Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Gray Washed {faux} Wood

If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, you may have seen this treasure I picked up for $2 the other day.  I am not quite sure what it’s previous life was…maybe sewing box?  It reminds me a little bit of {this guy} and I am seriously loving how beautiful it turned…oh, and it was so simple!
Here is the glorious before…
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All I did was give it a good cleaning, of course, and then simply dry brushed a Martha Stewart paint sample I had (Bedford Gray).  I wanted to give it a worn gray washed wood like appearance, so the brown base was perfect.  I used a basic bristle brush.  I dipped just the end in a little paint, dabbed in on a paper towel then lightly and quickly brushed the surface.  It literally took me under 5 minutes.
I love how it picked up the amazing detail in the medallion and how the beautiful lines and curves are shown off.  It is a plastic material, but now has the appearance of carved wood. 
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I am not sure what her new life will be…maybe house some hair stuff…maybe makeup?…storage for my Rustik Chic supplies in my craft space?
I am sure however, I love price (2 bucks people!) and end result.

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Thursday, February 9, 2012

25 Things

  1. I have mounds of laundry waiting for me, but listing random thoughts here is much more important.
  2. I really will find any excuse to not do laundry.
  3. I don’t like doing laundry at all.
  4. I do like when it is all done and put away though
  5. I have to remind myself of that feeling to get my butt in gear.
  6. I can’t believe we are already a week into February.
  7. I can’t believe it’s already Wednesday Thursday.
  8. Yes, I started this yesterday.
  9. Sometimes I pretend I am on vacation in my own home.
  10. One time I even tried to call room service.
  11. It didn’t work.
  12. I am working hard to get back in my healthy eating and exercise routine.
  13. I ALWAYS spell exercise wrong. Why??
  14. I love spell check.
  15. I don’t love budgeting.  Or doing laundry.
  16. I could use Fall/Christmas candles in my all year long.
  17. I love the rain.
  18. And cobblestone paths.
  19. Rain on cobblestone paths is even better.
  20. I feel so grateful today.
  21. Grateful for the seemingly simple blessings in my life.
  22. It’s snowing!!
  23. Which is good because that means it is cold outside & I have yet to retrieve the milk delivery from the porch cooler this morning.
  24. Well, I better start my ‘to do’ list.
  25. Which I am really good at writing by the way. If you need a good list written, I am your gal. It is the execution part I need to work on.;)

Oh, and I really will be posting projects more regularly…soon.  It’s just been busy and weird around here.;)

Have a great day! Linking up with  Shaunna :)