Monday, April 25, 2011

LITTLE GEMS

Take a look at these guys.


Cute, right? Wanna know how they came to me?


Lovely!

After removing the poorly executed cameos and pukey green, velvet-like background...


I began to envision what they could become. I gave them a whitewash and added chandelier images. Now they can hang,


or, because of their deep frames, function as a pedestal.




Here is another little gem that started out like this.


I think it was used as a scratching post.

I added little embellishments and primed.


I then recovered it in vintage fabric, applied paint, crackling and other brews to the frame, and got this.



Back to work!...See ya soon!

18 comments:

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Beautiful projects! Those frames are so great! Love how you decided to use them as pedestals -- I am a frame 'junkie' and now I need to go sift through mine to see if I have any deep ones to use like this!

Simply Bungalow said...

Beautiful transformation. Turned out great.
~Heidi

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Yay! You came :) Thank you so much for coming and linking up :) That frame is really a gem. Really appreciate your participation at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop.

Julie Norkus/Fragments said...

LOVE the frames! You really think outside the box.
(and yes, I had a fantastic Easter-thanx)

Piorra Maison said...

love the frames. what a great find. the stool is so pretty. like the combination of colors you used. I am your newest follower. Hope you can stop on by my blog
Au revoir.
Caroline

driftwoodesign said...

Beautiful revamp on the frames! and I like the reference you used *brew* regarding the stool perfect explination for what happens during one of my many projects too.
Kristy @ 4 the love of WOOD

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Love that footstool but wowsers, I Really REALLY love the chandy framed piece!! Awesome!

Happy White Wednesday!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

The Robin and Sparrow said...

Super cute ideas! Love the white frames! But really, you couldn't work with the pukey green velvet? hee hee!
:)clare

Jacqueline said...

Both projects are just amazing! I have a couple of quite pricey chandelier prints I bought and they are on metal and not even framed! I love yours. I like how you used them as pedestals too. Great eye.

Maggie said...

oh my i will take the frames off your hand anytime :)

I would luv for you to join our celebration party by adding your project into our linking post.

http://www.passionatelyartistic.com/2011/04/celebrating-your-talent-with-linking.html
Have a great week,
Maggie
http://passionatelyartistic.com

Happy Homemaker UK said...

Girl, you got talent (and vision)! Such great before & after shots XOL

Cottage Touch said...

WoW..your a miracle worker! Thank you for sharing,crackled? I keep hearing about chalk paint?..beautiful post and blog..

Ido said...

Great frames, love how you transformed them! Lovely blog too, became your follower.
Have a fantastic day!
XXX Ido

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Moogie said...

Love your clever ideas. I'm your newest follower.

Brandy J. said...

I just found your blog and am your newest follower. Thanks for creating such an inspiring blog. I LOVE your projects!!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Both of these are great transformations! I especially love the frames with the chandelier prints. Thanks for joining my Open House party!
Hugs,
Sherry

Deborah March said...

Oooohhhh, nice frames, and absolutely LOVE the transformation of your sweet little footstool!