I have never had the dresser top in our master bedroom decorated to my liking.
I started messing around this morning and one thing led to another. Little did I know that it would lead to a whole day of crafting and tweaking!
I wanted to use photographs of our moms and some of our antique leather bound books. I also wanted to use a lamp that I bought when an antique mall went out of business about a year ago. (I always stopped to look at it, but I felt it was overpriced. When I heard they were going out of business, I couldn’t get there fast enough. The lamp was still there and I got it for 1/2 price!!)
I love the look of art hanging behind a lamp. I guess you all know by now, that I am no minimalist!! I go for that layered look!!!
As soon as I put the lamp on the dresser, I knew that I needed something to hang behind it. I went to my usual, in-house shopping spots… the basement and a couple of closets, but turned up empty handed. So, I had to get into the box full of frames, prints, etc. that needed some love. And, so it began!
These stamp prints are mounted on wood. I paid $2.00 each.
I found these two gorgeous prints from The Graphics Fairy.
You gotta love her!
I taped off the gold border and sprayed the tops with a fresh coat of black.
I didn’t photograph from here on, but here is what I did:
1. mod podge to glue down the print and also put a layer on the top
2. one step crackle finish to a few areas
3. brown acrylic paint to age it
4. flicked some watered down black paint on it
5. flipped the hardware on the back of one since I glued the print on upside down!
I love how the finish on the lamp brings out the original gold border of the prints – even though you can’t tell here.
I adore the French style furniture behind the French lamp.
I adore crackle finishes!
This is my mom on the left.
G-Man’s mom is on the right.
They have both gone to be with our Lord.
Mom was so pretty in this photograph - she must have been going somewhere swanky!
I had to add a little Easter basket.
It’s a vintage basket that has the best ever paint finish – such a pretty shade of green.
I added lots of handmade fabric flowers and silk petals to personalize it.
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