I've been creating like mad while being cooped up from the snow. The good thing about it is that I am getting projects done that have been high on my list. For example, I had been pondering what to do with this vintage Samsonite train case that was purchased last fall. While attending the Sweethearts on the Homefront art retreat in October, I learned that some of the attendees brought decorated pieces like this in which they carried their tools and embellishments. I had to have one too, of course! I like the simplicity of this one. But how was I going to alter it?
|found it here|
I finally decided to paint it with the Mason Blanche Vanille paint color that has been used on other projects of late. Then I decided to add these lovely ladies to the top and embellished them with pearls and rhinestones. Trim was glued around the outer perimeter of the top of the case.
Later lace was glued on too and the train case is protected with ModPodge all over the outside.
The next step was to finish the inside starting with ripping out the lining. My thought was to glue a quilted cream color fabric inside so a pattern was made I and did so. After it was done, I couldn't close the train case because the fabric was in the way. So I ripped it out. I could have tried it again and made it work but I wondered if painting it would be better.
I like it! It reminds me of restaurants that have their ceiling pipes exposed. As long as they are all painted the same color, it looks great!
Now I'm all ready for my next art retreat!
I'm also happy to have completed the painting of two globes also purchased last fall.
|found one here|
Again, the Vanille paint. One of the reasons I like this paint is because a decision didn't have to be made related to the color to use. There is only one cream in the collection of Maison Blanche paint. This globe has the texture of continents and mountains which I like. The globes are actually fun to paint because they turn as you paint them, making it quick and easy to do. For now, one is in the foyer with my little doggie...
and the other is in the study.
And finally, look what else I just completed! I painted my first piece of furniture with chalk paint! Ashleigh has painted before, but this is the first piece I did all by myself! This is going in my creative space. It's so nice to bring new life to old pieces that have been sitting in the basement storage.
I'm glad to have completed these projects. So I guess the snow hasn't been so bad after all. For those of you who have been graced with snow, has it helped you to get things accomplished too?