Hello happy bloggers! At least I hope you are having a happy day!! A few days ago I showed you a sneak peek at one of my latest projects. I felt like such a meanie not showing you the entire piece! Well, I am sure you have been anxiously awaiting the big reveal (What, you totally forgot about it?!! tee, hee! ), so without further ado...........
Viola! My decoupaged French themed cabinet!
This is what she used to look like:
Not bad, but as soon as I bought her from a friend's garage sale, I knew I wanted to give her a makeover with a French Accent! I began by giving her several coats of creamy white latex paint. Oh, almost forgot to mention the addition of these pretty wooden appliques. I think I am addicted to them, as I seem to use them on lots of projects! You can buy them at Hobby Lobby or Michael's. Just use a bit of epoxy to adhere them. Remember, a little bit of epoxy goes a long way! You don't want any seeping out.
And you know what comes next! Yes, some distressing and antiquing glaze! Good guess :)
So I decoupaged pages from a vintage French book around the border of the outside, since my print didn't come all the way to the edges. Then I decoupaged them on the inside as well, so you get a fun little surprise when you open the door!
And a closer look at the cute print!
Etsy shop, and if she doesn't sell, I won't exactly be heart broken!!
What projects have you been working on lately? Hope you all have a wonderful day!
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Faded Charm's White Wednesday
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The French Cupboard Paperie Party
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Welcome to my blog!
Thanks so much for stopping by! I believe that everyone can have a beautiful home without spending a fortune! One of my favorite things to do is find creative ways to re-purpose things I already have on hand, or have picked up at yard sales and thrift stores. Join me as I share with you some of my favorite ideas for crafting and decorating, as well as travel adventures, and fun things that I pick up on my treasure hunts! Much of my work is influenced by my love all things French, nature, and of course shabby chic! I have gotten so many creative ideas from you very talented bloggers out there, and I hope that I can be an inspiration to you as well!