Wednesday, February 29, 2012

French flower market "Le Marche aux Fleurs"

Here was a fun project I did all the way back in OCTOBER...Hee hee...kinda forgot about it...:)  I usually upload a bunch of pics and then put them into drafts and this among a couple others kinda got lost in the shuffle.

I had gotten this old "holly hobby-ish" sign and I just loved the shape of it...but the painting was MEH!! 

So, I gave it a coat of gray paint and then distressed it, so that some of the wood was showing through. I had taken a picture of the yellow paint with the Elmer's glue all...but It disappeared...:)  You can see that original tutorial HERE

It really is quite fun, when you put the wet paint down you quickly brush Elmer's glue all over it and when the paint dries, it crackles...:)
So here you can see it is already crackled and I am working on transferring my "French Market" using carbon paper.

I then painted on the letters and then hand painted a quick little Rose on the bottom. I then gave her a nice staining and distressing.  I just love how she turned out and fits perfect in my house! I hope you enjoyed this quick tutorial and that you have a BEAUTIFUL day!

The 36th AVENUE
The DIY Dreamer
Redoux

15 comments:

Laura said...

Love it! Who would have ever saw the potential in that Holly Hobby sign? It looks great, Karin!

Rhissanna said...

Really lovely. And thanks for the Elmer's glue crackle tip!

Fox Hollow Cottage said...

You are too artsy for me girl! "I threw on a quick rose..." lol.
That would take me a year.

shellyandrade said...

Another fine creation from my Michigan blogging buddy! I also love how you staged it!

reFresh reStyle said...

Karin, you really made that piece look better!
Debbie

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

You're so right about the shape, I wonder how many times I have missed out on something good, because I didn't see past the design?! Great inspiration! Cheers, Andrea

Rooms by Ann said...

Amazing, You have a real eye for seeing beyond what's there . Nice job.

Rooms by Ann said...

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Jan@southernjunkin' said...

So cute! Great restyle!!

KAT said...

very nice ! lovely
-KAT-

Debi said...

WoNdErfuL!!! Love it!! Thank you for sharing! :D I will be back often!

By the way, I also posted your blog in mine today. I hope you don't mind dear!

Thank you dear very much!!

Debi said...

I love this post!! I may have to borrow parts of it :D Thanks so much for sharing!! Btw, I mentioned your blog in mine today... hope you don't mind dear :)
Hope you have a wonderfully blessed day!

Debi said...

lol, it didn't come up after 20 minutes so I posted again... lol. still new at this... forgive me!

Pamela said...

That turned out great! Thanx for coming to the party!

Good Time Charlie said...

Gorgeous sign Karin, thanks for sharing!