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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, August 14, 2013

Creamy Whites

Bonjour Mes Amis!
It was Michigan's Longest Garage Sale last weekend, right in my neck of the woods!  So I had fun stopping at as many garage and yard sales that I could squeeze into a few hours time!  There were tons of people out and about, I think half the fun was mingling!  I was amazed at the variety of things that I spotted. Everything from a wedding dress to an old bathroom sink at one sale!  Another sale had an adorable vintage baby buggy, complete with "peep hole" windows on each side!  Another sale had an antique bathtub that was pretty worse for wear.  Of course, there was alot of crusty, rusty and grungy looking things at many of the sales.  Those were the ones that I quickly passed up!
I did manage to find quite a few treasures to transform for my shop, so today I thought I'd share with you a few of them that I've already worked some magic on!
Beautiful picture frames are always good sellers in my shop, so I was super excited to find this heavy brass frame!  Of course it was very, well, brassy when I discovered it!  I could hardly wait to transform it with my favorite shade of creamy white!
 The details of the piece are amazing!
 These sweet little frames were pewter finished.   I think their new creamy look suits them much better!
 I always like to insert vintage sheet music or decorative paper in my frames for their photo shoots. 
 Look at all of their lovely details.

 I guess I was on a roll and got lucky finding great frames!  I adore this gorgeous frame with three openings.
It was a bit of a gaudy gold when I first spotted it.  But no more!
 I really love how the cream paint, and a bit of distressing make all of the wonderful details pop!

 I love easels, too!  So I couldn't grab the one below fast enough!  It's brass, and was just begging to be given my shabby chic treatment!!
 It's so pretty, I think.
Perched on top are the sweetest pair of love birds.
That's it for now!  I'm off to do some more painting, and to see what you all have been up to!
Have a great day!
Sharing with Blissful Whites Wednesday. Be sure to visit for tons of dreamy white inspirations!


Joyce Mayer said...

Beautiful, but, someone is missing from this great post. Katie Bug!

Hugs, Happy Wednesday.

Susie said...

Donna, I love the beautiful frames. You sure make them cuter. xoxo,Susie

Debbie said...

LOVE each and every frame, Donna!
You did a wonderful job of making them gorgeous!

Something Special said...

Hi Donna, You have probably wondered why you don't have your pillow yet. I have run into some problems of late, but have not forgotten and am mailing it tomorrow. Sorry again for the delay.

Gail said...

Hi Donna ....looking good as usual !! and I love the vintage sewing box in your last post ...fab ! not surprised they sell like hot cakes ! happy weekend...Gail x

Bente said...

Beautiful frames, Donna. So great with the music sheets.

Have a nice weekend.

Hugs and say hello to Katie

Kadee Willow said...

Oh, my heavens! I will have to google that and put it down on my calendar for next year! I've always wanted to do the on that goes through Kentucky and Tennessee as well as other states. And now you say that Michigan has its own version! Your brass frames are adorable especially with the way you make them oh, so vintage and sweet! Thanks for sharing your adventure!

Little Miss Maggie said...

Those frames are so pretty and I love them in white. The easel is beautiful too. I think the white really brings out the fine details of those ornate frames. Great finds.

Junkchiccottage said...

HI Donna,
Thanks for finding me now I have found you. Thanks for leaving your sweet comment on my blog. Love your blog and these frames are so sweet.

Sandi said...

I was at that sale also! Where did you start?
PS LOVE the frames!!