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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, July 31, 2012

French Country Vintage Pedestal Bowl Redo


Do you love pedestal bowls as much as I do?
Well, for some reason, I'm just crazy about anything on a pedestal! So today I thought I'd share my latest creation with you, a vintage wooden pedestal bowl that I gave a Frenchy makeover to!
 But she didn't start out looking so magnifique!  Oh, no!  This is what she began life as!  I've got to thank hubby for finding this one for me!  (I think I need to send him out shopping more often!)
I knew right away when I saw her just what I wanted to do.
 So, I began by painting her my favorite creamy white, followed by what I like to refer to as "a generous dose of distressing", to give her that aged over time look.  Then, I went over to the Graphics Fairy (love!) for this gorgeous French label.  Don't you just love it?!
 I really love her curvy shape, by the way!
 As a special little surprise, I lined the inside with vintage sheet music, which is one another one of my favorite things to work with!
 I am so happy with the way she turned out!
 Here is one last look.  As much as I love her, I've added her to my Etsy shop, if you care to take a peek!
I'm linking up with Kathleen over at Faded Charm for White Wednesday
and Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday.
Do be sure to visit, for tons of inspiration!

15 comments:

Tete said...

The sheet music on the inside was a nice surprise! I didn't expect that at all! Looks so pretty.

Gail said...

Oh so nice and yes that music sheet on the inside was a surprise to me too. I just love to see the before and after...wonderful...Gail x

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

You do such wonderful makeovers...turning an outdated piece into something special!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

sweetest transformation evaaaah!!

Penny said...

I have passed these by a yard sales, not any more after seeing your great makeover! Penny

The Farmer's Daughter said...

I just gave one of these away and was glad to get rid of it! Wish I'd seen in it what you saw. What a wonderful idea putting the sheet music inside! So pretty. . .

NanaDiana said...

Oh, Donna- That is as beautiful as all of your work is. I love it- xo Diana

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

So pretty...Happy WW!

Debbie said...

Very pretty, Donna! The graphic you chose is perfect!
xo

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

This is so beautiful, Donna--lovely! Thank you for sharing the before and after pictures with us.

Lois Arnold said...

What a wonderful pedestal bowl. Loved the sheet music on the inside. Great job!

Judi said...

Hi, I was looking at your post today and scrolled down and found this one. It is really strange because I had just found the wooden stand just like you painted. I had it boxed up not using it any more. I received mine as a wedding gift in 1966. I think it is time it received a makeover. I have searched and searched the Graphics Fairy blog but I cannot find the one you used. Would you be so kind to help me find that one. I really like it. Thank you,
Judi
"Loving All Things Romantic"

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

That's a really sweet transformation. I love the music manuscript on the inside of the bowl.

I'd love it if you'd consider linking up at Shabbilicious Friday ~ http://shabbyartboutique.blogspot.com.au/2012/08/shabbilicious-friday-link-party-august.html

Anne said...

Donna, this is beautiful. I love what you have done with it. You definitely made it a one time find. Very creative. I love glass pedestals. But this wooden one is really unique. Have a nice day. And by the way, thank you so much for adding me to your blog roll. I'm honored. =)

Barbara Jean said...

Love it. wonderful combination of loveliness.

blessings
barb