My Room

The other day, I saw a sign that said, "HUGE GARAGE SALE" then below that: "crafts"...What do u think I did? Of course I had to go there! I've never seen anything like that before in a garage sale. Boxes and boxes of unfinished wood crafts. Containers of paint (used and sealed), ribbons, beads, etc..With the limited time I had (hubby was calling me on my cell asking if I bought what he needed already), I did a quick sweep of the items and zoomed in on a few items. This one, was one of them.. I got it for a quarter.

I painted it first with pink paint then coated with crackling medium. Last step was to topcoat it with white paint for the cracks to show. After that, I was ready to decorate. I have this ballerina ornament for our Christmas tree and she is so dainty. I knew I needed that more for this than for our tree. I used mini-roses from prima to decorate the waist part of her skirt then outlined the bottom part of the skirt with stickles.

I felt that it needed more so I decided to have flowers hanging from it. I sewed buttons, flower and the ribbon for strength then I used glossy accents to adhere the other end to the fence. The back part of the flowers were covered with buttons too.

Francine was really excited when she saw what I did for her last night. I'm glad I used these colors because they go really well with the paint color in her room.

4 comments:

Alby said...
June 8, 2010 at 8:06 PM

Beautiful Marj!

I wonder what else you took home from that shopping trip. :D

Marj said...
June 8, 2010 at 8:10 PM

Thanks Alby!

What else? Sandwich and fries! lol..

Ems said...
June 17, 2010 at 5:55 AM

This is so pretty! ;o)

Taj White said...
July 3, 2010 at 1:55 PM

very beautiful. love the distressing and crackle paint

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