Sunday, August 28, 2011

Looking up....

It seems great minds think alike, or at least think UP.   Miss Savvy Southern Style,  Kim  was already  well on her way to make her dining room more fabulous, while I was just trying to leave the noise and dust of my home to find a easy project that would no longer trap me upstairs. 

A easy project started me thinking about this box in my garage.  She had been shunned for more than a week!

Did you notice how dusty and ignored she looks?  Well, I decided she needed to be Welcomed in her new home.  I already loved her (after all, she is the third one I picked this year!!, sad but true), so I did not want to see her sent away like all the others.  She was well prepared for her travels...look:




Can you tell she KNOWS how to travel?  Metal bars to protect her (she is beautiful) foam to insulate and plastic just in case no one is home to welcome her in  right away.


(from Ballards site)

Yes I am hoping three times is a charm.  I had SO much fun painting, glazing and adding a bit of glam for her, I am sure we will all be happy.
 

I did not take a picture "out of the box", but you all have seen these, just basic white poly-what ever. The first two coats where the same gold as the ceiling. I started with a regular paint brush, but soon learned a cheapy foam brush worked best to get to all the details.  After it dried I used some left over glaze and it started to look like this..

 

I really love the darkness in the details, as you know it makes it look very old and loved.


Here's another view....just smitten....but for now it had to dry overnight.....

When I got up I decided she need a bit more glam, as in Rub n' Buff in antique gold... perfect touch...

 

Love, sweet love.....and then more of this magic (it IS fun to play!!)




The Mister is going to hang both today, so I will have a picture tomorrow to show ya'll.  I will also show you the new floors in the dinning room.  Finally the dinning room is almost the way I want it. So excited.

I want to thank all of ya'll who stopped by to see my summer front porch.  A special thanks to all who left such sweet comments and became my newest followers.  I have felt very welcome in blog land! Hope all who are/where in the path of Irene are fine and with power.  Make it an amazing Sunday!





Toni

9 comments:

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜@ Debbiedoos blogging and blabbing said...

Toni that is awesome...Kim would love to see this too. Thanks for sharing with my newbie party. Can't wait to see it up.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh, it looks fabulous. I love the aged effect you wound up with. Can't wait to see the chandy in place. It is stunning. Hugs, Marty

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Great job on the medallion. Very pretty chandie. I'm sure it will look fantastic all put together.

Bobbie said...

When I get the Ballard Catalog I can't put it down. It is one of my favorites...I can't wait to see your new treasure hanging. Have a great week. Bobbie

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Great job you did on the ceiling medallion and the lamp is so pretty. Can't wait to see it hanging. I love ceiling medallions and have two in my home one in the foyer and the other over the dining table. Such elegance!
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Veronica said...

Hi and welcome to the blogesphere!! Great to find and follow a new blog. What a great start for your blog!

Veronica
www.tasselsandtwigs.blogspot.com

Kathe said...

I will be back to see these beauties installed! What a great job on the medallion. I am new to blogging too! I am now your newest follower. Come by for a visit sometime :)

Kathy said...

This looks fabulous Toni!
Kathy

Helen's Decor said...

Toni, that looks lovely so far and I know it will be perfect when you finish it. I'm a follower and would love for you to stop by and follow me, too.
Helen of Helen's Decor