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!
Monday, January 3, 2011
Up on a Pedestal
Have you noticed how just about everything looks better on a pedestal? I am continually on the hunt for treasures, and when I spot a pedestal anything I quickly snatch it up! Today I wanted to share with you one of my latest creations.
I have been a bad blogger lately, as I keep forgetting to take before photos! Anyway, this began as a vintage dark wooden pedestal bowl. Nothing terrible, but nothing extraordinary, either! Of course I had to paint her cream. (Yes, I know that you are shocked by this revelation!) I really love the scalloped design along the rim, especially after distressing, which really highlights all of the wonderful detail. A bit of Ralph Lauren antiquing glaze in "Smoke" and she was looking better already!
To the front, I decoupaged a copy of a beautiful French soap label, which I found over at the Graphics Fairy (thanks, Karen!). Isn't it gorgeous?
And for a fun little surprise, I decoupaged vintage sheet music to the inside of the bowl. Love!
Here's one last look! Now to find some more pedestal anythings!
I am linking up with the following fun parties:
The Graphics Fairy Brag Monday
Faded Charm White Wednesday