Friday, April 2, 2010

Did I ever tell you that I hate painting??

But it's a necessary evil in the antiquing biz....
Not that these goodies are antiques
but I wanted to give them a fresh look!
I try to make them more versatile...

Simple cream satin paint....very lightly distressed.
Now hopefully this will work in more homes than it would have previously.

My amaryllis is just about touching the ceiling!!! What's up with that?

I put the final coat on the table....soft cream satin paint ~

A simple chalkboard on a cabinet door ~

There's something so wonderful about
seeing others create from your instructions ~
Sweet Minna Marika of Lumivalkoista 
(which means "Snow White")
bought my Nest Baby in a Jar tutorial,
created the little sweetie and it's PRECIOUS!!!

Thank you so much Minna Marika for buying my tutorial and
for sharing your beautiful creation with me ~

I'm off to Antique Griffin today to stock up!!!
I hope you have a wonderful Friday dear friends ~
hugs and love,


Dorthe said...

They all looks so beautifull, and elegant sweet Dawn,love this creamy white- are you placing them in your shop today sweetie?
I have mine open all easter, have to try sell something, with a little turists on the island.
Have a wonderfull and sunny day dearest, --sunn is shining here :)
Love and hugs, Dorthe

The Farmer's Attic said...

Beautiful job!!!! I especially love the shoe :)

Linens Lace and Lattes said...

Would love to see a picture of your booth once you get these pretties in. Happy Friday. deb

Theresa said...

Well, Dawn... you may hate painting but you sure do a great job:) Enjoy your day, it looks like another picture-perfect Georgia day!

Lori said...

those all look gorgeous Dawn!!!

Joy Lett said...

I hate to paint too. But it does make everything new again. Hope to stop by and visit your space again soon. Happy Spring.

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Hi Dawn,
I love that pretty soft satin white! Everything looks fresh and new!
Happy Easter to you and your family!
:) Laura

Janet Metzger, Artist said...

I am so into creamy white hubby laughs when he sees me looking intently at something...he knows I am thinking of painting it!

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Dawn ~
I soooo agree with you on painting but those did come out beautiful !

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

HI Dawn ~ I am not great at painting. But I actually like it cause I'm always surprised if it turns out nice:) Your items look fabulous~ I love the table~hhmm, Ive actually been looking for one just like it....

Antiques In Old Town said...

Love the Antique Griffin... NEED a road trip SOON ! Have a BLESSED EASTER... Rowann

Barbara Jean said...

Good morning Dawn.

Sweet post.She did a great job on the fairy jar. Love how the fairy is sitting and love the color of the eggs.

Thanks for the giveaway tip.

Sounds like the store is keeping you busy.


barbara jean

Anonymous said...

That looks beautiful Dawn!:-)
Stopping by to wish you a nice easter:-)
Love the shoe in the corner, hi hi!
New header ..? (sooo nice!)
Hugs , Hege.

Vicki K. said...

Minna Marika's Nest Baby IS adorable!

Dawn - I am surprised that you don't like to paint. But I know you love the results. I only like to paint if the surface is big and flat and smooth and does not need prep. Guess I don't like to paint either.

kathy said...

Dawn , always such lovely results -- HAve a Happy nad Blessed EAster
Kathy - ga ♥

Cheryl ~ ZanyMayd said...

You did a great job..... I hate painting too, but it sure makes a difference, Great that your Antique Booth is doing so well... Next time I am in Georgia, I want to venture out Your Way..... so keep track of all the little out of the way places where we can Treasure Hunt~

Have a Very Blessed Easter My Friend

Gypsy Purple said...

I wish you a happy and blessed Easter! xx Gypsy Purple

Vicki Boster said...

Beautiful table Dawn - and the little collage is adorable. Happy Easter!


deb christensen said...

you do just beautiful work, like magic. and then you share it with us. what a wonderful place blogland is. happy happy easter!

Lisa said...

Hey girl,
Isn't it funny how a little cream colored paint can elevate the simpliest piece of anything to a treasure!? We need to talk about that tole lamp I see in the reflection of the mirror! Is that the guest bedroom, you know the one for me to stay in? You've been a busy girl. I was reading Art Quilts today on the road & couldn't stop looking at your beautiful work in this issue. Your images printed on the muslin are so crisp & clear, you'll have to share your secrets with me. Oh, I'm starting to comment like Rose. No, I only have 100 words. LOL Have a blessed Easter my friend. Lisa
PS Did you read my email yet?

Rustique Gal said...

Hi Dawn, I'm with you, I hate painting too, but things look so much better! Your mirror and table are lovely in that creamy white.
I discovered your pretty box redux in Somerset Life today. I love it. I am trying to repurpose lots of trash and that is a sweet idea to line the box too.
Happy Easter!

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

THAT should work for most people...there are very few things in our home that are not white or off white.
I bet that is so with a lot of us.

Your Tuts must be very clear to follow...she did a great job, with that one.


Becky from Tennessee said...

Hi Dawn,
Happy Easter to you and your

I haven't been by in a little
while and absolutely love your
new header. It is so sweet
and charming.

I agree, too, about painting
but projects look so nice once
they are completed.

Hope you are having a nice day.


Shopgirl said...

As always everything is so lovely, the table would look really good in my house! So much love in every post. I am looking forward to getting back doing some fun things.
I am doing fine now, but my house is in real trouble!!!!
Love you Dear Dawn! Mary


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