Thursday, June 30, 2011

Chateau De Fleurs Sign

I found a pair of old glass cabinet doors and I decided to turn them into signs.



I made two of these.  One to sell at the antique mall and one for myself.  The one I took to the mall looked like this.  I left the back clear.


I decided to experiment with mine a little bit.



I aged some brown packing paper.  You can see the technique I used here. After I aged the paper, I coated it with decoupage medium and just stapled it on the back.  I like it both ways.  The paper gives it a lot of interest.


I wanted to stage it for the picture, but time just didn't allow it.  Instead, I took a picture of the sign surrounded by my pile-o-stuff waiting for paint, letters, and numbers.  I'm planning on repainting my kitchen and putting it in there, so I'll show you when (if) it gets done.



So which do you prefer?



Plain?


Or Paper?

I'll be attending the fabulous parties listed on my sidebar.  Won't you join me?

Janet

12 comments:

  1. I know that this is straddling the fence - but I like them both - I like the crisp clearness with the lettering only - but the crinkled paper adds such character! Very, very nice!
    Kathy

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  2. I think they are both terrific, but I think I like the one with paper just a tad better. Great transformation--thanks for sharing,
    Jeanette

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  3. I think I prefer the plain one. But how did you do the lettering?

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  4. I like them both ways, Janet. Love those doors. It looks like you've got a few projects to keep you busy!

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  5. I love them both -- guess it would depend on the colors, decor, etc. -- for me, the one with the paper is perfect! I sent this idea on to a friend of mine who is redecorating her kitchen with a "Parisian" look -- thanks for sharing this great idea with us!

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  6. Oh, I like the paper one the best. But for selling, the plain one would probably sell faster. Thanks for the tip on aging the paper. I may give that a try.

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  7. They're both great!!! I prefer the paper....gives it a lot of texture. You did an awesome job!

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  8. Oh Janet..I Love Them Both! But If I Were Forced To Decide between The Two..I'd Go With The Papered One. Gosh..These Are Fabulous Finds!

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  9. I like the sign backed with paper the best. Love the texture of it. But really both signs are great :)

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  10. LOVE your signs!! Absolutely charming! Thanks for sharing this at FNF :)

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  11. IT`S A WONDERFULL BLOG¡¡
    HUGS

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