally dry the following day, to be sure.

The following day he placed masking tape forming checks and the squares showing, he proceeded to spray paint them in black.

He makes it sound easy, but hubby said that it might have been a very 'daunting and difficult job' and he was so glad he didn't volunteer, ever ! (lol)


I'm loving it and now I'm thinking what else to do in M.CH's. style!

I will DIY myself next time, maybe something in wood, or whatever !

Notice the inside of the pitcher's peak in stripes.

Look how pretty the inspiration I found on Pinterest is... and hey, these are DIY too!

While they were painting the girls wooden book shelves in the guest rooms, hubby had the four kitchen chairs painted off white as well.
I use the fourth chair in the laundry room and I bring it when there's more people.
We eat six in the kitchen's farm table, sometimes.

Hope in another full week it will all be finished and then I will be decorating; the best part of any remodel.

Thank you dear friends for your sweet visits, you always make my day !

Thanking the lovely hostesses for having me at their great parties.


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  1. Fabby,
    When I viewed your lovely pitcher on face book, I thought your sweet hubby had purchased a Mackensie~Childs pitcher for you, dear friend! I had no idea it was a DIY project!
    It turned out beautifully!
    Love the Kitchen chairs painted in white,also!

  2. Your friend did a good job, Fabby. It looks very pretty. I can't t wait to see your rooms after they are finished...Christine

  3. That is just brilliant Fabby! Well done! I would love to try that and will now be on the look out for a piece to try it on. I am also looking forward to seeing your reveal!

  4. ahhh, he did a magnificent job...and it's just beautiful

  5. Hi, Fabby! I love that your friend painted the handles and feet as well as the body of the pitcher. Patty Pultorak @ Pandora's Box is a blogging friend of mine. She used to work at the MacKenzie Childs factory painting Courtly Check pieces. She no longer works there, but she is the first person that I met who paints silver in the Courtly Check manner. I ordered a number of pieces from her a couple of years ago, and they are such fun to use when I entertain and tablescape. Check out her blog, you'll adore the various pieces that she paints. Excited about your wonderful remodel. I'm looking forward to seeing the reveal. Cherry Kay

  6. What an amazing MC project! It turned out great! I have an old silver pot musch like yours and I have a dear friend who loves MacKenzie Childs. Thank you for the perfect birthday gift idea!!

  7. Courtly Check, CHECK!! What a wonderful piece, looks beautiful!!

  8. What a cute idea and I love how it turned out! I imagine you are enjoying seeing the progress though it can be hard to put up with the dust and mess. I imagine you have some great ideas already for decorating the rooms!

  9. Fabby your project came out lovely. And the inspiration was great as well. Happy weekend with love Janice

  10. Hi Fabby, love your pitcher and how you did the check look, you are so creative :)

    Thanks for sharing at the weekend blog hop..

  11. Love how this turned out.. well done!! You will enjoy using this piece.

  12. Fabby, you are so clever and crafty! What a perfectly charming transformation!

  13. Hello Fabby. What a great friend to do that pot for you! Looks very sophisticated. Your gourds look lovely, too. When your redecorating is all done, you will be SO HAPPY! It will all come together wonderfully. Thanks so much for your visit. Nice to hear from you. Good luck with the remodel! Susan

  14. Dearest Fabby,
    What a lovely end result you created by DIY!
    Sending you hugs from across the miles,

  15. What a fun transformation! Thanks for joining our Monday Social.

  16. Fabby,
    What amazing friends you have. He did an excellent job with the MacKenzie-Childs style checks. Thank you for sharing this at Monday Social.


  17. Wow! Had me fooled into thinking it was real MK! I love the whimsical feeling of the case you chose to repaint!

  18. Fun, Fabby! MacKenzie-Childs is celebrating 20 years of the Courtly Check pattern. I'm a long time fan and have many of their beautiful pieces both in the ceramics and in the enamel ware. A friend painted a silver teapot for me a few years ago. It's fun to have!

  19. I too am a fan of MacKenzie Childs and have done many many pieces. Courtly Check is one of my favorites.

  20. What a transformation. Wow!

    Oh thank you for you nice comment on my 50th Marriage. Please keep looking and commenting on mine. I will do the same.



  22. Hi Fabby: I love that pitcher. It came out so cute. I can't wait to see your remodel as well. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

  23. The DIY checkerboard pitcher looks great! I've always admired MacKenzie Childs and would love to own one of their pretty teawares.

    Can't wait to see the big reveal of your home renos.

  24. Wow, Fabby, your pitcher came out great! Your friend's hubby did a beautiful job! The transformation is amazing!

  25. Swooning!!! Your pitcher is beautiful ♥

  26. My gosh, that checkerboard pitcher looks like it took some work, but it's lovely. Kudos to your friend's husband. I saw your link at Botanic Bleu's Monday Special.

  27. Well, you have been quite busy. The rooms will be so lovely when there are finished.
    Your MC pitcher is darling. What a sweet gesture. it looks so pretty with flowers on the table. Many people paint just like MC, to avoid the high expense. Thank you for sharing at DI&DI. xo

  28. Well I am drooling! That turned out beautiful. Love it! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  29. How clever you are! The pitcher add the perfect touch of whimsy.

  30. I have wanted to try this too! Did you get the Mackenzie Childs catalog in the last week or two with the Courtly Check pumpkins? Oh mercy, those are definitely a DIY because they are so expensive but so cute!!

    Thanks so much for sharing at Thoughts of Home. Pinning. :)

  31. Fabby, I am in love with your gorgeous pitcher!!! He did a great job. Tell him he might have a lot of ladies wanting him to do more.

    Happy Pink Saturday, dear friend. This post is being featured on my Pink Saturday post this week as "the one that caught my eye". Thank you for sharing.♥

    So exciting about your remodel. I redid our guest room last November, and my mother's room this April. I love how they both turned out. Sometimes I go sit in there by myself just to enjoy the look. haha


  32. Your friend could make a lot of us ladies happy buy painting our silver coffee and tea pots for us
    It's very striking

  33. Such a perfect and darling way to add some fabulous magic to your table!

  34. What a great idea - to paint the old silver plated stuff and to get a neighbor to do it!! Bonus! I love her stuff but when I try to emulate - well it looks like a Kindergartener (sp?) did it. I don't know how he did it but it looks just perfect! Good for you! God's Blessings!

  35. Fabby, your pitcher turned out wonderful! How pretty! You have inspired me to try this! I hope that you are having a wonderful weekend!

  36. I love MacKenzie-Childs! What a fabulous project. I cannot tell you how many tarnished pieces of silver I have. Thanks for the inspiration.

  37. Fabby, what a wonderful makeover and a cute idea for the tea service. Such inspiration that you share on Oh My Heartsie Girls WW this week, thank you!
    Hope you have a wonderful week!

  38. Pitcher is looking fabulous in black and white color. Totally unique and delightful thing to see. This is such an amazing art work to do.

  39. You are on a roll! Love your take on this famous pattern!

  40. This beautiful post is being featured on Bev's blog today - You're a featured STAR!:
    Thank you so much and please link up more!
    Have a blessed day!


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