Tuesday, April 28, 2009

a before & after

I recently purchased this at an estate sale for $2:


it had some issues...two of the blades were broken, there was some fire damage to the roof & one of the angels had lost her halo {you can't tell from the photo because it was after I took it apart & removed their metal wings and halos}. so I didn't feel bad about painting it:


I added some vintage millinery flowers & created a backstory to account for their outfits...they are french nuns who wear pink habits and grow flowers at a convent located in the countryside outside of paris.


that's babette - she likes to sneak out at night & sit at the outdoor cafes in paris.

16 comments:

Jeanne E. said...

that is truly awesome. go babette!

Jill McDonald said...

Love It.... This will no doubt be the highlight of my day! So modern & clean the pink nuns the very best touch. See you Soon!

Shari said...

So simple, clean and sweet! Love this and love the story - makes good sense to me!!

Amanda Winter said...

This is so absolutely awesome! Love the pink nuns and all the colors! I'm jealous... I want to find that :)

AngelMc said...

oh my gosh!! pink nuns--i love it!!!

Skulleigh said...

I love these things! We had a 3 tier nativity one when I was growing up - the wood dried out over the years and it just kept breaking apart. I'd love to find a simple one like this that I could use all year long!

Snappyfish Vintage said...

Love love love!! I'm thinking that Babette has the right idea!

Hannita said...

You're awesome.

Sarah and Jack said...

Wow, paint really freshened that up.

Allie said...

brilliant!!!!!

Anonymous said...

There really ARE pink nuns. They wear pink habits, though they are almost never seen as they only leave the convent once a year.

http://www.holyspiritadorationsisters.org/lincoln.html

I love your ability to see potential in some of these old objects.

Cass said...

That is great you have done a wonderful job

g said...

thanks so much everyone! and I LOVE that link to the pink nuns - that was awesome - thank you anonymous :)

Miss Jess said...

This is great! I used to have one of these, but alas, I did not have the foresight to do something this awesome with it. I should have though, before it got too beat up.

elizabeth said...

Oh my LORD. What a find! I love it all painted up!

Leslie said...

Wow, you did an AWESOME job with this! It looks absolutely beautiful! I love it!:)