Fleur de Lis Strikes Again!

OK, so I lied.  This week's post was supposed to be my bedroom makeover room tour, but when I was taking photos, I decided one of my nightstands still needed a little work.  It was just too bland.  I found a picture of a fleur-de-lis design on someone's blog (sorry, can't remember where I saw it now!) and printed a copy of it so I could trace the design onto the nightstand top.  Then I painted it in.








Here is the poor little drab thing before I painted and stencilled it.



Isn't it just so much better now?



I loved the outcome so much that I made a sign out of another Graphics Fairy French street sign.   I am determined to visit France someday soon!!!




Cheers!

39 comments:

Meg said...

Oh, I love the fleur de lis! It's a beautiful design and looks good on anything. :) Great job!

gail said...

I love fleur-de-lis and anything french! super job anne!
gail

Janny said...

This is really nice! I love the fleur de lis.

Myric said...

Oh this is very nice! This gives me an idea to put a street sign of the street we lived in France!
Thanks for sharing!

Xoxo
Myric

Happy Homemaker UK said...

Crazy love for your table - it looks divine!! XOL

Mel said...

both of the projects turned out great! I love to make signs too; they are usually pretty quick and give that instant gratification feeling :)

Pellie / Penny said...

Wonderful work on your night stand and your new sign.

Hugs,
Penny

outjunking said...

Those are incredible. Wish I had that talent.
Lisa

Bine Beldecor said...

Hi Anne,
I love Fleur de Lis designs they a pretty frenchy, your nightstand is so gorgeous!
Bine

momto8 said...

you did a great job! looks perfect!
I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

Laurel@chippingwithcharm said...

Looks great...I hear once you start, you can't stop :) Laurel

Myric said...

I can't wait to start it either but I still some more projects to do :)

p.s
I just tagged you via post. Come check it out if you want to join the fun. It is a fun way of getting to know you more!

http://myricandreasen.blogspot.com/2012/01/tag-youre-it.html

xoxo
Myric

Sassy Sites! said...

I'm a little obsessed right now with fleur de lis! It looks amazing! Thanks so much for linking up to Sassy Sites for our Friday ffa party! Have a fabulous weekend!

XOXO!
marni

Karla Medina said...

Love your table. Its beautiful. :) i can't wait to visit france someday myself. :)

Geckostone said...

Awesome sign and matching nightstand, way cool!!!! Deb

Anonymous said...

Oooooooo, I love these! I think many of us have dreams of visiting France!
Happy, Happy weekend,
Zuzu

Gwen said...

I hope you do get to France soon...Paris is so fantastic and you will come back brimful with ideas.
I will come with you :)
xx

Cindy F. Adkins said...

I love your nightstand and the sign! I recently redecorated my bedroom shabby chic...with repurposed furniture, but I think everything is "too" white. I need to rough it up a bit more! I can't wait to see your whole room!
Hugs, Cindy

Liz said...

Love your little nightstand. That turned out great. Your sign is darling to.
I'll be back to see the "big reveal"

~Liz

P.S. I'm following now... I hope you will come by and say hi. :)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty! Love it on that little night stand! I love a fleur design; a little French that you can add in anywhere. : )

visiting from Met Monday!

Brigitte @ Evolution of a home said...

Amazing job copying all of that had to take awhile! Wow, it came out really great!

Shasta @ intheoldroad said...

Very nice! I'm having an 'all things French' obsession now too.

WhyCuzICan said...

THIS should be linked up at BRAG MONDAY (party) over at GraphicsFairy cuz you used her images! Looks great and I'm SURE folks there would be happy to see it!

Just saying
(no, this not a paid for ad for GF...LOL)

Turned out great! Spotted you at Linda's Coastal Charm linky party, btw,
Suzanne in NW Illinois

Kristin said...

This is just brilliant! As a matter of fact, my Mom has a blog on my sidebar - Fleur De Lis! And she works on furniture design too - this is really beautiful, great work! xoxo

Donna said...

So pretty! I love fleur de lis myself :)

Sass - aka - Kathy said...

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Hugs,

Kathy

Judy said...

I love your fleur de lis. Simply gorgeous. Thanks for sharing at DIYbyDesign.

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Your signs are beautiful!!!

Dee

Heidi @ Decor & More said...

Love it ~ I'm a fleur de lis girl myself. :)
Visiting from Wow Us Wed.

Pamela said...

Ann those look fabulous! Thanx for coming to the party!

The Other Me Is Sane said...

your signs are lovely. looking at the one over the coat hooks made me wonder why you didn't paint the board with the hooks like the sign above? thinking it would look fabulous! just a thought. love your work.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

That was the perfect finishing touch!

Honey at 2805 said...

I'm with you on the fleur-de-lis! Love them! Thank you for sharing your wonderful project at Potpourri Friday!

Jody and Stan said...

I love your idea for the nightstand. The fleur-de-lis pattern is my favorite. In fact, anything to do with France I love.
Thanks for sharing.
Jody

Ruth said...

Love this addition to the night stand. It makes such a remarkable difference. I love the sign, too. Awesome!!!

Ruth

raggygirlvintage said...

Fabulous signs, that stencil totally makes that nightstand!
Tracey

Katie Goldsworthy said...

I love how the little fleurs you put on your signs and furniture make the pieces look so good!

(I also really liked your bedroom!) Nice work!

Thanks for linking it up to Tell it to Me Tuesday @ Creatively Living!
--Katie

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XO, Aimee

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Love this!! I love fleur de lis too!! Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday! Hope to see you again at this weeks party!