Saturday, January 28, 2012

1-2-3….Three Projects Done


I’ve been working on a few projects this week to take into the shop. Boy it feels good to get projects done, right? Hubby will be happy for that being as the house looks more orderly. (smile, hubbers…I know you are reading this!)

The first project up my sleeve was to un-funky-fy an old handmade wood side table. Pretty homely in its original state, I must say. I painted the table with Annie Sloan Chalkpaint – in Duck Egg & Old White. I stenciled numbers along the edges using pure black stencil paint. Next, I applied one application of a medium stain paste wax, a little light sanding along the edges and, lastly, a final application of a plain paste wax. Allow to dry and give it a light polish with a clean cotton towel.

Project one, done. Check.

P1010002 This old wooden box – maybe an artist’s box – was all beat up and in dire need a fresh coat of white paint.

Yes, Miss Fiona, that is Annie Sloan’s Old White that you are looking at AND it is NOT edible. Sorry girlfriend.P1010006 Her eyes melt my soul….P1010005 Yes, I said NOT edible and NO, I am not painting the inside.P1010007 After a light paste wax and sanding, the piece was priced and put in the shop.P1010013 It would make a cute display box, too. The little drawer (below) can be pulled out and used to put small items in..P1010010 …and the back to perhaps slide in old family photos, books, what-have-you’s.

Project two, done. Check.



A really ugly pair of shutters with green and white paint got a free make-over from the make-up artist (moi). The color palate, once again, Duck Egg and Old White. A little roughing up the edges and we have a pretty little pair of shutters all fresh and ready to adorn someone’s home.

Project three, done. Check.

P1010021 Let’s see what else I have to do now…


Someone once ask me if I ever get bored.

My answer: n.e.v.e.r.



fiberdoodles said...

What fun! They look amazing!! I so have to give this paint a try. I have heard wonderful things about it.

Miss Fiona is such a cutie wanting to help ;0)

Lois' Laughlines said...

The numbers table and red trunk... I want it all. sosooososos cute.

Diane Mars said...

Everything looks great! And I must agree I NEVER get bored! Hugs, Diane

Kathleen Grace said...

These all look great but I love the shutters best. Great job!

Vee said...

I'm still trying to find an Annie Sloan dealer in my corner. I can travel a hundred miles to find one and it's starting to look better to me once spring arrives. Anything to avoid shipping fees. Love the colors you selected...looks wonderful. Hope that they sell real quick.

Kit said...

Looks wonderful! I love that table, heck I love everything you do! Me too, bored? What does that word mean...LOL Kit

Mecky said...

Very cute!
That is a great box.

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

You have been very industrious! Love the old wooden box! (and Fiona)

White Lace and Promises said...

Gotta get me some of that Chalkpaint. Your projects are wonderful! Thanks for following me:)

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I love that the lid of the box can be used as a display piece-very unusual feature!

Kris said...

You and I have both been very busy gals!!! Love your projects!!!

Elsie said...

Now Becky Fiona is looking at you like "hey, REALLY, there is no food inside". She is so pitiful...poor baby. Love your projects, that box is neat and gave me an idea about my dad's old fishing tackle box he made. I might could use it for something else..hmmm...lets see what I could do with it. The funny thing is if I don't write down my idea I will forget it by the time I get to play with my junk. LOL. Do some more projects and maybe it will strike another cord in this old brain. Thanks.

The Feathered Nest said...

Hi sweet Becky! Your projects turned out GORGEOUS! I bet they all sell like hotcakes out of your booth...I'm in love with that little trunk ~ wish I could poke around in your space! Thanks so much for visiting me ~ hugs and love, Dawn

wendy said...

You are brilliant finishing off those projects the way you did. Love it. I'd love to see this shop that they are all in.
I'd love to have the little wood box !!
How could you be have creative juices flowing in your veins.

camp and cottage living said...

I never would've thought of doing what you did to your coffee table.
Very cute.
And the old box would be great for
display, for sure.
Lady Fiona is sweet, as always!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love all your projects! The table is just great and I love the numbers you stenciled on it! The shutters look wonderful in two colors. I have been on the lookout for a pair to put over my fireplace, but I've been finding them too big or too small.

lilalee at fou fou lulu's said...

Becky saw all the new items at the boutique yesterday! So glad you're back...makes it easier to get my "bex fix"
luvs your biggest "addict" (fan)
Ps those who get bored either have little imagination or no projects waiting in the wings (ie; my 3 car garage without room for 1 car...hehe)

lilalee at fou fou lulu's said...

Becky saw all the new items at boutique yesterday. So glad you're back makes it easier to get my "Bex fix". Especially love the cute.
Luv one of your many "addicts" (fans)!
Ps, those who get bored either have little imagaination or no projects waiting in the wings (ie; my 3 car garage without room for 1 car, he he)