Oh-La-La Contest & Art Exchanges

Hello friends! Just last week I barely squeeked by entering Fifi's Oh-La-La contest. The rules are you must submit before and after photos of a furniture project. I had to act quick and decide what I wanted to redo. Hubby has cleaned out the basement and has practically moved everything into storage so I didnt have much stuff lying around in the basement to work with, and I didnt want to have to rumage thru my hot stuffy storage unit. I did however have this piece lying around.



It's a wooden frame that was part of a dresser. It was a swivel dresser mirror. To give you an idea of what the piece looked like it is similar to this.


My neighbor years ago was having a garage sale and ended up giving me the dresser for free. However, over the years it has sadly been sitting in my basement and I've yet to do anything with it. The wooden frame at the time had no mirror attached, so I pondered and wondered what I can use this frame for. After thinking it over I had  a great idea pop into my head.

I transformed this frame into a gorgeous shabby decorative fireplace screen.



These gold Cherub Puti got a makeover from this.

To this.

Between the cherubs is a garland of ribbon and roses and an old clock that I "glamed up" as well.



 The back is lined with a pink petticoat.

I am in LOVE with out it turned out!!!




Im keeping my fingers crossed that I might win one of the fourteen prizes! There are some amazing gifts!!! I'll keep ya posted!!!!

About three weeks ago I received an email to participate in a fun creative art exchange. I know many of you received the same email and have participated as well. I was asked to create one item, and forward the email to six other talented artist. The goal is for each artist to receive six handmade creations.

My receipent was Amy Powers of Inspire Co. I know Amy loves vintage and whimsy things, and so I thought it would be fun to make her something that is a little bit both. 

This assemblage piece is a glamourous powder puff girl!


A vintage powder jar with the original pink powder inside the bottle. I attached it to a faux silver tray, added little millinery, and a white powder puff. Very Oh-La-La!


Shortly after I forwarded the art exchange email I started receiving goodies from other super talented artist.

My first package to arrive was this adorable angel bear assemblage lovingly created by Vivian Neroni of Viv's Whimsy. She is so sweet! My little Vivian kept wanting to hold her, but I made sure she was very very gentle.  


My next yummy package was this fab painting by Christine Halbfoerster of Bella Colle.

I love fairies and she is a cutie! The colors are bright & pretty, and I love the little bling she added to her necklace.


This last gift I received was such a wonderful surprise. I about *gasped* when I opened it.

It's a decorative assemblage box with the banner "Petticoats & Parasols". This gorgeous pieces was handmade by the super talented Amada Lebel of Party Hats and Pretty Little Things.  Amada will be attending my upcomming event, so I thought it was a really sweet idea that she created this piece inspired by my event. 


I LOVE this southern silhouette and the gentleman holding the parasol.

 Thank you SO SO SO much ladies!!! I appreciate you taking part in the art exchange and I love my gifts!

I would love to give a little shout out *promo* to my friend Priscila Barros that has a new blog called Little Miss Heirlooms


It's a DARLING site geared towards vintage baby and children decor, parties, toys, etc. It's a super sweet site, and just recently Priscila asked me to do a Q&A on her blog called "Mommy Tales". The shop is full of ADORABLE vintage childrens items so when you get a chance stop by and check it out!

Off to start organizing craft supplies and packing. Im Silver Bella bound NEXT WEEK! YIPPEEE!!!!!

Have a fantastic weekend!!!!




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*SCREAM*!!!! OH JENN!! That mantle is gorgeous!!!! WOW!! I love it so much! The colors you painted the cherubs are gorgeous!!! And I love the petticoat! You are so clever! This is just amazing!
The altered jar you did is so beautiful! Amy is a lucky girl! I love the goodies you received too, how adorable!!
I sure hope you win FiFi’s contest!!
Love ya,

SCREEN, not mantle πŸ™‚ I love the clock too Jenn and the roses are so pretty!!

Julie Boyer

The screen turned out gorgeous and I do love the way the cherubs turned out too! Such sweet treasures you have received..I’m on my way to Little Miss Heirlooms now;)

Her site is adorable…..and speaking of adorable~look at that screen!!!
Great transformation..the petticoat is the perfect touch…did you cut the seam?
Wonderful gifts that came your way….the perfume bottle doll is sooo cute. I recently made a Paris chic doll head on a bottle too.
I am keeping it for my bathroom πŸ™‚
I just opened a new flea market blog today…I think it will be soo fun~I am taking offers on my items just like a flea market. I will have a new theme and list new items every Friday.
Stop by when you get a chance. My blog designer made a real cute banner. http://www.pawshpoodlefleamarket.blogspot.com

suzanne Harley

Gosh Jenn!!! Your screen is just too delicious! So yummy I could eat it!! I hope you win! Suzanne:)

Your screen is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! Hope you win! – Nina

Jenn, your fireplace screen is TOTALLY adorable!!! it is SO you…all girly and frilly and sweet…that is one gorgeous transformation!!! your gifties from the art exchange are all SO pretty!!!

wow! your fireplace screen is so frothy perfect! love how you altered those cherubs! the whole thing is gorgeous. glad you like your little bear box too! have a great sunday

Jenn, What a beautiful fire screen you have created and you have also received some beautiful gift exchanges, enjoy, Maureen….

FUN! I love before and afters! I’ve done plenty in this lifetime. They are so much fun. Have a FABULOUS time at Silver Bella. I will be thinking of all you girls!

Hi Jenn,
Love the screen, it is so you. The petticoat is perfect for the well-dressed mantle. Thanks for giving me my dose of pink for the day – and also for the lovely sentiments. I am so glad you liked the little Petticoat Silhouette box so much.

Oh, I knew I picked the right person to send that email to!! Isn’t amada’s stuff fab!!! Love what you have been up to too!!
Can’t wait to see you in 48 hours!!!!!!!!!
xoxoxo, Tiffany

AMAZING!!!! You are amazing! So glad to meet you!

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