Monday, December 9, 2013

Thyme to show you a Cynthia Erickson design called Sleighmakers Inn

I found this antique fireplace bellow at a thrift shop
decided to paint 
Cynthia Erickson 
design on it

It is always fun to find unique and interesting pieces to paint on.
I am always on the lookout for such pieces!

I had to modify the design some to fit my surface.
I sanded the surface and prepped it with a base coat of black 
followed by a coat of red 
letting some of the black show thru.

This is such a pretty design to paint!

I found some perfect homespun and bells to add to my piece

I made a grundy tag that said
for my piece

I love how it turned out!

Happy Painting!


  1. That is so beautiful, love the design and love how you decorated the bellows, beautiful piece.


  2. I so Love this Lynn.
    Your work is Beautiful.

    Sandi Allen

  3. Beautiful work Lynn as usual. I love your art work. Connie

  4. Always appreciate your painting Lynn. You do such beautiful work and so quick.

  5. I just love this pattern.. i tried to email you but it kept coming back undeliverable... any ways I was wondering if you could tell me where I can purchase that pattern... I have some of her patterns but never seen that one.... love it..... thank you for sharing such a wonderful blog with us.

    rhonda in ohio

    1. Rhonda Cynthia's shop is called the Quilted Acorn. Here is the link to her website.


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Lynn Barbadora @ Painting Thyme Needfuls

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