It gives me so much joy to take an item from the thrift or flea and
simply tweak it just a little and have it transform
into something that I'd be proud to own!!!!
I found this gorgeous butterfly specimen framed artwork a while ago ~
it was in a very shiny, silver frame that is SO not me....
but the butterflies?
So....I found some flat black spray paint and knew it was the ticket.
Seems black always exudes importance, don't you think?
So I took it all apart, sprayed the frame and inset that kept the butterflies
away from the glass and painted them both.
I'm in love with the result!!!!
Now the question is ....where will I hang it?
Don't you worry one little bit,
you know I'll find a place!!
Remember my box find?
Yes, it had some sweet grapes painted on top
but not exactly what I have in mind ~
I applied a little gesso and some craft paint to make it disappear ~
Now I'm ready to transform this sweetie.....
The funny thing about moving is that I am STILL unpacking!
The studio was the most challenging space so
when I was packing, everything was tucked inside of something else!
A few things I've just uncovered:
A box of old watch pieces ~
What is it about the gorgeous graphics on old watches?
I just love them....
My precious little bitty bread tin ~
why do I love old, beat up stuff like this???
More vanilla buttons....yes, I am an addict!
OH! and now I'm obsessed with scrim!!!!
Lisa sent me a sweet little bundle of it and
I think it is amazing....
I took a few photos of what she sent me ~
I haven't even used it yet but have ordered more
from Hancock Fabrics online....
yeah...I know I need help :)
It has a tighter weave that gauze or cheese cloth
and this is the natural color....
Just look at the scrim used on each side of the bed....
I think this photo is from Country Living....
Sometimes my posts are so crazy.
Absolutely ALL over the place....
but it seems to happen when my creative juices are flowing ~
You have GOT to stop by Karen's blog Todolwen.....
she's shared the most wonderful handmade feather tutorial!!!
Have an amazing Thursday my dear friends,
hugs and love,