This chest is one of my favorite mini-makeover spots.
I've had some elements that have stayed here for a year now, so a bit more change was in order.
I kept the Frenchy frame, but took away the modern/industrial art piece I had propped there for the past year. Though I enjoyed the contrast, it was time to change things up!
Since I had recently moved the plaster face from my gallery wall behind the sofa, it seemed like a good focal point to put inside the frame.
I kept the faux mercury glass lamp there, since the scale fits well.
Next to the Frenchy frame is another small ornate framed portrait of a Baroness. She may be Italian...
I painted her with ASCP French linen.
Keeping with my mixed metal mentality, I included a gold box I received from a sweet great aunt as a high school graduation gift.
I love the contrast of the elegant box on the rustic cabinet!
These deconstructed books make such interesting props for things! They were free - from a friend's garage sale. Of course, I had to spend an evening ripping off the covers!
Most of the ones I deconstructed were Reader's digest condensed books. Many of them were already falling apart, so it didn't feel like vandalism!
Remember the rusty hammer head I found last summer for .10c at a garage sale? I have some sort of unexplained affection for it. I see it as true art on so many levels!
Last, but not least, is a favorite ceramic piece made by my long-time dear friend, Vivian. She took a pottery class in college and took to it like a fish to water! (Viv, you should really take another class...) This pot has a salt-fired glaze. She gave me three pots years ago, and I'll love them forever, partly because they are lovely to me, and partly because they were made by her, and she is lovely to me.
(Note: DO make it a point to make friends with artists and creative people. Not only are they lovely company, but you end up with lots of cool stuff just because!)
Word for the Day:
Many seek the favor of a generous man, and everyone is a friend to a man who gives gifts.
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