Friday, August 2, 2013

Summer Treasures Project

Hydrangea and lavender fresh from the front garden.


Chalk+clay paint, wax, sea shells, flowers + a few thrifted bits and pieces.



Stencil, burlap, paint, brush, string, scissors, clips.



Yard sale find, a wooden shutter, was given a light painted/stain with chalk+clay paint. I can see this shutter as a background for many more vignettes.



Painted the large thrifted clothespin clip and Mason jar with chalk+clay paint (2 coats, dried overnight), finished with clear wax. Buffed lightly with a soft cloth. First try at painting on glass - it worked well and the paint didn't chip off with polishing. Glued thrifted sea shells to the painted/waxed clip.



Lavender in a vintage bottle + hydrangea in the turquoise Mason jar against the shabby shutter.



The beginning of my project idea - a clip (yard sale find).




I didn't use every idea (this post), refined as I worked. 

Energy and stamina returning. 
Thank you to my blogging friends for your kind comments and your prayers.

Project made me happy.

Featured at Boogieboard Cottage - thanks Mary

Boogieboard Cottage

Featured at Life on Lakeshore Drive - thanks Kathy

Life on Lakeshore Drive

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48 comments:

  1. Beautiful vignette Joy!!Love your banner on the old shutter.

    Glad to hear you are feeling better. Continuing to pray for you dear friend.

    Judy

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  2. Love the Turquoise it is so nice to see your creative juices flowing. It makes me very happy you are feeling better.

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  3. Hi! Visiting from Be Inspired and following via GFC and Bloglovin'! I love the shutter idea as back drop and that aqua is gorgeous! I am anxious to get into the world of chalk paint and try painting some of my thrifted items! Love the banner also....easy and cute!

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  4. Just lovely, Joy! Thank you for posting.
    Gail

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  5. I must have missed so much! Lovely post and saying a prayer as I go back to see what's been going on with you.

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  6. I love the turquoise that you've used throughout It goes well with the purple of the hydrangeas and lavender. Lof that giant peg with all the 'bits' on it!
    I'm so glad that you're feeling somewhat better!
    Joan

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  7. I am so glad you are feeling better and back to doing some projects. Love the summer banner with the turquoise is wonderful! I'm enjoying this last month of summertime!

    hugs,
    Linda

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  8. Great vignette you've put together. Love the banner and the clothespin - those colors are magnificent for summer!

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  9. What a beautiful beautiful accent color you picked out. The shells on the clothespin are a fun touch!

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  10. Cute banner and I love the beachy colors. The flowers are lovely and beautiful vignette. Have a happy week!

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  11. The paint color you chose is so summery. It looks great against the burlap in the banner.

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  12. That color you used makes me happy...it's really a cheerful, summery, vivid color.

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  13. I love the colours - gorgeous! You certainly have lots of ideas - it's a good thing you have scope for your imagination!

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  14. Fabulous ideas, and the colour is fresh and summery.

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  15. Aqua is in right now and I'd love all of my clothes pegs to be this colour.

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  16. Your burlap banner is so pretty. I love the colour you chose for the letters and the other items.

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  17. The clothespin was a cute idea. I like how it was used with the rest of your shells.

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  18. Love your bunting & the shutter, acqua is fast becoming my favourite colour this summer. It keeps popping up, paired with pink, in my scrapbook layouts.

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  19. So happy you are feeling better Joy. Your project turned out very nice. Love the color and the banner is so cute. I need to start using Turquoise so I will be in style.
    Blessing.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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  20. This looks awesome!!! We would love it if you would link up at our first linky party this Wednesday :
    http://thekoenigscreate.blogspot.com/
    Live every Wednesday to Friday.
    Hosted by: Jason & Jamie Koenig
    We hope to see you there!

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  21. That turned out so pretty! I love the aqua color and I'm jealous of your gardening skills. My hydrangeas are looking a little dreadful right now!

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  22. What a delightful shade of blue!

    Have a good Blue Monday, Joy.

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  23. You are so creative and have so many ideas. The shutter is a great backdrop and you chose a beautiful summer color.

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  24. Happy Blue Monday! Love that shade of blue- so very French!

    Have a blessed week!

    Linda at The French Hens Nest

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  25. Beautiful project! Looks so summery! Made me smile!

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  26. What a fun summertime vignette. I love the banner! Happy Blue Monday!

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  27. Beautiful! I love the paint colour an the burlap bunting x

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  28. What a fab idea with the burlap bunting, I am going to have to try this now!

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  29. I love the burlap banner! I am pinning this idea to use in my daughter's room.

    Kristin, www.everyday-organizing.com

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  30. Thank you so much for sharing this with the Less Laundry, More Linking Party. I love the color you used, and everything looks so great. Great inspiration for future projects!

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  31. Such a fabulous color! It looks so good with the burlap!

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  32. So pretty! I love the pennant!! Thanks for linking to my Pin Me Linky Party.

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  33. I love this post! I saw it over at Fluster Buster. I would love for you to come share at my From the Farm Blog Hop.
    http://www.fresh-eggs-daily.com/2013/08/from-farm-blog-hop.html
    Lisa
    Fresh Eggs Daily

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  34. Lovely! The color are really gorgeous!Thanks so much for sharing great tutorial!
    Have a fabulous week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  35. What a sweet vignette, I can see why it made you happy! The turquoise looks so good, perfect for the summer!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  36. These are so cute and summery! Thanks for the tutorial!

    PS: Thanks for joining the bloghop!
    Lynn | Makeup With Tea

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  37. Visiting from Simple Sweet Fridays... I am in love with your Summer bunting - what a gorgeous idea - I'm going to have to make this!. :) Tina

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  38. This so adorable! I love the turquoise...nothing says summer like turquoise. That clothespin is just too cute!

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  39. cute! I love the color.( you make my post for tomorrow, wink) Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop xo

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  40. These are lovely. I love the ocean and miss it greatly.
    Thanks for sharing with us at our Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop.
    Angel @ sewcraftyangel.blogspot.com

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  41. Adorable! Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays. x

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  42. Joy, Thank you so much for sharing this creative project! Love the summer bunting! Always love hearing from you, my husband said he used a glass ceramic drill bit on the vintage plates. Hope this helps you and hope you're feeling better. Happy Friday to you!

    Hugs,
    Jody

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  43. Love your vignette, a creative way to decorate and celebrate summer! Thanks so much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  44. Great job Joy. It's the perfect summer vignette. I just painted a shutter this week too. So happy that you are feeling better. Hope that you will continue to improve! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  45. I love this - so summery and so beachy - the colors are marvelous! Beautifully done! I am delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  46. Love that big Faux clip! Too cute summer banner! Thanks for linking up on Made in a Day!
    Kim

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Thanks for visiting. I read and appreciate all your comments. Joy

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