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18 June, 2012

Paris Grey Architectural Piece

I am in love with my latest Goodwill find…this interesting architectural piece! I am not sure of its original purpose, but I do know it’s an ionic column capital!

before This is how it looked when I found it…a little too much contrast for me! But I could see lots of possibilities and at $1.91…yes, you read that correctly!…it hopped right into my cart!

006 And with the addition of some Annie Sloan Paris Grey paint, here it is! Honestly, my intention was to give it a good coat of that color and top it off with some Old White and then distress it…but then I realized that would hide all of its personality!

008 I love the way the original turquoise and gold are peeking through! It really gives it an aged look!

BK and booksBut now…what to do with it? Baby Kitty suggests adding a stack of vintage books…

books …and I do like the look of all of that texture!

double happiness Maybe I’ll top it with one of my double happiness jars filled with hydrangeas…

page …or my favorite Santos cage doll. Hmmm…it seems that I had some difficulty taking this shot without Baby Kitty’s tail getting in the way!

cherub Don’t you love the little cherub at her base? And the colors in the clouds complement the painted piece!

starfish But I have to say that my favorite is the stack of starfish!

starfish close The colors are just so light and summery! I think I am going to find a lot of ways to use my new bargain!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed a little peek at my painted architectural piece ! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Stephanie Lynn at Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party
Sarah at Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday (first Monday of the month)
Mary at Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday

Marty at A Stroll thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Beth at The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday
Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday

Anita at Cedar Hill Ranch for Cowgirl Up on Tuesdays

Kristin at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures
Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
Judy at DIY by Design for Swing into Spring

Gina at The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays
Sherry at No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays

Jennifer at Jennifer Rizzo for the Thrift Store Make-over Party
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Heather and Vanessa at At the Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday
Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
Sherry at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday
Donna at Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special

See you next time! A la prochaine!

37 comments:

  1. What a lovely, interesting piece! The starfish look great on it. Great bargain too!

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  2. Love it, it looks like the piece I found at HG. The stack of starfish look perfect. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  3. I love what you did with this piece. It's so beautiful now that you toned it down a bit. Where did you get that Santos? I love that too.

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    1. Thanks, Maggie! The Santos cage doll came from www.santoscagedoll.com. I got it when they were having a great sale!

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  4. The starfish get my vote! This is a fantastic find, you lucky girl. Love the new look for this piece.

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  5. What a great find! I love the colors peeking through the Paris Grey. I like the starfish on it, but also like the Santos doll on it, too. Ha! Your Baby Kitty is like my cats. Seems like whenever I pull out the camera, one of them has to make an appearance for a photo opp. :)

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  6. What a cool piece! Wish I'd find something like that too =)

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  7. I love the paint job you did on it- the colors peeking through look great. I have one very similar to this that I bought years ago. I've used it for a candle holder, not very imaginative- I like all your ideas for it much better. :)

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  8. Debbie what a great piece! Love the paint on it and your additions make it perfect. Starfish....just says summer! hugs, Linda

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  9. I'm glad you let some of the older colors show through. I love the peeks of gold and blue!

    Jeanine

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  10. Wooo ~ what a bargain find, Debbie! I know I've seen these at Hobby Lobby and they are not $1.91!! It looks great and I like how you left some of the other colors showing through. It does make it look older. I like everything you've displayed on it. I think you are going to have fun adding different things to sit on it.

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  11. I think that you're all ready to take on Cuisines Kathleen's Beach Challenge for this week. Love the capital...it will elevate all manner of center pieces for tablescapes in the future, and the gray is perfect. Cherry Kay

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  12. absolutely beautiful . alone or with whatever you sit on it.
    1.91 wow, deal of the year~!

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  13. All sorts dof possibilities! I think you rub elbows with one of the higher-ups at Good Will! They let you come in early after a big shipment every week and roll out the red carpet for you! Am I right?? 'fess up! Spill the beans!

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    1. I wish! lol I try to peek into the back room and they won't let me!

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  14. Hi Debbie, it's been a while, yes! I like your treasured find best with the books on it, I guess because I like to read! I hope you are well. I will be back blogging soon.

    so, Bonnie

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  15. Hi Debbie, That was a GREAT GW find! I have three of these in my home, sm. med and lg. I bought at a nice home decor shop. I LOVE the stacked starfish the best. I usually use these as risers for things, but love the idea of just stacking something on top.
    Donna

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  16. Debbie,
    My, what a find for only $1.99!!! Your paint technique is gorgeous! I adore the Santo doll with the cherub atop your newest find! All were great ideas!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  17. Debbie, you did good, girl!You know I love GW and you have done what I love to do! Find a treasure! That Santos looks perfect up there because she has turquoise too. I'm so glad you painted your treasure that way you did, keeps the charm about the piece!

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  18. Looks just like the kind they sell at Ballard's Design. What a fantastic price!

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  19. Beautiful! I love it alone, too, but I really love the stacked starfish the best, too. xo Diana

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  20. Gorgeous find and truly beautiful with your touches!! The starfish are my favorite, too!!!

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  21. Thanks for sharing at cowgirl up. You got a steal, Girl!! Thanks for the learning French tips. I am checking into your suggestions.

    And on the tail photos, I have the same problem with a certain collie that always seems to end up in my photos. And she's too big to photoshop out!!

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  22. Great paint job and don't you love a "work horse" of a piece that you can use so many great ways. LOVE all your ideas...oh, and Baby Kitty's too, of course. I kept looking at the starfish..they almost look like they're crocheted...or is it just me?

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  23. This is gorgeous! I have a broken plaster column that has ornate top and bottom--if I can figure out how to smooth the broken edges, I could do something similar to this--you now have my brain spinning--thank you for the inspiration!

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  24. Wow Debbie! That is one lucky find. I love the way you painted it.

    Dee

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  25. Hi Debbie,

    Really nice find and great redo/reuse. Love your Santos cage doll.

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  26. Debbie I love the way that turned out with all those layers coming thru! I have a piece just like that. Looks like I'll be pulling out the paint brush:)

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  27. PS-- my favorite shot is with the stack of starfish too!

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  28. WHAT A GREAT PIECE AND I LOVE HOW YOU PAINTED IT! LOOKS SO CUTE WITH THE STARFISH ON TOP!

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  29. It's "PURR-FECT", especially with Baby Kitty effects added...I LOVE the end produce. The bits of blue are wonderful AND maybe if it had not been the color you bought it as, you MAYBE would have had it all white? LOVE IT this way!
    Give Baby Kitty a hug from me...
    Have a wonderful week,
    Donna

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  30. Looks like your co-host is stealing the show! Love what you did with your bargain piece. I have 3 of those things in my basement, guess I better bring them up and do something with them. Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  31. this is such a wonderful find, Debbie, your paint choice is perfect! and so many great ideas, how about a fat chunky mega candle? Saw your great group photo over at Kim's. so cute!!

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  32. What a cheap summer thrill! Fabulous! I love your texture studies in this set of photos...and I think kitty's tail is timed just right!

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  33. Such a great price for an item that will forever have many uses around the house. I persoanlly love it with the stack of books and the starfish.

    I'd love to have you share this at Shabbilicous Friday ~ http://shabbyartboutique.blogspot.com.au/2012/06/shabbilicious-friday-226.html

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Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie