Monday, February 10, 2014

Vanille

I got a sample container of Maison Blanche Vanille to see if it was a color that I liked. I was inspired to paint this little wooden drawer. It belonged to a bookshelf Ashleigh took with her. She didn't want it so I figured it could hold things in my creative space. Actually, I have two of them.

The drawer is full of  images from the Graphics Fairy blog.


This was my inspiration I wrote about here.


I painted this little dog, this A C Gilbert Erector railroad signal tower and the drawer all Vanille one evening while catching up on DVR'd shows. 


Oh, and I had this little globe that was a bank. I put Antique Light Brown Wax on the globe and dog. You can see what the wax does here as the Erector tower wasn't waxed. I put wax on the drawer in the top photo too.


I tied a piece of leather cord at the base of the globe and put a collar on the dog with an embellishment from my friend Becky. I figure I can perhaps hang the Erector tower on the Christmas tree. (I got the idea for hanging the Erector tower on the tree here - the 16th photo down.)


I found the globe and Erector tower when I shopped at a flea market here.


I used up every single drop that was in the sample container and had to go out and get more because I love the color and it goes well with my kitchen cabinets. I recently painted this picture frame with Vanille.



After I got more paint, I used it on this dressmaker form a sweet friend gave to me. I had seen sofas and chairs painted and I thought, what the heck, why not paint the dressmaker form? I had thought about recovering her with muslin because I didn't like the color of the fabric she was in, but this was much easier.



 I recently found this lacy apron that I thought was perfect for her. 


I'm on a roll and am thinking of painting the kitchen chairs with the Vanille. Watch out family! You might get painted too!


12 comments:

  1. I can see why you like using that paint color. I especially like the way your dress form looks. It was an amazing transformation.

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  2. Do you have enough to give me a few highlights in my hair? When we were hiking yesterday my hair looked BLUE ! lol I love the cute drawer and all of the pretty images. I see some sweet pixies in the neat stuff and even piano music behind your bird! Everything is beautiful my friend! Hugs!

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  3. Patty, The cute little things you paint were cute before...but adorable now !! I love seeing all your projects. xoxo,Susie

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  4. Many pretty things here.
    Merle.........

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  5. I especially love that little drawer. So cute and looks perfect with our stuff in it!

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  6. i love the drawer full of pretty images ... and the everything else ... the colour is fabulous!

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  7. Nice whites! And that clock is my favorite!!

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  8. Patty, I love that paint color, too. It's sooooo creamy looking, and has a bit of warmth to it. :D
    Is that brand of paint expensive?

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  9. I can see you are in love with this paint, and for a good reason! The wax was very clever, I love the grain it adds to the round surfaces! Everything looks smashing!

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  10. It's posts like this that makes it clear that your blog is SO aptly named...such PRETTY things!!

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  11. I love the color and what a nifty container to hold your 'stuff' in......

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  12. What beautiful transformation. of course I favor the dress form but, that globe, dog came out rich looking in the photos.

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