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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