Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Pretty Picture for a Pretty Price!

Girl with a Marmot

Jean-HonorĂ© Fragonard (1732 – 1806) is often associated with images of frivolity, but he was also an enormously gifted Rococo painter. Fragonard created religious subjects, historical and mythological themes, breathtaking landscapes, portraits and intimate scenes exhibiting a keen sense of human folly. He earned an associate academy membership at the esteemed Salon, but opted out of a career in history painting. Instead, Fragonard chose to paint polished, lighthearted, erotic scenes for private clients, including members of the court. After his marriage, he concentrated on painting scenes of family groups. Fragonard's work is displayed in many respected museums, including Paris’ Louvre and New York’s Metropolitan Museum.

Found this fabulous print at Union Gospel Mission a couple of days ago and picked it up...I love the colors especially her pink cheeks and rosy lips!  Yesterday I found the frame at Goodwill and thought it would do the trick, and Viola!  Perfect!!  Time for the shop pretty lady :)

Friday, April 15, 2011

Old Door Hall Tree

Today is a very, very busy day.  Today I have to make up my Mind!  There is this old door that I bought on Monroe st. that needs my attention.  This particular FABULOUS door is going to become a Hall Tree.

Here are a few ideas...

 I am leaning toward door number 3...simple, pretty and space sensitive.  Time to get busy!!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Pretty Potting Bench

Today was a beautiful, sunshiny day and I enjoyed every minute of it!  Breakfast with Mom and Tanner, a little thrift shopping and an afternoon project.  Tomorrow all my goodies are heading to the shop...hopefully it is a busy weekend :)

Monday, April 11, 2011

Shabby Chic Storage Cupboard

This piece has been in my spare room for a couple of months now and I was going to donate it to the local thrift store because I thought it was hopelessly ugly.  It has a twin and they flanked a desk which was cute in it's day but sorry, not cute today.  Well the other day inspiration struck!  All I needed to make this piece cute was a yard of fabric, some oops paint and chicken wire...viola!

Cost of 2 (my sister gave them to me)

Chicken Wire 

Retail Price $159.00 (not bad for a days work)