Thursday, April 9, 2015


When I moved into my condo,I was determined to make it look like a shabby chic cottage.  The kitchen was dark and dreary with unfinished wood cabinets.  And there were NO windows!  Knowing that I had no money to spend, I used the creamy white paint I had used for all the baseboards to transform the cabinets to light and bright.  But they needed more.

I copied several old botanical prints and mounted them on scrapbook papers.  I cut out butterflies and birds from an old calendar and glued them on.  I was now on a hot streak so I cut out flowers from wrapping paper to add a little rose pink to the mix. 

I wanted to advance the garden theme so I bought dark green drawer pulls that looked like faucets on sale at Hobby Lobby, but this was my only purchase.

Then I stamped leaves on the cabinets, but they seemed too intense so using a stencil brush with a tiny amount of the white paint, I lightly tapped each leaf until they had a pale, ethereal look.

Then in a final burst of creativity (or lunacy) I copied rose leaves several times, cut them out and applied them individually to the tops of the cabinets with Mod Podge.

As I proudly surveyed my handiwork, an unbidden thought popped into my mind.
Were they perhaps too busy?

This week I'm linking to the Shabbilicious Friday party which is always fabulous.

Click on Shabby Art Boutique on the right
in my blog roll.

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