Friday, July 18, 2014

It's a start

 I gave a warm, aged finish to the stark white plaster walls that the house came with. The living room is off to a good start on a French country feel. I am planning to make a sofa with black and cream toile and a chair in dark red gingham. The drapes will be toile as well..
 My husband got me some of the Hobby Lobby unfinished pieces for Christmas as well as some Michael's hutches. These will get put to use in this house. I found some stickers today at Hobby Lobby to use as carved effects on several of these pieces. You'll also notice that I gessoed over the wallpaper in this room. It wasn't going to come off and it wasn't what I envisioned so this was the best way to handle it.

This is after a primer coat on each piece. Stay tuned for finished pieces soon!


Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi De,
How exciting to follow along on your progress. Great idea with those stickers, I'll have to go and see if I can find those. :)
Can't wait to see more!

Steinworks said...

this sounds like a fun project I'll be watching to see how it turns out :)