This weekend the postie delivered me a very special package.
I eagerly opened up my parcel to reveal…
This beautiful sign was handmade and designed exactly to my own personal style, Shabby Chic.
The creator of this original work of art is Charlotte aka Curious Willow.
Charlotte has kindly commissioned this sign for my desk, with a quote made famous by the Queen of Chic, Audrey Hepburn.
Charlotte’s process to make this sign starts with the use of reclaimed wood, some being pallets, floorboards, scaffold boards etc. Things that have a history of use but are no longer needed for their original purpose.
The wood used for my sign was from a pallet which was from a window display.
Charlotte then get’s help to cut the wood and then sands and prepare’s the wood for decorating.
The design is then drawn onto the wood in pencil first, with the background painted in free hand, then distressed (a lot!) to give the overall shabby chic effect.
The letters are applied using three coats of paint, followed by more distressing, all followed by a top coat of Annie Sloane wax.
And voile la, a handmade customised shabby chic sign!
Here is it pride of place on my desk. It’s lovely to have something that had been made for me in mind, and to give me inspiration when writing my blog. Never truer words said Audrey!
To find out more about the fabness that is Curious Willow, see her facebook page here.
What is your favourite quote that gives you inspiration? Let me know in a comment below!
‘Til next time,
Love Abbie xoxoxo
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