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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!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Cream Love!

Hello Ladies!
It's my first time in ages to participatie in White Wednesday, over at Faded Charm.  If you've never checked it out, be sure to do so!  It's a day when those of us who love cream, white, and all shades in between can share ideas and inspirations!  So pay everyone a visit, you'll be glad that you did!

If you have been with me for a while, you know how much I love cream!  And I have been known to paint just about everything in site with my all time favorite, Heirloom White!  So, I thought I'd share with you what I have been up to!

 I was so excited when I found these Syroco sconces the other day while out thrifting!  I wish that I could show you the "before" shot, but we are having trouble with our home computer (phooey!), so I am not able to access the photos (I'm typing this on my laptop).  Hopefully, I can show you in a few days just what they looked like. Trust me when I say they were begging for a makeover!
 Several coats of Heirloom White and some distressing, and oooh, la, la!  Perfect for your Paris apartment, no? (wouldn't you love a Paris apartment?  A girl can always dream.......)
 Prior to being "shabbified", they were black and gold, and looked very plasticy.  Now you would swear that they are made of wrought iron!!
Next are a pair of wrought iron planters, that I brought with me all the way from Michigan!  They are very heavy, and I think would look gorgeous filled with pansies, or other pretty blooms.
They were black and gold when I found them, and I think they are so much happier now that they are creamy white!  A bit of distressing adds to their cottage appeal, I think!
I love all of the pretty detail.  I think they also would be great in a bathroom filled with towels and pretty toiletries!
And last of all, I took a rather boring brown tray, painted it a soft creamy shade, then added this gorgeous crown!  Wouldn't you love being served breakfast in bed on this?!

 I really love this crown motif.  I found it over at The Graphics Fairy (thank you, Karen!).
 You can find all of the treasures that I've shared with you today in my Etsy shop, if you're interested.
Now, go out and paint something cream!!!!
I'm linking up with:
The Graphic's Fairy Brag Monday


Kathy said...

Lovin the cream Donna!
Love seeing Paris AND Mackinac Island on your sidebar together!!!!
I'm 3 hours from Mackinac...WAY MORE from Paris!
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Kim K. said...

You are definitely back to your artistic-self. I'm loving your make-overs. PS. West MI is actually going to hit the upper 70s/nearly 80 with thunderstorms the next 2 days. Back to the 60s for the weekend...of course. Hugs from MI.

Love of the Sea said...

Heck yeah I would love a Paris Apartment...and then I would hire you to help me decorate it!!! :)

Miss Gracie's House said...

I'm gonna tomorrow:)...I definitely agree white paint changes the candle sconces...happy WW!

Amanda said...

Very pretty creamy makeovers! Heirloom white is my fav. too! It's often sold out at my local hardware store...wink!

Bella said...

Hi Donna,
Great finds and even better transformations!! Love the tray, and all the glitter in the post below, I LOVE glitter too :-))
Welcome to Washingotn, I hope you are getting some sun!! It would be fun to be somewhere new and have all kins of fresh sightseeing:-) Enjoy!!

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

I think I've seen candle sconces like that before! Wow...they are soooo much better covered in cream!!! :) Love that tray, too!!!

Ido said...

Hi Donna,
Love your whites, I have a tray just like yours, I decoupaged a crown from the graphics fairy too!
Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Lynn Richards said...

I'm breaking out the paint now!! Love these-especially the iron planters!

victoriantailor said...

Welcome to White Wednesday, I look forward to this every week, it is one event that I usually can take the time to do. So where in Michigan did you find those planters?
I must have missed that sale, ha! My shop is in an antique mall her in Mason, MI. Love your blog.
Celeste, victoriantailor.com

Tete said...

I'm back! What fun projects you find to do. I have a pair of shelves that where home interior that I got at the city wide that I want to paint like you do with your things. I think they will turn out great! Hope you are having a fun day there!
I am so happy to see you didn't glitter these! LOL
Hugs- Tete

stefanie said...

they are all perfect!!!

Susan said...

Glad to see you're back in your element, Donna, and painting happily! Gorgeous pieces!
Happy WW,

Linda said...

Very pretty, Donna...I particularly love the crown tray!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh wow, I love all of this Donna--tres chic!!!

Erin said...

Love those planters Donna!!! I love the detail on them:) And you know I am a sucker for your trays, love the graphic you chose:)

AmyOfSweden said...

Thats a very nice way to turn a "boring" brown tray into something extrodinary! Nice job! :)

Stitchfork said...

I'd feel like a queen with breakfast served on this royal tray! Love it!

fairyrocks said...

Fantastic little tray, gorgeous iron works
Keep smiling and creating