Creating a Piece of Beauty

Hi friends, I love finding new treasures, don’t you?   Spotting something and falling in love instantly.  This is what happened the moment I saw these two very old chalk ware cameo plaques with gilding. I snatched these up immediately.  My original plan was to hang them in our master bathroom.   After looking at […]

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Tiny Update

Today I’m sharing a quick easy update I made to a large artichoke finial I have had for many years.  I didn’t care for the green color anymore and wanted a softer look.  Not wanting to cover all the green to have a bit of texture I decided to use my dry brushing technique.  I […]

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Furniture Update

Hello my friends, during this time I am getting projects done, exercising and keeping busy.  We will get through this scary time, I truly believe we are an incredibly strong Country. Today, I’m sharing a cabinet I repainted, this cabinet is over 20 years old, I’m hoping you’ll see how paint is magical,  I know […]

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Thrift Store Upcycle

Hello friends today I’m sharing a thrift store upcycle. I found this piece thrifting for $35.  As a result of elbow grease, wood filler and paint this thrift store upcycle is a beauty. To begin with, this piece needs lots repairs in this case, we knew it would be worth it in the end.   We […]

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Upcycled Frames

Hello friends,  I hope all is well! When out on our travels John and I spotted these frames. I wanted to update a spot in our dining room and thought they would work great with help. I knew I wanted something architectural and we found a piece at the thrift store that I have been […]

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Door Makeover

Hello everyone hope you’re all had a great weekend! I have had this door in our dining room since we moved into this house.  I have been wanting to make it lighter and decided last week to get her done.  Before I did that I decided a while ago to make the mirror have a […]

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Upcycling a Bombay Chest

Hello all today I’m sharing upcycling a Bombay chest. By the way, it has been busy at Cloches and Lavender.  I have been juggling furniture makeovers for a few months.  I  also have had to order and wait for pieces to add to these projects.  Because of this, they have taking a bit longer to […]

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Corbel Meets Shutter

Today the corbel that received an update HERE found a friend.  This antique shutter has been around for many years.  I love the chippiness, I made up a word and it has so much character.  Ignore the light switch, I can’t move it and I don’t take real life things out of my walls for photos, sorry […]

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Quick Paint Update

Today is a quick post showing a piece I have had for years that needed an update.  Colors and a tweak in style is taking place in our home with many pieces. This piece I purchased years ago at Home Goods.  As most of us know more time than not if something is needed for […]

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Corbel Update

Welcome to Cloches and Lavender.  I’m joining others bloggers for a Thrifted Treasure challenge. Items may be thrifted, a piece you own and given new life or created on a small budget.  My choice is giving this corbel I have had for 15 years an update.  This was my first experience with ASCP.  As you […]

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