Monday, June 6, 2011

the white shabby table

I am so excited to share with you all the finished result of this old table we found on the curbside.
My partner in this project as with almost all of my projects would be my hubby and I absolutely love how well we work together. He also understands the need for shabbiness around here so we make a great team. ;)
I spotted this stack of old fence panels in a back lane just waiting to be picked up. We got the OK to help ourselves to them and grabbed what we needed. The length of the boards were perfect, so no cutting involved there.

Two coats of white paint on the table legs seem to do the trick. After the table top was in place, I simply took some sandpaper to the table for a more aged look.

To finish off the look I made a very quick dreamy table runner and a little cake which I placed under a simple chicken wire cloche.
I couldn't be happier with how it turned out and waiting to use the table soon for a Birthday party! My oldest son will be turning 5 this month and I've never thrown him an organized party, so this year I plan on it.

Linking up to these parties:
Faded Charm
Nothing but country

Friday, June 3, 2011

Mini tool box

The plan was to make a tool box. It's so small, I am not sure if it counts as one?

When I saw the tutorial post on how to make a tool box over at FJI, I had to give it a try. I found some fabulously worn boards from what looked like an old crate, and used them for the mini toolbox.

My dad was an incredibly awesome carpenter...maybe that's why I enjoy working with wood. He made ALL the furniture for our home and that furniture were meant to last. Sadly when they moved from one country to another, a lot of the furniture was sold.

The hardware to attach the handle came from an old window.
We brought out the nail gun to whip up the sides. It seemed to be our best option because the boards were really quite thin. I simply used wire to secure the handle. Perfect! I’m sure my dad would approve of my wood work attempts, but probably not my style. :)

Now what to put into the box? I tried my handmade roses...

...and muffins? Tied up in a strip of fabric. I guess It could be a little gift basket/box!

I'll linking up to Funky Junk Interiors

Giveaway Winner Announced

Thank you all for participating in this fun give away!

Since one of the entries in the give away post was a repeat, the total entries came to 29 instead of 30.

Using the True Random Number Generator, the winner is #27, rose_n_thorns!!
Please email me your address so I can get your shabby pillow cover in the mail:)