July 17, 2014

Rustically White

Burlap Luxe Home

Details can make a difference.
This mirror was antique gold and silver, I wanted to add more age to an
antique mirror that would create a sense of calm by adding rusticity to its
formality.

A decidedly new look of old, by painting and distressing it in white.

Details can make a difference.

I knew the outcome all along, it was to be white with authentic aging to it.
I saw this mirror in contrasting shades of white, greys, and
naturally aged.

Giving it a timeworn look nourishes my home with purposeful soul.

A less cared for effortless beauty in all things rustically white.

50 comments:

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Absolutely gorgeous ….. I want all your stuff !!!!!!! hehe XXXX

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Like life, the details come from keen observation, experimentation and trial and error...I'm speaking of myself as I work with my poetry and photography, and now, I can see more clearly how great artisans like yourself, take time to examine what makes a SOULFUL piece: DETAILS.

Doré, this is "simply irresistible!" BISES, Anita

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Your mirror looks just beautiful. I love color--but white and neutrals are so calming--it look perfect :)

Junkchiccottage said...

Dore,
It looks so beautiful. It looks aged and has so much character to it now. Love the "re love" you did on this mirror. Gorgeous.
Kris

Rhonda said...

Your beautiful vision of aging pulls at my heart. Such detail takes patience and love. I would love to visit your booth one day.

Gigi Harlan said...

Your mirror is gorgeous! I love the way you paint. The patina and aging is perfectly imperfect!

Gigi @ Old World Patina

Karena Albert said...

Dore as an artist you are able to make your visions come to life! The mirror is beautifully patinaed!
It is wonderfully You!!

xoxo
Karena
The Arts by Karena

Darrielle Tennenbaum said...

Beautiful Dore-I love the patina you added and I really love the chippy old wood piece you have. As always you make beautiful things!

Pollyanna said...

Really lovely ... and how fun that you laid down pieces that are normally vertical. Love all the chippy patina, of course.

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Doré,
Observation and patiently listening for the piece to speak to you is an intuitive and oftentimes a rare attribute. You have the ability to transform what a piece, a house or your thoughts want. Your heart tells your mind, your mind directs your artisan hands and soulful beauty is the result.

Personally I feel this trait isn't learned it just is developed over time of listening in the quiet. I respect our friendship and I value you talent.

Not only is the aged finish on the mirror alluring it caresses the eye with a reflection of purposeful beautiful pieces.

My friend I always look forward to a new post from you where you share your efforts that bestow you, Hannah and Pia Bleu a nest of calm and soulfulness.
Love ya!!!
Vera

Leslie Harris said...

You have such an gift for seeing the beauty beyond the surface Dorie, and I think this is the key to finding joy in our lives. Your blog always feels me with peace which I SO appreciate.

Anita at Cedar Hill said...

Dore, it is so beautiful. I love that chest!! The paint finish is divine!!

Victoria Kirton said...

Oh Dore, so so so beautiful! I was debating between gilded or white washed look for my next mirror project and you have convinced me to go with time worn look. It is so peacefully divine! That chest is just so pretty. I want my floors to look like that!

Alexandra/My Piece of Vintage Prairie said...

It looks really beautiful! Love it... Alexandra

Méa Strauß said...

Simlpy adorable! the timeworn look, and oh, these chippes and distressed tiny spaces like little universes. The artist time just walkes by and leaves this effects without hard trying. So lucky.
Thank you for these pictures :)), hugs from Méa

It's me said...

Doré...it looks fab ...!!!!!....great mirror love it ....!!!...love from me enjoy summer love Ria...x!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Exquisite! What else can I say.

Rhonda Vaudt said...

You do have a gift Dore, and thank you for sharing it with us. The mirror is simply beautiful.

shehimthem said...

What an amazing transformation! I adore every word you write, you are poetry, your whole being just portrudes it! Love the mirror xoxox ~Ashley

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Truly inspiring Dore, thank you!!

chateau chic said...

Perfectly beautiful, Dore! I love your attention to detail in your home. The beauty you create is so intentional and lovely!!
Mary Alice

Heaven's Walk said...

You have such a magical touch when you paint and distress furniture, Dore. It looks perfectly timeworn, gently faded, and lovingly preserved. Beautiful. You are so talented, my friend.

xoxo laurie

Bente said...

Oh my,the mirror and the desk, yes everything looks perfectt. I simply love it.

Big hug from me

Lin from A {tiny} Cottage In The Woods said...

Another stunning beauty. I click on the photos to see all the details up close, and still can't get enough!
Have a lovely weekend, dear friend!!!
xoxo,
Lin

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

You have such a gift for transforming things! Gorgeous finish to that beautiful mirror. Your staging is impeccable, and you use only the most wonderful things together. A delight!

laura Madalene said...

Really adorable post. I love each pictures which shows unique designs and it is good to have these type of decorations for the home.
apartment-decoration

"Create Beauty" said...

Gorgeous details and excellent workmanship!!!! The mirror is so lovely. A delight to visit you!

~ Violet

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Gorgeous, Dore. The mirror looks fabulous. I love the entire vignette. You're the queen of details.

cindy hattersley design said...

I don't know where I have been. I just found your lovely blog. The whole vignette is quite lovely

HWIT BLOGG said...

Just lovely...so beautiful!
Love,
Titti

Merisi said...

An old beauty, reborn in splendor!

must love junk said...

Love the 'attention to detail' that you paid this gorgeous mirror!
Susan

The Good Life | Healthy Living said...

Details indeed make a difference. As always a beautiful little area of your home and I love this simple yet beautiful vase. The lines are just perfect with the more ornate details.

helen tilston said...

Hello Dore
This piece is simply beautiful. The colours you used as all in complete harmony. Your gift is your keen eye and sense of colour, scale and texture.
Have a glorious week
Helenx

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Bonjour ma belle!

What a glorious visit you have grace me with this morning dearest Doré! It is so good to see you and hear about your newest project for the little theatre! I would so love to stage a production with you during the holidays! How is your kitchen coming along?

OH! Our builder is coming on Wednesday with the lumber for our beams....FINALLY! He is going to cut the exact measurements and angles for the beams and he is leaving the wood for us so Ruben can knock off the sharp edges in order to make the beams look old and distressed. I will then paint them. I want that white-washed look to them (the wood will be simple pine) but I am still not sure how to do this painting process. I was thinking of simply using Annie Sloan white, but when I experimented with a little grey that I still have, I was not satisfied with the layer. I suppose I need to sand a little and maybe even wax the beams?

Anyway, I will send you photos of my wooden horse! I failed to send you those pictures! Oh I hope you can find one; mine is old but not too old, more vintage than antique, but I love him all the same.

I will be by in email - OH SO MUCH to catch up on!

BISOUS BISOUS!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

So beautiful, Dore...you are right...details make all the difference. And they give your space your personality! Thank you so much for stopping by and for your always kind comments...xo

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Doré,
Taking a break to visit your peacefulness, the beauty you create. Opposite coasts ... Ugh ... Will email you back. Just needed to relax and refect on the peace and calm of your soulful home.
XOXO,
Vera

Pura Vida said...

Dore, so lovely are all things you touch!

La Contessa said...

I agree just STUNNING!

Faded Charm said...

Love this whole vignette...just beautiful!

I was excited to see you featured in the new Somerset Home magazine along with myself and many other blog friends:-)

Hope all is well.

xoxo
Kathleen

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning dear Doré! Thank you for coming to visit my post, and to see that our dear Penny won the tea set! I know she will enjoy the memories and our little history with "tea" as her Bebe mouse and my Tea Rat have enjoyed many years now, playing with the idea of tea....

Thank you for noticing my photos. I am really trying to capture a mood as you do, with pale grays and other dreamy hues of our love for FRANCE! BISOUS, Anita

BuffyPalomar said...

Bonjour! Just found your blog…..taking it all in, such gorgeousness! Love, love all shades of white & rustic charm with a touch of French detail. You do it well! I will follow along for a feast for the eye, joy & inspiration!

Cathy

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

I think your mirror came out just wonderful! Your blog is a delight! Keep the posts coming...very interesting and Love your designs. Leticia

Cindy said...

It's amazing. The finish turned out absolutely perfect, and the mirror looks perfect over the dresser...

Cindy

Revi said...

Dore, I love your style! Please add a "follow by email" option to your blog...I hate to miss a post. :)
Revi

Jann Olson said...

The mirror is gorgeous and I am drooling over that chippy salvaged finial!
hugs,
Jann

vintageandart said...

Gorgeous pix....l absolutely love what you did with the mirror, it looks amazing.

Susan Newbigging said...

I just found your blog. I love it. I am your newest follower. Love all your beautiful things. What a sense of style you have.

Anne said...

What a beautiful mirror Dore! Yes I adore the white too!I am actually getting ready to paint a gold mirror that is in my bedroom...and I may be moving it to another room.Now what to put in my room?

Anne said...

What a beautiful mirror Dore! Yes I adore the white too!I am actually getting ready to paint a gold mirror that is in my bedroom...and I may be moving it to another room.Now what to put in my room?