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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Painting for fun

Hi Friends! These are a few things I've painted recently. I have painted furniture for a few people in the past and hope to do a little more now that I'm off work. I don't enjoy painting as much as I like doing floral design and crafts. For some reason I just want to hurry and get it done. It always feels good when I finish a piece! That's the fun part!


I took an oil painting class a few years ago. I already knew a little bit about it, but not much. In high school art was my favorite subject. I kind of quit painting until recently. In this painting I set up some apples and shined a light on them , this is what I saw.


I painted these designs around my light fixtures a few months ago. It's a pretty simple design and you really don't notice it unless you look up. It sure did hurt my neck doing it though!



This is the cornice board I painted today. Of course this is the before picture.



Here it is finished! This is going in a twin's room (boy and girl) The walls are green, like in the polk a dot. The girl's side is pinks, greens and a little yellow done in butterflys. The boy's side is in aqua, royal blue and greens done in fish. This cornice board has all the colors. The curtains that hang will be white silk with a green band on the bottom. This room is going to be soooooo cute. I've seen the bedding samples and both are adorable! My former bosses daughter(both are friends) is the one having the twins. They designed the room. Don't look at that dirty garage floor and I didn't have newspaper! He He.




This is a table I painted about a month ago. I wish I had a before pic. It was in BAD shape, I bought it for $1. I couldn't believe how cheap it was even though it was in bad condition. I played around with it for a while and this is what I came up with.




Thanks for visiting me!!

25 comments:

squawmama said...

Beautiful and talented... Now I am jealous... no,I am just glad to call you my friend... Everything is beautifully done... you do have a talent... I am looking forward to my next visit in Van Buren so we can have lunch and get to know each other better... Maybe your mom can join us too,,,

Hugs,
Donna

Chris said...

Good grief girl, is there nothing that you can't do??? LOL That painting is beautiful. Some women just has it all. I'm not one of them :), but boy do I love seeing the talents in other women.

Hugs,
Chris

Lynette said...

Kristen - I added your cute little frame to my blog page this morning - got your name on there as well. If you'd like, go take a look. I love your table. Have a good morning -
Lynette

Bo said...

Hi Kristen...Your apple painting looks very professional...I've never tried painting furniture and I hate painting walls...but I'll do it...haha ;-) Bo

Raxx - A day in the life said...

You are very talented! Cant believe that table! What a bargain and makeover!

Chari said...

Hi Kristen!

I love your painting of the apples! It's beautiful! Love all of your painting projects...I'd love to do something similar around my dining room light...thank you for sharing all of your "beauties"!!! Your such a talented lady!!!

Warmest wishes...Chari (Happytodesign)

Jannet said...

Gosh I love your apple painting, you are so talented!!
I love what you did on the ceiling too, I've been wanting to do that myself
for a while, looks great!! Love the polka dots, sounds perfect for the twins
room.....and you table is gorgeous, what a bargain!!!!

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

Kristen, you are so talented! I just love that little side table, gorgeous! and your painting around the chandy is so so pretty! and the apples are gorgeous too! Happy Painting ;) take care ~ cyn ~

Peyton's Mom said...

Hey Kristen you are so talented. Love the apple painting. Your blog is so cute too. I am terrible about updating mine.
Crystal :)

Pear tree cottage! said...

Hello from Australia, your blog is beautiful and your smile shows much love for life and family....how lucky I was to visit you today, and how nice knowing you are out there. I will visit again soon

best wishes from Lee-ann

Melissa Miller said...

Everything looks great. My favorite is the scroll painting around the light fixtures. How gorgeous!

Angie said...

I am so excited that I now know about your blog since you left a message on mine! I am always happy to have another blog to read. Your home is beautiful and I look forward to seeing more of your decorating talents. Love all the painting you showed - especially around the chandelier!

Angie said...

Ok, I am an idiot. You didn't leave me a message. I found you through Squawmama. Come visit me sometime!

Diane said...

Wow! You're amazing. I can hardly wait to see more of your projects! :0} Diane

Kristens Creations said...

Thank you all for your nice compliments! I really appreciate everyone who leaves me a message, It brightens my day. I love looking at all of your blogs, but if you don't have one, thanks for visiting me!
Kristen

Lynette said...

Thanks for visiting my blog today - I am having so much fun with it. I have to admit, a friend (also my co-worker) helped me with the slideshow) but isn't it great? I was up early and thought I'd jot down a couple of thoughts.
Please visit often as I love reading everyone's comments.
Lynette

Tootsie said...

there is so much talent in blog land! this is me...the girl who cannot even print neatly...being a little envious!

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Kristen, I finally got my porch uploaded on RMS!
Come and check out your handiwork. Thanks again for making such a beautiful floral design! I am so happy with it and my MIL loved it as well. Warmly, Melissa

Melissa Miller said...

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look! I ended up using some of the same photos since I never took any better ones. I just got the outdoor rug from Ballards and it has been great so far. Did you end up ordering any topiaries?
~FYI~ You're doing a great job with the new blog. Melissa :)

Lynette said...

Thanks for stopping by - love where you put your new little table - it is sooo cute there. If my bench doesn't hurry up and get here . . .
I see you added a "counter" to your blog or has that always been there? Since I've started mine, I'm really paying attention to what everyone else has on their's. LOL. I can't decide about the music though?? Oh well, I'm sure I'll add that eventually. I'm starting to look at things and sort of say to myself, hum, I wonder if that will be a good picture for my blog or what about that cute little story? Isn't that funny?
Well, have a good weekend if I don't talk with you again -
Lynette

sweetmemorymakingmom said...

Kristen, I love the scrolling around the chandelier celling mount. It is like a painted medallion! Pretty apple painting too. hugs, Ellen

Lynette said...

I'll look forward to your pics. I remember you made that little shelf for the twin room, right? I'm still learning how to post myself. If is wasn't for my co-worker, who is named Kristen also, I wouldn't be able to do half the stuff I'm doing. Have fun this weekend.
Lynette

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Everything is so.. beautiful!! You did a great job. I was wondering. Did you ever have problems from using wire cutters?? I think that's what's going on with me. I have made so many silk arrangements I can't even count them in the past couple of months. What kind of wire cutters do you use??? Hugs, Terrie

nikkicrumpet said...

How much fun to be that talented...being able to paint or write would have been my two chosen talents...didn't get either of them dang it. You obviously got my share you bugger!

Brian said...

Sweet ideas! Thanks for posting. When I was looking for new kitchen cabinets I went with these guys. Great prices and selection.

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