Friday, April 5, 2013

From Plain to Chic

 Hello my dear friends,
the metal waste basket went from plain to chic in seconds. All I did was printing one of my favourite graphic from the Graphics Fairy on to Water slide decal paper  and transferred it on to the  waste basket. Add a ribbon and you are done. I found the water slide decal paper (clear) on ebay.

Using elements of the graphic below,I gave the flower pot a French look. The graphic came also  from The Graphics Fairy . Thank you so much,Karen.

I just love quick and easy projects, don't you? Linking up with Karen's Brag Monday @ The Graphics Fairy and with Becky's Blissful Whites Wednesday @ Timewashed where I was featured.
Thank you so much,Becky:) Hope to see you there.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend and as always thank you so much for stopping by and for all your lovely comments. Now I'm off to catch up with all of you which will take me a while,lol.

Hugs and love,


Sue @ Miss Phoebes Perch said...

It certainly doesn't look like a waste basket any more. Love it! Thanks for sharing. Sue

Bente said...

Love it. It turned out so beautiful.
I have to try that.

Have a great weekend

Mosaic Magpie said...

Water Slide Decal paper is now on my shopping list! This is great, the image is clear and easy to see, not so with other transfer methods.
Thanks for sharing!

Lululiz said...

You make it sound so easy! It really does look stunning, what a fabulous transformation from mundane to marvellous.

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hello dear Marie, It doesn't need heavy embellishments to turn something from plain into pretty. Both your projects are the best examples. They look très chic now.
Congratulations on being featured on Timewashed!

Alexandra Eitel said...

Manchmal ist weniger mehr!
Die Teile sind dir echt gut gelungen
liebe Grüße Alexandra

Contrastes-Rosa Mª said...

Una composición finísima, me encanta , feliz fin de semana:)

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Gorgeous Marie! I love seeing your beautiful home accents. I hope you are enjoying some spring your way! Have a wonderful weekend!

Dorthe said...

Hello sweet friend,
they both looks so gorgeous with your transfers - and sweet bouquets ,I also think the little black ribbon is so lovely on the white metal basket.
more beauty to your home dear marie.
Warm hugs and love,

Pat C. said...

Oh, aren't they gorgeous?! The scroll work around the graphic on the flower pot is the most perfect frame--and it was already there, just waiting for your magic touch!

Ahem. While I'm here, I'd like to brag about (er, I mean mention that) my beautiful giveaway package from Marie arrived this week, and believe me, the pics didn't do it justice! Included were two lovely tags, vintage French papers, loads of sweet trinkets in an adorable altered matchbox, a beautifully altered muslin bag, and, of course, the pièce de résistance (please note the accent marks - hehe!): The Drop-Dead Gorgeous Soldered Eiffel Tower Pendant!!! (Be still my heart!) And Marie wrapped everything all up in a large piece of gorgeous white-on-white brocade fabric!! (I had told her that I want to try my hand at fabric collage work... how sweet was she to include the piece for me?!)

Sorry to have gone on and on, but I just can't get over the fact that I won something from the ever-so-talented (and lovely) Marie!!! Thank you again, dear one.♥


*Mieke*Petitevictorianrose*and*PastTimeChildhood said...

Dear Marie,you are so right....quick and easy projects are so much fun :)
They both turned out so beautiful!
Thank you very much for the tip, Water Slide Decal paper is now on my shopping list too !!
Have a wonderful weekend !!

Hugs Mieke xxx

marda said...

You'd never know that was a metal wastebasket!! Beautiful.

Junkchiccottage said...

Hi Marie,
Thanks for finding my blog now I have found you. I am a new follower. Love your blog.

Rhonda said...

Ooh, so lovely, I have to look for that paper, I've never heard of it.
You always create such beauty, Marie.
xo Rhonda

Jayne said...

That is so lovely Marie, and the flowers you have chosen are a perfect compliment to your piece. x

Martina2801 said...

Your new decoration is simply gorgeous!!!! Wonderful ideas! I hope you have spent a good Easter and I wish you a nice weekend, my friend.

Lynn Stevens said...

Fabulous Marie, Where do I find water slide paper????
and when can I move in. Your home must be GORGEOUS!!!! LOL
Hugs Lynn

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't mind moving in either! Beautiful and, as you say, so simple.
Sarah (via Graphics Fairy)

Anonymous said...

The ribbon was such a simple adornment but how, along with the graphic it has completely transformed the item.
Wishes to you Marie.

Pendra Heldt said...

Marie if your garbage cans are this lovely I can only imagine the rest of your house! Gorgeous...gotta run and find that paper!

suziqu's thread works said...

Der Marie
What a transformation! These are both so beautiful now with their French images transferred! I have not heard of that water slide decal paper either. Is that available over the internet dear friend?
And you have decorated them so beautifully with your flowers too!
Have a wonderful Sunday,
Love and hugs,

Ira Huberts said...

You have turned two already lovely objects into something really special Marie! And now they definitely have that fine French feel to them! Hugs, Ira

Okio B Designs said...

Fabulous as always Marie! I think we're both in waterslide decal paper mode. Don't you love it?????? So much easier than Mod Podge! Hugs,


Gaby Bee said...

Pretty cool, Marie! Love both pieces! They look gorgeous with your transfers.


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