Shabby Chic Fruit Bowl

When you’re a crafter & people know it, they sometimes give you things thinking that you can do something with it.  This project started with a friend giving me a pair of gold & glass cherub lamps that someone had given her.  She thought of me because I’m always creating something.  I’m going to get 2 or 3 projects from this pair of lamps.  Here’s my first one:

Before & After

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Shabby Chic Ornament Frames

I wanted to make a special gift for a friend’s grand-daughter’s first birthday.  And since I always have Christmas on my mind, I thought that a Christmas ornament that was personalized would be a nice gift.  I wanted it to be a ‘girly-girl’ gift, so I went with Shabby Chic.  And while I was at it, I may as well make more than one.  It’s always nice to have extra gifts on hand.  Well, this is what I made:

Shabby Chic Ornamen Frame

And this is how I made them:

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Shabby Chic Candelabra

My mother-in-law gave me this candelabra when we were first married.  It’s now 22 years old.  It was gold plated & absolutely beautiful.  But with time, the gold plating was coming off & it was starting to look a little worse for wear.  I wanted to use it, but it needed help.  So, I did the unthinkable.  I painted it.  It has gone from a gold candelabra to a Shabby Chic Candelabra!  And all it took was a little paint, some crystals & a little patients.

candelabra before & after

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