Wednesday, May 19, 2010

wonderful in white...

Aaaahhh...my favorite day of the week...Wednesday ~ and thanks to Kathleen over at Faded Charm who makes the day look wonderful in white! Today I am going to share a few projects I have been working on. First we have this old ballot or mail box... Jim brought this home when we first married and he used to use it in his garage to hold his saw blades. I brought it into the shop a few times with no luck. I decided it would look wonderful in white...I wanted to do a little something different on the inside. Okay, okay ~ I admit it, I did not want to paint the inside. I decided to use old pages from some Munsey's Magazines that I had...I used all old advertisements... I also decided to leave some of the original wood inside. Yesterday I put it back in my little corner... On to my next project. I had this in my etsy shop for a while... Very lovely ~ but while treasure hunting I would see this same print quite often. You guessed it, I thought it would look wonderful in white...It nests in my room for now. The pretty lady is still there, I just placed my favorite scrapbooking paper over it and added a wonderful french image from The Graphics Fairy... I bought this print more for the frame ~ all the wonderful scrolls and beading. I think you will agree that it looks wonderful in white! Before you go and enjoy more eye candy over at Kathleens take a moment and visit my friends Anne and Jodie who I recently sent a little token to for making me feel so welcome and special since I started my little musings here. They are both so sweet and I thank them again for their friendship!

28 comments:

Shaunna said...

Wonderful white projects!!

Jane said...

I would agree that both pieces do look wonderful in white! I love the ballot box and think the addition of the advertisements inside was perfect! The frame takes on a whole new look in white and turned on its side. I'd have a hard time parting with either piece.
Happy WW
Jane

Sandi said...

Love all your remade goodies! I need to get busy and do some more of that too. I like how you put the paper inside the mailbox. Happy WW!
Blessings~

Passionate for White said...

Awesome job with the picture frame - it's like a totally different piece.

32˙North said...

The frame really looks good in white! Love all the detail on the edge.

Amanda

Amy said...

What a cool box! I'm glad you left some of the original wood visible--it's got quite a lovely grain to it.

fairmaiden said...

How creative! I don't know if I could have painted it white! I have an old vintage buffet from my mom that I have wanted to paint white, but then I decide to leave it in its dark espresso wood. I know it would look beautiful white...but the dark wood looks nice in our cottage too.

And the picture of the girl reading...I have...in an antique frame. A timeless piece.

raggygirlvintage said...

Lovely transformations with your white paint, especially like the magazine ads on the inside of the old mail box!
Tracey

clustres said...

Love this little ballot box...I always wanted one. My husband is in politics, so I would have to wrestle him if I painted it, but I LOVE what you did with it! I've painted several little frames like you did with the last one and I think they are beautiful in white! I like what you did with the inside too.

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

How funny, I'm working in something very similar! Love how yours turned out!!!

Victoria said...

That looks absolutely gorgeous Sandi! I love the paper you added too:)

Happy White Wednesday!!!

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Your little box looks wonderful, I am so impressed!

And thank you so much for the sweet mention at the end of your post, I think you are just terrific!

Okay...I have a suggestion to make, and it's totally unsolicited, so you can tell me to shove it or to mind my own business if you don't like it! ;-)
Your photos are SO good, they would really benefit from being made X-Large by changing to the Stretch Minima template in blogger. Just wanted to put that out there and see what you thought. :-)

Hugs,
Anne

The Tin Rabbit said...

It is definitely~wonderful in white!!! I love it! What a difference...love the papers too...you did a great job! Have a wonderful Wednesday, xo, ann

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

The cupboard looks wonderful in white and the advertising papers are the perfect touch. Your project with the frame and the Graphics Fairy pics is just beautiful.

Petite Michelle Louise said...

i just LOVE the cabinet painted white and lined with the vintage pages. i MUST find soemthing in this house that i can transform like that too! just bee-you-tee-full!

Allison Shops said...

Your makeovers look wonderful. Great idea to use the magazine pages inside the cabinet. Dropping by from White Wednesday; Tailored Kitchen.

Allison
Atticmag

Tammy at Tattered and Timeless said...

I just love what a little white paint can do don't you? It almost transforms anything - except my kids messy rooms :)
thanks for stopping by -
tammy

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

I love your white makeovers ~ they came out so pretty !! I also love the background of the cabinet ~
xoxo
Lori

Lori said...

what beautiful makeovers!!! i love how you papered the inside of the cupboard, that looks fabulous!!!

Chrissy said...

Oh my gosh...that looks amazing,what a wonderful idea and job you did!!!!! I wanted to thank you for your note,it just made my day!!!! All the best,Chrissy

Crystal said...

Beautiful projects! The cabinet is great!

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Hi,
The cabinet and the frame are fantastic! You did a great job sprucing them up. I love that you used vintage advertisements for the inside of the box, it is truly a one-of-a-kind treasure.
Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog that you always leave, it always makes my day!
Have a lovely day.
Sincerely,
melinda

Carmelina said...

what a beautiful post full of yummy goodness! that is such a pretty little creation! love the vintage paper lining in the background!

ciao bella
creative carmelina

Faded Charm said...

Loved both these projects. Your old ballot box turned out great and looks good with the old advertisements as the backdrop.

Kathleen

stefanie said...

I really like how that frame came out...especially with the french label!

Lesa's Life said...

Great projects. The frame looks fantastic in white!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Why is it that a little white paint makes everything just a bit more beautiful? :) That little cupboard looks great in the corner surrounded by so many wonderful other little treasures and the touch of old advertisements lining the inside is fabulous. Wishing you a most wonderful day. Blessings, Tammy

Vintage Rose Collection said...

You did a beautiful job, and love the paper idea inside!!!!

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