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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!
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16 comments:

Kim K. said...

It's lovely. I especially love the savon Jasmin label and sheet music liner.

Erin@likegrandmas said...

I don't have any pedestals, but now I know I need some!!!This is beautiful!

Linda said...

This turned out so pretty, Donna! Looks like etsy is finally picking up again!

Rebecca said...

I totally agree-scales were hot this past year-just seemed to place importance on the object inside!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I'm with you, Donna, I love pedestals like these, too! Love this white and with the decoupage. I found a square one at Goodwill a few months ago and painted it Heirloom White. I love it! Just need to find something else to put in it now that Christmas is over!

Donna said...

Agree too, love pedestals...especially on cake plates!! Your work is great!!!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh--this is gorgeous, Donna!!! And I love the pedestal...it's so much more formal!! Gorgeous creation!!!
XO

Love of the Sea said...

Beautiful. It looks great with the label. Came out awesome.

NanaDiana said...

That is just adorable, Donna- Love it-I love pedestals too...and often combine a couple of things (old candlesticks, etc) to get a pedestal look.

I have been telling MyHero for years that I would LOOK and FEEL wonderful up on a pedestal. He's not buying what I am trying to sell. sigh... Hugs, sweet MI friend....Diana

Caroline said...

What a great idea! I love how you lined it with sheet music too!

PetraB said...

So fabulous, love the pedestal. It is the finishing touch to the object.

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Very beautiful, Donna! I love how you lined the bowl with music sheets! :)

Jacqueline said...

How darling your pedestal turned out! Very original!

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Oh! You deserve to brag about this one because it's really cute!!!

Sandy Ang said...

Just love your makeover. Especially as I'm in a blue and white kind of crafting mood too.

Biljana said...

Great, so vintage, so lovely:-)
Hugs, Biljana