Friday, 23 January 2015

Live in the Moment - Rachelle Sigurdson

Hello,here is a canvas I made for my newly painted kitchen,using Dusty Attic Chipboard for texture. The photo is of, one of my late sisters, oil paintings, my favorite piece of JoAnne's Art.
The Dusty Attic used:
Baroque Frame set-Circle (DA0542)
Flourish Frame Set (DA1035)
Skeleton Clock Faces (DA0430)
Argyle Panel Large(DA1010)
Corner Flourish #1 (DA0628)
Word Tags #1 (DA1075)
mini feathers (DA0650)
Marrakesh Trellis small (DA0821)
Live in the Moment (DA1172)
We started painting the inside of our home Dec 20th, & the last project was the kitchen cupboards.I am also showing a couple before & after photo's of the kitchen. It is not quite complete, I am waiting for the rest of the hardware & we have hired someone to paint the ceilings (I don't think I want to take on that challenge).
We kept the walls the same color,but repainted them,they are a browny red. The cupboards are painted a med gray with a brown undertone,& the trim is a slate color. I love the new look,much more cozy the the old kitchen.....

Here is what the old kitchen looked like,I can't even believe that I choose those colors. The cabinets are 29 years old,& every one kept saying that I can't paint them because of the high gloss finish. We painted & got new counters in 2008.Well,this year I decided I was going to paint them,no matter what!!!!
Wow! Check out that Blue!!!
The color of the kitchen from 1986 until 2008. I am so happy finally get rid of that color,it was so outdated!!!!
The colors in Joanne's oil painting are perfect for the new kitchen....Here are some close ups of detail....

On the canvas & chipboard, I used the paint, that I used in the kitchen. I also used lots of clear crackle & pewter crackle....

 Thank you so much for taking the time to look.....Rachelle


  1. What a fabulous makeover your kitchen has had!! JoAnn's art and your treatment of the painting, is beautiful and goes in it's new home perfectly.

  2. Just had to comment.....I'm such a STICKY BEAK when it comes to houses...looove how you've updated your kitchen! You're right, it looks heaps cosier...& that wall of 'art' is sublime & superb. LOOOOOOOVE it! What a gorgeous little nook for your latest creation. I didn't know your sister had died. You are blessed to have some of her art to always be with you. It's just beautiful & SO fits with your kitchen! Thanks for sharing:):)

  3. Hi Rachelle. This layout is STUNNING!!!!! I love all the details. Beautiful so fab pics of your home.Totally off the chain. WTG!!!!