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Vintage Shabby Chic Frame

Back to reality after our fabulous holiday, the first thing that greeted us was the ceiling in the hallway nearly falling down

Didn’t even faze me, I felt so chilled and relaxed that it just went over my head (lol excuse the pun).

Our son JP plus Clare, Alex and Lauren decided to visit for a holiday last week and OMG they were all little troupers.

He repaired the ceiling and the rest of the family dived in and brought the garden up to scratch.  We also had a few pot holes in the driveway so my grandson Alex got stuck in and repaired these.  Lauren also did her bit by keeping both the fur babies amused.

One of the hi-lights of the week was a fabulous day in Dublin last Tuesday but sadly they are back home now and I miss them tremendously.

Back to the Australian holiday.

When driving from Melbourne we called into the most amazing craft shop called Create On Ormond in Geelong- bought a few goodies plus two wooden frames.

Started altering my frame at Cockatoo Down Farm … the craft retreat we went to (a whole weekend of crafting heaven and fabulous company).

Turned my frame to the back and used the recessed side to work on.

Finished her off when I got home with Shabby White Frantage and other elements.


8 Responses to “Vintage Shabby Chic Frame”

  1. Brenda says:

    Sounds like you’ve had a real work party going Shirl, well done to them all for helping sort things out.

    A fabulous frame and so much texture and the lovely image fits into the style perfectly.

    B x

  2. annie says:

    Welcome back , glad you loved our country, Australia is lovely and hope you return soon.
    Beautiful work of art Shirl, just love that frame and the work that went into it, that texture is amazing..
    x [aNNie]

  3. Sandra says:

    I’m pleased to hear that you had a good and relaxing holiday. The time did seem to pass really quickly. It sounds like you had your work cut out when you got back home and lucky that your family were over.

    Your frame is lovely and I like how you’ve decorated the actual frame itself. It’s a gorgeous image and you’ve decorated it beautifully.

    Crafty hugs,
    Sandra x

  4. Craftyfield says:

    Sounds like you came back zen and creative, keep it up! Love the artwork, it’s full of lovely details and such a great Vintage look. xx

  5. Dot says:

    Hi Shirley. It was so good to see this piece come together and how the layers built up so beautifully. The frantage is such a feminine finishing touch…I really love how you have finished it off. Gorgeous!!!
    It sounds like your time with family has flown by so quickly with all the work that was achieved. You are so lucky that they came for a visit by the sounds of it!
    It was so special to have you guys over for a visit – you have left behind many wonderful memories and adventures. It was awesome!!!
    Dot x
    Ink Art Designs

  6. Donna Ellis says:

    How wonderful to have family willing to help with chores and maintenance, Shirl! A blessing indeed! Your lovely vintage creation is scrumptious in it’s sunny, buttery gorgeousness. Fabulous textures and combination of collage elements! Hugs, de

  7. Leanne says:

    Lucky you Shirley with all that family to help you out! It is always a bit of a shock when you have left a beautiful garden to come back after your holidays to a jungle isn’t it!!!!! Sounds like you’ve got everything nicely sorted.
    This is a beautiful feminine frame Shirley, the colours suit it so well and the frantage just adds that finishing touch.

  8. Avril says:

    OMG – what a homecoming – so pleased the family were able to help out.
    Love this frame with all its texture and that’s a beautiful image and background, love the added frantage, gives a magical look to it.
    Avril xx

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