Wednesday, June 2, 2010

A Makeover Inspired By Roses

Each time we pass by this garden gate in Sorrento, I find myself dreaming of an English cottage garden.

Then recently I came across 6 of these bowls while out vintage shopping.

The simple design along with the fine crazing often found in a vintage piece of pottery are what caught my eye. I instantly fell in love with them.

Then there was my recent $5 yard sale find that I passed by the first time because I knew I didn't need it, until it hit me that this would be the perfect table to experiment on. I have suddenly developed a passion for anything shabby or vintage, especially if it has an English Cottage feel to it.

Here's how it looks now, displayed with a couple more vintage finds.

All it took was a quick coat of sparsely applied creme colored paint.

And just 2 coats of decoupage medium over a vintage tea rose that you may download for free from this website, containing royalty free vintage images.

I even found a tiny bug there too.

I'm always such a pushover for a sweet little bird face.

And of course for anything that goes cheap, cheap, cheap.
Linking up with Cindy at My Romantic Home for Friday Show and Tell.


Anonymous said...

Wow, that is an amazing makeover. And I love the little bug. So cute. Great job!

Julie said...

WOOT!! LOVE IT! beautiful. I love the English countryside cottage feel and look. It is so relaxed but just looks so classic and the Country French look too. same thing. Your table looks awesome. I too, LOVE LOVE to thrift. Thanks for sharing your fun and makeover! inspiring. Hugs from the South.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Ohhh love that table - and everything else. I have a cheap cheap cheap birdie - she is red and sits on my bed table.

I also have a metal patio table and want to decoupage it - I've read recently that there is an outdoor decoupage - have to look into that.

The dishes are grand! Just perfect for your "new" table.

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

That gate seems to lead into another world! Great makeover!!

Decor To Adore said...

It will be at least 100 here today. That sweet garden gate is like a fresh breath of spring.

Love the plates.

Suz said...

How beautiful Lili! I love the combination with the vintage rose dishes. Lovely!!! :)

Unknown said...

how wonderful! you did a great job!! enjoy the weekend! susan

Ro said...

Beautiful! How inspiring. I just found a sweet little chair at a garage sale this past weekend and have been wondering what to do with it. I think I know now! :D

P.S. I'm a new follower

Unknown said...

Love what you did with the table! You've inspired me to be on the lookout for more things to redo, a little paint works wonders :)

Ro said...

I've left you an award on my blog today! I love reading your blog and hope you enjoy your award. :)

Today I'm working on that chair project and can't wait to leave my computer and get at it! I'll post pictures soon so you can see the before and after shots. Don't know if it will turn out as nice as your table but I have high hopes. :)