Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Le Coq

I am joining the CSI Mod Podge Challange.

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Remember this rooster I showed you a few weeks ago that I found at an antique mall?
Well it now looks like this...

I used Mod Podge, authentic French letters dating to 1904 and a vintage French song book from 1929 to create this one of a kind French rooster.

 Decoupage: [French d├ęcoupage, from d├ęcouper, to cut up or out, from Old French descolper : des-, de- + colper, to cut.



Take some vintage French papers....



A vintage French song book...
Doesn't he look cute with a frayed burlap scarf? 

 Welcome Home,
Penny

42 comments:

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Oh, Penny....that is really cute! You did a wonderful job!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

YOur french rooster turned out fabulous. I absolutely love it. Just the greatest idea. Hugs, Marty

Blondie's Journal said...

That is one fancy rooster! Are you going to be in Barb's rooster party?

xoxo
Jane

Mimi said...

A musical rooster, awesome!

Jennifer said...

Love it!!! I will admit I kinda chuckled when I read the title! Silly me!

Julie Harward said...

I was just shocked when I saw what you did to it...it's really beautiful..love it! :D

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Penny, that is the best looking rooster ever. Love it love it!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It came out really good! I see some neat rolling pins on your table, too! You're always making something even better! ♥

Stacey said...

Penny, he is adorable! I'm trying to think of something clever and musically related to say...I need my musical son here to help me. I love the rooster!

Shelia said...

Hi Penny! Oh, he's darling! I love what you've done to Mr. Rooster! You're so good at this stuff! Frenchy frenchy Penny! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

Very nice...love how it turned out :)

Linda said...

Penny~ this is really a cute idea! Thanks for sharing!

Pondside said...

He is very chic!

Vee said...

You sent his humble beginnings packing...he looks marvelous dressed in French letters.

Angie said...

It turned out so cute! So perfect for your home.

Beth West www.northernskyart.wordpress.com said...

He's perfect! You must have had so much fun decorating him.

gena said...

Very cool ! I grew up on a chicken farm, so I always giggle at the idea of roosters or chickens as decor.... yours is very sophisticated however !

Thanks for sharing,
gena
www.thehouseonlavenderhill.blogspot.com

Jeralee said...

Soo cute! I like what you have done with it.

When I saw "le coq" and then saw that you mod podged it with french sheet music, I immediately thought of the song "le coq est mort." LOL Now I can't get it out of my head! One of those chansons that I learned in French class many years ago.

Kirsty said...

Looove!!!! :D

see you there! said...

Mr. Rooster is a delight all dressed up in his scarf. I like the little pig in the first photo too. Would you believe I don't own a single barnyard animal, either decorative or real?

Darla

Beverly said...

Ah, he does look quite the gentleman about town. I love it, Penny.

dobco said...

I love your La Chick!

Painter's Place said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. It's always nice to meet a fellow North Carolinian!!! I love the mountains and I love your rooster by the way!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Penny, You certainly are creative... that rooster is gorgeous... How will you display him now--and where???? GORGEOUS!!!!

Have you all been to Dupont lately???? I read about a girl falling off of Rainbow Falls and dying... GOSH--why are people so stupid?????

Have a great week.
Hugs,
Betsy

Nancy said...

You did a nice job giving the rooster a makeover. He looks very elegant now!

Sherri said...

Penny, what a dapper looking rooster! I love him! Great job!

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Penny,
Love your rooster! he looks so proper all dressed in black n white.
A very creative idea. I hope you keep him! I would.....
Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Oh my goodness! The rooster is fantastic. That is one lucky and gorgeous Le Coq! We had a bad google hit on the west coast about a week ago. Finally got my blog looking back to normal. I'd love you to come visit it.
PS. Does your rooster now sing in French?

FrenchGardenHouse said...

How great, Penny! Love him, but then that figures, right? Thanks again for joining our giveaway, and for always being such a kind, sweet and caring friend. xo Lidy

Mary said...

Now that's a great idea and you made him so attractive with the addition of the scarf......clever gal!!

Hugs -Mary

Donna said...

Penny, the rooster turned out fabulous! I love the look.

Hugs,
Donna

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Wow...you did a great job transforming that rooster! Love the look, too!
Hugs ~ Jo :)

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Oh yeah...I saw the rooster and forgot the reason I came to visit (lol)!
Thanks for stopping by today and joining my giveaway! I've entered you for one chance to win. Good luck!
I'm going to go enter your giveaway now. How fun is this! :)
Have a great day!
~ Jo

Kathleen Grace said...

I think the black and white french lettering looks perfect for Mr. Rooster! Adorable Penny:>)

Cottage Rose said...

Hi Penny; OH my how handsome he looks..... what a cleaver idea you had.... love it love it.

Hugs;
Alaura

Dena said...

Wow Penny, that came out so cute! I have some vintage sheet music from my mom...now you have me thinking that I need to use it :)

Hugs,
Dena

Manuela@TPOH said...

I love it! Now I want to find one too!

Manuela

Diane said...

I like! Wow I can't believe how amazing that rooster is!
xoxo
Diane

Penny said...

So creative Penny. I love it!

Hugs,
Penny

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

That is so cute. The burlap scarf adds an even more rustic touch to it.

Papgena Made It said...

I saw you on csi project, that's seriously cute and musical rooster!
Congratulations!

Erin said...

Penny, saw you over at Kim's(talking about your rooster) and I have to say I love this one!!! Love the design and the words on the base!