February 27, 2012

Bulletin Board Redo


I had this frame, or architectural piece...Heck, I don't know what to call it?


I think maybe it was a dresser mirror frame?


It had some nice decorative details


I did a LOT of sanding then painted and gathered up some supplies


I stenciled the chandelier on the cork


Then added some plaster roses along the top..tutorial on making plaster appliques HERE


I went into my stash of polymer clay knobs.  Tutorial on making clay knobs HERE



And added 4 of the Paris knobs


So there you have it, nothing earth shattering, just something to add to my ever growing stash .......


....To bring to the "Fancy Flea"


Join me Friday, I am going to do a tour of my home for Debbiedoos blog

I took TONS of pictures to get a few good ones......To light.....To dark...


...Move the dead Cat..I'm working to get the pictures just right!

Happy Creating!

45 comments:

Sisters Treasures said...

Carol, you continue to amaze me with all your creative ideas. You make what starts out as cool but kind of ordinary and make it "extraordinary"! Great job.
Betsy

Debbiedoo's said...

Love this board! That dang cat is still there LOL! Whew you must have a stink by now. Your before board was in rough shape there my friend.

laurie said...

wow, what a transformation, thats beautiful, you weave magic with those fingers you do.


Poor cat,

Marti said...

Gorgeous accent piece. You have an artistic eye.

NanaDiana said...

Carol, One of the things I love since finding you is how pretty your blog is...how you share your love of your home here. Thanks for being part of my day- xo Diana

Ruby Jean said...

Oh I LOVE it.... Is that going to the Fancy Flea or in Your Booth... Or did you say and I totally Missed it.. :) Oh I Can't wait to see your SWEET SWEET house tour... I know I am going to want to stay... :) Oh and I love your RUG in the middle of the room... Or is that a Cat... :)

Betsy said...

I disagree...it is earth shattering. It's gorgeous. Once again you turned a hunk-o-junk into a masterpiece.

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Do you ever run out of ideas? And that is such a cool piece. Love the way your imagination works!
I keep laughing at everyone's, cats. They seem to always make their way into everyone pictures! I know mine is always blogging with me!
Wish I could make the trip to the
Fancy Flea!!
Blessings,
Susie

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

You really had to visualize the "diamond in the rough" with that piece, but she's gorgeous now!!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love the bulletin board, Carol! It's gorgeous all the way around. That won't last long! Such a pretty room. I'll be looking forward to that tour ~ "dead" cat and all! : )

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Oh I love this!
I have seen broken mirrors and should have grabbed them
I am so excited to see your home-know I am going to be so impressed-even love the dead cat! lol

Mary Ellen said...

What a great piece to make into a bulletin board Carol!! You always come up with the most fantastic ideas!!

Looking forward to your tour!

Gina said...

You transformed that baby from nothing to something! Looks great!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You did a great job! And I think the cat makes the photo even better...relaxing! heehee! ♥

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Another idea that turned out great, Carol. Looks like you will have a wide variety of cute things to tempt and please your customers at the flea market. I am amazed how your eyes see potential beauty where there is none. You're talented that way, for sure! ------- Shannon

Createology said...

Your new message board is beautiful. Fancy Flea is going to be a raging success for you. I adore your room and your kitty. I look forward to seeing more photos. Blissful my dear...

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

LOL mooove the dead cat love it ! You have to move several of them around here.
So I'm not gonna do the Fancy Flea. Going to Texas instead. I know you will knock 'em out in Lakeland.
(())

sissie said...

Hi Carol,
From one groopie to another groopie or is it, groopy!!!!

I'm in love with this. I want to find that stencil!

I think that kitty is what makes the room so pretty! I cannot wait to see you beautiful home. From what I see, this room is beautiful.

hugs
Sissie

Debbie said...

Love what you did here, and I think you're right that it's a mirror from a dresser.

And I will be there with my snoopy self on Friday. I love your style and can't wait to see more of your home.

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Another nice treasure for the Flea!
I can't WAIT to see your home! Love the peek! "Move that Cat" LOL!
Warmly,
deb

Sam I Am...... said...

Wow! That mirror/bulletin board was transformed like you had a magic wand or something. I was also transformed because I went to your links for the knobs and the molds and did I ever learn alot! Thank for sharing that information. I can't wait to start trying these techniques. Have fun at the flea and I hope you do well.

Marilyn said...

Ha...just get a little squirt bottle with water in it and aim it at that dead cat. I'll bet it moves quickly. Nice work, again!♥♫

Stampin D Amour said...

Carol - love it!!! You even saw the potential in this not-so-pretty piece! xo

-pamela )

Shabby chic Sandy said...

What a great project--I love it!

Special 'K' said...

It might have been a dresser mirror, but look at it now! A beautiful transformation. Thanks for sharing. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

Lori @ applegrovetreasures said...

Hi Carol, I just found your site and love the bulletin board redo. Your home looks gorgeous as well. I just relocated to the Orlando area from Maine about 6 months ago. I will have to try and make it over to your booth at the antiques mall! I am pretty new to blogging but please stop by and visit. So nice to meet someone local:)
~Lori

kristiB said...

What a cool idea! The stenciled Chandy, and roses make this so pretty! Love that shade of pink too!!!

Sharon said...

You are so funny, Carol! I love your comment about the "dead cat".

The old mirror frame is beautiful!

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

Boy, that piece was a mess, wasn't it? Dresser piece or vanity piece...can't decide. It's amazing how a little bit of this and that can dramatically enhance and improve. Really cute!!
Oh, and that's one huge, fluffy "dead" cat ;)

HeartVintageDesign said...

Once again you made nothing into something! I have that stencil too, don't you just love it? I'm going to have to make some of your knobs too : )

Tonya @ My Cozy Little Farmhouse said...

Bouncing over from Cozy Home Scenes Party#8 Love the memo board. And the "dead" cat. Haha

Marisa said...

Another beautiful piece and a beautiful cat. I'm a cat lover.

Katie said...

Carol you are truly amazing! I don't know where you find the time to do all the amazing projects that you do! You must have a cook, a maid, and someone to do the laundry! LOL... And the kitty makes the picture purrfect! XoXo

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Wow! That board is fantastic! How do you think of all of these things? I'd like to live inside your head for a day. lol
Can't wait to see your home tour!!

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Carol,

Another great piece. I like how you stencil on the cork.

I can't wait to see the rest of your home. I'm going to be featured the following week.

Dee

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Unless you price it at $500.00, then that piece will sell lickity split! Speaking of bulletin boards, the technician who has been working on my internet problem finally asked me to move the bulletin board that was next to my computer. It is actually a single form bed spring that I have a million things clipped too. The telephone jack was behind it and it kept falling over on him....LOL. I don't think he thought it was chic.

Passionate for White said...

Amazing transformation!

kelly said...

Another great project, Carol. I am looking forward to seeing your house tour. The room that is pictured here is very pretty.

Kelly

polkadotpeticoat said...

What an incredible find and an amazing transformation.....and your sweet little Kitty all tuckered out!

shadow*jewels said...

Ok, that's the coolest bulletin board i've ever seen. So shabby! Love your kitty too.

At The Picket Fence said...

What an incredible bulletin board! It is just so pretty and unique. :-) Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Inspiration Friday this week!
Vanessa

Jane said...

I love how your bulletin board turned out! That was a perfect use of that frame. The knobs were the perfect addition to hang flowers and such. It's a beauty!!
Jane

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Carol,
Yep, I think it was a mirror for a dresser but what you have transformed it into is amazing!!
I so love this!!
You are so creative!! Aren't you glad that you are not working as a nurse anymore???? LOL!!

Hugs,
Deb

NanaDiana said...

Carol- I don't know how I missed this before! Your home is absolutely lovely. It is interesting because I have told many people that the REAL Orlando is NOT DizzyWorld (as my SweetCheeks calls it) but it the old downtown Orlando...the one I remember from the 70's when I lived in Florida.

You have done a beautiful job on your home. I love it and every house needs at least one dead cat in it!;>)

I dream of getting back to Florida someday on at least a semi-permanent basis. Hugs- Diana

Lynn said...

I am so envious of your workshop. What a great job. Can you tell how you are storing your thread on the side of the cabinet. Mine are just thrown into a drawer and I have to rummage for them.

You did a great job with your home, it's lovely.