Sunday, March 13, 2011

White Makeovers

I've been working hard trying to get some inside projects ready
for my Open House before the weather warms and I need be
outside working on furniture makeovers.
Here is a tray I found at Goodwill some time back.  In this
picture I have already sanded the tray.







And here it is after it received a coat of dark stain, two coats of white
paint, and heavy distressing.
 






Here is a pedestal in it's before state. . .
 






and the after. . .
I'd love to find a cloche for this pedestal to complete the look.
Everything I have is either too big or too small.
 






And here they are combined to make a lovely spring green vignette.







It's nice to finally have something actually done for the show.
I have so many projects in process that sometimes it feels like
I'm not getting anywhere.  I'm trying to tag everything when it's finished
so I'm not in a pricing frenzy right before the show.  
I love all the textures in this vignette from the wood to the pedestal,
the nest and fern, and the pretty wing design on the little bird.







Time to do some tagging and then outside on this lovely warm Sunday
afternoon to sand some furniture.
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27 comments:

Sunny Simple Life said...

You did such a great job. I love the pedestal and your whole display. I love all the green and white this time of year.

sissie said...

I love the vingette you created with the tray, nest, bird and pedestal. Very pretty.

hugs
Sissie

La said...

Hi Cindy!

Your vignette is so pretty. It reminds me that spring is indeed on its way.

Have a fabulous week! La

Snap said...

love this post .. love the green and the white and the wonderful bird in the nest. lovely!

A Garden of Threads said...

They all combine to make a beautiful vignette. Cute little bird in the nest.

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

Great job, they look lovely! Your mosaics are so pretty!

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Hey it looks great and turned out wonderful! Love that tray and I"m so excited cause I have one that I could that too! yippee and yay!
blessings,
Debbie
I'm your new follower!

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Love the vignette. Very beautiful. You have a lovely blog. Thanks for sharing. Karie

Cozy Home Scenes said...

I've always loved birds and anything white and distressed. Your vignette is very cute and oh so perfect for spring.

Bernie said...

Fantastic display. I love everything about it. I wish I could come up with great ideas like this ... just not that creative, I guess.

Jenn said...

Nice creative work. Love the distressed tray too.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Love the white with the spring green. So fresh for right now. Wonderful.

LindyLouMac said...

Hi there this is my first time joining in with Monday Mosaic and I am now hopping around from Italy viewing all the wonderful blogs that join in. I love the green and white in these photos.

bj said...

My first time here and I LOVE it. These projects really turned out nice and look so pretty together.
I just signed up as your latest follower. Come by to see me when you can.
xo bj

Dawna said...

Love your touch of green in your pictures! What a cute little bird :)

AshTreeCottage said...

What a charming and sweet vignette. It makes me feel like spring is indeed on it's way!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Passionate for White said...

I just today came across your blog and am now one of your newest followers. I really like your style and taste.

Genie said...

Your individual photographs are awesome, and your mosaic is beautiful with all of its lovely green. You are so talented. Thanks for a wonderful collage and here’s hoping you have a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day.

Cindy said...

Sweet little birds and greenery!

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

Wonderful job. Just the right amount of distressing. Looks great put all together. ~~Sherry~~

The Tablescaper said...

Great job. So perfectly springy!!! Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Really pretty Cindy! So, you are having an open house at your actual house? Do you have a date? I do love your vignette with the tray!~Hugs, Patti

Italian Girl in Georgia said...

Pretty, pretty! Love the Spring green and white ~ it's so refreshing this time of year.

Ciao,
Suzanne

Sandi said...

I LOVE all your makeovers and your mosiac is stunning!! It just screams SPRING!! YAY...it is coming.
Blessings~

A Shabby Moment in Time said...

Love the way all the pretties look together in the last pic. Beautiful vignette AND I love your blog. I'm signing on to follow you. Hope you'll stop by to say hi when you find a moment!
Blessings and Hugs,
Karen

A Cottage Muse said...

You have created such a sweet vignette to welcome Spring!

Teresa said...

So very pretty and it definitely is announcing that spring has arrived!

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