Saturday, October 15, 2011

A Little This and a Little That

 Hello World!  Happy Saturday to you!  I wanted to show you what I've been working on.  Discovered these in Goodwill (I really do shop at other places) the same time I found the Birdcage.  Here's a look after I worked them over a bit.  

Now for some before shots. 



 Lovely details that were not being showcased.  So, I thought I would try my hand at painting them.  Here is my version of Anduze style. The famous potter Boisset first created his version of the Italian inspired design in Anduze, a small town in the south of France. 

 I used two coats of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White followed by some craft paint I had in a lovely mushroom color to highlight all of the pretty details.  Next, I put a coat of clear wax and rubbed away to polish them up.  










Purchased the what nots for $5.99 for the pair.  I love all their little fresh details now.  Well, there is my version of Anduze style.  Hope it has inspired you to Frenchy up some of your things.  Hope you have a grand weekend and remember to be kind to one another. 


Toodles,
Kathryn 

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88 comments:

  1. How pretty! I like them so much better after you transformed them with some paint, Kathryn. And I love that you tried your hand at Anduze style. Sounds so fancy. :)

    Hope you're having a beautiful weekend!

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  2. Love it! They look great, and your mushroom highlighting is just right. :)
    -Revi

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  3. The paint treatment looks awesome! Great find!

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  4. Wow! The finials look fabulous in their new Anduze colors! Wonderful! Hope you are having great weekend!...hugs...Debbie

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  5. Those are just fantastic. I have seen so many wonderful transformations with the OLD WHITE...have done a few myself and I can't believe the difference. GOOD JOB! See you later and thanks for joining me.

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  6. What a great find, Kathy! LOVE them in their new distressed creamy finish!

    Roeshel

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  7. Kathryn, these turned out so nice! I love the style of your blog...all the cherries and colors. Makes me smile :-)

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  8. They're wonderful! So much better than before. And what a killer price too! Vanna

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  9. Hi saw that you were linked over at Revi, on her list and had to visit. I love the outcome of taking something and making that something even better :)
    Love what you have transformed, the finials look fabulous!!!

    xx
    Dore

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  10. Wow, those really turned out great and look like you paid tons for them! Some of the things people give to Goodwill, huh!?! Visiting via Debbie Doos Newbie Party! Thank you for sharing.

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  11. Those look like something out of a designer shop! Great job! You've got the knack!

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  12. Fantastic transformation! Makes me want to grab my ASCP Old White and paint everything in sight!!!

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  13. Fantastic transformation! Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  14. Hi Kathyrn,
    I love these, I want to do them! Do you think my Goodwill will have them. lol. Great job!

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  15. Wonderfully done, I like that you added the mushroom color details - makes all the difference!

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  16. How cool! Thank you so much for linking up to Make Yourself Monday!


    Jamie
    For Love of Cupcakes

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  17. Hello!
    What a lovely centerpiece! You are so creative!
    Jennelise

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  18. Hello! I have two very similar pieces to your originals and now I am inspired to try your fancy Anduze style too. Thank you for the tips. God bless x

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  19. They look sooooo much better! You did a great job! I am visiting from For Loving Life and I am a new follower!
    I hope you are having a great day!
    Michelle
    www.delicateconstruction.blogspot.com

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  20. lovely, kathryn!

    found you and this lovely post via BBC and would love to have you visit the great giveaway i have at the moment!

    http://hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com/2011/10/rachel-ashwell-on-creating-authentic.html

    warmly.

    michele

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  21. These obelisks are quite stunning in their makeover! andrea@townandprairie

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  22. Those look absolutely gorgeous! Like something you would find in the Ballard's catalog. Great job! :-)
    Vanessa

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  23. Love how these turned out ...they were a great deal too ! :)

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  24. I love how you transformed these finials,Kathyrn!The detailing on them is lovingly highlighted with the brown accents. Beautiful transformation... they look amazing in your vignette and the ornate looking candle snuffer is absolutely gorgeous!Thanks for inspiring us and for your sweet note on my autumn tea. Have a great week!Hugs~Poppy

    http://withadashofcolor.blogspot.com/

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  25. I love shopping Goodwill! You can always find fantastic things! You've transformed these terrifically!
    Hope you have a great day,
    Kathy

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  26. Those are so unique. I love how you refinished them. They look great.
    Rachel
    adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

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  27. Nice find, I love the white redo, they turned out beautiful! Laura Cottage and Broome

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  28. Love them! The distressed finish is beautiful!

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  29. those are AMAZING finials!!!!!! i love love love love love them! you did an outstanding job -- they look AWESOME! thank you for sharing...your newest follower!

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  30. Wow! I would have grabbed those up for even more than what you paid -- they have such great lines and your makeover really brings out all of the lovely details!

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  31. Those pieces are beautiful! I love how they look on the table and with the blue vase!

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  32. Love it..How creative and awesome..I would totally love for you to share and link this to my Pin'Inspirational creative Thursday party happening today pweeease..Link ~ http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/10/pininspirational-thursdays-linky-party.html .Officially following ya with smiles..Wishing ya a lovely day :))

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  33. These look great! Love it!

    Jenny
    www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

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  34. Very pretty...loved your birdhouse too!

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  35. You certainly have The Eye ~ I wonder if I would have just passed those up.... Great Transformations,
    Cheryl

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  36. Lovely transformation! Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday.

    Melanie
    bearrabbitbear.blogspot.com

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  37. I would have grabbed these up too! So pretty. You made them over beautifully.

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  38. Hi Kathryn, Thank you for linking this pretty transformation to the open House party. They turned out wonderful and what a great price.
    xo,
    Sherry

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  39. Just fantastic treasure I found from your blog land. I have seen so many wonderful transformations with the old white, have done a few myself and I can't believe the difference.

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  40. These are great==you did a lovely job on them!

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  41. These turned out amazing! Old White is my go to color though I do like Ochre as well. Thanx for sharing!

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  42. You did a wonderful job on them. (And I'm loving the knobs on the dresser in the background of your before pictures.)

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  43. These look fantastic! Great job. Thank you for joining me at HSH!
    Sherry

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  44. newest follower from a linky party! Following from http://imnotatrophywife.com

    laura

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  45. Very cute :) I sure never find stuff THAT good at the GW! Thanks for sharing them.

    Visiting from DebbieDoos Linky party,
    Smiles,
    Suzanne in NW Illinois

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  46. These were certainly a thrifty find, but giving them that pretty facelift is inspired! Nice job and so French!

    Thank you for linking this lovely post to Potpourri Friday. I always appreciate your participation!

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  47. Seriously! Those are so beautiful the way you finished them. I can't believe how chic they are!

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  48. First of all, awesome finds! Secondly, they look so great now! I have GOT to try that chalk paint :)

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  49. Thank you so much for linking up to MYM and sporting the button!! :oD

    Jamie
    For Love of Cupcakes

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  50. Wow! So much better. And, they look great in the blue room.

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  51. These look amazing! What a great transformation! I love the style you gave these pieces! Thanks for sharing this @ Show & Share! I am so happy to have you!

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  52. Oh I LOVE these! Awesome transformation. I can think of a million spots to put these in my home ;)

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  53. I love quick and easy changes! great new look!
    gail

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  54. Wow! They're gorgeous now. You've transformed them beautifully, Kathryn.

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday this week. It's always a pleasure to have you join the fun. ;)

    Blessings,
    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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  55. Love! LOVE! LoVe! Loooooove! lOvE!

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  56. Love this....they look great.
    http://pam-lifethroughmyeyes.blogspot.com/

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  57. These are gorgeous! You did a fantastic job. I love Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. I re-did my kitchen chairs and table base with Paris Grey/Clear Wax and will be doing a wooden carry-all with a handle and 5 cubbies in ASCP in Old violet and clear wax.

    Kris

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  58. What a nice Goodwill find, and you made them look so pretty! Loved seeing the transformation!

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  59. These are beautiful. Just discovered your blog and I love it. I'm a new follower. Hope you stop by and check out my blog. I also have a link party every Monday. Would love for you to stop by and link up.
    Jamie
    http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/

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  60. those would be so expensive in a shop, they look so chic and perfect for any room, what a good idea and a good eye to see those and know they could be so cool..

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  61. I just love these!!! What a beautiful transformation Kathryn!!!
    XXX

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  62. You always find (and transform) the coolest things! Thanks for linking up to The Weekly Creative.

    Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot

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  63. These look great, I've seen these in thrift shops. Next time I'll get them, I love the look. Great job.
    Jeannie

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  64. I love the way they turned out!!! I did something similar with a cheesy looking candle holder from the clearance rack at Hobby Lobby, and I love it. Isn't paint the best??? Hope you can stop by the enchanted oven.
    xo,
    Lisa

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  65. Your finials are gorgeous. Love the makeover. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, marty

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  66. WOW...these really turned out beautiful. Thanks so much for the inspiration. I have actually have a few of these on a smaller scale, now I know what to do with them! Blessings ~ Judy

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  67. Lovely! I found some finials on clearance at Hobby Lobby recently and am looking forward to painting them for my mantel. How fun to see the project you made! I've been looking at Goodwill for awhile, but apparently I shouldn't give up. You've found some wonderful treasures!

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    1. You know sometimes I walk into Goodwill and find absolutely nothing. Other times, I come out with a cart full. Can't wait to see what you do to your finials. Thanks for popping in for a visit. Toodles, Kathryn

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  68. Fabulous job! I swear I saw these same fineals at MY Goodwill store.. but they were way overpriced.
    I found you today from the Linky Party at French Country Cottage, where I'm #269. I hope you stop by my blog and leave a comment, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206

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  69. Kathryn these turned out gorgeous! I love taking something like that and giving it a fresh prettier look. Beautiful job and thanks for linking up at Transformed Tuesday.

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  70. These turned out beautifully! Perfect for a spring mantle perhaps?

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  71. Great finds and great paint technique...Lookin' good!

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  72. Those turned out great! Love um. Thanx for linking up to THT. Hope you are keeping warm. I do not remember when it has been so chilly in March since we moved to Texas 12 years ago.

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  73. I love the transformation! They look fabulous! Thanks for sharing at my party!
    Leslie
    House on the Way

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  74. Kathryn check out who is #1 feature tonight. Thanks for linking up.
    Hugs, Peggy~PJH Designs

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  75. These are gorgeous Kathryn! Another triumph for Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. I will be featuring your post in this week's Home and Garden Thursday, I appreciate you sharing,
    Kathy

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  76. I love how you've redone thse! They look so beautiful :)

    Thanks for sharing last week @The Weekend re-Treat!

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