Sunday, January 1, 2012

A little more paint…..


Untitled 2

I sort of feel like a madwoman painting

everything in

sight these days!!!

Or…….. maybe I’m just tired of seeing things

 I love sitting around collecting dust because I never found the

perfect spot for them?!?!?!

With a little tweaking and a little re-arranging

 I was able to fit several

things into my décor that


been stashed away.

This statue is one of those things……I bought it

a year ago thinking it would look

perfect in my dining room.

 However it was a really

dark grey

color and just seemed odd and

out of place where ever I placed it.

 It  then spent the spring, then the summer ……

which led into the fall and then eventually

winter on the covered porch.

Today I brought it in

and decided

to paint it. It took five different colors

of paint and a lot of


to achieve the look I was after


eventually I did get there.

statue 001

I placed a little crown on her head….

What shall I paint next?!?!


AntiqueChase said...

You go girl!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Gorgeous vignette Des and your cherub looks beautiful!

Revi said...

Ha! I can identify. :) Sometimes I feel like a stalker with a paintbrush, looking for some unsuspecting subject to paint! It is a wonderful unifying tool. Paint ROCKS!

The enchanted home said...

Love it! Hey, if you have the talent why let it go to waste! Just beautiful...and the crown is the crowning touch:)
Happy 2012!

The enchanted home said...

PS I awarded you a blog award this morning that I had recieved and I passed it along to five more blogs..please visit to "receive" it.

Alaina said...

I like the little cherub. I find that many times after painting a piece of furniture white I always end up wandering the house with paint brush in hand looking for something else to paint. I went visiting through your blog yesterday and you have done an amazing job, you home is just beautiful.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Nice, Des,love him on your table. I have a similar piece {have no idea what it's made of} that hangs around and I stuck a little crown on his head, too. : ) Of course, right now it's on one of my little trees as a topper so he's looking a bit lost again. Never thought to paint him though. He may get added to the list. I have a small stool in our bathroom that is first up on the painting list.

Lisa said...

Hi jsut found you through enchanted home blog, an award was awarded to your blog, Looks like a good one, happy to discover it, love your cherub.

Blondie's Journal said...

It looks perfect, Des! A paint brush is a dangerous thing!!


Kelly said...

She looks perfect on your table in there. She balances the cement looking urn on the opposite side. I have a similar statue that is outside. It's nice to be able to use them indoors too.

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Coming from Enchanted~congrats! I like to paint lots of stuff too, so I can def relate!! The statue looks great painted.

Tikaa Cone said...

I swear I have that same mirror hanging in my kitchen!!! LOVE IT!!
I found your blog from Joni's (Cote De Texas) thanks for the kind comments about our closets, mine is the pink one. I'm adding your blog to mine. FABULOUS, love it.
Happy New Year,

Kathy said...

Just found your blog !
Painting is surely an addiction which I've been accused of !
Looks great, keep up to great redos.
I'll be folowing for sure!
Hugs, Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Burlap Luxe said...

Love that you shared your time with a visit to my place :)
I also love your design style I could move in on it. Love the crown and the bottles in the crates :)

See you soon new friend

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

As always, absolutely gorgeous, Des.

Happy New Year!

LuluD said...

Happy New Year, Des! I love your angel!

CIELO said...

I love angels statues... and she is lovely; turned out really nice. You have inspired me tonight to painting... what shall I paint... humm ;)