Tuesday, February 2, 2010

a white victory...

I've been looking at this unfinished project
for 2 years now...
something was missing...i didn't know how to fix it
so i just moved on and tripped over it
alot...


I knew it had potential
a little cabinet with these sweet jars


The other thing that I've been putting off is collaging...
I've been afraid to try
I don't know why
probably because there is no right and wrong...
I'm a black and white kinda gal.


OK...you can do this...let's just try.



So, I just started...and you know what?
I had so much fun!










So I had 2 victories!
I finished a project
I tried something new..
and I liked it!


This just might get me going on some other want-to's...I'll let ya know.

58 comments:

Amy said...

it turned out so beautiful
I love love love the tattered rosette
to beautiful

Diann @ the Thrifty Groove said...

This turned out so cute! wonderful job!

GypsyNurse said...

You need to sell these.. they are simply beautiful!
Cat

EnchantedBella said...

That turned out wonderful so romantic. Decoupage is something I do all the time. You did such a great job. I love it. Happy WW

Rebecca

teddy bears Marin to Venice said...

A very great love your blog!
very beautiful.

Rosarita

teddy bears Marin to Venice said...

A very great love your blog!
very beautiful.

Rosarita

...Miss...Maddie's... said...

Its beautiful and perfect for the arrival of Valentine's Day...
You'll be tempted to try collage again.
Susan

Mitzi Curi said...

Your finished project is just fabulous! I too have the same trepidation regarding projects, and end up leaving things unfinished for years. It's very fulfilling to complete something that you've been tripping over for quite some time!

PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood said...

It's beautiful. This is something I also hope to do soon.
Cindy at Lakewood

Sandi said...

This is beautiful Rene!! Glad you gave it a try!
Hugs~

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Oh my goodness !! I just adore how that came out ~ BEAUTIFUL !!
xoxo
Lori

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

It looks so pretty!! Good job (;
Hugs~Kelly

podso said...

Shows if you give it time, it will come. Beautiful!

Julie Ann said...

Wow!! Such a gorgeous collage!! So vintagey, sweet and romantic :) Perfect for Valentine's day!

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

It is so BEAUTIFUL!!! You have inspired me to try one:)
~Debra
Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

Julie said...

Way to go!! Good for you for just DOING IT! It looks absolutely great! Thank you for sharing and also for inspiring some of us to quit procrastinating and get going!

Claudia said...

That is just gorgeous! I am in love with your creation.

xo
Claudia

Sweet Old Vintage said...

How very very sweet....

Low Tide High Style said...

Congratulations on both of your little victories! It turned out beautifully!

Kat :)

Little Pink Studio said...

Your cabinet turned out beautiful!
Cerri

Rita said...

It turned out so nice! Great work Ciao Rita mammabellarte

Debra@Common Ground said...

Hi Rene', this is wonderful! And I love what the collage added to it. sometimes I get stuck on a project and have to wait until the right thing "hits" me. The post on your daughter and her beau is just so precious and sweet, and such wonderful photos, they are a darling couple!
Blessings,
Debra

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

That is just gorgeous! Great job!

julie miller said...

Your little cabinet turned out so lovely!! Good for you! I just went to Joann Fabrics yesterday and bought a bunch of crafting stuff~~You inspire me to get GOING!!thanks for sharing with us! Julie

Zuzu said...

Yay Rene'!!! I just tried collage for the first time recently, and there really is no wrong way to do it! Just have fun. :)
Yours came out gorgeous!!! I'm looking forward to seeing more of your want-tos!
Hugs,
Zuzu

Paula said...

Dear Rene,

Congratulations to the winner of your lovely giveaway!

I LOVE your beautiful project! The cabinet and little jars are so sweet and the collage is gorgeous!!! No one would know that was your first time. Isn't it wonderful to try something new, enjoy it, and do a good job with it, as you did! I am so happy for you! Thank you for sharing and for the inspiration!!!

Love, Paula

Alice W. said...

It looks absolutely stunning! Gives me inspiration for those projects I have lying around and keep tripping over...hehe ;)

Carolyn said...

It turned out beautifully-great idea!

Carolyn

Sue said...

Looks like your work paid off. Both of your "projects" turned out wonderfully. Thank you sharing all the photos.
Take care, Sue

VINTAGE HOME lifestyle said...

Thank you so much for the info on your camera. Your photos are beautiful.
I LOVE the cabinet!!!
Have a wonderful day...
Cathleen

Becky said...

Well this is just so very pretty. A true work of art...

Smiles,
Becky

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

And this beauty's just the beginning...can you imagine all the things you can decoupage now???? FAB!!!

~La Rustique Market~ said...

WOW! Your project turned out lovely! You have inspired me to decoupage something. Thanks for visiting~ Lisa

sweetpea said...

I have found that many times if you rush into a project it just doesn't turn out right. You not only have a new talent but a fab little cabinet as well. Congrats on a job well done.

Hugs,

Shelley

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

Holy Crow!!! I love that - gorgeous. I have several of those projects laying in my craftroom. You have given me a little encouragement to look at them again. You did a wonderful job.

Jennifer Robin said...

Love the pictures as much as the project. Found your blog through White Wednesday, and will definitely be back!

Rebecca said...

Hello
Your cabinet turned out so wonderful and isn't collage fun! You did great!
I know what you are talking about having to be dedicated to the shop. It has been tuff because I don't have anyone working for me, so it is just me! Wish this economy would pick up so I could have a few days off a week :)
Blessings

Alice Grace said...

Just too beautiful for words1 I love it!

Adrienne said...

you did a beautiful job! i just loved it. you have inspired me to try something new
blessings,
Adrienne

ps-thanks for visiting my blog. I feel honored that you took the time. Your blog is my favorite-I pop in daily for my dose of eye candy.

Lori @ Raspberries and Rose Petals said...

OH MY WORD! This is just gorgeous! For a first try, you did a fabulous job! I agree that you could sell these....

Faded Charm said...

I think this turned out wonderful. Don't sell yourself short Rene, you are soooo talented. I love it!

Enjoy your week.

Kathleen

Lee Laurie said...

Beautiful! You are so talented!

Hugs,
Lee Laurie

Candy said...

Sometimes it just takes that first step. You did do a wonderful job, a great piece to nurture a vintage soul.
Thanks for coming by, I love your blog and look forward to scroll down further than the two new love birds...aaahhhh young love is walking in the clouds.
WW Blessings ;-)

The Tin Rabbit said...

It's just beautiful!

The Lazy Peacock said...

what a great project - it turned out beautiful!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I think that is one of the prettiest cabinets I have ever seen. I did decoupaging years and years ago...now I am doing it again....and it's so fun and each piece is a one-of-a-kind. Happy (late) White Wednesday.

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

That is terrific....I love that look and am adding little touches of it in my bedroom.

Your blog is so lovely....off to browse some more :)

June said...

Rene, it turned out beautifully! Doesn't it feel good to get something done that just seems to never go away. I have a lot of projects like that to do. I hope that this haas inspired me to get at least one out of the way.

hugs

tarnishedandtattered.blogsot.com said...

Rene,
Girl you are a natural! If that is your first try I cannot imagine how you will be 6 months from now. I would totally buy that if it was for sale. Of course I love all the things you do.
Lisa

Fancy Fodder said...

Dear Miss Gracie~
I just love this! :+D
Your blogs are amazing! I need a good afternoon to go through them.
xoxoxo
Franny

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

It's gorgeous!

GWENDOLYN said...

You did an excellent job on this. I love that you used an old cupboard door.
Blessings!
Gwen

House 21 said...

great piece ...!!!!
and a wonderful blog !!
hugs mina

Rita said...

Dear Rene,
thank you for your visit and lovely comment.
I would like to warn you that apparently myh blog has been hacked into so no visits seems to be possible these past couple of days. I'm not so confident I'll be able to solve the problem all by myself, so I'll be most thankful to you if you'll e-mail me at ritapitoni@hotmail.com in case you happen to know of someone else who's encountered the same problem (and, hopefully solve it).
until my blog is again alive and kicking I'll be checking out yours as often as i can. I'm so addicted to all the lovely blogs of the marvelous people I have met so far that couldn't live without them.
Until the next time, take good care and happy blogging
rita

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Oh ggod for you. I'm kinda the same way, being a black & white gal. Sometimes we just need to give ourselves permission to NOT be perfect! After all thats what we tell our kids. Your blog is so pretty....nothing to worry about at all sweetie. Besides I think youre perfect!

Rochelle said...

This turned out great and so pretty! Collage projects are so fun to do! I've done many and they have never disappointed me....yours is truly a "miss gracie's" style! And, yes I am going to be selling some of those "Girlfriend" type necklaces on my etsy...stay tuned for when I list them!
xoxo
rochelle

Anne at Fiona and Twig said...

That looks just amazing! Inspiring! I need to get to work on all my unfinished projects, you've motivated me. :-)

And thank you so much for your comments on my "burnout" post, every visit and comment means so much to me!

XO,
Anne

The Feathered Nest said...

I'm so in love with your collage!!!! You are such a natural girl, aren't you so glad you took the plunge to create?? Your home looks so lovely Rene ~ hugs and love, Dawn