I pray daily so when i saw a wrought iron cross while out shopping a while ago it quickly found it's way into our shopping basket and arrived home with us.
After a little work it now looks like this..
I Mixed Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (tm) Old White & Antibes Green for the cross and Duck Egg Blue & Old White for the base.
I had a Capidomonte candlestick that i picked up in a charity shop for a few pounds and i took to it with a pair of pliers,I wore gloves and safety goggles as it can splinter,I placed the pliers at the base of each flower and twisted to the side breaking it clean off.
Here they are free and ready to be glued to the cross.
The roses were originally shades of orange and yellow...
So i repainted them with layers of pink Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (tm) in Old White with a little Emperors silk & Primer Red.
Once dry i stuck them to the cross with Stixall which Steve uses a lot at work,It worked brilliantly,I left it overnight to dry and the Stixall painted over on the back of the cross very easily to blend together.
What do you think to how it turned out? I love it...
Back at Shingle Cottage the plate rack in the kitchen had some more china piled upon it, Unfortunately my glass bon bon jar on the top shelf wouldn't fit with it's lid so i will have to find a new home for it once we are moved in,Maybe in the bathroom filled with soaps?
I plan to add hooks to each shelf on the plate rack and hang rows of pretty tea cups all along,There is also a ledge on each shelf to stand plates up against the wall so i will be adding rows of them too,I want the whole thing piled up!
A string of pretty fairy lights and some mini bunting wouldn't go a miss either :)
I brought a little picture you can see on the middle shelf with me too that's from the 1930's and it's painted on silk,I think we need a closer look....
Ah that's better.......I love the tree,stone house and the pink sky and of course the Swallows they are one of my favourite birds,So graceful and beautiful to watch on a Summer's day.
I want my kitchen a bit more floral too and have my eye on this Cath Kidston Antique Rose Wallpaper below,I have spied it in many an English home here in Blogland and from bedroom to hallway to kitchen it always looks cozy and cottage looking.
The wall at one end of the kitchen is a little plain we find and after bringing this wall shelf i had made over,which we are going to hang next weekend,i had a light bulb moment!
The wallpaper i used inside is vintage from the 1940/50's and it reminds me of the Cath Kidston wallpaper and wouldn't that wall look a lot more exciting and cottage cozy with roses Growing all over the wall?
Ooooh so many decisions to make and do you know i just love it!
There is nothing i enjoy more than decorating this little cottage of ours,You can keep your diamonds and luxury cruises,Give me a whisk and play some golden oldies and i'm at my happiest.
We sat snuggled this afternoon choosing a cooker online so it won't be too long until i'm baking away....It's freezing here tonight and snow is forecast later,Steve is hoping it's a nice covering so we can have a sleep in,Fingers crossed because i am too.
Right i best go get the chicken out of the oven,We are having a late dinner here tonight and i am starving! Sunday roast is so comforting to me and it smells like home.
I hope you have stayed cozy and warm girls and that your weekend has been beautiful what ever you have been up to.
Join me next time for more tales and goings on from Shingle Cottage...