Bonjour Mes Amis!
This week sure flew by, didn't it? It's finally starting to feel like spring around here, and I am oh so happy!
And since anything painted my favorite creamy, dream white also makes me happy, I thought I'd share with you some of my latest transformations that I've added to my Etsy shop.
I found this beautiful framed vintage print of the Virgin Mary down in Georgia this winter. Problem was, the metal filigree frame was a very gaudy gold. I could hardly wait to paint it my favorite shade of cream!
This is the before, below.
I think Mary looks so much happier after the makeover, don't you?
The wonderful details were totally lost in all of that gold!
I don't have befores of the rest of my makeovers (bad blogger, I know!), so I'm afraid you'll have to use your imagination. I love collecting pretty pictures frame, and united all of these by painting them shades of white and cream.
I found this cute little vintage mirror while out thrifting, and thought it would be the perfect addition to the frame set!
I've got to give hubby credit for finding this next piece! (guess I have trained him well!).
It is a vintage sewing organizer. At least I think that was its original purpose. I think it also would be pretty holding jewelry, or used on a desk for office supplies. I wish that I'd taken a before shot, as it was a very ugly brown wood tone, ugh!
Look at the pretty raised details on the top and front. It's actually made of molded plastic, but you'd never guess it!
The top lifts off to reveal two compartments.
And there is a drawer below. Cute!
Last of all, are a pair of vintage Burwood wall sconces. Again, they are actually molded plastic, but I think now that they're painted the look like old plaster!
So, you already know that I love all things white and creamy white! But what I don't love are issues with Blogger! Are any of you having problems with it? I have been singing the Blogger Blues, as it's just been giving me fits. I can leave comments on your blog posts, but apparently many of you aren't receiving those comments in your in boxes. If you are like me, you usually don't check for comments on your actual blog, just in your in box. So, I didn't want you to think that I've not been visiting or commenting, I am!
When I leave a comment, I often receive it back in my spam as a "mail delivery failure", but the comment is on your post. I know I'm not the only one having these issues. And, the same thing is often happening on my end. I am not getting all of your comments in my in box, so I now (thanks to Blogger!!) am trying to get in the habit of also checking my blog for any comments that I've missed receiving. I do appreciate everyone of you who visits, and who leaves me comments, and I almost always respond.
I've also had a few people tell me that I'm a "no reply" blogger, though I've not changed any of my settings.
And some people say that I am not a no reply blogger.
I've tried clearing my history and cache, and that didn't solve it. So apparently it's something that #$%%^#$&* Blogger is up to! If any of you have any suggestions or ideas, or are experiencing the same issues, I would love hearing from you!
Ok, now that I have that off my chest, hope you all have a great weekend!