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1950’s Icon Nightstand

 Vintage Nightstand + Chalk Paint + 50’s Icons = AWESOMENESS!


A friend of mine has done some work on my 57 Savoy and never asks for anything in return. I knew I wanted to do something for him and his wife, and since they are also huge fans of the Fabulous 50’s, and our likes are so similar,  I set out to find a vintage piece I could upcycle Rockabilly style!

I saw a cute end table he got for his wife when he posted the pictures on Facebook, then some antique cabinets that had belonged to his grandma that he commented on saying he was trying to decide on a color to paint them.  I found an adorable vintage nightstand with a lot of potential- it was exactly the type of vintage piece I was hoping to find, now I just had the important task of picking a color that would match their other furniture. So the next time I saw him as we were picking up our kids from school, I asked him if he decided what color to paint those antique cabine. I  he got, and he said he wants to go with a teal chalk paint.  I remembered the end table in his Fb pictures was done in the teal chalk paint so I went to his pictures and saved the image of it to my phone so I could compare it to the Annie Sloan chalk paint colors when I went to order it, to make sure I got the right color.

 While I waited for the paint to arrive I went on my Rockabilly Legends board and my Starlets board on Pinterest and saved a bunch of awesome images of Elvis, Johnny Cash, Marilyn Monroe, and James Dean to my computer.  I printed them onto card stock paper and cut them out. When the chalk paint arrived I went to town! I did a few coats to get it to look how I wanted, waited for it to be completely dry, then put on the Annie Sloan clear wax. The next day I mod podged the top of the nightstand with the 50’s icon pictures- which took a while to get them to fit, and cut some, and move some…  Then did the same for the bottom shelf the next day.  The day after that I did one more good thick layer of mod podge. The last thing I needed to do was find a handle to put on it. I went to the antique store and to my luck there happened to be one I thought would go perfectly with the vintage nightstand.  I wanted the handle to stand out, and to go with the black and white images of Elvis, Marilyn Monroe, Johnny Cash,  and James Dean- so I painted it black satin. Of coarse none of the screws I had fit!  So the last thing I did was go to the hardware store and get some…and….done!!  

I brought it by their house while they were at work and left it by the front door.  Then text him to let him know I made something for them and left it by the door.  I was SO happy and relieved when his wife called and told me she loved it!

vintage nightstand

Vintage upcycled nightstand

50's icon nightstand

vintage nightstand

DIY Rockabilly nightstand

vintage nightstand before upcycling

DIY 50's Icon table

Elvis, Marilyn Monroe, Johnny Cash, & James Dean table nightstand

mod podged 50's icon nightstand

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint upcycled nightstand


The Marilyn Monroe Cocktail…

…I’ll Drink to That!

It’s Wednesday, midweek meltdown -have a drink day, and today it’s all about Marilyn!  Marilyn’s favorite (Wednesday kind of) drink was 1953 Dom Perignon, which I don’t happen to have- so instead I found a cocktail made in her honor and named after her.  Today is my first time trying this lovely pink drink and it’s quite good- although a little strong for my rarely enjoying alcohol tastebuds.  So here’s to you Marilyn Monroe!

The Marilyn Monroe

4 oz  Champagne

1 oz  Apple Brandy

1 tsp  Grenadine 

Mix in a cocktail shaker with ice and poor. Garnish with a cherry or two.


I used pink “California” Champagne and an extra tsp of Grenadine for extra sweetness…Cheers!

Marilyn Monroe Cocktail

the Marilyn Monroe cocktail ingredients

Marilyn Monroe drinking Champagne

Recipe from

Marilyn Monroe cocktail and ingredient pics from my house, with my cell phone!

Fabulous Rockabilly Jewelry for any Rockabelle!

Rosie Lee’s Jewellry

My favorite place to shop online is Etsy. Etsy has so many stores and products that sell wonderful vintage and retro all-kinds-of-things for the Rockabilly style I crave! One of the Rockabilly style jewelry stores I love so much is Rosie Lee’s Jewelry.  Here is a preview of the Rosie Lee’s Jewellry  I love!

Marilyn Monroe ring

Marilyn Monroe ring

Pinup girl necklace

Pinup girl necklace

card suit earrings

card suit earrings

sugar skull bracelet

sugar skull bracelet

Lonely skeleton necklace

lonely skeleton necklace

skull necklace

I’m Nobody… skull necklace

get tattooed ring


sailor necklace

sailor necklace

sailor bangle

sailor bangle

Beetles ring

Beetles ring

Marilyn Monroe, Natural Moments

“Beneath the make-up and behind the smile I’m just the girl who wishes for the world”

-Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe had a timelss beauty and an enticing spirit. There are countless wonderful pictures of the fabulous icon but some of the best are the ones that were taken during natural moments- outside of the glamorous photo shoots and movie sets.


Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe, all natural

Marilyn Monroe    Marilyn Monroe


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Marilyn Monroe 



 Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

    Marilyn Monroe reading

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         picture taken by Eve Arnold

Marilyn Monroe weight lifting


Vintage Starlet Bobby Pin Boxes!

  In Grips We Trust

Not only does In Grips We Trust  offer bobby pin boxes featuring all of the best painted pinups of the past, including my favorites of Gil Elvgren, but there is a great selection of the beautiful vintage icons and starlets we love so much: Marilyn Monroe, Judy Garland, Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Rita Hayworth, Betty Grable, Grace Kelly, Bette Davis, and Jean Harlow!  Pick the color bobby pins you want to come in your starlet bobby pin box and organize in style.   As said by  In Grips We Trust:  You’re never fully dressed without a style!!

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe hair accessories  Marilyn Monroe

starlet marilyn monroe  Bombshell Marilyn Monroe

young marilyn monroe  young marilyn monroe

Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn  starlet audrey hepburn

Jean Harlow

Jean Harlow  Vintage Bombshell Jean Harlow

Betty Grable

Betty Grable  starlet betty grable

Rita Hayworth

Rita Hayworth  starlet Rita Hayworth

Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor  starlet elizabeth taylor

Judy Garland

Judy Garland  starlet Judy Garland

Bette Davis

"Bette Davis"

Grace Kelly

"Grace Kelly"

Rockabilly Wedding Cakes! Part2

Rockabilly Wedding Cakes

Rockabilly skulls wedding cake

rockabilly wedding cake

personalized rockabilly wedding cake

rockabilly hot rod wedding cake

rockabilly wedding cake 2

flickr- the original girlwho

betty page rockabilly wedding cake

Betty Page inspired, by the Caketress

Johnny Cash Wedding Cakes

Johnny Cash rockabilly wedding cake

johnny cash wedding cake

rockabilly marilyn monroe wedding cake

marilyn monroe wedding cake

marilyn monroe rockabilly wedding cake

rockabilly marilyn monroe cake

marilyn monroe rockabilly cake

marilyn monroe rockabilly cake top

rockabilly marilyn monroe wedding cake top

More coming soon…

Marilyn Monroe Blonde Bombshell Series 2

Sad Man’s Tongue: Rockabilly Bar & Bistro posted some great pictures of Marilyn Monroe that aren’t the typical prints we see on calendars and posters! Here are the pics and a link to the original post.

Marilyn Monroe Blonde Bombshell Series 2.




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