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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The Shabby Creek Cottage: Transformation Thursday
No Minimalist Here: Open House
Ivy and Elephants: What's It Wednesday













48 comments:

cityfarmer said...

love
love
love

Carolyn@SweetChaos said...

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

Olive Cooper said...

Right, no message needed. Perfect as is.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

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

Amy Kinser said...

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

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

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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Karina Russell said...

These are beautiful!

sissie said...

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

hugs
Sissie

Christine said...

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

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

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.

Holly said...

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!

Kris said...

Nice frames!

Okio B Designs said...

Stunning!

Jeanine

Pam said...

Those are so pretty. Love the dropcloth idea.

Terry said...

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

DallyGirl @ Lifeat2810 said...

I am in Loooooove! Rosemary these are beautiful!!

Pamela said...

Those are fabulous Rosemary!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

REally like these Rosemary~they are beautiful!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Girl you are AMAZING!! I love these!

Kim said...

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.

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

This will fly off the shelf! SO loving it!

Terrie said...

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

Jann Olson said...

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

Shabby chic Sandy said...

As usual--looks amazing!

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

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

Hugs,
Sanghamitra.

Sherry said...

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

Renee from Where the Grass is Greener said...

As usual, absolutely stunning.

Cindy said...

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

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

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

Lou Cinda

eclecticrevisited.com said...

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

dhackett said...

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

Jenelle Van de Mortel said...

Love your artwork! Always inspiring :)

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

Sandy said...

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

Cindy said...

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

miss flibbertigibbet said...

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

Connie @ Sensible-Redesign said...

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

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

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

Petite Michelle Louise said...

oh i LOVE this! simply gorgeous!

Honey at 2805 said...

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

Jeanine said...

Gorgeous

At The Picket Fence said...

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

Lili said...

Ahhh yes, more fabulousness!! xo ~Lili

Kerry Rossow said...

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

Kadie said...

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

Ivy and Elephants said...

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

Ann said...

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

Angie said...

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

Blessings,
Angie @ Knick of Time