Friday, June 1, 2012

BIRDS & NESTS HAND PAINTED ANTIQUE DOORS

     When my client found these beautiful old doors, they had been stripped of paint and down to the raw wood.  She had them installed as her front doors in her new home.  She wanted me to paint them dark brown and paint something special on them.  Since I LOVE birds and nests, that's what I painted, inside and outside.  Also, I embossed a scrollie design and painted it a metallic gold.  I really love how these doors turned out!!  She was very happy, too.  She loved that they greeted her family and friends as they approached her home.     
     I look back on projects like this and wonder how I did that!!  I'm a self taught artist and artwork is a bit stressful for me but, somehow, I know I can do it.  I'm always sooo relieved when I have finished and the client is happy with my work.
These two pictures are the "outside" of the doors.
These two pictures are the "inside" of the doors.

60 comments:

  1. How pretty! Nice and soft looking.

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  2. Thank you, Maureen! I really appreciate your comments!!

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  3. Oh my you are so talented! These are exquisite! : )

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    1. Thank you!! Yes, they did look so pretty walking up the steps to them.

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  4. The antique doors are gorgeous with your decorations...you are soo talented too! Big hugs,
    FABBY

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  5. These are gorgeous.. and I just love all the beautiful details you created with the birds and nest. Love it!
    Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party~
    I am your newest follower.
    xoxo
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

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  6. You do amazingly beautiful work. Thanks for sharing. Blessings Paula

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  7. Oh my goodness, these are definitely works of art. Amazing detail. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  8. So pretty. I love the delicate colors and images on the black.
    Karen

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    1. Thank you. Yes, it was bit of a challenge painting on the dark color, but I love the way it turned out.

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  9. Linda
    So pretty! I love those sweet little birds.
    I'm visiting you today from Uncommon Slice of Suburbia. I co-host a Linky Party Tuesday and would LOVE for you to add this. I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog, leave a comment and Link Up, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    Join me each Tuesday and Friday for my Link Up Parties!

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    1. Thank youk! I did join the Tuesday party, yesterday.

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  10. Lovely doors and all the more beautiful by your wonderful decorative finish Linda.
    I'm visitng from Boogieboard Cottage!
    Shane ♥

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    1. Thank you!! I love your beautiful blog and am now following.

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  11. Wow. Your work is just beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Oh my goodness, those are beautiful! Lucky homeowner. :)

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  13. Wow! That is truly stunning! I cant stop staring at it....I soooo wish I could paint like you!

    XO,
    Christine

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    1. Thank you! I bet you could paint, you just don't know it, yet.

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  14. Saw your post over at What's it Wednesday and it got my attention! Those doors look wonderful, I love your painting of the birds and nest on them! How beautiful! Who wouldn't be happy with those? They are definitely one of a kind. Have a great rest of your week. Gina

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  15. How gorgeous!! They look just wonderful. Thanks for sharing!
    Jennelise

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  16. I knew when I clicked on the link that this was going to be yours!
    These doors are wonderful.

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    1. Thank you! I'm so glad the different parties let me "share". Painting professionally, I wasn't sure they would.

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  17. Beautiful doors and beautiful artwork!...Christine

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  18. You are so talented! These doors are gorgeous! Thanks for joining TTF this week with Diann and I!

    Linda

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  19. Lynda, from one bird and nest lover to another; gorgeous! You are so talented. No amount of training can compare to a natural gift such as yours. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  20. that is just wonderful and you should be very proud of yourself

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    1. Thank you!! I do feel good when I'm finally finished and the client is happy.

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  21. Gorgeous! Pretty, sweet, elegant, unique, one of a kind...amazing!!!
    I'm so jealous...I can't even draw stick people! Such talent and I soooo appreciate your sharing another beautiful example of it at Amaze Me Monday!!!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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    1. Thank you, Cindy!! And, thank you for letting me "share".

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  22. Beautiful art, fantastic artist!

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  23. Love the new life these doors have been given! So pretty! Stopping by from www.prairiegirl4-thatcountryplace.blogspot.ca. And show and tell Friday.

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    1. Yes, it made them new, again. They were a special design to begin with.

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  24. Hi Lynda,
    The doors are beautiful! I love birds and nests too and what a lovely welcome! You did a wonderful job and thank you so much for sharing at my HOME. Have a lovely upcoming week.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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    1. Thank you! She had a long walk leading up to the doors and they were a special welcome.

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  25. that is just too pretty for words, gorgeous!

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  26. Stunning! Love them :-) ... all the detail ...

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  27. Beautiful work! the doors are stunning!

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  28. These are beautiful. You are such a good artist! thanks for sharing at the Friday Follow Along. Please come again this week at www.leahinspired.com

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  29. I'm extremely impressed along with your writing abilities and also with the format on your blog about antique doors Redlands. Is that this a paid theme or did you modify it your self? Anyway keep up the excellent high quality writing, it is rare to see a nice blog like this one nowadays..

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    1. Thank you! I'm the author of my blog and I do feature my work.

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