Saturday, January 7, 2012

My Wash Tub

Before I start I would like to mention a special blogger, Rosa Villabarnes, if you love vintage you would love her work.  I fell in love with her plastered roses .  She gave a special tutorial for it and I've tried it once or twice.  Mine weren't as fantastic as hers, but there is hope (smile).  She's now hosting a special give away.  Here it is

All of her work is beautiful (owning her work is like owning a collector's item) "well almost", but if you want to win go check her out and follow her directions...the last time I checked there were 180+ hopefuls, so good luck!


I was so happy to be able to get my Christmas Tree down and get my house back to normal.  With the help of my son we managed to get everything tidied up but I had fell in love with my old beat up washtub and wanted to hang on to it...

Some time back I had this blank wall in my living room that I wasn't sure what to do with...
Please don't focus on the border's, I'm in the process of taking them down :-)

I came across a picture of a Weeping Willow Tree that I really liked, found a stencil, and plastered it on the wall.  It took forever to paint each of those tiny leaves but overall I thought it turned out well, however, that space still looked like it was missing something.

Here's a close up

As I was moving my wash tub I haphazardly sat it under the tree and then realized how comfortable it looked under there.  So I took a basket of silk flowers, sat them inside the tub.  Perfect!

Who would have thought something so old & ugly could be so beautiful.

I decided to keep the flowers in the basket' it'll be easier to remove them each Christmas when using the tub for Christmas gifts.  I know it sounds like lots of work....but what can I say.

2012 a wonderful year to LET YOUR CREATIVITY FLOW!


Kate said...

Beautiful work Sherry!!!

I added you to my side bar so happy to meet you!!!

Warm wishes

Chynadoll said...

Awesome!!! I love how it all came out! I am totally inspired :)

Rhissanna said...

I understand teh work in painting every single leaf. That's a real piece of skill and dedication, there and it looks beautiful. Happy New Year! You've given me the inspiration I need to get off this sofa,, away from the computer screen and go do some more work on the Steampunk Study (a project so daunting, it has its own blog)

Cassie Bustamante said...

that wall is so cool! and i agree rosemary is awesome!

chateau chic said...

Wow, you are an amazing artist!
I a joining your blog and thank you for stopping by mine.
Mary Alice

Ivy and Elephants said...

Hi Sherry,
You are so right, Rosemary is simply amazing. I love your art work. It really came out wonderful.

Paula, your newest follower

Anonymous said...

Hi Sherry - thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for the follow. I am your newest follower too!

That is one amazing tree - you did a fantastic job. You are a great artist. Looking forward to following you along your journey.

Amy said...

I can't believe you did that yourself! It looks great! I am working on tree hanging over my bed and am a little stuck but you have inspired me to press forward! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I am a new follower.

Debbiedoos said...

It is adorable...thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for visiting my blog ! Your tree is AMAZING ! I'm a new follower:)

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Wow, it does look like that was a lot of work, but worth it--it turned out very nice and you are right, the washtub does look like it belongs there. would be fun with a blanket and some books or magazines, perfect for reading under the tree.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

OMG Sherry your artwork is beautiful. How did I miss this. Thanks for mentioning my giveaway.