October 28, 2012

Tarnished And White

I am entertaining a white holiday...
With added brush strokes to it.
Inspiring white, and grey, and best of all tarnished.

Holiday Stockings may be found for purchase in my peaceful Burlap Luxe etsy.

(photo Burlap Luxe)
 Holiday signs hand painted by Dore Callaway (me) can also be found in my peaceful etsy shop.
I have been busy painting in Nordic vintage style.

      Garden wheel barrel is moved to the front porch perfectly rusted readying it for winters coming.
      Where mini trees will fill its space with the beauty of all is calm.
 All Is Calm is this years new sign, also adding White Christmas to my peaceful etsy shop.
This SIGN is an all around the year sign, yet so perfect for the HOLIDAYS!

This signs verbiage was taken from the Christmas song Silent Night,
Silent Night is the most famous Christmas carol of all time!
Silent night, holy night
All is calm, all is bright
Round yon Virgin Mother and Child
Holy Infant so tender and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace
Sleep in heavenly peace

You will find my etsy on my sites sidebar.

 Inspiring all French Nordic country style. "2-13 All Photo's Burlap Luxe Home"

October 14, 2012

I Lived With It Long Enough

I lived with it long enough and wanted a change. After having a little conversation with myself should or should I not paint it, that little voice inside me said oh go ahead and paint it, and here is what a little white liming wax paint finish and the charm of an aging technique did for this piece. "I never plan for a particular patina I just live with it forever how long, and paint it when it feels right."
It's still waiting for a finishing touch to its finish but at this point with what look it has taken on I am liking it so far.

A little distressing adds to the effect that this piece has been around awhile, complementing the rooms love for all things rustic French flea market style.

  Another of one of my latest pieces I design and build from scraps left over from my larger pieces is this step stool. It will rest right here where it can inspire the space with farmers market milking stool charm.

  Aging the cabinet door pulls were a must, it added that less than perfect and cared for appeal.

 I love that it speaks to me now with a French accent, adding the right kind of rustic that clearly proves change is good.

This is the first stool I have added to my decor and I wish I had done it sooner. Inspiring a piece you have lived with long enough, and a farmhouse stool.