Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Got Wings?

Got wings? I do! It was like Christmas all over again yesterday when I got a couple packages in the mail.

I found both these wings and the crown candle holder from The Bella Cottage. I love that place, and was so delighted when I saw these wings and crown! I was able to get them with Christmas money from my parents. Thanks Dad and Mom!

The wings were gold when I got them--I thought I might be okay with the gold but then decided white is always better for me.



I like it a lot better white..though the gold is pretty too. I think angel wings should always be white. What do you think?

The wings are made of wood and metal--they have so much texture and shabbiness to them--I adore them! You know how there are decorations you have that you know after a couple years you will be taking to Goodwill...and then other things you plan to love forever. I plan for my Grandchildren to inherit these someday!
 
I painted them with chalkpaint and distressed them with rub n buff.


I love how they turned out! Took like 15 minutes for the color transformation. Worth it :)

The other thing that made it seem like Christmas was some items I got using my Etsy gift certificate from Janae.


Stay tuned for the awesome project I plan to make with these!


Aren't these milk glass knobs the prettiest color?!

In closing I wanted to add this sweet picture of my feline babies. They are 8.5 months old now. I always tell Chantel and Wyatt I wish they would get along as well as Phoebe and Fez do. They are such a sweet addition to our family--they were meant to be ours. Such sweet kitties.


Thanks for visiting!

33 comments:

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

Oooh Sandy! I am loving those wings! I've seen them at the Bella Cottage and think they are divine! I am actually wanting the pair of wood ones that are really long, but they are just under $100 so I might have to save abit for those! Your wings turned out lovely! Even thought I have a lot of gold in my home, I think that I would paint them white too! Lucky you! xo

Sweet Melanie said...

Ooo, they are so pretty white! I know you had to be very excited to get them and start adding them to your beautiful mantel. Live those knobs...can't wait to see what you do with them and the appliques I am a nut for! Have fun and I look forward to seeing a new post!

Marissa said...

Oh my goodness those wings look perfect in white! Love them!

lashawnmontoya said...

They DEFINITELY look better white. As gold wings, they look like the Egyptian collar necklace that King Tut wore

Janae said...

The angels wings look so good I want some too now!!! I like the crown also. I love that picture of phoebe and fez it's my favorite!

Janae said...

And the wings look WAY WAY better in white!!!!!!!!!!

jeanetteann said...

Sandy,they are lovely,I am in love so in love with those knobs,can't wait to see what you do with them. xx
darling kitties,such sweet faces

Julie @ Restlye Relove said...

Those wings are to die for, and so much better in white. Love them!

sissie said...

Hi Sandy,
I love your wings...they were made for you because you are such an angel! I bought these very same wings for my sister and she loves them. I should suggest to her that she paint them white because she loves everything in her home to be soft and white.

Can't wait to see your new project.

Your kitties are so pretty. Mine would never, ever get that close...they keep their distance. LOL!

hugs
Sissie

Sassy Southern Lady said...

White looks so good on the wings. You did good!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

You're right, the wings work much better with your decor now. I love all you Christmas money purchases. Great color on the knobs.

ShantyGirl said...

Love the wings I love a touch of gold with my decor but the white looks great with yours and the paint job is awesome, love pics of your fur babies!!!

Sherry

Melanie said...

The wings are lovely, but Phoebe and Fez are my favorite! Wow 8 and a half months old already! Time flies!! Yes, I think that they were meant to be yours too!!!

Cynthia said...

I love your wings, they are beautiful. Your mantel looks so lovely.

Cynthia

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Love your new purchases!! The wings look so much better white!

Grandma Carolee said...

Glad you were able to buy those beautiful wings with your Christmas money. I like them white the best.
The picture of the cats is so cute.

Ana said...

Love the angel wings...so sweet. A few months back I found one single angel wing on a stand at the thrift store and it's in gold too. I put a vignette together that includes it and a crown too...Hee, Hee, Hee, great minds think alike. I'll be sharing about it soon. I've been debating whether to paint it white also. I'll let you know when I post it, I would love to hear your opinion.

Hugs,
❤Ana

Lucille said...

Hi Sandy! I love what you have done to the angel's wings. They look much better white. I agree that an angel's wings should be white. The crown is lovely also. And the cats are so sweet. My daughter recently acquired two cats and they really and truly bring her such joy.

Eileen said...

I love those wings! And i love them in white! I would have done the same thing. What a great heirloom piece.

Cindy said...

I just love your wings, and i really do like them better in white... you did them up just right! What a sweet photo of the kitties too, looks like they were posing!

Cindy

Karen said...

Those wings are so pretty Sandy. I love them in white. Those knobs and appliques are gorgeous, I cant wait to see what you have planned for them.

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

I love your new wings, I am always checking those out from The Bella Cottage. I love how you painted them. Which size did you get? Love the crown, too. Pretty! All of it!!

~Shanon

Cottage and Broome said...

I love the wings in white, you made the right choice in painting them. They look so pretty on your mantle. Laura

lynn said...

LOVE these, sandy! your mantle looks on pretty and the kittens,-- aren't kittens any more, so cute:)

Anne said...

Beautiful wings! Can't wait to see what you use those knobs and appliques for! Sweet cat photo!
xx
Anne

Brooke Kroeger said...


What a great post to enjoy on this Winter's day... I have been busy with some decorating and craft projects this week and behind on reading my emails and posts. So glad I stopped in to enjoy your site!

Thanks for sharing!
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Custom Comforts said...

Those are beautiful wings. I'm not a big wing fan, but those are truly lovely and I agree, they look better white than gold. Job well done.
Cindy

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Good choice Sandy... the wings in white look more like you. Very pretty... as are your kitties.

I once had a black and white cat that looked very similar to yours, with the same marking over the nose and lip.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love the wings, Sandy, and I do like them better white!

Leslie said...

Love the french blue knobs! Wings are everywhere these days.. yours are so pretty and are looking right at home where you've placed them:)

Susan said...

I agree - angel wings should always be white. Of course that's our favorite color, right? :)
Great gifts you got!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Love the wings, the white was perfect and I love the color of those knobs...Can't wait to see what you do with them. The cats are PUUURRRfect!

cArol

Pam said...

Definitely white is the way to go for angel wings! I'm going to check them on on that site because my niece's daughter would love those! (I'll just hand her a can of spray paint).