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Monday, July 25, 2011

A Nesting Place

Hi Everyone~

I have just created this collage chair that I
entitled "A Nesting Place."


First, it was painted in Heirloom White and
then decoupaged with layers and layers of
music paper and altered bird images.


Then, I created a custom tag...


How much time did it all take? Over 50 hours!!


I have not put it into my Etsy shop yet, but that's
because I'd like your opinion....


When I list it, which picture do you think I should


And, should I use the sepia or color ones for the listing?


I just KNOW you'll give me some good advice on this

I just had to find the song "At Last,"
because my art dream of
this chair came true at last!! The truth?
When I hung the sign on it, I cried!


Linking this to:


Donna said...

GOR-geous! I love, love, love your chair, Cindy! I would definitely go with photo #5. It really shows the true colors (as much as I love sepia toned photos) the best, I think. And with that photo, they can also see just how beautiful your creation is! Bravo! Now give your poor little fingers a much deserved break:)

Barbara F. said...

I say #3 or #5, Cindy! A beautiful chair. xo

Karena said...

I think # 5 Cindy it shows your glorious work and the true colors!! Very special!


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Barbara said...

I say #5 Cindy! It really looks terrific! You've got the talent girl.

Hugs XX

My Captivating Images said...

I agree to go with the color shots. I would use one close up and then the one with the pull back of the boots on it. :)

Holly said...

Hi Cindy~
I can believe that took you 50 hours! You are amazing! So, tell me, how do you do so much?
I like the first one - that is so perfect for today's popularity of whites and I like the sepia tones.
Blessings to you!

Connie the crafterbug said...

That chair is adorable. Also I love my gifts! I posted them on my blog today.

Burlap Luxe said...

Cindy so emotional!

You have created a resting place for the heart of ones who love birds, (Me)

I could see one of my wire cages sitting on it with the chair sitting in a corner making its own music :)

I would use color so they know what they are getting, on a post you can photo shop it any dreamy look you want!

Shipping it? well you can ship Fed-ex its not to big to be boxed and the rate wont be to bad it won't weight to much and most times bigger items ship cheaper through fed-ex then US. post. GreyHound ships as well great rate with them, but they have to have a station to pick it up at.

You can be proud of this piece, and maybe it won't leave your home you may decide to hold onto it awhile :)

Keep inspiring beautiful things and your joy in creating!

What is joy?
It is a bird
That we all want to catch.
It is the same bird
That we all love to see flying
- Sri

Marilou of Lulu's Lovlies and Heartful Creations said...

Photo 5& 6 Sepia, if you can keep the color in the birds. Me I'm not techie good enough. You want to draw them to the chair not the grass. If it helps I used manage a retail shop and did all the windows and displays. :)

Anonymous said...

Fantastic !! How very beautiful. You are so diverse Cindy, you can put your hand to anything and create something entirely gorgeous,I bet you sell lots in your Etsy store.
Hugs June x

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is fantastic gosh can imagine how long this took as the detail you can see,how much you have put into it,oh you are so clever hun this is just amazing hugs cherylxxxx

Rhissanna said...

Wow, this is just so gorgeous. I love sheet music on stuff and it's a brilliant idea tying it in with the songbirds. I think the general consensus is picture no:5. Maybe with the chair sepia and the birds in full colour? It's a lovely object, either way. You must be delighted with how it turned out.

craftattack said...

Lovely chair, but I am not good at deciding! And I do not know what transport possibilities you have over there! Hugs, Valerie

Ira said...

Amazing job Cindy!! It really shows, the effort you put into this beautiful chair! I would post the coloured pictures though, since then people would really see how gorgeous it has become!! Hugs, Ira

Heather Jacob said...

Oh Cindy I just adore coming here to see what you have done ... just divine as always ... love the ideas you have it really amazes me ... big hugz x

Regina said...

hi, Cindy
what a lovely projekt! You are so creativ!
I like the picture 6.

Hugs Regina

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Photograph No.1 is definitely speaking to me. I like the colour choice and the boots on the chair. That is my humble opinion of course.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I think I'd probably go with #4, Cindy! It's just lovely! I think that picture shows off the legs, the seat and the fact that it is a chair all in one.

Anonymous said...

Cindy this is
i'd pick #5

Kathy said...

Morning neighbor~
I say #5 shows all of the work you have done and shows the beauty of the chair. But I love #1 and dreamy.
As for the shipping, good I saw someone at the post office Friday, that had a huge hamper type thing...they were measuring and chatting, the customer paid and they took that item as is, no wrapping behind the counter??? Certainly they didn't ship it like that? So I am thinking they offer a service to box or crate behind the scenes? Might be worth asking.
It is really a charming chair. xo

Darla said...

All photos are great...UPS can answer your shipping questions.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I like the color photos...and it really is gorgeous! You are so talented my friend, and it's probably sold by now! Enjoy your day! ♥ said...

LOVE that chair!!!Wow 50 hours, amazing. I would go with #5 too. You are not going to have that baby very long. Someone will definitely 'need' it:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Anonymous said...

Eeeeeee!! It's gorgeous. Cindy, we think so much alike that the minute I heard the music I knew it was because of the finished work of the chair BEFORE I read what you wrote. hahahaha

You did an amazĂ­ng job, my dear. Hats off to you. The sepia looks dreamy but as a shopper I'd like to see the colors. I like #4 and #6 together. Dreamy.

Daniella said...

Oh Cindy!! THAT is marvelous!! Just stunning! WOW!!!!!
I can't pick which picture is the best! They are all fabulous!!!

ANGIE said...

Hi Cindy. I love the items and your wonderful attention to detail. I also fall in the group that can't decide which photo is best. Buyers should really see the legs of the chair too because it had to take skill and patience to get that covered!

A big Parish hug..........Angie

Terry said...

Cindy, I would go with #4 or #5. That is a ton of hours to put into a project, but look at the unique and beautiful piece you created. Pure beauty! Have a lovely evening!

❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀ said...

WOWIE wow wow! Your chair is fantastic! I love it! Boy do I know the time you spent working on it.

I adore all the color photo's. Gorgeous!!!


Ivy and Elephants said...

Love the chair! Definitely the color photo #6
Thanks for entering our give away.
Best of luck!

Gerri Herbst said...

dear Cindy,
Love this chair...Brillant. I love pic #5. Love that you are doing bigger pieces too. take care, gerri

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Cindy,

The chair is beautiful and love what you have done with it.
I would use the colour photograph, 6 & 7, as much as I love sepia, but will be good to see what one is buying.
I love all the music and birds.

Happy week

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

What a wonderful concept! You have done a lovely job on that beautiful chair!

Michele said...

lovely Cindy! i adore the sepia image but i guess you to show it in color so people know what it is really like? you do such beautiful things. very inspiring. xo

Patricia's Paper Crafts said...

Gorgeous Chair like the music sheets then adding the birds really set this apart from many other chairs. Enjoy your day!

Nancy said...

Wow Cindy!! Such a Beautiful project and an absolutely Brilliant idea! The tag is the Perfect finishing touch! I LOVE IT!!
Nancy xx :D

Suz said...

what a treasure. am in a big fibromyalgia flare here. i still am going to answer your email.
big hugs,

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

Very pretty makeover, Cindy. Though it obscures the chair, I like the image with the washboard in front of the chair. It makes you WANT to see more of both.

Hope to see you at the party tonight.

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

Emreen said...

Beautiful makeover.... !! And I love the tag... !!

Linda M. said...

Hi Cindy, I might be late on this, It's been a while. I think photos 3 and 6. The chair is wonderful. I have two little chairs waiting for me to be inspired. You are brave to sell them, I'm afraid of the packing and shipping of large and heavy items. Good luck. I'm going to try to catch up on what you've been doing. Hugs, Linda

Cheryl said...

A collage chair...what a great idea! You did a beautiful job. I like photo #6 and then maybe a close-up as well.
Cheryl at My Sister's Cottage

Angie said...

You did an amazing job on this chair - really gorgeous!

I would use true colors so people know how it will actually look.

Thanks so much for linking up to Knick of Time Tuesday link party!