Sunday, September 25, 2016

Shabby Chic Altered Paintbrush

Hi friends.  Last week, I mentioned I was altering a paintbrush in a shabby chic style for a swap.  This was my first attempt at one.  Here it is.


First, I began by sanding the handle and giving it a coat of white gesso.  Once that dried, I gave the handle a coat of Antique Linen paint by Martha Stewart.  I glued various appliques around the handle and several lace trims around the brush part.  A Prima butterfly was placed at the top.  Seam binding bows were attached to the sides of the brush.  A Recollections metal embellishment was placed on top of the lace.  All the tiny flowers are also from Recollections.  I highlighted them with Diamond Stickles.


This is the back of the paintbrush.  A seam binding bow was attached to the top for hanging.  I tied a hemp bow to a metal "Made with Love" charm and attached it to the back to finish it off.


If you click on each photo, you can see the details better.  I apologize for the poor lighting in the photos.  I needed to get it in the mail that day so there was no time to wait for better lighting.

All in all, this was very easy to do.  The hardest part was removing the glue from my fingers!  lol

It is a beautiful day here today.  You can definitely feel that touch of fall in the air, and I am so happy about that!  Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog.  I appreciate all your sweet and kind comments.  Have a wonderful week ahead!

14 comments:

  1. Oh this looks so gorgeous and romantic!

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  2. Wow Patty! Pure elegance! So very pretty!

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  3. This is so pretty, I love the roses and laces..beautiful creating!

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  4. Oh Patty, this is incredible... I cannot believe how quickly you made your first altered paintbrush! Not to mention how perfect it is. You create such masterpieces in this style. The lace and flowers are gorgeous and I adore the butterfly atop the handle. This will be treasured! Beautifully done and thank you for the inspiration. :o)

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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  5. So beautifully feminine with such gorgeous fabrics and flowers. This is utterly charming Patty, you did a great job altering the brush. Enjoy the cooler weather, the nights have turned really chilly here in the UK xxx

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  6. Oh Patty, I am so in love with this pretty feminine alteration. I love all the lace and how you finished it off with your Made with love charm. I bet this looks gorgeous hanging on your wall.
    Hugs, Julie xx

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  7. Oh, what a cool project! This turned out amazing, my friend! Love the soft cream color palette, and love all the texture from the fabulous array of trims and lace you used!

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  8. What a cool idea! Your altered paint brush is so lovely with all the lace and flowers!

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  9. what a cool idea to alter a paint brush and it turned out so pretty! Love the creams and all the pretty lace and seam bindings!

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  10. Wow! What a lovely altered paint brush! So many lovely details with the flowers, ribbons and lace!!

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  11. Hi Patty! Thanks for all your encouraging blog comments. So glad I stopped by to see this awesome paintbrush alteration--it's really terrific. I'll share this post with you in case you need some inspiration for another one :)

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  12. Wowwww Patty!
    This is so gorgeous!!
    Inger xx

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  13. very very beautiful bises pretty

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  14. Wow!!! Absolutely gorgeous, Patty!

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