4/21/09

Painting Day

I worked on a couple of painting projects today. My hubby built this box for me years ago, it was stained and had apples painted on it...so I painted and distressed it to add to the back porch.

And for people like me, who wish they knew how to paint roses, but don't, Wallies are awesome!

I also repainted the frame from one of my grandma's paintings. It was a soft blue, which is too much blue for me. I painted it black, rubbed it with a candle, then painted it white and sanded the edges.


I think the painting looks even prettier in a white frame.

After I sanded it, I used my heat gun on it, which made the paint bubble up, giving it a chippy look.
Hope you're enjoying wonderful, warm weather where you are.

7 comments:

Sonia ~ Vintage Rose Designs said...

Your projects look wonderful. I love what you did with the frame. I have tried to practice painting roses but I was in a hurry I guess... I ended up buying decals for the pretty look =)

Utah Grammie said...

Love them! I really like the idea of the black under then the white rubbed - haven't tried that but I will now! These pieces look great - are the Walllies self-stick? Like rub-ons -?

LillySue said...

Your box came out PERFECT! It is sooo pretty. I have some leftover rose wallies from my kitchen....Hmmm I bet they would look great on some old canisters I have. I like your frame idea with the heat gun. Nothing like old and chippy looking. Thanks for the great inspiration!
Blessings~LillySue

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Wallies do come in handy don't they. Love your box! So pretty...
Stay Cozy, Carrie

Lynn said...

Well, my dear, you know a lot more about this painting than I do, that's for sure :) I learned a lot from you just now. I had no idea you could get that effect using a candle then painting, and the heat gun thing too,, woohoooooo, gotta try it next time I paint a frame :)
I love both projects very much!

Sharon said...

This is a clever trick with the heat gun. And the frame is wonderful. I'm inspired to try this. Maybe this weekend......

Barbara Jean said...

looking at heat guns now for same purpose, only more chippy, and take some off. Did you use craft type? or home improvement type?
(difference being how much hot air they put out?)
thanks
blessings
barbara jean