Thursday, May 24, 2012

An Old Piece of Wood

Hi everyone, the Memorial Weekend is almost here and I'm looking forward to the warm forecast they are saying we are supposed to have.  Well, here is a little piece of trim that was actually on an old sofa.  The sofa was beyond repair but the top of the sofa had a carved piece of wood that was really pretty and I decided to take it off the sofa.  Here is the piece:


I really liked this piece but I wanted a little color to accentuate the carving, so I took some soft pastel colors, like pink, green and white acrylic paint from Joann's and painted the fruit and leaves.  I than rubbed burnt umber paint all over the carving and made sure I got paint into all the grooves.  I wiped the umber off and left some in the grooves and where I thought it looked nice.  I than had some gold paint that I highlighted in places to give it a little gilt.  I than shabbied it some and here is what it looks like now: 

 So what do you think???? See you next Thursday, Dianne
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  1. WOW! Way to save something someone else may have trashed. I think it's interesting and lovely!

  2. Your furniture salvage piece looks perfect above those precious prints. I love the way your tied it all together with the colors you used in your transformation of the piece.

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thurday. Hope to see you at the party each week.

    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage