Saturday, August 24, 2013

Three French Hens And A Table

Hello there!


Well I don't know about you but my friday very hectic .... But before I get into that ... Would you like to see a couple of things I've been working on?

As far as card making goes ... my mojo has run off somewhere so I've been turning my hand back to home decor - Ever since my sweet friend Anitra mention Water Slide paper to me (hadn't a clue what it was) I've been desperate to try it ... Getting stuff like that is not easy here in the UK but fortunately I found some on the internet along with the necessary Krylon lacquer ...

I saw a cute little table at the flea market and the guy let me have it for £2 Perfect!! Ok, it needed a good clean and I forgot to take a photo before hand ... so eager was I to get going ... But several coats of paint and a good few hours later ... this is the result


... And I'm thrilled with it - even though I did botch a little of the decal


This little table folds each side so it is only about 3" wide .. so cute!


Well I couldn't stop there ... I have just finished another table which I will post another time but I also wanted to show you how I transformed my little hen house egg holder ... Again I'm sorry I forgot to photograph it before ... Just trust me that I've had this about 14 years and it was looking shabby 


Ta da!! The digital images are from Etsy (the hens) and The Graphics Fairy (postmarks)


The thing I love is the roof ... ever since the lovely and uber talented Mona Pendleton posted her gorgeous creations using a Tim Holtz embossing folder and some Ranger foil sheets I fell hook line and sinker and ordered them


I love the effect!


If you're thinking of giving water slide paper a go ... head on over to The Polka Dot Closet and take look at some of the wonderful things Carol makes ... This lady is amazing!

So my day - I was expecting a friend around lunch time which was fine as we were expecting people to come and clean the gutters in the morning (when DH would be here).

The gutter people didn't arrive so DH took himself out for the day ... then my friend arrived whilst I was painting and so did the guys to do the gutters!
My friend and 6 other people are each making a fabric letter to spell out a pretty WELCOME banner for the cancer clinic at our city hospital ... my friend (an artist in her own right) does not sew and needed my help ...
In the course of trying to adorn her letter "L" the phone rang countless times, the doorbell rang countless times ... and the workmen kept interrupting for something ... Then my Aunt got into difficulty with her online shopping orders ... my SIL wanted to chat ... and so it went until about 8pm. I was so glad to get to bed last night - my head was spinning!

I'm hoping for a more peaceful weekend ... the football season has started and DH will be off to the match later this morning ...

Have yourselves a lovely weekend ...

Thanks for looking in on me 

Till soon

~ Ros ~





19 comments:

Milagros C. Rivera said...

I am in ♥♥♥ with both your projects, you are so right thet roof is uber cool!!! and your side table is marvelous! never heard of the paper so I will go find out!

Barbara said...

What wonderful projects - that little table really is adorable! You wouldn't think that a table that size even needs to fold! And your "three French hens" are too cute - I'd love to provide the eggs from my happy hens!

Chris said...

I'm glad my Friday wasn't like yours! lol

Your makeovers are gorgeous. We have a set of 3 tables like that - they must be over 25 years old now! They nest under a rectangular one.

Hope your weekend is peaceful xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh wow Ross, what amazing project these are!! Love both of them and they will look perfect together! Love the whole idea of this, so will now have to google that paper...:o)

What a day you had yesterday, well sincerely hope the weekend is more peaceful for you!

Mona Pendleton said...

Wow Ros! What beautiful pieces! I love the tin roof and the french hens! Thanks so much for the BiG shout out :) Hope you have a great weekend!

Heather Jensen said...

What beautiful home decor projects, Ros. I love how the table folds up so you can easily tuck it away. :)

Diane said...

I love love both projects...and that little table, it was love at first site!!! You have inspired me to get some things done here!! have not heard of that paper either and need to check it out!! I haven't been to a garage sale here all summer, so called my sister early this am and we took off...one of my best finds was this gorgeous, ornate picture frame to paint...when it's done I will post it...thanks for inspiring!!

Tracy said...

Poor Ros! So sorry you had such a rough day. I have to say that you have transformed both of those buys into masterpieces. I SOOOO need that egg house to go in my chicken themed kitchen. Hugs!

Shahrul Niza said...

Ohh, dear Ros!. This is amazing!!!. What a steal and you turned it into a gem. I LOVE it. It looked as if you'd been flea marketing in France! :). Such a sweet egg holder too, you are making me want to paint my furniture white now!. I've been pinning crazy on shabby furniture & country kitchen lately, so seeing this makes me a little flutter, LOL. Great job!

Sasha said...

Fabulous renovation work on both home decor pieces, Ros. They both look so beautifully finished.
Hope you're enjoying a relaxing bank holiday xx

Maria said...

Wow! What lovely projects, Ros! Just love that fold down table with decal, so pretty! And, the egg holder is so fab with that roof! Makes me want to start a project using that tin foil! Very well done, Ros!

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Oh Ros, your decor items look amazing and I have just fallen in love with the idea! And your post could not have come in any better time for me! I'm so excited, this is just genius! !! :-) Thanks for the info!

Linda R said...

They look amazing.. I just love the way both of them turned out..

Hugs~

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

I wish I could find things like that at the flea market here, oh I forgot, we do not have flea market here, only thrift store, anyway, I LOVE both your project, they are beautiful!

Lisette Baker said...

Fantastic make overs on both pieces but that roof - WOW. Wish I had the confidence to do furniture - yours is inspirational.

Ira Huberts said...

WOW WOW WOW Ros! Oh my, you did a fantastic makeover of that gorgeous table, it's truly fabulous!! And your house egg holder is as amazing! Love love these projects!!
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Jinny Newlin said...

WOW! What beautiful projects, Ros! Totally love that roof! I need to stop by Mona's blog more often. I just get so frustrated not being able to scroll down. Why do people like that blog design?! LOL! It's the little things... Huh? Hope you got the rest and relaxation you needed last weekend.

Chriss Blagrave said...

Absolutely gorgeous and charming transformations Ros. You never cease to amaze me and you have such a clever eye for treasures to evolve.

Rebekah said...

Oh my! How did I miss this? I think my blog reader is missing your updates :(
Gorgeous projects. You table look fabulous and your bird house:Stunning!!

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