Wednesday, July 20, 2016

How I spent my Sunday~Painting with DecoArt in the Art Barn

 Today's share is a project I recently finished for the Art Barn, using DecoArt Chalky Finish Paints.

This is a curb find shelf unit that needed a bit of dusting,some paint and a nice corner as well as special art pieces for the shelves.

My colors of choice are DecoArt Chalky Finish in order on the shelves:
 ~on the outside of the cabinet & finial on top

DecoArt Chalky Finish paints glide on so smooth and they have such a rich color,which I was not able to capture so well.
 Even though I am a glossy kind of gal,I do love the matte finish of these paints,they have a clean and modern look when dry.
The reason for my choosing this palette is because the colors are similar to the colors of my flea market paintings next to the shelf 

The artwork is by:
second shelf~Maggie Nemetz
bottom shelf~Maxfield Parrish
I decided that my wooden box could do with some updating in color,so this also sports DecoArt Chalky Finish in 
 & Yesteryear

 Thank you for visiting today!
 Have I inspired you to give new life to a garage sale or curb treasure?
I bet,DecoArt's Chalky Finishes might be just what you are looking for for that project!
Have a super creative day!
Jackie ")


Valerie-Jael said...

Your shelf was a great find and looks wonderful after the makeover, love the colours, and it looks great next to that painting. Have a nice day, hugs, Valerie

Joi at RR said...

Wow - it's perfect Jackie. You are so right - it goes wonderfully with your artwork on the wall and each piece of artwork on the shelves is highlighted so nicely by the colors. It's so fun and cheerful but also very lovely in your room. Your box looks super too. GREAT inspiration! Xj.

Felicia Aaron said...

Love your shelf Jackie!!! I also LOVE how you displayed your "art buddies's" craftiness on your shelves! You are such a sweetie! You done good my friend.....I need a shelf just like that one!! :) Blessings to you! :)

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Wow, what a wonderful display unit! It's lovely to see those beautiful pieces of art displayed like this, given the TLC they deserve!

Shel C said...

I love the colors you chose and that you are displaying your friend's work so nicely :) Great find and re-do :)

Karenliz Henderson said...

Oh Jackie it came out fabulous! Its a perfect match for your painting. Of course, thank you for displaying my art!!!

Maggie said...

Wow, very pretty...I love this paint! I'm going to try using it; as soon as I find something to transform ;) And thank you for displaying my "cityscape" on one of the shelves!! xoxo

ArtyDiva said...

OMG, there is no stopping your creativity. I love, love, love it. 3 weeks and counting!!!! xox

Dorthe said...

Wonderful shelf, so beautifully painted with this matte painting. I love it, too, Jackie, dear. The art from your friends, looks great inside , and I love it is tall and with all the rooms/ shelves .
Wishing you a lovely rest of the week, friend.
Dorthe, xoxo

Julie Ann Lee said...

What a beautifully painted shelf unit, Jackie! It looks just perfect there with your flea market paintings. Your home always looks so inviting! Thank You for the recent lovely comments on my blog! Life has been mega-busy for me but I'm loving it! Thanks for always sharing such bright and inspiring creations! xx

Joseph Cuccurullo said...

Every thing looks great nice display.

Bev said...

Fabulous find and makes a great display....

~*~Patty S said...

Oh you temptress you!
What a great rescue and transformation of that shelf.
You certainly did compliment your paintings and have such a wonderful display piece now.
Those colors are yummy and such fun names too.
Imagine being the person that gets to dream up "new" names for colors.
Thank you for sharing dear are a star oxo

aimarii said...

Of course the Sunday can spend to make art. The ready work can get little sundaybonus like now. The end result is very beautiful.

Electra said...

That is a very cool shelf!!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Beautiful transformation Jackie. A great shelf that you have made even better! I hope you are having a wonderful summer, sending hugs :)

Gaby Bee said...

Your shelf looks great after the makeover. Very inspiring, Jackie!

Have a lovely day!

Angela Radford said...

Gorgeous Jackie!
Have a lovely crafty week, Angela x

Gio said...

Wow, such a revamp. It is just perfect, Jackie, and you chose lovely matching colours. Perfect for your corner and the art you put inside :-)

ArtyDiva said...

Jackieeeeee dahling! This made my Monday so bright! Those pics of your travels are amazing. The pics of the Zen. I can NOT wait to smell those beautiful flowers of yours and see the art barn. Sheesh, you guys never stop! I will soon be at my "home away from home" to spend some much needed time with you guys. That Chumski is the best, so sweet. Those pics of him made me smile. Thanks for sharing the pics and all that you are! xoxox

Gio said...

Hello, Jackie, thank you for your sweet comment on my latest post. About the traditional Sardinian costume, everyone is slightly different, because these are hand-made, and sometime original ones. So the front laced panel, the sleeves, the shades of the corset can be different. Today these are used for religious (and not) parades or for some celebrations.
But almost every town in Sardinia have a traditional costume, so they can vary a lot, usually are more plain. For several reason I've never worn one, it is something that belongs to a family, mine is pretty modern, and not interested in this stuff. Some parents prepare small copies for even toddlers, and put them (the dressed-up children) in the stroller :-)

Win Dinn said...

Doesn't this look fab? You did a great job; you're such an inspiration with all your transformations! Beauty. xo

aimarii said...

At first I can only say - you had an imaginative trip. Maybe Chum was not so pleased.
The rain is welcome when the earth needs water and its´s very therapeutic to look raindrops.
Your text and photos are splendid. I enjoyed.
The horses of Wyoming? Are they wild horses?
And coolest photo? I do not know, maybe rockets on the railway?
Montains rocks and Idahos colorful landscape stuck especially in my mind.
At last the photo you asked what there can bee.Of course that is a lift pillar of some old skilslope. Heh, heh.

All of your landscapes you have seen and taked photos are so different as mine here in Finland. Thanks for sharing all of this. Hugs to you