Monday, April 26, 2010

Whimsical Owl Cabinet

If you've been a follower of my blog for very long....you know how I love whimsical little owls!!! 

 Remember last week when I showed y'all my craft room makeover....and told you I had plans for the cabinet I showed?

Well....I've always wanted to try my hand at painting....so....I just bit the bullet and jumped right in!!

I found the cabinet several years ago at an estate sale.  I don't have a pic of it as I bought it, but there were green and red stencils on each of the doors....making it look very countryish!!!

Here is is in the process of having its doors painted red before it found a home in my craft room.....


I first painted each of the doors one of the 4 colors that I chose to use in the craft room....


Then.....I found some pics of cute little owls.
Mine look absolutely nothing like the ones I found.....but at least they gave me something to go by.

I used chalk to draw them onto the doors....

Then, I crawled into the floor (which didn't help my arthritis any at all...or my still sore leg).....and I proceeded to paint....

And....here's what I came up with.....










I discovered something about painting....you cannot be a perfectionist about it.  The more I tried to get things "perfect".....the less I liked it.  When painting....especially something whimsical.....just paint it....and let it go....then, stand back....and....hopefully....be able to admire your work!!!

Blessings to each of you!!!

In His Most Precious Love....and with mine!!!

I'm linking to.....

The Girl CreativeDIY Day @ ASPTL


   
Transformation Thursday
Furniture Feature Fridays

19 comments:

  1. absolutely adorable! so sweet and full of charm! very well done! I have become a follower and would be honored if you choose to do the same!

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  2. My goodness Deb. You are a woman of many talents! I love this!!! I do hope you will drop by Comin' Home and click on my Linky box and add this for this Saturday's edition of 'Best Posts This Week! You did a fabulous makeover on that cabinet. :o)

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  3. Very pretty! Your painting is wonderful!

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  4. soooo cute! nice job on the owls :)

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  5. I love this! What an awesome painter you are! Girl, is there anything you can't do? Be blessed. Cindy

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  6. that is so cute good job!

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  7. Cute and beautiful. I have to agree with Cindy. God has blessed you with a creative talent.

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  8. So beautiful! I love everything about it! Great job!

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  9. I love it, it's perfect!

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  10. This is really, really, REALLY neat! I keep learning more about you and admire it all!

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  11. I was really wondering what you were up to with the cabinet, and this is fabulous. I love your owls, you are a woman of many talents. Maybe you should make more and sell them? I wish I didn't live so far away, or I would insist!

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  12. Cute, cute, cute! I am super impressed. I love the owls too!

    Alison
    http://blondieblueeyes.com/

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  13. You did some beautiful art work.

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  14. WOW! That turned out so great!!

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  15. You did a superb job on this cabinet! It is darling! I'm impressed :)

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  16. I love this! So glad you "went outside" your box and painted it! You did such a good job!

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  17. What a cute piece! I love the funky, folk art quality you added through your hand painted detail. You've got some talent, girl. :)

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  18. OMG! This is beyond adorable. I love the bright and happy colors! I'm so glad you stopped by my blog and invited me to yours. I tweeted about it. I'm sure my readers will admire this too. Have a great weekend!

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