Saturday, November 20, 2010

You Guessed it!

Thank you all so much for all your WONDERFUL comments on my Christmas decor!!
I think that my wood-filled copper turned black tarnished bucket is my favorite!
(not sure what they are called)

I also teased you with this the other day..

I picked it up at the Restore for $5.00!
It is 4 1/2 feet tall and about 2 1/2 feet wide and
I have no idea what it was. My only guess is some sort panel or table. The middle felt like leather, but hard,
I don't know,

You all guessed what it was going to be
(so smart!)

I put a couple coats of chalkboard paint in the middle and left the frame untouched.
I added a white barn star and some greenery and set in on top of my side table for some added height to the room!

And of course my texture picture!

I really would love Photo Shop one day but I hope I am able to show you a bit of what Picnik can do and all the different variations of textures and tuning with the upgraded version.

I hope are all having a wonderful weekend!!

Don't forget about my giveaway, I will be drawing the winner on Tuesday!

Linking up to the parties in my linky tab!


Rachel Noelle Pallas said...

~~*LOVE it Michelle!!! Hugs,Rachel~*~*

Anonymous said...

What a pretty holiday vignette! I LOVE the big white star with a bit of evergreen... simplicity done beautifully!
Happy weekend to you!
~ Jo :)

Kendra@Creative Ambitions said...

Looks great girl!!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

I bought some mercury glass acorns at Walmart today. I just love them! I'm so glad I learned about them from your blog. Now the fun starts....playing around and figuring out where to display them!

Unknown said...

That's exactly what I would have done with it. :) Love it.

Deborah said... looks like it was so destined to be a chalkboard and you did a fabulous job of dressing it up!!
What a nice size it is too!!
Love the star and the greenery...ooh you have such a way with decor my sweet friend...


Deborah xoxoxoxo

dedeetsyshop said...

I thought so! Turned out great!

Low Tide High Style said...

Michelle it turned out so well!! All of your Christmas decor is just so creative and beautiful!

Kat :)

Heaven's Walk said... if you're not Martha, are you Martha's sister???? lol! You are so creative, girl! Love the chalkboard and your holiday vignette. It turned out so beautiful! I did my first chalkboard this past week, too! (sharing that in a future post) How fun is that spray chalkboard paint?? :)

xoxo laurie

Amanda@RelovedRubbish said...

The chalkboard turned out great! I love where you placed it above your table. Very pretty!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

What a great look! I do love the height as well. And you gotta know that star caught my eye right away. :) Lovely display!


Simple Home said...

I love that chalkboard and the entire vignette :-)
The star is perfect at the top too. I'm loving your blog!

High Street Cottage said...

Hi Michelle, such a cool chalk board, and an awesome size! The copper pot, it's called a boiler. I didn't know when I did my post I called mine a copper trough. I painted mine white, everyone loved it. Then some bloggers were calling it a boiler pot, they also come with lids. The other day I saw one with a lid in an antique store I pointed out to my husband it was 80 dollars. I love what you did with yours, the black looks gorgeous. tami

Unknown said...

Oooh, I love the way you styled it too, looks fabulous, Michelle! Great job! XX!

Unknown said...

I love stars, so yours caught my eye right away. I love the large chalkboard, and the star and greenery are the perfect touch for it. That cute little sled under the table is adorable too.

WhisperWood Cottage said...

Thanks for linking up! What a great project for your $5 find. I love the whole vignette!


Beach House Living said...

Very nice find. Enjoy!

Cassie Bustamante said...

i love that! the size and shape are fantastic!

Delchick42 said...

you're lucky to find that. wow. great job.


Tricia said...

Looks great! I thought you would make it into a chalkboard. Hope you had a good weekend :)

Sherry Hicks said...

I love your chalkboard!! This is very cool.

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

So it wasn't a sledge after all?!! But I see you've added a little sweet one under the table. This whole area looks so gorgeous, Michelle.

And a very nice chalkboard it is too!


The Frosted Gardner said...

Hey Michelle - love the chalkboard! You find the best things and make them into amazing! Hope you are gearing up for Thanksgiving week. We sure are! We have received a blanket of snow and the weather is getting super cold!

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Your vignette with the chalkboard looks awesome -belongs in a magazine!!!!

Anonymous said...

You did a fabulous job on it! I have a frame saved for a future chalkboard so I may email you for some tips before I begin my project! Looks great and I know you love it! :-) Happy Monday! ~Iris`

Robin Johnson said...

Your chalkboard makes such a great addition to your holiday display. It all looks so fresh and festive.

p.s. I've got to get working on a chalkboard of my own - I keep telling myself that, yet I keep putting it off. Then I see fabulous displays like yours and I start kicking myself that I haven't done it yet.

Libbie said...

Now that is some serious cuteness!!! I LOVE the size & shape!!!

Vanessa said...

Hi Michelle! That chalkboard turned out just beautifully! You really have the knack my friend! Are you going to be with family this week? I hope you have a fabulous Thanksgiving! Vanessa

Amy Kinser said...

Your chalkboard looks great! I love chalkboard markers to write on chalkboards and glass.

Happy Thanksgiving.

The Starr Family said...

Fantastic chalkboard...high five for Restore! A great bargain and a fab redo!

WhisperWood Cottage said...

Thanks for following and linking up at WhisperWood Cottage! Your feature post is up!


Fishtail Cottage said...

hi there....i have a dusty & rusty old candle holder like yours (except mine isn't as long) wondering if you painted it & if so, how? i am not sure what to do w/mine....but i'm pretty sure it has a life somewhere in my home.....look forward to hearing from you!


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