Say ‘hello’ to my new Frenchy notice board. . .
Isn’t she sweet.
She looks a bit different to when I picked her up at a local thrift store.
Apart from a few cracks and chips she was quite lovely as a mirror. . .
But I had something else in mind for her.
First I removed all the hardware.
Gave it a thorough clean with warm water and vinegar (ratio 1:1).
Made repairs and gave her a basecoat of warm white.
Then I made a glaze with brown paint and Faux Glaze Medium, which I painted over the textured designs and rubbed off with a soft cloth.
This techniques gave the piece a lovely weathered aged look.
Next came a little distressing with some fine sandpaper to complete the weathered look.
I replaced the mirrors with fabric covered paste board, so the bottom of the noticeboard could be used as a pin board.
The decorative board from the top section was discarded and replaced with a chicken wire panel. . . with the addition of some very cute mini dolly pegs ‘Miss Frenchy’ is all set to be useful in her new life as a shabby French noticeboard.
She will be available to buy at my market stall this weekend.
I’m sharing this shabbilicious transformation at this week’s link parties and with these friends: French Country Cottage, Blissful Whites Wednesday, The Vintage Farmhouse, 36th Avenue, Clean and Scentsible, Live Laugh Rowe, The DIY Dreamer, Tutorials, Tips & Tidbits – Stone Gable Transformation Thursday, At The Picket Fence, Be Inspired Friday at Common Ground, Nifty Thrifty Sunday.
Beautiful piece Kerryanne – I’m sure that will be snapped up pretty quickly.
Cloisonne Lapel Pins says
These are looking so nice thank you very much for the sharing.
Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says
It’s beautiful, Kerryanne! Love the chicken wire and I love that it can be used to hold things, along with the pin boards you put in below.
What a beautiful piece, Kerryanne! I adore those gorgeous rose prints, and the rose applique at the top, how pretty!
chillin with Quillin says
Your frenchy piece is beautiful Kerryanne. I love antiqued the frame!
Parfum de Provence says
Lovely! I like the weathered look and the chicken wire and the fabric is so springy…great transformations!
Donna Wilkes says
I know the mirror loved her transformation as much as the rest of us. Love the chicken wire with the florals – great contrast.
Glamorous Mommy says
How darling! Found you linked up and clean & scentsible! Have a great evening 🙂
[email protected] Willow Pond says
She is a doll! I love the chicken wire and fabric. I’d love it if you would share this at “What We Accomplished Wednesday,” at Green Willow Pond. It is live right now. Have a great week!
Organized Island says
I love love love what you did with this mirror! So very pretty ! New follower – found you from the Live Laugh Rowe link party!
Loretta Castorini says
SO PRETTY!!! Love it so much!
Live Laugh Rowe says
It’s shabby-chic perfection! Love it, Kerryann! Thanks so much for linking it up to the party. xo
What a change, Beautiful!
I just LOVE the transformation!!!
Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality! Can’t wait to see what you link up tomorrow!
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Don’t forget to come back to From Dream To Reality this evening to link up again 🙂
How have I not seen your beautiful blog before today? OMG, I love your creativity, inspiration and style. I am your newest subscriber and look forward to upcoming and catching up on your older posts. Your “new” French board is simply divine.
Thanks and welcome to Shabby Art Boutique Doreen. I hope you find lots of inspiration here. 🙂