Everybody loves a good before and after, right?
I SO often get so busy/ anxious/ excited to start on a piece, that I forget to take a before picture. it just messes with my mojo. It takes long enough to get together all the supplies I’m going to use, that stopping to find the camera just isn’t something I want to do. But when I am done, do I regret it? Most of the time!
Well, today you get one. pretty chair, huh? Not everything I paint starts out ugly, haha. It had beautiful lines and detail (the first thing I look for). It just needed a little updating.
I started with a robins egg blue, then did some antiquing (my, that took forever with all its details!) and a touch of glaze to give it a pearlescent look in the right light. What do you think? I will add this chair to the “currently for sale” page.
I also finished a HUGE shabby chic mirror. gorgeous details. it would look amazing in a shabby chic dining room, but would also look great in a bedroom, living room, or nursery. hand painted in a very soft “antique” white, and sealed to last. be sure to check the “currently for sale” page if you are interested in buying.
And lastly, on to the giveaway information Since i am a new blog, and wanting to grow, I have decided to do a giveaway. Everyone loves to win something free! Once i get to 100 followers ( just go to the home page, and look on the right, enter your email and you will get updates when I have a new post) i will be awarding a random follower (via number jumbler). Make sure to sign up to receive notification of my post, as I will be reminding everyone about it, and giving the rules on how to enter once it gets closer. Here is what one lucky follower will win:
A hand painted, hand antiqued by me, shabby chic chalkboard. here are just some of the things you can do with this beauty:
The sky is the limit really! these are the latest craze. I have even seen these used by the little ring bearer in weddings with the words “here comes the bride.” You may even think of more ways to use it!
So…. remember to stay tuned to hear about winning this. Also, to help me get to 100 followers even sooner, you can “share” my blog with friends via pinterest, and facebook. at the end of this post, you will see button for either. so share, and help me grow!
French Country Cottage