Let me let you in on a little secret……I have been crazy busy since fall! Too busy to breath. So I have taken full advantage of some down time with my kids. They aren’t getting any younger and I want to cherish EVERY moment I have left with them at home. That said, I finally felt like I could get back at it and do a little painting today.
This is what I started with. “Ugly with potential” are the words that come to mind for me. I found this box at the flea market in the fall and knew that I could transform it if given the chance.
I chose my version of Annie Sloan Antibes Green which is regular latex paint. I know, old school, but that’s what I used before I found out about Annie and it served me well so I went back to my roots on this one.
I also decide to paint a frame that I had and give it a little twist with some chalkboard paint. You all know chalkboard paint is one of my first loves.
And true to my “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” personality while I was looking in my stash for a frame I found this little lapquilt and decided it was the perfect thing to tie this little picture together.
The detail work on this is incredible. It’s all hand done (with a sewing machine, not mass produced). I didn’t quilt this but I have quilted in the past and let me tell you it is tedious work. So fabulous!
So here they are all pretty together. Be sure and leave me a comment to let me know your thoughts on these projects.
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