Sunday, December 21, 2014

Hark the Herald Angels Sing



I had a client bring a very large angel to me for a transformation.  Her daughter-in-law loves angels and she wanted to give this to her for Christmas.
Before:

This angel is 3 feet tall and quite large.  My client wanted the angel aged in white tones, so I grabbed my handy dandy paint brush and began the transformation.  First, I dipped my paint brush in water and then in a small container of white chalk paint. This technique allows the paint to stay wet and I am able to wipe off any extra paint.  In some areas I wiped off too much paint, so I had to dry brush over again until I achieved a real, deep aged look.  


I think the angel might be daydreaming. What do you think?

Boxwood always makes things look better! 







Pedicure anyone?

Lovely wings!




29 comments:

  1. Beautiful transformation...love the added boxwood too!

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  2. Thank you Martina-I think boxwood looks good any place!

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  4. Thank you Beth-it was a fun project to do!

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  5. der engel sieht in weiß viel chöner aus!!! ich liebe die grüne bank!!! alles liebe von angie aus deutschland

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  6. Wow, what a beautiful transformation!
    Merry Christmas...

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    1. Thank you Marigene-Merry Christmas to you too!

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  7. I'm sure the lucky recipient will love this angel!
    Brenda

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    1. Thank you Brenda-I hope she loves it too!

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  8. Beautiful! What a terrific transformation.
    Mary Alice

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    1. Thank you Mary Alice-I love quick and easy projects!

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  9. I've seen it all! A whitewashed angel lol! So pretty! What is it made out of? It certainly improved the little cherub :)

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    1. Thank you Suzanne-the angel is very large and is made of some hard resin I think. My client was happy so that is what counts right?

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  10. So much better whitewashed. Great transformation. Thanks for the tip, dip paintbrush in water and then the chalk paint.
    Merry Christmas & Happy New Year, Darielle.

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    1. Thanks Mary-I like things to go go quickly and this is a quick way to white wash!

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  11. So beautiful. What a great relove on this pretty angel. I bet your client was very pleased and her daughter in law is going to love this for Christmas.
    Kris

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    1. Thank you Kris-my client is happy and I think the angel is a cutie now!

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  12. The angel looks so beautiful with a white washed finish. Your client must have been so pleased Darrielle. Merry Christmas and I look forward to all the beauties you have in store for us in 2015!
    Marie@The Interior Frugalista

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    1. Thank you Marie-Client happy! Merry Christmas to you too and the feeling is mutual!

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  13. I LOVE this cherub! You did a fantastic job! I can't wait to get one but haven't found one yet.
    jan@justjanblog

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    1. Thank you Janet-it was a fun project and easy too! good luck on the hunt!

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  14. Fabulous job! THe angel is amazing.
    Wishing you a happy and blessed holiday season.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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    1. Thank you Patti-Happy Holidays to you too!

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    1. Thank you Jennifer-my client was happy!

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  16. I love the transformation and the boxwood wreath. Great job! Thanks so much for sharing her at Vintage Inspiration Party.

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    1. Thank you Betsy-I think Boxwood goes with everything!

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