5.31.2011

Bird on a Limb

Picked up this sweet vintage 'French in fashion' night stand and decided I liked it just as it was but free hand painted the sweet bird on the top.  Took the original drawer pulls off and replaced them with some gold tone pulls with a twig motif.  They were wayyyy too bright so I antiqued them.  I wanted a subtle tone on tone effect for the "bird on a limb".  I like the way it turned out.  Do you?  It went to the shop.  Finding stuff to redo and paint for the shop is fun.  Wish I had 48 hours in the day to work on all my found projects.  ~~~~ Update on the plumbing disaster and house redos'.  They are still working.  :)  Were here bright and early this morning.  Lordy, I can't wait to get my studio back but it will be a while yet. :) Have a great week!  xoxo




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Tuesday Trash to Trash at Sassy Sites
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Inspiration Friday at At the Picket Fence


30 comments :

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Love the bird on top! It adds so much character. I know what you mean by 48 hours in a day. My project pile is out of control.

Melissa/Piney Rose said...

Love the night stand - your artwork is wonderful! I love the little bird. I have a bunch of stuff that needs to be redone - sometimes I think I might get rid of it all and start fresh. Do you think I could keep it at a manageable level? Nah.

NanaDiana said...

Love the little nightstand. I think the bird is the perfect, subtle little adornment! Nice job. Glad your plumbing/etc. is back in working order...and soon you will have your studio back! YAHHHH! xxoo Diana

saltbox treasures said...

Hi Lynn, a lovely night stand . . .
and your pink flip flops are adorable! Perfect for the pink party.
Hope your home gets back to normal soon.
~ Julie

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a great piece, Lynn! I love your freehanded bird! Your side table is very much like a small dresser I found - top shape, base shape, and the legs all look the same. I've got to paint it, but how nice to see it in a side table version!

Thanks for visiting my blog and your really nice comment! Between you and me Lynn, there are lots of things I did many years ago that people do and blog about now. Mine were pre-blogging days and pre-digital camera days!

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

oh I DOOOO love it ! you added just the right touches .. I need to come up and shop your space woman.
(())

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Lynn, you are quite the artist! Great find! Hang in there with the plumbing, I hate having people in my house, I don't feel like I can do anything

Carol

Blondie's Journal said...

The little hand painted bird is just the right touch! I'd buy that little chest up in a second.

Thanks for the great comment on finding the dress for your son's wedding. it is looming over me. I sort of found 2 dresses online and I may order them and return the one I don't like! I hope that there is an easy solution!

XO,
Jane

La said...

I love it! The bird is perfect.

Fishtail Cottage said...

i love the way you painted that little birdie! xoxo tracie

Tiff said...

What a great little table! You have worked wonders, that bird is SO beautiful! X

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Lynn! The nightstand is adorable and I love the little bird. Thank you for joining my party.
xoxo,
Sherry

Kristin said...

It's just adorable! Well done!

Shelia said...

Love your painting of the little bird! You did a great job!
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Perfect little nightstand and your sweet bird painting on it is so soft and subtle. I love it!!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Deana said...

ooooh. that is so cute. love the little birdie. great job. and thanks so much for joining my party.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

So pretty! You are talented!...hugs...Debbie

Nook & Cranny said...

The bird is just lovely added to this piece.
Thanks for sharing.
Hope you can get back in your studio soon.
Michele

A Cottage Muse said...

Love it Lynn!!!

Honey at 2805 said...

The little bird is just perfect for theis piece! You are so creative.

A Few Pennies said...

How sweet is that! Love the muted colors you used for your bird and leaves--great job.

ANNE said...

Saw this over at Feathered Nest Friday... sweet drawing!!

Angela said...

You did a great job to paint that cute bird, the night stand looks fabulous.
xoxo
Angela.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

You are quite the artist, I wish I had your talent. hugs ~lynne~

Michele said...

Lynn,
Thanks for stopping by my blog. We DID have a great time.
Yup, I took the picture of the bird in my blog header, these birds are just little darlings. One of my favorite photos.
Have a great weekend.
Michele

At The Picket Fence said...

That is just darling and the bird was the perfect extra touch! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Inspiration Friday this week! :-)
Vanessa

Jenny said...

Seriously, that bird is so sweet and how it transform the table is incredible!

Counting Your Blessings said...

I love that you can just freehand something and it turns out so lovely!

Thanks for sharing your sweet French inspiration.

Blessings... Polly
French Cupboard &
Counting Your Blessings

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

The bird is darling and so perfect on the top~ I love it! Hope your plumbing issues are all fixed now~ thanks for sharing at FNF :)

Deneen said...

Love the little bird! Nice touch!

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