Cold and wintery outside means it's a good excuse to stay indoors and have fun creating!
With all of the white stuff on the ground here in the Midwest, I thought I would bring some more white indoors! With paint, that is!
So today I thought I'd share with you some of my latest creations that I've made for my Etsy shop, all done in my favorite shades of white to cream.
This large basket was a lucky find! It's brand new, and came with the canvas liner. I couldn't scoop it up fast enough!
Of course it didn't start out life this color. It was a natural wicker tone, but I immediately thought it would be so much prettier with a white wash finish. So I painted it my favorite creamy white, allowing a bit of the natural tones to show thru.
And since the basket had a French feel to it, I just had to make a French graphic tag to go along with it.
Oooh, la, la!
Shelves are always big sellers in my shop, so I am always on the hunt for nice ones that I can transform with a little paint and tlc. I was super excited to find this ornate vintage Homco shelf, below.
Originally gaudy gold when I spotted it, I could hardly wait to take it home and give it some creamy love!
The shelf has some beautiful detailing, and would also make a pretty bed crown!
It can sometimes be challenging to photograph my shelves. The one below is even cuter in person than I was able to capture in my pics, I think.
It is vintage and has great curves!
It was an awful dark reddish-brown finish when I found it on one of my weekly treasure hunts. Many coats of creamy white paint, and it's looking so much happier, I think!
Also popular in my shop are picture frames.
Actually hubby found the next pieces that I'm about to show you. I get so excited when he comes home with treasures for me to transform! I guess I've trained him well, as he knows just what to look for now:)
I really love this sweet oval frame. It is vintage and has the prettiest floral and ribbon motif at the top, as well as pretty raised details around the border.
I took it from gaudy gold to glam with my signature antique white!
It came with this sweetest little bird print, but that could be replaced with a photo or other artwork.
Oval frames are especially popular in my shop. This pretty matching pair below are also vintage.
From boring brown to shabby and chic cream, I am really loving them!
They have a pretty raised floral and leaf design on both sides of the frame.
I like including either vintage sheet music or pretty scrapbooking paper in my frames. I think they look pretty in the photos, but sometimes I also like to show what the frames look like empty, so the buyer could better visualize them with their own photos or whatever added.
I was excited when hubby came home with not one, but two of these cute curvy shelves, below. And I could hardly believe my luck when I found another identical shelf when I was out thrifting last week!
I painted this one pure white, so much better than the awful dark reddish brown finish.
Love the curvy brackets and the scalloped edge top.
That's it for now, so glad you stopped by for a visit!
Have a great day, and stay warm and cozy!