Sunday, March 31, 2013

Sweet Dreams

Another old project turned into a "Sweet Dream"...

 This old frame has a place for 2 photo's and a mirror in the middle, a small shelf and pegs for hanging.

 I started off with some sweet papers from Anna Griffin... a pastel colored "Toile", my favorite!  Satin flowers and lots of lace and lovely buttons, paper doilies and my Big Shot and Paper Trey Ink Die Cuts.

 Cut to fill the openings for the photos, I played with my goodies until I liked the design and then glued!

I took the mirror out and used the backing board to paint with homemade chalkboard paint.  I mixed Plaster of Paris with a little hot water and my choice of acrylic paint, Folk Art's, "Strawberry Parfait"...doesn't that sound yummy?   After it was really dry, I primed it using a stick of chalk on it's side, rub the entire surface lightly and then dry wipe it off.  I hand wrote my own design on paper and using graphite paper and a stylus, lightly transferred it to the chalkboard and then just drew it all in with white chalk! 

I put all the pieces back together in the frame and it looks very pretty together, love the soft pastels!  I'm happy with my first attempt ever at chalkboard art!

 Next I took an old bottle I had with a wood top... that I didn't like at all.  So I painted it with the same strawberry acrylic paint, when dry I applied some crackle medium and when that was tacky and almost dry, brushed on a cream colored paint.  It crackled beautifully!  The bottle has a light blue green tint and I found a pearlized button almost the same color and tied it with ribbon around the neck with a strand of fine cream colored pearls.  Next I found a sweet rose graphic from Karen at The Graphic Fairy and Mod Podged it onto the bottle.

 I think it turned out so pretty and is perfect for the new Guest Bedroom, just inside the door.

 I hung a tin roofed birdhouse hanger with lovely glass knobs right underneath for guest's to hang there coats or robes on.  I put this right inside the door so it is the first thing you see when you enter the room.

And here's the wall as you enter the room, see the empty space beneath it... I'm working on a small quilt rack to go below it and fill in the space and to have a place to put extra quilts or towels for my guests.   I have a few more projects to share and then hopefully the room can come together and I can do a full reveal.

Until then... Sweet Dreams!


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Holly Browning said...

A very sweet and feminine project. The frame design is perfect for your "sweet dreams" art. Happy Easter!

Gail said...

That's absolutely beautiful Pendra! Looking forward to seeing the full reveal. Hope you have a wonderful day, Gail

Sumaya at Evocative Vintage said...

Ooh, this is so beautiful. I love everything about it. So inspiring. I am following you now!:) Would love you to follow back so that we can keep in touch and be inspired some more!

chateau chic said...

Your projects turned out so pretty! You did a great job.
Mary Alice

Maria Elena said...

What a beautiful project! You did a great job! I have a new weekly link party which is live now and I would love if you stop by and link up this wonderful post! Hope to see you there! Hugs, Maria

Cristina Garay said...

It turned out so beautiful! Great idea to change the mirror for a chalkboard! :) Very pretty!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Pendra, What a fabulous creation. You are amazing and so talented. Love the change to a chalk board.
Thank you for stopping by and your kind comment. Wishing you a great weekend.Hugs, CM

Little Miss Maggie said...

Very pretty Sweet Dream project. I didn't know you could do chalk paint from acrylic paint. Brilliant idea.

Katherines Corner said...

its's lovely. Thank you for sharing at the hop, your participation makes the hop extra special. Big Hugs P.S. the new giveaway posted Friday!

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Nice job. Love the chalkboard and your art work.

Laurel@chippingwithcharm said...

Adorable...looks like you have the perfect spot for it :)

Karen said...

That is so pretty Pendra.