Wednesday, February 27, 2013

ORC Intaglios ... My Way!

About 4 weeks ago now ... Twenty of Us Bloggers lead by the Mighty Linda began a Challenge.  
Complete a Room in 6 Weeks.  If you are new you can check out how it all began for ME.

So last week I asked you about the Art of Intaglio's.  Well ... I am happy to report that you all were pretty happy with the Art Form!  

I gave you THE definition of an Intaglio.

Now let me tell you MY definition:

Anything 3 dimensional that you love and want to keep and would love to set apart in some way.

It all started here ...

Cookie presses from my Grandmother ... housed in a little wooden holder.  Cute, I loved them for sentimental reasons, but never would have displayed them like this in my kitchen or anywhere else.  At least not in my current design mode.

I have been drawn to Intaglios and the way they are framed is one of the things that makes me love them so much.  Off to the craft store for some shadow box frames.

I could have bought plain ones, but these were about $10.00 less ... X 4.  Sold!

And because I am bringing in my Signature Color ... Tangerine TANGO!

I picked out my Favorite Four and broke out the spray paint.  

I had this left over fabric from Erin's room Re-do.  
It's my Textured Intaglio Design!

Just a little part of my Grandmother with me everyday!

They will be dressing My Wall Of Illusion!

Now here's the BEAST lingering in my Basement ... towering over me daily reminding me that I am FAR from Done with this One Room Challenge ...

Anything that stops in my path with a flat surface ... 
gets used!

These details that I LOVED ... are causing me great angst.  And the Consumption of Wine!

I have great hopes of bringing this to you in a Final Form next week!!

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  1. I love the cookie presses!! Such a special way to remember your grandmother. I have some of my grandmother's handwritten recipes framed in my kitchen. Can't wait to see what happens with the credenza!

  2. Such a sweet idea to incorporate something so meaningful!

  3. Mighty? I want to take a second, and compliment you on your photo composition. Excellent job. I really like the touch of Grandma, too. Furniture painting is so hard, but worth it. Good luck.

  4. My mom had those same cookie press thingy's. Great idea, Kim and you're preserving history (sort of ), That hutch looks like a bear! Good luck with that piece.... Can't wait to see it and how you repurpose it. Love your plan, it's going to be your 'woman cave' with all the things us girls want; pretty, colorful, textural...great job, and with that collage, too.
    xo Nancy

  5. Kim, the cookie press intaglios are just so amazing, no lie! I love the stylish way you brought in a personal touch.

  6. LOVE the cookie press intaglios!!!! What a great way to have a little of your Grandma's love in your heart every day. Good luck with the beast, and the wine... !

  7. They look just wonderful! And even better, they have a special meaning to them. I love it!! Good luck with the beast. I'm tackling one too and wine is definitely a must! :)

  8. Such a sweet and clever idea - love it.

  9. Kim this is such a great DIY decor idea. I simply love your cookie press intaglios. Take your time with that hutch. You CAN do it who's boss.

  10. What a clever way to display your Grandmother's cookie presses! And..the fact they are so beautiful done makes them so , so special.

  11. So creative, Kim! I always love including sentimental pieces, bet she'd never have imagined them as decor! :) That beast is a beauty!!

  12. I love how you used textured fabric to back the shadow boxes...storing this idea for future use!

  13. I love the intaglios, Kim! I have some very old horse bridle ornaments that would be perfect for this type of project. You've inspired me!

    PS Also love your use what you have approach. I am in your club!

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    1. Sorry, I was so choked up I notice a typo!

      I actually teared up reading this charming, lovely and sentimental way you preserved your Grandmother’s cookie presses and repurposed them for everyday enjoyment. Maybe it is because I have been missing my own Grandma – a product of the Great Depression who never threw ANYTHING away. She would be so proud! What a wonderful idea. Thank you for sharing. And GREAT job with your ORC!!

      The Glam Pad

    2. And... another typo! Clearly I need another cup of coffee and a box of Kleenex! :)

  15. Those are adorable! I LOVE having personal items in a space and this is the perfect way to bring your grandma into this space. I am going home and searching my house for things to frame now!

  16. I love how they turned out. Something about a small ornament in a shadow box....just gives it so much presence. Love the color also.

  17. Oh wow, Kim! What a creative, fantastic idea! It looks great! I can't wait to see what you do with the furniture -- it sounds ambitious!

  18. Hi Kim. They turned out great! Good luck with the beast!

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  21. Taking careful notes as I have similar sentimental pieces. Going to be great!

  22. Great idea! So special to have something with some meaning to you and not some generic art. Love it!


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