Sunday, October 7, 2012

Some Architectural Interest

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If you remember, I found this piece that looked like it came from some piece of bedroom furniture at the local antique mart.


I loved the size, shape and that embellishment piece in the middle.  To get started I painted it French Linen chalk paint.  These pictures make it look pretty light, but in person it is not such a light grey.



I wanted to highlight some of the details so I dry brushed on some Old White.  The grey below is truer in these pictures.

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Then I did clear and dark waxes.

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I’m really so pleased with the way it turned out.  I wish I had some place to put it here in my home!


I think this would look great over a bed, over a doorway, capping off a gallery wall, on a vent hood {over your oven}; so many different places you could use something like this.

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Question ~ should I add D rings to the back for hanging or just leave it as it is {with nothing}?

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I’m going to price this at $30.00 for the Holiday Market.

Linking up with

Make It Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House


Little Miss Maggie said...

I always use D rings, then if they don't want to use the rings, they can lean it against something. I think it's beautiful, Cathy. I love pretty things over the bed and over doorways too.

Sonny G said...

I love it and it would certainly be perfect in many areas as an accent piece..
you've made another beauty~!

sweetvintageofmine said...

Hi Kathy! What a beautiful piece! I think the D rings would be a great idea..some people don't want to do anything more when they buy something. It won't last~~~so many options for it! from one sweetie to another~~~Roxie

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I LOVE IT Kathy! That will sell in a flash!

Anonymous said...

What a lovely piece, Kathy. Your choice of colors certainly enhanced the piece and made the details shine! French Linen is one of my favorite colors! I know this piece will sell; it's wonderful!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Very pretty--you should add the d-rings-they can't hurt!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

D rings sound like a great idea...and your price is incredible. I'm sure it will sell in a heart beat!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Gorgeous piece. I love the detail and you did such a great job of distressing it. Hugs, Marty

Okio B Designs said...

It looks gorgeous in gray! I would add the rings to the back to make it easier for whoever buys it to hang it up immediately!


Cynthia said...

Great job, I loved this piece when you got it but now it's spectacular. Love the color.


Rebecca Nelson said...

Love it, Kathy! Super GREAT transformation and your price is fabulous, too!

The tags I used for my Blessings Banner were Halloween tags with bones and BOO on them. They were black and tooo spooky for me. They were $4.99 for the nine tags and they were strung together on cheap black cord. Still...great find for the $.

Thank you for visiting inspire MOI!

Love, Rebecca

This N That said...

What a great job..I thought you were going to keep it for your house!! I would hide the rings..

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

I love the paint treatment! Definitely put the d-rings on it. I ordered a big pkg on Amazon, about a tenth the price of local stores.

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

It's so pretty and you did a wonderful job sprucing her up. It will sell fast! Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again next Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi Kathy,
What a great architectural piece!
I love the gray brush over. You took it from plain and pretty to fabulous!

It's gonna sell right away.


Carolyn said...

You make lots of pretty things-I am sure they will be snapped up quickly.


DIYbyDesign said...

That is beautiful. I'm sure it will sell fast. I love the gray.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

What a great finish, Kathy! You should definitely add the D-rings, creating more options for display. You did a great job!

Stitchfork said...

sure to go fast at the Market!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Wonderful piece and great price too.


The Polka Dot Closet said...

Kathy, I love that piece! My thoughts, I think 30 is a fair price, but whenever I am going to price something at 30, I price it at 28 or 29, I think psychologically people think it is a better deal, the same with $40, I price at $38- $39. I would put hangers on it, people are not good at visualizing a pieces purpose...You are going to have one fabulous sale, everything you have prepared is gorgeous!


Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Kathy, The piece looks pretty in gray and I bet it sells quickly.

Sandra@Beneath this Roof, Within these Walls said...

It was beautiful to start with, you made it fabulous! I would go ahead and put the rings on, then the buyer can hang it immediately. Hard to believe, but there are people out there who would think it was too much work for them to do it themselves!

Gail said...

Another fabulous make-over Kathy! You should have no problem selling this piece. You have done a lot of beautiful makeovers for the Holiday Market showing. Enjoy your day, Gail

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