Ten Gables Cottage

Ten Gables Cottage
Ten Gables Cottage

Monday, April 2, 2012

"Trompe l 'oeil painted trunk and other antiques"

Hi everyone,

I am having so much fun at the Rustic Star Antique Store! I have been painting on some of the interesting finds we have. Below is an old hand-made trunk that was painted green by Melinda, one of the shop owners. Then I did a trompe l'oeil design of a key and an air mail letter on it.
It really turned out pretty.

Here is a close up of the letter.

Besides antiques, the shop has lots of decorator pieces and small items for the cottage or shabby chic look. The little table below is really cute done up in white.

This painted chest with flowers and bird houses would be so cute in a little girl's bedroom. I didn't paint this one, but I really like it.

A "Chocolate "bunny resides in a Nantucket basket.


  1. you and your friend have done a great job! I like the little table!

  2. I love the trompe l'oeil and painted pieces. Your trompe l'oeil is excellent on the green trunk!