4.04.2011

Buzz Me

I am having so much fun finding cute little pieces of furniture and performing a make-over on them.   For better or worse, I have pulled out my paint brushes and am trying my hand at a few  free hand flowers, scrolls and flourishes.  Both my Mom and Dad, Bobby G. and my sons are quite good at drawing and painting but not me.  Somehow I failed to inherit that gene, but that doesn't keep me from trying.  I do love the way this sweet little table turned out.  Love the curvy legs on it and that little bottom shelf.  So cute in a little girl's room or in a French cottage bedroom.  I can see a pile of books stashed on that lower shelf now with a cute pair of rhinestone reading glasses.  This is my version of the Napoleonic bee.....no stingers here!  And this bee even sports gold stripes. 
It's so funny.......  It was a beautiful warm day when I was working on this piece and decided to take it outside.  The whole time I was working on it a big ol' bumble bee kept buzzing me.  Maybe he was trying to tell me something......you think?  This charming vintage piece will go in my booth.   The Antique Center will be having it's Spring Open House this weekend and I will be spending the next day or so sprucing up my little spot.  The car is all packed up and ready to go with new "vintage" items.  I am doing a garden theme with fabulous vintage watering cans, vintage child's gardening tools, shabby pink velvet floral Easter bonnet and the sweetest old pink bunny, old fencing and so much more.  Wish you could come. :)  Have a glorious week and I will see you later. xoxo

Update:
 The little French bee table has Sold
Thank you :)




These lovely ladies have permitted me to join their fabulous parties.  Won't you visit each one for a whole lot of unbelievable inspiration. :)


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33 comments :

Angela (Cottage Magpie) said...

Oh, I love the table! It's so cute! I am totally incapable of painting like that, so I'm very envious!
~Angela~

Tete said...

Love it and it looks like your gene is working just fine to me. You have talent and your own style. The colors you picked are womderful! Love the legs. Keep painting.
Hugs- Tete

cityfarmer said...

I knew you had it in ya!!!

Jacalyn @ rmebathproducts.com said...

Lynn you just have to admit that you're one talented lady! Love that table.

Hugs,
Jacalyn

Shirley said...

Oh Lynn, Your artist work is very good..I can't paint for beans..or sew..but I can cook!! so I guess that's something! Any way, you must tell us when this table sell's.
I wish I was just starting out vs. downsizing..

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Lynn, that came out so great!!! I love your art!!!! Can't wait to see your next project:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

La said...

I love it! You only thought you missed out on the gene.

NanE said...

What a sweet table! I think you've done a great job with this, Nan

Lacey said...

Ooo... so darling!.. I love the bee!..

The Cranky Queen said...

What an adorable bench~ Love the bee ...that will sell quickly...Thanx for sharing. Tiff

Junker Newbie Stephanie said...

What a cute table! Love the bee :-)

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Lynn you did fabulous!! I think that is darling. I have never done any decorative painting on Furniture, I am to unsure of my self, but I think you may have inspired me to give it a try. I just loaded my car tonight to head to the store tomorrow! We pick up our checks on the 5th...Holding my breath. Need to restock, I am having a great season

Carol

The Polka Dot Closet said...

PS We would love to see pictures of your booth after you get it set up for spring!

Carol

Claudia said...

There are painters in my family, too. I cannot paint a straight line!

It looks lovely, you did a great job!

xo
Claudia

Jillian said...

Hey that turned out pretty good!

Maria Wheeler, Simply Cool Stuff said...

I love this Bee theme, especially the way you painted this so subtly on the simple side table. I just made a bracelet "To Bee or not to Bee" and feel the lowly bee must enjoy a place of honor in this world of ours...I envy the warm day you enjoyed to paint outside - So Lucky you have Spring!!! (Our calendar says its is spring, but the snow still lingering here and there tells another story...) Thanks for the inspiration!

Amber Branconier said...

so lovely! i love the bee!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Well, missy, that's as cute as can be! You do good work, Lynn!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Sarah said...

Love that bee. It looks great. Keep it up. ~ Sarah

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty and a very friendly looking bee, Lynn! Love the colors you used and the stripes.

Margaret Cloud said...

Lynn, you did a good job on this table. I like the paint colors and that little bee is a nice touch and cute also. Have a good week.

Kate said...

Hi Lynn

I love the table very cute, but what really got my attention was the adorable photo of you against the brick wall in your header. Now thats style at its best. So happy that you atopped by and for the kind words.

xo
Kate

Kelly_Deal said...

What a cute table! I wish I could draw like that!
Kelly

saltbox treasures said...

Hi. Visiting from Voila . . . your table is lovely.
~ Julie

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

that is one pretty table. i love the soft colors, and the bee motif!

Gypsy Brocante said...

A sweet French bee indeed ... a lovely painting job, what a talent you are!

Thank you for inspiring all of us at Voila!
xo
Jill
Gypsy Brocante

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I can see why this sold, Lynn. It's SO cute!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Hmmm. I think someone is a bit more talented than they think they are! :) Well done.

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

This is adorable, love the stripes! Thanks so much to linking up to Beyond The Picket Fence.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi Lynn~ I just love this darling bee table- it's so charming!! The finish is gorgeous on it too- shared this on FB this weekend- thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

Tiff said...

Oh Lynn, your table is just gorgeous! I am not surprised it sold! X

Martina @ Northern Nesting said...

What a cute table! You did and awesome job on it!! Martina

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh this little table is adorable! You did such a beautiful job on it. So glad that I have found your blog!

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