Monday, May 30, 2011

Productive and Relaxing...Can That Happen?

Well, I had a most productive and relaxing weekend. I hope you did, too!  I finished some projects that I have been meaning to get to while my youngest had his friend over. First, I finished this frame. I found this antique frame with this beautiful picture in it under a bunch of stuff in the back of an antique shop. I asked the owner what she wanted and she said, "Oh, it's in bad shape, how about $10?" SOLD! It did look bad, but it was just dusty and I knew with a good cleaning and a coat of white paint, it would look gorgeous over my piano. After I painted it white, the detail didn't quite show up so, I added an umber glaze, carefully painting and wiping. I wish I took a before picture...sorry. I love it in it's new home, mixed with the old and the new.


I also finished this little vintage bowl by painting it aqua and then adding an umber glaze (hey, I had leftovers!) to bring out the carvings.


Then, of course, I still had some leftover glaze, so I painted this tin that was given to me by Shirley over at Back 2 Vintage. She sent me a whole box of Brighton tins, which by the way, are very pretty on their own. Here's a before pic on the right...


However, I wanted experiment with a couple so I spray painted this one Heirloom white, added a touch of aqua and then wiped it with the umber glaze. I found this broken silk flower in my stash (I save a lot of things) and added a Swarovski crystal and I think it looks quite pretty (if I say so myself). 


Spent the rest of the weekend visiting my sister, taking long walks (early morning), bike riding and playing whiffle ball with my son. 


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10 comments:

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Pretty bowl! I am visiting from Mod Vintage Life.

Jane said...

Love that picture frame! The print with the girls and the mom at the piano is just perfect over your piano.
What a nice group of tins to experiment with. I would agree that the heart tin does look very pretty!
Jane

stacie said...

I love how the picture above the piano turned out. It looks beautiful. Your photograph is amazing too. Before I forget here's the free photo shop class link. Maybe some of your followers would be interested in it too. She is going to offer another one sometime this summer. Great class!

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Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Love the picture frame...the re-do is elegant!!! I knew you would do something amazing with those tin boxes!!! The heart box is beautiful...love the touch of crystal!!! You HAVE been busy!!!

Cindy said...

I love what you have done with the picture frame, but I adore the picture! How perfect for over your piano.
Everything that you painted looks really great.
Hugs, Cindy

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

The picture frame is gorgeous and it was definitely a great find!

Stylish Settings said...

I love the heart box. What a great use for a damaged silk flower. I must learn not to throw things away just because they are not 'perfect' as what you have created is perfectly beautiful. I'm inspired. Thank you.

Tammy said...

beautiful tins Renee! I have a stash of those myself...great ideas!!
You won the Key Pendant Necklace at Junk Wild! Congrats!
Please be in touch with your mailing address so I can get the necklace out to you!
Tammy
Junk Wild

A Few Pennies said...

Pretty vignette--love the picture/frame on your wall.

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

I love that frame! I can see why you snapped it up. Love how it turned out. Thanks for linking up at Mod Mix Monday.