Saturday, 13 October 2012

Seascape,Seashell China and Daisies

I'm at home this weekend,no Shingle Cottage..no picnic,no fire,no building or painting....Only me here today,Steve is working ....So i thought i would show you a finished project i have been working on........

~Victorian flower encrusted china shell holding daisies from the garden~
I have had this old wrinkled vintage oil painting on canvas forever and a day,it has sat waiting for me to come up with some way of framing it so it can take pride of place with some other seascape pictures that i have collected for Shingle Cottage...
While out rummaging through old books in a junk shop i looked down and spotted a pile of old picture frames and one in particular came home with me......It had a woodland scene oil painting pinned in the back which was not my cup of tea but the frame was lovely...
I carefully removed all the drawing pins and large staples that were holding the woodland painting in the frame....
I then held my seascape up to the frame back to see if it would fit inside but it didn't.......
So i removed the woodland scene from its inner frame and stapled the seascape on to the wood inner mount  so it would be a perfect fit in the frame...i lost about two inches of the seascape on one side....
I have many pieces that i have gathered over time that are starting to come together....It has been lovely having two years to work on Shingle Cottage....We have got to know her every corner and have had time to see where the sun comes up and where it falls...To think and dream....to step back and say to each other 'you know what i think?'......Now that we know where we will live our dream...where we will grow old.....where the story will one day end i can see the small things that i have here and i can see in my mind where they will  fit in this big picture of us...of Shingle Cottage........  
 I Brushed the frame with a nice thick coat of Chalk Paint in Old White and left it to dry and crack a little in the sun....No wax,no distressing,just thick matt chalky white paint.... 
When it was all dry i popped the seascape in the back.....
I held the two frames together with a few staples on all sides........
Another piece  ready to become a part of Shingle Cottage....................

The sun room at Shingle Cottage has a small room leading up from it and you need climb only one step and you are there...these two rooms will become the dining room and french doors will lead you out onto the garden,they will lead you onto Summer nights and twinkling lights strung from trees,where you will hear the waves crash on the shore below and the laughter of friends...The decor will be romantic beach with sparkling chandeliers and silverware,a dining table painted in soft chippy grey,a white washed dresser or two,candles and old  vintage seascapes will adorn the walls and a girl will sit typing to her friends,friends from all over the world,they have never met but they have shared her journey,her dreams....
She will tell them tales from her beloved  cottage and her new life at the beach.....

'The best is yet to come'.....Soon dear Shingle Cottage...soon.....

Join me next time for more dreams and makeovers from Shingle Cottage...
XxX



22 comments:

  1. I love that beach painting in its new frame! so pretty and refreshing. Can't wait to see where you hang it. Gorgeous!

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  2. What a beautiful painting and frame too! You brought it back to life and it looks perfect in your home! What a lovely home you have! I love seeing bits and pieces of your dream coming to life.You must be thrilled!
    xx
    Anne

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    1. Thank you Anne! i do love seascapes and i have two more i am working on today,can not wait to hang them at the cottage x

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  3. Lovely makeover and artwork. Your cottage and dreams are wonderful.I look forward to each installment.

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  4. How lovely your painting is in the new frame, and it is perfect for a cottage by the sea. What a beautiful word picture you paint of your forever home.

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    1. Hi Sandra,
      Thank you,i think a cottage by the sea needs a few old vintage seascapes too x

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  5. Śliczny obraz i śliczna ramka .
    Pozdrawiam ..Viola,,

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  6. The perfect painting for your beloved cottage! Great idea to use that pretty frame and then figure out how to remount it.

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    1. Thank you Amy,
      I have another i am working on with Annie Sloan crackle and dark wax x

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  7. Oh what a beautiful oil painting of the sea! Your new frame finishes it off beautifully. Have a great week ahead!

    Wanda

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    1. Oh thank you Wanda :) i hope you have a beautiful week x

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  8. It really is interesting how you take things and redo them, knowing pretty much where they will go in the cottage. Most people just collect stuff with little idea as to what they will do their little treasures. You seem to have purpose for everything. I admire that ability.

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    1. Thank you Anne :) i love creating and making things work for the cottage x

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  9. That was a great solution for your painting! Just look how the light is shining through the clouds and making the water look translucent. It will be another perfect addition to sweet Shingle Cottage.

    Cindy

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    1. Hi Cindy :)
      Thank you,i wish i had your ability to create the painting,you are really gifted x

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  10. You did a fantastic job on that frame. It looks great with the painting.

    Judy

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  11. Hi,I'm new to Shingle Cottage and I've just looked at your gorgeous seascape and it bought tears to my eyes it's soooo! romantic and I wish you well in your dreams.Pam.

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  12. Hello Pam :)
    Welcome to Shingle Cottage and thank you so much for your kind wishes xx

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