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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, March 15, 2012

French Accents!

Bon Jour Mon Amis!
As you may have noticed, I love all things French! Combine that with paint, Mod Podge, and beautiful images from the Graphics Fairy, and what do you get?
Well, for starters this French country wooden caddy!
While it was already cream when I discovered it, the paint was looking a little tired.  So, I freshened it up with some Heirloom White and a bit of distressing around the edges.

I really love this shape of this caddy, from the curvy front and back to the metal and wooden handle.  I thought this beautiful French label that I found over at the Graphics Fairy would take it from ok to oooh, la, la!
Look at all of the gorgeous details of the image!  I really love the sepia tones, don't you?
I guess you could say that Heirloom White paint, Mod Podge, and wood anything are staples in my craft room, as that is the basis of my next project, this cute little wooden tray.  I chose one of my all time favorite French labels at the Graphics Fairy for this piece.  I should back up a bit and say that I sure wish I had taken a before shot of this tray.  It began life painted a very drab rusty color (so not me!).
I could hardly wait to paint her HW, but first I added these cute little wooden ball feet that I just so happened to have.  After painting and distressing a bit, I then decoupaged the label to the inside.
And viola!  A tres chic French inspired tray was born!!
While I would love to keep both of these creations, I've added them to my Etsy shop. 

I'm linking up with the following parties, be sure to visit for tons of inspiring ideas!
Common Ground Vintage Inspiration Friday
French Country Cottage Feathered Nest Friday

15 comments:

NanaDiana said...

Just as gorgeous as always, Donna. I love that little footed tray...but I love the little footed tray I GOT FROM YOU even more. You still "got it" girly! xo Diana

Blondie's Journal said...

I love it, Donna! Your talent is endless!

Have a wonderful weekend!! :)

XO,
Jane

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

turned out wonderful!!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Love the caddy, Donna.

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

So very pretty. Visiting from Common Ground. Hope you have a grand evening. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

myric andreasen said...

Ooh la la! They all look gorgeous! Your works are one of my inspirations. Don't you just love anything French? It is simple yet very sophisticated.

xoxo
Myric

The Bear's Blog said...

Hi Miss Donna, Hi Emily,

Happy Friday. The tray is bee-u-tee-ful, it would be perfect for my peanut butter & honey snack in the afternoon.

Heaps of Hugs
Prudence

Happy St. Patrick's Day.

Kim K. said...

Simply gorgeous!!

Lynn Stevens said...

Love what you did with the Graphics Fairy images.
Love all things French too.
Hugs Lynn

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Love the tray, Donna. The little ball feet were the perfect touch! Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Okio B Designs said...

Love your caddy! You used the perfect image from the GF! Love it!

Jeanine

Karen said...

Donna, this is really nice! You always make things look SO perfect!

Karen

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh WOW, Donna, I love everything--and it will fly off your shelves, for sure!!! Ohhh-la-la!!!
XO
Cindy

Mimi said...

Lovely. I always here about people using images from Graphics Fairy. Guess it's about time I jump on board.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

They turned out so beautifully, Donna...love the shape of the tote! And the graphics are really lovely!