Classic Chalk Art goes Big…and Vintage….on the mantel at the Mogish’s
Our home is very Cottage~ Blue Jean Cottage as I like to call it ~ and yes, I do collect a lot of Vintage… when I say Vintage ~ I imagine folks thinking it’s this old musty place with a lot of knick-knack clutter…long drapes….and dark paneled walls.…. Heavens no.
Collecting Vintage is much like Art…..you make it yours. See things differently. Change things up.
Typically I have an idea in mind and somewhat of a list when I am hunting for Vintage….but sometimes I happen upon unexpected treasures and the wheels start turning in my head….or I have a moment when I see a treasure from far far far away in a warehouse and I run like I am heading for the finish line at a 5K just to grab it!
That is exactly what happened when I saw this ‘frame’on the mantel……it was at one time a mirror on-top of a large dresser, but what I saw was a perfect frame for on the mantel…..and yes I won the 5K that day.
…funny in my head I was thinking everyone spotted this at the same time and wanted it ~ I really raced toward it and grabbed it fast and raced right to the check-out.
I must admit…the first ‘picture’ in my head was to paint it, but once I got it home and scrubbed it…..I knew I just couldn’t paint it, just like the chair (here), some things are better left unpainted, and this was one of them. A little hemp oil by Miss Mustard Seed and she cleaned up beautifully!
So when hunting for Vintage….have ideas, have a list ~ but go prepared to find things and make them yours with a whole different purpose! You never know what you will find, but you will know ‘it’ when you see ‘it’, trust me.
There have been regrets of things I purchased and regrets of things I left behind….but it is all part of the fun.
This vintage ‘frame’ worked beautifully for the purpose I intended from the very first glance….to frame Classic Chalk Art on the mantel!
…..And then the Classic Chalk Art
Inside the beautiful dresser mirror made ‘frame’ ~ I was picturing something for Autumn, since it was the only Season I didn’t have anything specific for the Mantel….so why not Classic Chalk Art!
…and yes, the framed piece can be changed out.
I super-sized ‘Uncle Joe’s Chicken‘ for this piece….went big.
It turned out perfect!
Here are a few of my favorite Classic Chalk Art pieces….found (here).
Find yourself a vintage ‘frame’ and try your hand a Classic Chalk Art…make it yours~go big….and Enjoy!
Coming Soon ~ It’s all in the Presentation, Vintage & Walmart, Bedroom Re-do, Creating Everyday Vignettes, Gingerbread Gift Tags, Ol’ Lumber Santa