Remember the old tole tray I showed you earlier this past summer? It was new-old stock and was found still in it's original box!
Well...I painted her up with Valpar's Churchill Vanilla (Lowe's) and then decoupaged her with a sweet French image from the Graphic's Fairy (see Karen's link on my left sidebar). This graphic is fabulous and is being used all over blogland! Have you seen it?
I'm KINDA liking how it came out...but, if the truth be known I'm wishing a little bit I'd just painted the tray with florals... This just might me something I give to my beautiful daughter, Adrienne, as it will go better in her home than mine! The deeper color of creams (vs. cottage white) is truly her thing!
The second thing I worked on was a Christmas Pillow for my breakfast room. I wanted something specific this year done in creams and whites without pinks or roses (don't faint!). I decided to use an old Christmas Card as my inspiration and worked at recoloring it for a fresh, new look! Haven't decided yet if I'll offer this kind of pillow on my website...
The original post card graphic was red, white and green and included holly, etc.
I opted to streamline the look of the pillow but still wanted to include old buttons and lace for a sweet, romantic look and feel.
I used vintage Cluny Lace on the front and back and love how it looks with the simple NOEL graphic!
Here's the original graphic! Amazing transformation, huh? Photo Shop helps you do the most incredible things!
Ever thought of trying out the program? It can be addicting!
(Don't say I didn't warn you!)
OK...I'm back to work in my studio for the day!!!
Hope your day is awesome! It's FRIDAY! How can it not be!?
Love to you...