Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Steampunk Steamer Trunk Sails Again

An Old Trunk Shelf Frames a Steampunk Image from The Graphics Fairy http://graphicsfairy.blogspot.com/

The old trunk shelf was so beautifully worn that I decided to hang it on the wall as a display. I added an antique sugar bowl, a merchant's card and a flying boat printed on linen and framed in burlap. I like the whimsical matched with the everyday usefulness of the other items.

What do you think???

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Child's Rocking Chair with Chalk Paint

Jordyn likes the yellow ABC rocker. The unfinished rocking chair, purchased for 5 dollars at Good Will is now a cheery, vintage yellow....I used yellow latex paint and added plaster of Paris to make my own chalk paint. It looks wonderful, but I wouldn't use a shiney top coat again. I didn't mean to buy glossy ....oops. Now the vintage chalk paint is modern and slick...not my usual style. But, as I said, Jordyn likes it just find.