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I am artist of texture and color. I enjoy working with textiles, mixed media and the graphic arts. I am an avid cottage gardener with a love for pass along plants and big fluffy pink peonies and pink roses. Many of my tangible creations reflect my love of the garden and all its wonderful colors. I am not one who will settle for neutral colors as they bore me. I have been selling my creations online since 2002 beginning as a hobby and 10 years later my art is my full time passion.
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22 October 2012

A new life for my flea market finds

Indian summer weather a couple weeks ago afforded me the time to get outside and complete a couple lingering projects I had to get done. 

 The "before" as found

This folding screen I picked up this summer at a garage sale for $5. I could not pass it up. Not my style for sure, but I have been looking for a screen to use in my booth at the upcoming local holiday craft show.

The 2 clover leaf tables were $10 for the pair and I love the Victorian design, and they were begging to be white! I also want to use them for the booth.

Last month I took a class on using Annie Sloan Chalk paint, so tried my hand using it on these pieces. For the screen, I mixed Provence blue with Old white and came up with this pretty robins egg blue. I waxed it with a medium distress brown.


The "after"

Since the center panels were a bamboo, using spray adhesive and laying over lace curtain sections That I picked up at Value Village, made it look as if the curtains were gathered.I am still going to add more cottage touches of lace and also my shop banner,

The tables were painted Old white, then even tho you may not be able to see it here, I waxed them with clear wax mixed with provence blue. the blue falls nicely into the scroll work.

Joining in today with the Etsy Cottage Style blog Cottage Craft party~it is open all week, so if you have something in the works in your craft room, please join us, we would love to see it!




16 comments:

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Beautifully done makeovers, Debbi! I am loving those little side tables!

jerry said...

Bellissimi.... I love shabby things....Kiss from Italy...JERRY

Carrie@comfortablycarriedaway said...

Beautiful projects Deb. I have yet to use the AS chalk paint...what did you think? I just can't bring myself to spend the extra money. Both of those items were a steal, especially the adorable tables. I bet someone will want to buy them. We really do need to get together soon.

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

What a difference some paint makes! The details of those sweet tables just pop out being white and that screen is to die for! Love that pretty blue!
You did good!!!
♥ Jil

Dragonfly Treasure said...

What a trasformation with the screen! Simply gorgeous. Love the lace over the pretty blue. Great idea!
*hugs*deb

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Debbi, WOW the screen and tables turned out wonderful. Did you paint the tables with the chaulk paint too? Just gorgeous. The screen really does look like gathered lace curtains. I have yet to use chaulk paint but I will be trying it soon. Did you find the wax easy to use and dry well? I have some furniture pieces I want to use the clear wax for a sealed surface.
Thank you for sharing your project. I am sure it will be awesome in your booth.

Hugs,Celestina Marie

Mary Ellen said...

Love the transformations! Would love to find a screen like that!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Fantastic results!!
I particularly love the screen!! You deserve an A +..
Hugs,
Deb

Marilyn Broggie said...

Hi Debi, what a beautiful job you did on the screen and tables - I love them! And the photos of your flowers and yard - I sure miss growing some of them here in Central Oregon! But I do grow what I can...unfortunately it's almost winter here and we even had some snow already! Have a great week! Come by and visit my new blog COTTAGE LAMPS, ETC., I couldn't get my old one to work anymore!
XOXO
Marilyn

Daphne Bryson said...

Hello Debbi, What a beautiful job you have made of the screen, it doesn't look like the same one. I love the blue it is just gorgeous. What can I say about the clover leaf tables, like you I loved the design, but you improved them immensely. What a treat to see them. Have a lovely day. Best Wishes Daphne

Chloe Schofield said...

Hello There,
This blog is so, so lovely! All of the pictures are so pretty and one-of-a-kind. I love it all to pieces! I have just started selling English china on etsy: http://www.etsy.com/shop/LobleyCottage?ref=pr_shop_more

So if you are ever in need in some more beautiful bits and bobs have a hop over there. We are adding new pieces every week!
I hope you have a good day.
Love,
Chloe

Chloe Schofield said...

Hello There,
This blog is so, so lovely! All of the pictures are so pretty and one-of-a-kind. I love it all to pieces! I have just started selling English china on etsy: http://www.etsy.com/shop/LobleyCottage?ref=pr_shop_more

So if you are ever in need in some more beautiful bits and bobs have a hop over there. We are adding new pieces every week!
I hope you have a good day.
Love,
Chloe

The Polka Dot Closet said...

This is gorgeous, I have always passed those up because I did not know how to cover the bamboo, love this idea and color!!

Carol

Kimberly : An Artists Heart said...

Just beautiful! I love the colors. Those little tables have the coolest shape to them. Great job you've done!

Vintage Street Designs said...

Your screen turned out just BEAUTIFUL! Love the mixture of paint! Great job! :)

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