Thursday, August 25, 2011

A little paint...and some new etsy goodies

Yesterday I mentioned the wooden key cabinet I found and wanted to share today what I did to freshen it up! Fortunately I didn't have to do much, since the wood was in such great shape. I really just threw on some Martha Stewart "Milk Pail" paint, sanded a bit...and VOILA!

What a difference a little paint makes!

Like some of the gals commented yesterday, I thought this would make a lovely little box for jewelry. Can't you see necklaces, earrings and bracelets hanging from the little hooks? I was going to add it to my etsy shop, but my mom saw it and immediately wanted it for her craft room. She had a really fun idea for it: remove the hooks and lay it down on its back so that the door opens up from the horizontal. She liked the fact that she could put craft supplies in there and still see what she had through the door. :) So fun how everyone has different ideas for found treasures!

I added a few new goodies to my shop yesterday:

I painted the outside of this great shelf with ASCP in "Old White" and then distressed the heck out of it. The inside of the drawers are painted "Vintage Blue" from Valspar for a fun splash of color. I sanded the chalk paint prior to adding the clear wax on this one and I love the look. It reminds me of something that sat out on the back porch at the beach for a while.

This fun jewelry box is painted in ASCP "Emile", which is a color I just can't get enough off. It's the perfect  purple. This one I distressed just a bit, after waxing it. Completely different look, but I love it as well.

And lastly--my beloved tiered silver plates/trays. I can never resist buying these when I find them. This one was in bad shape as the silver plating was worn through but it has new life now with a bit of Krylon paint in a light blue. Almost makes me want to have another baby boy so I can put this in his room (ok, that's a little much...I love my two kids but we're done! It would be cute in a baby's room though, right?).

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a great day!


Gael said...

Hey, I've been out of the loop for a while, but just had the chance to catch up on what you've been doing with all of your up-cycling. I love the paints that you are using. The transformations are pretty impressive, I would never recognize the original object. Wish that I had seen the key box before your mom grabbed it. I actually have a drawer full of keys that need a unique keeper. Keep up the great ideas it's fun to see what you come up with.

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Love that little cabinet!

Seaweed and Raine said...

That little key cabinet looks fab! I think it would look awesome with a hurricaine lamp & candle in it. BTW, JIAD sent me! :) I'm glad she did!
Have a lovely day. :)

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