Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Projects for my booth

I thought I'd show you a few more of the items that I've completed lately. Most of them don't have before photos, most of the time I don't even think to take photos until half way though. 

Here are a pair of ornamental holders that I redid using Rosemary from Villabarnes technique of aging with a mixture of paints and gesso. Rosemary does some beautiful work, check out her blog if you haven't already~I know that I need a lot more practice but I think the pieces turned out so much better than their before.



I also have a large mirror that had gold, yellow and brown tones that I just did not like at all so I used the same technique on it.  I only thought about taking a picture AFTER I started working out in the shop on it. Hopefully you get the idea of what I started with.


All finished and in my booth at the Antique Mall~Forgot to take photos of it at home. Yes, I know, I'm bad about that.

It doesn't look like it but this mirror weighs at least 20 lbs. Heavy thing for sure!

Here are a few more items completed for my booth.
Magazine rack that started out brown. I sanded, painted, distressed and added a clay flower embellishment to each of the four corners. I think it looks shabby cute now.

Old wooden candle holder transformed by painting and adding a few hand made clay roses.
As usual, no before photo here either.

Well, that's it for now. I have a half-finished project out in the shop that I'm working on, so I'd better get to it. Who am I kidding~I have more than one half-finished project I need to complete. :0)

Thanks for stopping by!

From the Heart,


  1. Hi Jana,

    I love what you did with gesso, especially the first photo, it is absolutely beautiful!!Much, much better than brfore :)
    Me too, I often forget to take before photos...when I am into a project and excited about it,taking photos is not on my

    Have a great week, Jana!!

  2. Adorable, I love them and love the finish you achieved. Great job!
    Debbie :)


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