Wednesday, June 15, 2011

White Wednesday -Shabby French Sign

      I had the good fortune this past weekend to both spend time with sweet, sweet friends AND go thrifting! We had a great time and I found many wonderful treasures (more photos to come later)...but one of my favorite finds was from a local Home Goods Store that we ventured into at the end of our outing! A sweet faux chalkboard. It was a cross between a salmon and red color....pretty, but not white. (I am sorry, in my haste I forgot to get a shot of the red color before beginning to paint). I wasn't sure what I wanted to paint, but I knew I wanted it to be a sign of some sort. I found a pretty french label on the Graphics Fairy and used some of the verbage on my own sign. I am NOT a detail painter by nature, so I had to give the whole thing a really good sanding at the end to disguise my less than perfect lettering. I love the end result. It looks worn and weathered, just like I had hoped. I will be sharing this inspiration on White Wednesday! Enjoy!





















6 comments:

Sandi Keene said...

What a transformation! You inspire me.

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

great find and re-do !

Michella Marie said...

OOOHHH.... I LOVE IT!!!
Perfect in every way :))
Great job!! Keep up the good work!!
Your newest follower,
Michella
www.michellamarie.com

bscmoore said...

oohhhh laaa laaaaaaaaaaaaa!
I saw it in it's original 'red'...what an inspired transformation.
Love it. Love you, my friend!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

wow....that sign is stunning! well done...well cone! :)

freckled laundry said...

That is so beautiful! And you're not a detail painter? I think you are, my dear.

xoxo,
Jami

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