Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Old World Message Boards

My "Old World" finish, cork board, drop cloth, vintage stamps, and black ink.  That's what I used to make my message boards.






I gave two vintage frames my "Old World" finish.





I cut cork board to fit each frame, and covered the board with drop cloth material.  I applied the fleur de lis, and lettering  with my vintage rubber stamps.   I wanted the images to be a tad faded, so I just applied light pressure with the stamps.  I painted the wooden tags to match.











See ya soon.


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48 comments:

  1. So pretty! I wouldn't want to junk those up with actual messages :)

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  2. Right, no message needed. Perfect as is.

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  3. Hi Rosemary! They are both beautiful. No one does prettier finishes than you do. Thanks for linking to the Open House Party this week. Hugs, Sherry

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  4. Girl, those are fabulous!!! You are one talented lady.

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  5. Hi Rosemary,
    I agree as well, just special notes and cards on these boards, they are lovely! Very chic....
    All the Best,
    Christine

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  6. Very pretty. I love the idea of covering the cork board with fabric.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  7. OMG!!! I love this!!!!!! I've never tried making anything like that... but this is making me want to try!

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  8. Dropcloths ~ genius, Rosemary! Love these and I love the stamps you used. Keeping it light for the faded look worked great. It does give it an aged look.

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  9. I like the PARIS word all simple in the middle. Your paint finishes are always amazing..I know you hear that all the time ..but truly!

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  10. Those are so pretty. Love the dropcloth idea.

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  11. What is it about Paris and the fleur de lis. Mmmmm,...so lovely.

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  12. I am in Loooooove! Rosemary these are beautiful!!

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  13. REally like these Rosemary~they are beautiful!

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  14. You have worked your magic again! I have been wanting to do something like this with some very old frames I have for a while now. Maybe this is the inspiration I need to get started! Thanks for sharing.

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  15. This will fly off the shelf! SO loving it!

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  16. Your works turned out always amazing. Love the paint of the frame.

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  17. Hi Rosemary,
    I love your message boards. The drop cloth fabric looks awesome. I just bought one (washed it three times) now I want to make a slip cover for my ottoman. Hope to have it done soon.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  18. Perfect as always.
    A very belated Happy 2012 to you my dear friend:)

    Hugs,
    Sanghamitra.

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  19. Rosemary, absolutely gorgeous...I definitely wouldn't use it for a message board though!

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  20. Those are gorgeous, I love the patina and the old world finish is wonderful.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  21. I love these Rosemary....they are so gorgeous! They are elegant and pure is the only way I can describe them....beautiful!

    Lou Cinda

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  22. would love to have a wall of these frames with unusual paintings and prints in them...love the color!!
    best,
    maureen

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  23. Pick ME pick ME! I love it!!!!
    your items are so pretty....

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  24. Love your artwork! Always inspiring :)

    ox
    Jenelle
    http://vandemorteldesigns.blogspot.com
    http://whoagroup.blogspot.com

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  25. Inspiration...Inspiration...Inspiration... LOVE THEM. Thanks for sharing!!! New to your blog and enjoy perusing whatever you create.
    xoso Sandy

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  26. I love those! They are truly spectacular. Thanks for the inspiration! XO Cindy

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  27. Stop, stop, you're killing me! Do you EVER sleep?!! LOL
    Just gorgeous!
    Lorraine

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  28. Hi, I am a recent follower and I love your old world technique. I was wondering what kind of paint you used for the base coat? I tried the technique on some ceramic pieces and used Annie Sloans chalk paint cause it sticks to most anything. Problem was that the gesso seemed to take off the base coat in spots.... Any suggestions would be helpful. Thank you

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  29. Hi Rosemary, You're always so Clever & Creative... I think I need to do alittle thrifting for a frame~ my place sure could use a pin up board like this~
    Cheryl

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  30. Your work is amazing, Rosemary! Thank you for sharing your this lovely post at Potpourri Friday!

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  31. Rosemary you are so talented! Those are simply stunning and we are so glad you shared them with us at Inspiration Friday!
    Vanessa

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  32. Ahhh yes, more fabulousness!! xo ~Lili

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  33. One word- AWESOME! I love seeing all of your transformations!
    Kerry at HouseTalkN

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  34. Beautiful!! You are so talented. Thanks for sharing at Link It Up Thursday.

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  35. Those are absolutely gorgeous, Rosemary.
    I would 'never' allow someone to actually mess it up with a message! Too perfect as is.
    Thanks for sharing with us at WIW, we love partying with you!
    See you next week.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  36. Very nice, indeed. The little tags are so charming.

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  37. These are so lovely, Rosemary! I love the "old world finish" you give to so many of your creations.

    Blessings,
    Angie @ Knick of Time

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