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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