July 10, 2011

Inexpensive Makeovers & Another Huge Giveaway @ RSD

First, I want to tell you that Robyn Story has lost her creative mind for sure this time!!!  They are having a giveaway over there like you won’t believe – it’s big, REALLY BIG – like a MOUNTAIN OF GIVEAWAY BIG!!!  I am so excited that I qualify for this one.  And, you had better believe that I have already signed up!  Go check it out HERE!!!  You’ll be glad you did!!!
I have done some big projects with Annie Sloan chalk paint, but I am also doing a lot of smaller projects.  It is much easier to do the small projects while I am watching little Mason.  I save the big things for the garage and I know better than to turn him loose in there yet!! 

After shot of two makeovers

You can usually find these old frames in any thrift store for cheap.
I found this one at a local thrift store this week for $2.99 and I overpaid!!!
Not much to look at like this, huh?

These little silver plate toothpick holders (?) are pretty common, too.
Here mine has already had it’s Old White and Duck Egg Blue makeover.
I grabbed a few other items I already had on hand to work with.

This is a piece of an antique table cloth that I use for sewing projects.
It was all torn when I bought it, but it wasn’t expensive and
it has so many pretty areas to use on pillows and other projects.
I imagine it was quite beautiful in it’s day.
I hot glued the circle around the top-
I also glued in the stuffed linen insert I had made earlier.
It’s the ghost looking thing in the 2nd photo.
It needed a little something so I glued a vintage rhinestone pin to the front.
I don’t have any hat pins so I just added these oh-so-sweet vintage shoes.
I think Marie Antoinette probably wore slippers like these!
Okay, back to the picture frame.
Here it is with Old White on the metal frame.
The inner plastic matte has Old White and Duck Egg Blue –
I had both colors on a plate and dipped into both colors and blended them.
You can see the mixed paint color on the matte a little better here.
I lightly stuffed a tiny pillow of cream burlap and glued it to the back of the matte.
Then I added my favorite piece of vintage jewelry.
The flowers on this pin are blue enamel with amethyst colored stones in the center.
It isn’t signed so it probably isn’t worth much, but…
~ I Love It Anyway~
I printed French phrases on canvas a while ago, and added one at the top,
securing it with a vintage safety pin.
Since I don’t speak French, I couldn’t remember what is said.
I love playing with the vignette on this lingerie chest in the guest bedroom.
And by the way, if you’re wondering what the French tag says,  its…
you make me crazy
I don’t eeeeven know why I would have printed that one????  Funny though!
I’m hoping it’s a good thing like crazy in love!
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  1. If you get a chance tonight or tomorrow morning, I'd love for you to link up a post to my blog hop too - Not "Baaad" Sundays with LambAround :)

  2. Your projects are so cute! Thanks for sharing!

  3. They both turned out great!! Thanks for sharing!!


  4. both pieces sweet and clever. =)

    thanks for giveaway info

    barbara jean

  5. I adore the framed heirloom jewelry pin!!! We're in the process of adding some heirloom photos and unique finds from our past to the West Wing On Crooked Creek. I'd seen something similar done with an antique button card! Thanks for the inspirations!

  6. Very pretty, Rhonda! I love that little pincushion you made and the shoes pin! I'm in the same boat and haven't started any larger projects recently {quite a bit of babysitting going on}. I've been sticking with the quick and easy ones for now. That headboard is calling my name from the garage, though, so I'll have to get it started soon!

  7. Rhonda, Many thanks for always giving us a shout out!!! I count you among our blessings! We meet many people each day and many become special friends. You have been such an inspiration and friend to us personally and to our store and blog!! Thanks for coming into our store this spring and introducing yourself it has been a treat getting to know you and your followers!!

  8. Hi Rhonda! What a darling little pin cushion you've made! LOve it.
    Be a sweetie,

  9. Rhonda, I love them both! So dainty and classy at the same time! Love the colors!

    Lou Cinda

  10. What beauty you've created, Rhonda! I don't think I'd even consider pulling all the bits and pieces together like you did - lovely job. And I got my beautiful pillow on Saturday! It is just delightful. Thank you so much for sending it. I can't wait to get the Annie Sloan paint next. Your projects are so inspiring! Have a wonderful week.

  11. Both projects are fabulous. They look wonderful and your vignette is perfect. Such creativity. Amazing. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  12. I just love your projects! So pretty and romantic. thanks for sharing.

  13. I really like the mixture of the blue and white on the frame. It makes it look expensive and like you got it from a boutique.

  14. So pretty! I love the 'torn' up table cloth/doily you used to accent! Great idea! The jewelry accents are so pretty too! Thanks for sharing your projects!

  15. Rhonda thanx for sharing!! I so want to win that paint lady!! Hope your week is going well!

  16. Very pretty! Love, Love Love the little shoes, they would be perfect for my Marie Antoinette Tea party I'm having. The Chalk paint makes a big difference :D

  17. Two beautiful works of art. I LOVE the pin cushion!

  18. So precious! These look like they belong on Etsy.


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