Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Painted Table



With today's economy always on the media, the harsh strains on people's pocketbook, can be emotionally draining as well.

Take this time to bring color and creativity into your home and find that simple paint finishes or fun details, can change existing pieces or those tucked away in the garage or found in a yard sale.

Give yourself the opportunity to find some hidden talents or let your personality show thru....Romantic, Funky, or Playful, whatever you would like to bring into your home. Paint is inexpensive and never permanent.

So pick up a brush or books, look around and paint.

Here is an example of an old Dining Room Table...nothing really special...
not until I brought my Joy of Birds to the table top.
I also found the opportunity to try Trompe L'oiel....fool the eye. with painting feathers and butterflies with shadows. Giving the fun aspect of them floating just on top.
No need for a tablecloth now.

4 comments:

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Denise, welcome to the blogging world. And, yes it is totally ok for the add, I appreciate that and your kind words. I'll add you as well and include a post on you next. No time this week, getting ready for the Red Barn show, but if you need any help getting started, please by all means, just ask. I had a million and one questions when I started and was thankful for those that helped. I can tell you will definitely contribute a lot; this world needs more talented artists as yourself. Well thanks for being a "lurker" and I appreciate you reading my blog. Blessings, Theresa

Jen r. said...

Love this table!!! The butterfllies look like they could take right off! It's a great compostion too. Jen R

Artistic Chicas said...

Hi Jen,
This was a fun table to do over the weekend, was bored and felt inspired by the birds found in my area.
It was my take to the popular McKenzie/Porter styles. So happy you liked it.
Thanks for visiting.Please come back =:>)

Rhondi said...

Hi Denise
I love the painting you did on your table and I reads in your comments that you did it over the weekend! You are one talented lady!!
Come and visit some time.
Hugs, Rhondi