Saturday, March 28, 2015

Antique Landscapes in Ugly Antique Frames

Another Garden Palace Project

These four antique oil paintings are by an unknown artist.
All four were obviously painted by the same person;
however, only one is signed.
The artist name is Davidson.

These came to me by way of my mother-in-law.
Although, I didn't know anything about them until after she was gone.

Each painting has the same initials on the backside that give me a clue as to where this collection came from and how my mother-in-law came by them. 

In the mid 1950s, the house they lived in was torn down. It was a beautiful Victorian three story house. Some items were unwanted by the owner and and were left for them to do with as they wished. 
The house owners initials are on the back side of each painting.

I think it is fun to know a little bit of history but I just could not live with the ugly frames. 
Or maybe I am just "into" all things white. 
I think it is interesting that each frame is different. 
I used chalk paint and distressed the frames before waxing them. 

Here they are at the base of the stairs in the Garden Palace. 

I have intentions for this wall display to grow up the stairs.
And I will probably paint all the frames. 

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Here's another before and after

It doesn't look so bad before I painted it.

I Just wanted it RED.
It now sits "in waiting" on the newly painted gray floor of the middle room. 
I'm thinking it will be hung in the parlor because I'm going in a red-everything direction for that little room.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Trash to Treasure

Another Garden Palace project.
I took this cute little cabinet apart to make it easier to paint.
Also, it was a bit wobbly which I fixed. 

Love the way it turned out .
However, I'm not sure just where I will hang it. 
Soon, I'll know. 

For now it sits "in holding" in the tiny stair-room.
And please do notice the painted floor. 

I'm not even sure what knick-knacks I will display.
And I was wondering, does it bother you that the side glasses are missing?
Not me.
I made a treasure out of somebody's trash.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

I think I'm out of Hibernation

I've been hibernating, mostly busy with this and that
You know how it goes. 

This is one of the thats.
I finally finished the Lamp started here.
It took me a good while to find an old lamp shade.
Five bucks.
I spray painted it green because that's what I had.
And then I wrapped it with fibers because that's what I had.

I started this toothbrush rug in January while enjoying a roaring fire and listening to books.
The tool is a toothbrush that has been cut off.
If your interested it making one, consult with Google for the how-to. You'll find a lot.
This one reached twenty-two inches before I got bored inspired to jump to a new project.

This poor little wicker stool has been a Garden Palace project in waiting for ever so long.
I had no idea how to fix it until I got bored was working on that toothbrush rug. 

First thing, cut away the seat.

Then, I started another toothbrush rug.

And painted the stool.

Stool Rug.

This is the finished project.

Projects waiting to go to the Garden Palace.

I have great intentions to be back real soon to show and share more this and thats projects.

Until then, know that I'm still here and love hearing from you.