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?


Or Paper?

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Monday, June 13, 2011

Roses On My Table

I had more fun at the Saturday night auction.

I bought this old wicker table.  I really thought it needed something to brighten it up.

That same night at the auction I bought three boxes of books, unseen, for a dollar.  A couple of days later, I opened one of the boxes and it had a set of old gardening encyclopedias.  One book was titled "Roses".  Yeah! My favorite.

It was meant to be.  A little decoupage, and the table was dull no more.

I love the vintage feel of it.

I think this would be adorable on a porch or in a sunroom.  And if you get bored, you can learn all about roses.

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Monday, June 6, 2011

French Folding Chair

I got this wonderful weathered folding chair at the auction.  Since I'm planning on keeping this for myself, I'll tell you that I only paid $1.00.  It is perfectly sturdy, too.

Here it is in the before stage.  I liked it just as is was, but I'm glad I decided to go "French".

I did a simple aging technique with the paint.  I used red craft paint and an old paint brush. Then with a fairly dry brush, I gradually added layer on layer until I got the right look.  I scrubbed on a dark brown wax with steel wool for more aging.

But the best part of the project is the stenciling.  I like to imagine that this chair is from a French beach resort.  

Or that I just came home from the French market.  Maybe someday.

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