This past weekend was our Traveling Door Sale.
This is one of the pieces I did for that sale.
It was hard for me to commit to painting this piece.
Mr. Rosie and I bought it when we were first married.
It is part of a two piece set.
I'm still using the buffet but this piece was no longer serving a purpose for us.
It has been in our living room for over twenty years as a kind of filler piece.
Now that I am redoing that room and going for a more cross over to contemporary look I decided it was time for this piece to move on.
Still, I am old enough to remember when we were cursing those people before us for painting these beautiful wood pieces and now instead of stripping them I am committing the same painting crime. The piece was in in great shape and is probably from the 1920's to 1930's but was it valuable? No. So, yes, and cover your eyes if this bothers you but I finally after several years of going back and forth decided the only way I was going to update it was to paint it. So I did.
Here it is as it looked at our sale.
I striped the front and did a damask stencil treatment to the sides and top.
Then for interest I did a bit of distressing and painted the interior a pale aqua.
For the last two weeks I have been surviving on coffee and Halloween candy.
Will I ever learn to pace myself?
It gets crazy the last couple of weeks before a show.
By then I am working on four or five projects at once.
I will be putting red paint on something and set my brush down thinking "I'll come back to this". I will move on to paint something else black. Move on yet again and coat something with Modge Podge or poly. By the time I get back to the red piece the brush is all dried up and crusty. I don't even want to think about all the brushes I ruined. Good thing I buy them on the cheap.
With all of that said, here I go with Motivated Monday # 9.
I didn't have time this week to thank you all individually for sharing your motivating posts so I will say it here. - Thank you, loved them all, love you. :0
I haven't even had time to read all of them in depth but in my first "once over" I was intrigued by Scribbleprints' blog buttons. I need to figure out how to get a page for my blog on facebook and then I will be asking her for a button for sure.
I was enthralled with No Minimalist Here's kitchen tour. I loved her mixed finishes, open floor plan, color choices and collections of green glass and copper. Stunning.
And what a great project for Breast Cancer Awareness month at My Scrapbook Life. Check out her altered bra. Spectacular.
Then I saw these two projects that I can't wait to try myself.
I loved the ribbon mobile at Between U and Me
and the paper weave art at Can't Stop Making Things.
Both of these creative endeavors could be perfect for the next Traveling Door show in the spring. Love them
Be sure and check out all of these sites. You will be totally inspired and motivated.
As for me, I will now have more time to bring you some of my own functional art projects.
Thanks for visiting.
I hope you will join in today's party by submitting something you've created, or something you are motivated to try. I'm thinking ahead to the next show. Please, inspire and motivate me.
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