Every time you leave your room you come back with something more.
And if you're really lucky, when you enter your room there might be a little prize waiting for you on your bed.
This year that prize was a stack of cut wood from the Home Depot. Three projects worth.
All cut to fit. Everything just fit right together. They even pre-drilled the holes and provided the screws.
It took all of 5 minutes to put together.
I think I want Home Depot to prepare all my projects for me!
I painted it up with some Powder River Paint in Desert Dust. The inside I painted with Maison Blanche Paint in Spanish Moss. There was no particular reason I used these paints. I just happened to have sample pots of each.
And by the way, they are both lovely paints.
Then I printed out a bunch of vintage flower prints that I pulled from The Graphics Fairy. I apologize that there is no direct link, but the flowers were in several different locations. I used the reverse decoupage method of transfer. My tutorial for this method can be found here.
OK. I have a little confession to make. After going to all the trouble to very closely crop these flowers when I was cutting them out, I got impatient and really did a poor job of applying these cut-outs. They are VERY delicate and I should have applied the Mod Podge with a tiny paintbrush, a little bit at a time. But instead, like a clod, I used a big paintbrush and had a hard time with getting too much medium, plus getting it on the back of the print and on the painted finish of the caddy.
Sloppy work, it was.
This sloppy work made it difficult to remove the excess paper and there was some heavy messing up going on here.
To try to cover up my sloppy work I just distressed everything - sanding directly over the transfer to make it look like
Then I used a pretty heavy coat of Reclaim Antiquing Glaze where I left horizontal streaks. Then I did another coat and left vertical streaks. This left me with a linen or woven look over most of the piece.
Then I waxed it . . . and I can't remember which wax I used.
Good grief I'm old.
I like this piece. But because of my mistakes I may make another one to get the look I was going for.
Do you think if I call up the guys at Home Depot they will cut my pieces for me?
Those green jars in the caddy remind me that I've got a giveaway going on! Click here to enter to win some awesome products from Ball. You can enter through Saturday, August 23.
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