I am forever in the middle of "projects". Something is being painted or I have artwork on the go, my room is strewn with bits of lace and ribbons while I'm making flowers, or furniture is moving here and there. It's fun to create something or reinvent it! I took a few snapshots this morning of some of the things that have changed in the last little while. My Mum is a master painter (she won't agree with me but I know she is) and I am always asking her to paint things for me - either for myself or for my store. She is a perfectionist and everything turns out just beautiful when she takes it on as a special 'project'.
This mirror was gold if you remember and I just found it to be a little too dark and overpowering so I asked my Mum to give it a makeover...
This other mirror had a very elaborate distressed finish with many different colours. My Mum and I both like things a little simpler and more pastel.
This next piece is just a little preview (because I promised). If you will remember I traded my little French desk for a lovely dresser and I told you that my Mum did something special with it. Well...
She had the desk professionally painted and added new knobs. It is so beautiful now that it hurts!! I will post more photos of it when she has found it a permanent home :)
The next project was one that my Mum and I did together. My Mum's sister is getting married in August and asked us to find her candelabras to decorate with at the reception. We have been searching for months! They are very hard to find but eventually - after this little antiquing trip that we took - we found some! They are very lovely and I just had to take pictures of them before they leave town...
And last but not least I had some treasures spread out on the table this morning and they looked so pretty that I captured them on my camera too!
Thanks for looking at my projects and pictures! There are new pretties in the Etsy Shop too so be sure to visit there. Here's a sneak peek!
Gorgeous! Off to stalk your Etsy shop:)ReplyDelete
Wow! You are so right. Your Mom is a master artist/painter. Especially the attention to detail she accomplished with (your former) French desk. Sob . . . Tissue Time. The desk has good bones. Your Mom might "loan" it back to you. Moms are like that.ReplyDelete
The rest of this post tells an amazing story of your busy-ness. With all that you do, how do you manage to take time out to breathe?
Thank you soooooo much for sharing! It's been fun.
Haha I know - it was very pretty in its original finish. It really is lovely now though - all of the carving has been brought out and the finish is very smooth. Maybe one day I'll steal it back :) Who knows! This has been a very busy summer - I definitely seem to have a lot of projects lately. Hope you're taking time to relax! Take care!Delete
Jennelise, I think there wouldn't be anything more delightful than to spend a day antiquing and creating with you and your Mom. Beautiful things, lovely post. Wishing you a great weekend!ReplyDelete
You are very sweet :) I would love to tag along with you on one of your photography trips! Thankyou for all of your inspiration and encouragement!Delete
I so enjoyed your post. I love to paint myself. What kind of paint does your Mom use? I am hooked on chalk paint recently. So expensive but so easy to work with. Love those mirrors! That vanity is just gorgeous--lovely paint job but I am sure your Mom could have done it herself. Everything always looks so much prettier white to me :)ReplyDelete
Hi Sandy! My Mum uses so many different kinds of paint. She loves the chalk paint for small projects - frames etc. It's so easy to get the gold to show through. The furniture and I think one of the mirrors was done with a spray paint to get the extra smooth finish. Thanks for your kind words!Delete
Everything is absolutely delightful and oh so pretty! Thank you for sharing with us!ReplyDelete