Friday, October 7, 2011

Yes to the Basket....No to the Rooster

When I spotted these baskets I knew they had potential.... and although I once feverishly decorated with Roosters....they're no longer my "thing" so they had to go.

I was going to simply remove the front plate and use them as is but then some ideas struck me.

and from my stash of stuff I created

This one got a was quite a messy job so "just the one"

I'm soon going to list them in my Etsy shop.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Pumpkins with Potential

I wanted to show you an "after" picture prior to the "before" picture to catch your attention.

See what I may have averted your eyes and skipped right over this post had these shown up on your blog roll "snippet"

This was the orange one....

and this one was sporting the spots!

Isn't it amazing what white paint, twine, doilies and rosettes can do?

I forgot to take a before of this one. The pumpkin is made of canvas and the stem out of burlap - it was all "grunged" when I bought it so I painted it white and prettied her up.

Wanted to show you the detail on the plates I have the pumpkins sitting on. I got six of them at Home Goods. They had an entire line of dishes, wall decor, salt & pepper shakers, etc. to go with them but I didn't want to get too carried away.

They're not dishwasher safe but that's okay - I mainly use them as chargers and for decorative purposes.