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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!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Blue & Aqua

As you may have already noticed, I spend alot of my time painting and transforming found treasures.  Alot of time!  So today I thought I'd share with you a few of my latest creations, painted my favorite baby blue, and bright aqua!
 For me, half the fun of creating is the searching!  There is hardly a week that goes by without me hunting for goodies that I can makeover.  My latest obsession passion is picture frames!  I've been putting together quite a few sets for my Etsy shop, and think it's so much fun to unite them all with the same color.
 This is one of my current favorite sets.  I added vintage sheet music to one of the frames.  Love the sepia tone against the baby blue.  I was thrilled to find these vintage metal frames.  Once a "gaudy gold", I think they are so much prettier now!


 Ok, one of these days I really do need to remember to take a before shot of these vintage desk organizers!  I've been lucky enough to find 5 or 6 of them, that I have given an entirely different look to.  Once a dark brown, I think it easily would've been passed up.
 But no more!
 I've added all of these lovelies to my Etsy shop, if you'd like to check them out!
For those of you in states hit by the recent tornadoes, my thoughts and prayers go out to you.  Stay safe!
I'm linking up with Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday

13 comments:

Kim K. said...

Such dreamy blue goodies.

myric andreasen said...

my heart skipped a big beat with those hues of blue! I love them! How cute! Great job! Is it okay to ask what paint did you use?

xoxo
Myric

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

That is such a pretty color, Donna! I especially love the pierced metal frames! All of the frames look beautiful!

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Donna,
WOW, this is all soooo gorgeous--I adore the blue!! SO pretty!!! It will fly off your Etsy shelf!!!
XO
Cin

themarketplacegirls said...

I love these , I have one of those letter organizers but mine is still that ugly brown :( I love the shade of blue ? do you share your colors?

Thuis Thuis said...

I love your blog, nice clours and style.
Will follow you.Great weekend Annette

Debbie said...

Such lovely shades of blue....
reminds me of the mist on the sea.
xxoo

Susan said...

oooh, I love those baby blues Donna! You have such a talent for transforming found pieces. Terrific!

Gail said...

Hello...they look lovely especially the letter organiser, the blue is a lovely shade. Have a nice Sunday evening...Gail x

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Beautiful, Donna! I have a couple of those lacy metal frames that are still gaudy gold...I think I need to paint them aqua after seeing yours!!! Great job!

Love of the Sea said...

I love the aqua. Such a pretty color.

Miss Gracie's House said...

Aren't projects fun?...And paint is the best tool! Your frames are so pretty...
Rene

Debbiedoo's said...

LOVE, this color Donna. You do a great job on all your found treasures. You can tell you are doing what you love:)