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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!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

More Aqua and Turquoise Love!

Ok, so I know that todays post has nothing to do with Christmas, but I thought I'd share with you a few of my latest projects!
Do you love aqua, turquoise, and all shades of blue and green in between?  I sure do!  No matter what the weather outside, how cold or gloomy it may be, I always get a lift with these wonderful, cheery hues!
 This wooden bistro sign is one of my favorites.  I painted it a pretty aquamarine color, that I absolutely love!
 I have so much fun mixing lots of different paints to achieve a new custom shade.  That way, I can get alot more mileage out of a handful of bottles and jars of paint, rather than having to go out and buy a ton of different colors!
 I've also been busy hunting for interesting picture frames that I can transform with paint.  My frame collections have become one of my best sellers, so I spend lots of time each week searching for more to add to my stash!

 I really love all of these beachy feeling aqua blues!!

 I also am always searching for cloches, and painted the base of this one a vibrant turquoise (another one of my own color creations).

 And you know how I love all things French!  So I was thrilled to discover this vintage print of the Arc de Triomphe, which is on one of the most beautiful streets in Paris, the Champs Elysees.  The frame was a really dull, totally drab creamy gray color when I found it.  I think the aquamarine really makes all the difference in the world, and really makes all of the other colors pop!
 You can find all of these in my Etsy shop, if you care to take a peek!
That's it for today!  Now go out and find something that you can transform, and have a great weekend while you are at it!!


Linda said...

That is such a wonderful color and I love that you make it yourself! The print really does pop with that color frame! I really love the mold ornament in your last post, too...I love using them for art, but never have thought of using one in quite the way you did...I'm inspired!

Myric said...

I love the color! I decided french bleu be the dominant color for my living room! I dont know why i am loving blue lately!


Kim K. said...

I always enjoy your transformation posts and that blue is simply divine. My recently widowed FIL is staying with us and I just might get him into crafting (I might even bust out the glitter)!! He even helped with Christmas cookies today.

Christmas hugs!

Love of the Sea said...

Love the Bistro sign! Hope your having a wonderful weekend.

NanaDiana said...

Everything looks beautiful, Donna. What's the matter? Did you run out of glitter? xo Diana

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Oooo, I love that color. I especially love it as a base for the cloche.

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh wow, that color looks totally fabulous--AND it is super-popular--I adore your frames!!!