So here they are, little decorative items that got a facelift, a makeover, a new life - oftentimes because I had leftover paint from another project that I simply had to use up and it was the first surface my eyes lighted upon! ;-)
Cast Iron Candelabra:
I've had this candelabra for a few years, it was one of the first decor items I purchased for myself when I got my first apartment in the city. This thing could be a weapon! It weighs a TON! Dawn, in the Drawing Room, with the Cast Iron Candelabra! CLUE!
Pretty Painted Keepsake Boxes:
When I was younger I was really into exotic Indian and Middle Eastern designs - lots of dark carved wood, Celtic symbols and mandalas... Well, I still love those designs, I just prefer the wood be painted instead of stained! These pretty keepsake boxes (complete with hinges and hand carved motifs) fell prey to my "Paint It White" phase (which I may still be suffering from actually...).
|Keepsake Box Before|
|Keepsake Box After one coat of Cream Chalk Paint|
|Smaller Keepsake Box Before|
|My new Keepsake Box in an Etsy photoshoot.|
|Large & Small Keepsake Boxes|
|So romantic and so much more in keeping with my current style!|
Beautiful Birdie Dishes:
I seem to have a thing for birds... and a thing for cast iron... because I have a little collection of cast iron bird dishes and mini birdbaths. They look sooooo good painted in pastel Chalk Paint colours.
|Classic in Old White|
|A custom mix of 1/4 Olive and 3/4 Old White|
|Scandinavian Pink with a dash of Pure White to lighten it up.|
PS: Be sure to check out our Etsy Shoppe - more pretties are being added each week!
Until next time!
The Gal at The Clever Cottage!