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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!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Heirloom White Love!

Nothing gives me more of a thrill than a can of Heirloom White spray paint, and a treasure that is just waiting to be transformed!  So today I thought I'd share with you some of my latest projects, that I've added to my Etsy shop.
 I was super excited when I found this gorgeous vintage syroco mirror!  Of course, it was a "gaudy gold" when I discovered it, and was in dire need of a makeover!
 You would never guess that the frame is not carved wood.  Just look at all of the beautiful details!

I am always looking for candleholders and sconces, and was excited to find this pretty iron pair, which originally were black (but not for long!).
 I adore this pair of vintage syroco sconces!  They were black and gold when I found them (ugh!).
 Oh so much better now, I think!
 Speaking of syroco, if you have been with me awhile, you know how much fun I have transforming syroco anything!  I do believe that my heart actually skips a beat when I spot it while out on my treasure hunts!  I had alot of fun making over this pretty and large vintage wall pocket.  I just love all of the wonderful details of the piece!
 I especially love finding treasures that are not only attractive, but functional as well!  I was super excited when I found this vintage desk organizer. Originally dark brown (ick!), she's so much happier with her shabbylicious makeover!  She's made of a very heavy resin that has the look of carved wood.  Love!
 Just check out all of her wonderful details!
And last but certainly not least, I gave this set of candle holders a shabbyfied makeover!
 This little cutie below was hand made in Sweden, and is so much happier now with her new paint job!
 More shabbyliciousness!
All of the things you see here today are in my Etsy shop, if you'd like to check them out!!

I'm linking up with the following great parties:
Common Ground Vintage Inspiration Friday
Boogieboard Cottage Masterpiece Monday


Tete said...

Love the desk caddy! It all looks so much better. Hope you sell it all fast!
Hugs- Tete

Ido said...

Wow Donna! All those finds are fabulous, all of them! you are absolutely right, everything looks much better white!
Have a lovely weekend!

Pamela Gordon said...

You've transformed some great items with spray paint. Heirlom White is my favorite as well and I've used it on lot of things. I also like bright colours of green and turquoise for outside things.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

it all looks sooooo good!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

LOVE all your transformations, white paint makes everything better in my book!! thanks for linking up with VIF, xo Debra

LuLu Kellogg said...

Beautiful pieces Donna!

Heirloom White is one of my favorite spray paints!


NanaDiana said...

Great looking pieces, Donna. I love them...however, I THINK I caught you in a lie. You said NOTHING gives you more pleasure than Heirloom White Spray paint...and UNLESS I AM MISTAKEN...I think it is GLITTER that REALLY rocks your world. Please feel free to correct me if I am wrong- xo Diana

Susan said...

Fabulous job Donna! You have the magic touch with that heirloom white. The detail really stands out on these great pieces. Especially love those candlestick holders. :)

- Susan

Love of the Sea said...

Great creations Donna. Love the desk organizer. Trying to figure out where I could use that!! :) Hope you are having a wonderful week. XO

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

These look beautiful Donna! Love the grouping of candlesticks. But the little organizer is so cute!

Debbie said...

LOVE all of your projects, Donna. Everything looks so yummy in white.
So glad you are staying busy out there.
Big, big hugs.

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Is Syroco still in business? If they are, they should send you a commission check!!! Great projects...they look so much better in heirloom white!!!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh it's all dreamy, Donna! I love it and white is so timeless!!!

BECKY said...

Wow Donna! You sure manage to find some great things! They all look fabulous in their new white attire!!

The brand of heirloom white I have used looks more beige than white. Which brand do you use?

Have a wonderful weekend!!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Heirloom White is a beautiful soft white. I've used it many times. You gave all these pieces new life.

Jess@Balancing The Dream said...

this is fabulous!!

Jess@Balancing The Dream said...

this is fabulous!!

esss said...

That is quiet an inspiring post!!!
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Mariaelena said...

Agreed...my daughter's entire bedroom set is painted in heirloom white spray paint....I love it...thx for sharing...