4.30.2012

A No-No

I am afraid this post will make some of you cringe…a few years back, Mother travelled to China and brought back these gorgeous hand carved plaques from an antique store near the Great Wall in Beijing.  The were promised to be hundreds of years old and taken from a bed.  (Can you imagine?!?!)

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As you well know, I am in the throes of a little guest suite gussy-up and, as I’m sure you’ve figured out by now, the plaques were not left unharmed.  Rather, they received a fresh new coat of duck egg blue, natch.  That’s right gals.  My name is Amanda and I maimed two who-knows-how-old antique relics from China just so they’d look  pretty in my guest room.

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Seriously, I positively mad for the new do!  After all, it was either a fresh coat of paint or the rest of eternity in the bowels of my closet.

Just a few more tweaks in the room and I’ll be ready to share!!
xoxo

11 comments:

Susie said...

I think they look great with that picture. Loved the cupcakes from a previous post:):) Smiles, Susie

Calypso In The Country said...

What good are antiques if you can't enjoy them?! I love the color and can't wait to see the finished room!
-Shelley

Rasonda @ Lake Cottage Dreams said...

Looks great! I am the same way about painting over stuff, but really whats the point of having it if you are not going to display it? If it doesn't suit your style you know it is going to just sit in a box somewhere taking up space. At least this way they can be appreciated.

At The Picket Fence said...

LOL!!! Amanda you are hilarious! I'm so with you that it was better to spruce them up so that they could be enjoyed than have them in storage forever. I think they look beautiful and maybe you could just pretend that they were originally that color and you were just "restoring" them! :-)
Vanessa

NanaDiana said...

I'm sure some old soul in Chinese Heaven is flipping in their grave. As for me? I think they look pretty good! xo Diana

Addison Leigh and Me said...

I LOVE your blog! Please share with me what type of icing you use when you are decorating, writing, lettering treats. Thanks! :)

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Holly said...

love what you did with them and you crack me up!!! I have that blue color on our master bedroom quilt and am considering trying that duck egg blue on my Lane hope chest that sits at the foot of my bed and has the original cheesy design I picked out when I was 16. Might be sending you some pics for advice before I destroy a keepsake piece of furniture :)

Miriam@BeBookBound said...

Hahaha, priceless stuff is of no use in a closet. They turned out darling! :)

Anonymous said...

My guess is the age of these 'antiques' was grossly exaggerated. I've heard that happens in china frequently. They look great regardless.

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