Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Wednesday's Projects Past - Numbered Wooden Crate on Wheels

I thought it might also be fun to visit some past projects each week. They seem to go in the archives and get forgotten so I'm bringing them out so we can all reminisce over some of my favourite projects past. :)

This week I'm revisiting my Numbered Wooden Crate on Wheels that I made 3 years ago.

Here is my original crate.  I found it at a market and when I inquired the price, the man gave it to me for free!  He said I could plant a herb garden in it.  As if.  It was really dirty and I was reluctant to take it, but it was my first crate. :)

So I got out my electric sander and gave it a really good sand to get off the old paint marks and smooth down the wood.

Then I added some cute little wheels to the bottom that I picked up at the hardware for $1.88 each.

I stuck on a number template using scrapbook letters and old paper number templates I used for my cane drawer makeover.  I used the number 52 because that is our house number. :)

I couldn't find a sponge, so I used a dish brush refill (clever) and sponged on my black paint.

After it dried I gave it a light sand.

Then I applied 2 coats of poly varnish.

I absolutely love it.  In fact, I think it might just be one of my favourite projects ever. :)
And total cost was only $7.50 for the wheels!

And the best thing is I still have it proudly displayed in my lounge room!

:) Julie

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Tuesday's Farmhouse Fancy

I thought I'd start a new post of a Tuesday where I showed some of the Farmhouse style decor that has taken my fancy.

Here's what I'm crushing on this week ....

Cross Back Chairs. 


:) Julie

Monday, March 2, 2015

French Grain Sack Striped Nesting Tables

I wanted to do something a bit different with these nesting tables and since I've been crushing on grain sack stripes lately ....

Before ...

After ...

I used 3 coats of DIY white chalk paint.

Then gave the tops a light sand and taped off my stripes.

I used a turquoise coloured paint to fill in my grain sack stripes.

And sanded again, doing the legs as well and distressing the edges.

Then I gave the tables 3 coats of clear varnish.

I love the way they turned out, don't you?

:) Julie

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Friday, February 27, 2015

Shabbilicious Friday Link Party!

Welcome to Shabbilicious Friday!

Meet your party hosts:

Snazzy Little Things - Facebook - Pinterest - Instagram - Twitter

This week's feature host:

Shabby Art Boutique - Facebook - Pinterest - InstagramTwitter

The Shabby Art Boutique is a place for all those who are 'shabby at heart'.

Hi, I’m Kerryanne, an Australian artist living a simple and relaxed life by the sea. I started out as an interior designer and visual merchandiser, before opening my own studio in 1992. These days I’m an old fashioned, apron wearing girl who’s trying to put the homemade and home baked back into every day living. I’d love for you to follow my journey as I share creative projects and shabbilicious DIY.

 This week on Shabby Art Boutique, I shared my kitchen make-over on a budget. See it here and here.


This Week's Shabbilicious Features:

One of my Shabbilicious Friday favourites is Cabin and Cottage. I swear Jacqueline has the best collection of vintage linen... anywhere! Her images for 'Old china and white roses' this week are not to be missed.
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I adore Elizabeth's sweet touches for early spring at Just Following Jesus.
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Marty from A Stroll Thru Life was able to shop her home to put together this fabulous wine bar cabinet.
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Carol from Art and Sand is decorating with numbers this week... lots and lots of numbers. Here's a little taste, but you'll want to click over and see the rest of her house decked out in numbers! 1x

Debbie from Refresh Restyle gave these adorable saddle seat bar stools a shabbilicious make-over. Get the full details at Refresh Restyle.

I love before and afters... it's so inspiring! Like this kitchen transformation by Alexandra at A Piece of Vintage Prairie.
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Thank you all for linking up.

If you were featured this week, please grab a button!

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Now Let's Party! 

Each week, a few of our favourites will be featured on all five of our blogs and pinned to the Shabbilicious Friday Pinterest Board for even more exposure.

Some simple rules: 

1. No Etsy stores, gveaways, or link parties. 
2. Please link to a specific post on your blog, not your blog's home page. 
3. Link back to any one of our blogs with a text link or party button. 
4. By submitting a link, you're giving us permission to feature your project on our blogs and on social media. Proper credit and a link back to your post will always be given.

Now it is your turn to show us what you've been up to this week. 

Remember, this is a party for all things shabbilicious, vintage, cottage, farmhouse... in a nutshell, anything that is perfectly imperfect.