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Monday, August 20, 2007

Something old, made something new!


This is an altered Vase, I changed to match my newly painted kitchen. It may look brown in the photo but it's actually egg plant like the curtains in the picture below. I gessoed it, then painted it with acrylics paints, outlined it with a black sharpie. Lastly coated it with two coats of modge podge, and two of varnish!


I also changed the candle holders, they now have a more folk-art flavor to them. I painted them similar to the vase but didn't match them exactly. Let me tell you how hard that was, being a matching sort of girl! I am so tempted to change that bluey purple to match the maroon or eggplant purple like the vase. Since it has the final coats on it, that may be difficult.

This is another view of the candle holders, which is a very orange shade of red. It looks really red in the photo. It may be more apparent once you see the before and after pictures of my kitchen. Soon to come!
Before pattern of the above pieces!
Here is the plant pot, which was a part of the above set. It was hand painted by the same artist, and yes, every piece matched this one! Quite a difference wouldn't you say! I noticed some initials on the bottom of all the pieces, but I have no idea who the artist was. I usually initial my art, I'm thinking maybe I should put my full art name on them. What do you do?







11 comments:

KaiBlueCreations said...

that VASE made me smile, so I know you are too.. It's lovely Sherrie.. just amazing!!
PEace, Kai xx

Ninnie said...

I am loving the new look. Freat vibrant colors. Love Hugs and Blessings

Lucy said...

Love the colors of the new set! Don't change a thing... I can't believe the colors, I feel like those belong in my house Miss Homes and Gardens! I have a room the exact color green as your table cloth and The whimsy of it all is just my cup of tea! You and I are def. connected. xoxo

Abzdragon said...

Love Love Love that pot and the candlesticks. Your funky sense of style is so appealing :D

Janet said...

You know I'd love these pieces.... they have purple!! You did a great job transforming the vase and the candlesticks. They look very festive and cheerful.

Gemma said...

Giggles...this is great!!! I love the color combo of eggplant and green. What are you making for dinner?

violette said...

Wow Sherrie........i really LOVE these......you did a lovely job! Such a talent.

Love, Violette
xoxo
p.s. i wore your bracelet to the wedding.........thanks!

Tinker said...

I love these colors together - including the blue violet as well as the eggplant. It gives more interest, I think. At any rate, you are so clever to just paint over these pieces to achieve the look you want! Do you use acrylics or is there a special kind of paint for ceramics that you use? This is such a great idea - and your designs turned out beautifully! xo

Sue "Sioux" Seibert said...

Wow, you were talking about these the other night when we visited with you in Vancouver. You did a beautiful job. That inspires me. Sherrie, you are such a talented lady!! xoxoxo

Tammy said...

You decorate, that's what ya do. Beautimus! XXOO

Crafty Green Poet said...

oh the altered vase and candle-holders are wonderful, so cheerful!

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