My Sunday Paint Project...

I have been wanting to do SOMETHING to this firebox area for a long time... so yesterday... I pulled out the paint cans, paint brushes and drop cloth... Drawing tools...
Laid out my pattern...
And began painting... first black...

Then white...
And voila... by evening... a NEW look!
I will be doing some touch up here and there in the sunlight this week or painting over it... not sure if I like it or not... it has been white for so long... what do you think? I will definitely be keep the inside of the box black and adding mirror to the back of the firebox... to reflect candles! The firebox was never a fireplace... but it was used with a radiator at one time... I wish I had a photo of it originally (home built 1930).
Welllllllllllll... speaking of PAINTING... I have two winners of my giveaway to announce... drum roll please...
Winner #1... Rhoda of Southern Hospitality...
Winner #2... Linda of Lime in the Coconut...


CONGRATULATIONS GIRLS!!!

If you did not win... don't be discouraged... I will not be discarding the rest of the photos BECAUSE I will be doing a weekly drawing until the end of the year... SOOOOO... you actually get more than 1 chance! AND NEXT WEEK I WILL BE DRAWING ANOTHER 2 WINNERS!

JUST A REMINDER... Only one photo request per person... so if you wish to change the photo you already sent, please let me know and send me a new photo or link... OTHERWISE... you're still in the running to WIN A SET OF FRAMEABLE NOTECARDS OF YOUR PHOTO that moi "Fifi Flowers" will paint! Here is another option to this giveaway... if you would rather win a set of Fifi Flowers Frameable Notecards of one of my paintings... simply let me know which painting.

For those of you who have not entered my Ooh la la Giveaway... Send me a LINK to your favorite photo (only 1 photo please) or an email and don't forget to leave your EMAIL... and I will randomly draw a winner... then I will paint your photo and post it on my blog and YOU WIN A SET OF FRAMEABLE NOTECARDS OF YOUR PAINTING... WHICH WILL BE SENT TO YOU VIA SNAIL MAIL! Deadline for the Ooh la la Giveaway is Friday the 28th Midnight PST.

Did you do any projects this passed weekend? Are you getting ready for the holiday feast on Thursday?

42 comments:

RoyalTLady said...

I hope my pictures still qualify for the above...Perhaps you could choose anyone you like best...TQ.

The last week end was wedding invitation project time and certainly breaking the rules in eating, so to say! I did not take any soup... it was in fact beryani rice, mutton curry, spicy pickels, beef rendang and chicken in red sauce...

I am looking for trouble...I kkkknow that too... but the menu served were unresisting... They were all cooked in Malay traditional way and using OIL of course...mmmmmm.

Millie said...

I love your revamped firebox Fifi, don't change it! MOTH & I spent 6 hrs. on Sunday putting together a new flash BBQ we bought for the patio. Our old one has given tremendous service for 10 yrs., & is going to 'live' with sons 4 & 5 at their share house. We figure it might encourage them to leave the local Pizza place in peace for at least one night!
However, all did not go smoothly, the thing must have come in at least 50 separate pieces & poor MOTH was mighty displeased. Would have liked to do a post on it, but I reckon if I'd pointed the camera his way in the midst of his cussing & cursing, I would be meeting him @ the Divorce lawyers office this morning!
Millie ^_^

Absolutely Fabulous said...

great wall project fifi! i love the effect!!!
im sending you a photo for the entry in your draw..... hope i win this one!!!
i love coming here !!!!

Rae said...

Your fireplace is amazing!!! Love, love, love it!!!!!

Le @ third on the right and cold peas said...

I am loving it .... geez you are so clever - I can't draw a straight line with a ruler - great work - and can't wait to see the efforts made with the two pics - just love your work - le

Anonymous said...

I LOVE your fireplace!!
~angela

silverdot said...

Your work is amazing. I just love the fireplace.

Caroline @ Absolutely Unique said...

Love the fireplace! Great work dear! xoxo

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

I LOVE what you did to your fireplace...so perfectly FiFi!!

OMG!!!...THANK YOU for choosing my picture to paint!!! I am SO SOOO excited to see your beautiful work...my daughter will be TICKLED PINK!!! (hmmm...should I save it for Christmas?...don't know if I'll be able to wait!)

Big HUGS, FiFi!!!! And congrats to Rhoda too...great room!!

Rachel said...

Fifi I think it looks amazing! I hope you keep it that way...it's so funky!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Fifi, I'm SO excited!! I've been hoping to win one of your drawings for a long time & now I did!! Can't wait to see what you do with my laundryroom photo. I thought that would be a good one for you do to with all the color in there.

AND, I really LOVE your fireplace painted with the black/white harlequins. I'm very drawn that that anyway & I think it's a great look in your room. Keep it for awhile & see if it grows on you. You did a fantastic job with it!

Congrats Linda too on the win!

Janet said...

Your firebox looks awesome. Don't change it,it's just a really dramatic change, I think you will get used to it, and like it.

I started a holiday decor project this weekend but I made a change that requires a trip to Michaels this morning.

Char said...

love the firebox! soooo what I would want if I had that situation. so cute.

congrats to the winners

Shelia said...

Morning, Fifi! Your fireplace project turned out so beautiful! Who would have thought to do something like this? It's beautiful!! You're the most talented, creative one!! Keep 'em coming!! Thank you so much for the birthday wishes.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Kristal said...

I LOVE the fireplace!!

Tres Belle said...

I really like the fireplace. It reminds me of a court jester. The fireplace needed a pick-me-up and I think that your design fits in perfectly.
Love it!!

Kris

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Oh I LOVE the fireplace painted. I love that Harliquin B&W pattern anyway. A lot of work you put into that. Well worth it. I would like to see more of two things tho. The painting over the firebox and that rug you have on your floor. It looks very intriguing. Congrats to the weekly winners too.

please sir said...

Wow - looks great - VERY FIFI!! You are so productive!

Jeanie said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog on Pink Saturday -- oh dear, this fireplace project is amazing! I am filled with awe and respect!

.Becca. said...

The fire box looks AmAzInG! Great job!!

Jan and Tom's Place said...

Wonderful make-over of the fireplace box!!

Diane said...

That fireplace looks incredible! You are amazing!

LuLu & Co said...

It looks great! What patience you have and a very steady hand!!!!My project was a huge fundraiser Sat.

flip flops and pearls said...

LOVE the fireplace!!

Great job!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I love the harlequin pattern you painted on your firebox! YES...keep it!

Congrats to Rhoda and Linda...
Penny

atelier said...

wow, it looks so cool! what a great idea you've had

Tracey said...

The firebox looks GREAT!! Congratulations to your lucky winners!!
Please enter me in the Ooh La La Giveaway. If I get so lucky to win please us the 6th photo on this post :
http://iamme-tdm.blogspot.com/2008/07/art-history.html

My e-mail is: usgirl7266@aol.com
Thanks Fifi and HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!
Tracey

nikkicrumpet said...

I think the fireplace looks beautiful. I can't imagine anything in your house being just plain white! It really gave the room some pizzazz! Congrats to the very lucky winners!!!

Kelli said...

Fabulous fireplace transformation! It looks amazing!

Ms. Tee said...

Your fireplace looks great! I love it! :)

Jules said...

the fireplace looks FANTASTIC! i love it and think you should keep it that way :)

Here, There, Elsewhere... and more said...

Great fireplace Fifi, love it..!
Have a great day..:)

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

OH MY! It looks FABULOUS!

Second...my big box of Fifi love arrived this week and it totally made my week!! I've had a rather poopie week (thank you SO much for your kind comments...mom is doing much, much better and hopefully will be sprung from l'hopital tomorrow) so your delivery put a smile on my face. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

I hope to get back to my own blog soon...I'm happy to be back on yours. :-)

Sondra Behne' said...

Oh My , you must have a lot of patience to do that project. Great job...it's so rewarding to do your own stuff. Come by some time and say Hi, will be glad to see ya.
Sondra

Ritch in Love said...

ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS! I have absolutely no patience for such a project. I'd be complaining by the 7th tile of a cramping hand. You must have incredible patience. And might I just say, you have great taste!

The Sale Rack said...

How is that fireplace...so creative...

_Nia_ said...

That fireplace looks fantastic!

The Lil Bee said...

Wow, you are so inventive!! What a neat idea!

victoria ~ auctiongirlvintage said...

The black and white diamonds are fabulous!

Victoria

MIMILEE said...

Wow! FIFI your fireplace looks FABULOUS!!!

Elizabeth said...

It looks absolutely amazing. Great job Fifi!

mishebe said...

I of course love the Harlequin fireplace. just love lt. mishelle

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