Back to reality... I'm on the way to catch a cold. My throat hurts and my eyes are burning, so I decided to keep the fire low today.
This is a good moment to catch up on some of the things I did during the last two or three weeks.
First of all (some of you might have been seeing these on FB already) I finally was working on some old window frames I got months ago at a flea and antique market. I payed way too much for them, but it was the first time I was on such a market and I did not know that there are price ranges that can be beaten down.
I'm such a redneck...
Anyways. Here is the first one (guess what, I can't find the before pictures...thaaah).
I buffed the back of the mirror, which was a real dusty story, cleaned it very good, and used Mode Podge to glue the graphics onto the mirrors.
The images I've found on Karen's Blog (The Graphics Fairy).
I painted the frame in a matt white and distressed the edges just a little so it wouldn't get to "nervous" and added some little details here and there.
Sorry for I could not escape the mirror on the picture...
The second one I did was a "plane" window frame I painted and distressed the same way I did on the mirror frame.
I also used Mod Podge to add some scrap book paper to the frame, added a little lace, and some other details. I thought this one was screaming for a watch and since I had this heavy pocket watch which I did not use for a while I figured this would be the perfect purpose to use it.
And the last one I did (I actually DID find a before picture!) I kept very lightly.
On this one I had to do major cleaning, repairing and buffing because the wood was kind of "mushy" and almost falling apart. While painting the brush was almost dry and I added very few, light details, such as a stamped rag I mentioned in some older posting.
I love the hinges on this one! (Sorry for I did not get a better picture of it.)
Those three I will safe for my booth at the christmas market.
To not get too long of a post I will split them into two, so if you are interested in some more things I did, go for the next post also ;)
Much love and a great week to all of you,