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Topic: Decoupage: cabinet "pompeiian style"  (Read 16967 times)
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« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2007 12:15:02 PM »

GORGEOUS! I love it. I'm afraid to admit that I'm a bit of a wimp and that I just slap a fresh coat of paint on things. I wish I wasn't because that is absolutely lovely.

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« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2007 01:02:49 PM »

Beautiful!  You took a boring peice and made it into something very special!

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« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2007 08:36:08 PM »

I find myself enchanted by your carefully orchestrated transformation of a "nice" piece of furniture into a Work of Art! Well done!

And I love the companion Fake fresco!
« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2007 03:17:12 PM »

Well done! This is an excellent piece - I bet this would sell for a lot in a store.
« Reply #14 on: April 29, 2007 02:31:58 AM »

Thank you all very much for your nice comments! Seems as if here are some Decoupage-lovers around.
I have had now some time to look around Craftster and am a bit confused to find Decoupage projects scattered in at least “Miscellaneous Completed Projects” and “Crafty Housewares: General” and “Crafty Housewares: Reconstructed”. Especically I can’t tell the difference in the Crafty Housewares section. I even translated “victorian blender” from the short description of the board and I know now that it is a mixer (and not a hurricane lamp/lantern as I suspected)  but still this doesn’t help me to see the difference. And if I look at the edited projects  people also don’t  know or it is not of importance.
I stumble over the meaning of “reconstructed”: Do I (have to) give an object a totally new meaning to edit it here or can  say a table still be a table after my “treatment”?
So I would like to edit more of my things, but meanwhile “have seen too much” and now I  don’t know where I should edit them. It would be nice if someone can explain me the difference. Sorry, if this is a stupid question, but English is not my first language and sometimes you just don’t get it.

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« Reply #15 on: April 29, 2007 10:14:45 AM »

There isn't one specific place for decoupage projects because the medium on which you work can be very different. For example, a decoupaged table and a decoupaged journal are two very different items. I had to go and look for the "victorian blender" and the english word that is used is "vintage". Vintage is a mostly ambiguous word and can be used for anything and everything dating from the 1980's and earlier. Usually it's meant to indicate something that is not yet an antique [100 years or more old] but older than 10 years. Frequently it is used to describe things from the 1950's, 1960's and 1970's. The description is in reference to using an old item to make something new, in this case creating an electric lamp from an old blender [which is an electric mixer frequently used for things like milkshakes, and margaritas.] Sorry if I'm over-explaining!

As to where to put your projects...I don't spend a lot of time in this part of the site, but if you're ever in doubt you can send a private message to the moderator of the area [retroeva] for more clarification.

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« Reply #16 on: April 30, 2007 11:18:26 AM »

TheBon, thank you for taking the time and writing the explanation. (No apologies needed. I am a teacher and there is no such thing as over-explanation... Grin )

So, if I turn a mixer into a lamp it's is definitely something different and this means that I am indeed  in the wrong department (because my cabinet still is a cabinet), but then a lot of other posters are wrong, too. But it looks as if you don't have to take this sorting too seriously. I think that is a compromise that I can live with.
« Reply #17 on: April 30, 2007 03:06:50 PM »

love your cabinet, it truly looks like it is very old but very beautiful
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« Reply #18 on: June 11, 2007 02:45:25 PM »

Brilliant! Just beautiful Cheesy  This would be SO expensive to buy donchaknow... excellent attention to details!
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« Reply #19 on: June 13, 2007 02:54:09 PM »

Your cabinet is beautiful .... and yes - probably you can sell it for quite a lot of money in a ritzy butique.
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