I’ve been working on a project for my sewing room. I can’t show you just yet but I will be showing you some bits and piece along the way. It’s really the guest room and I’m trying to cram a sewing area in there too. We’ll see how it goes. I’m still searching for a daybed so I’ll have more room.
I picked up this box/crate/drawer thing at an estate sale awhile ago. I spied it on the first day but didn’t get it. It kept gnawing at me so I went back and grabbed it on the half off day. Hubby says it’s the drawer to a military field desk.
It was pretty beat up and filthy. I gave it a scrub and got out the paint. I’ve had enough olive drab in my life. I was going to show you how I did the weathered white washed treatment but there really is no rhyme or reason to what I did.
I started with white, added some gray of different shades. I would add black to some, then lighten it with white. I just kept building until I drove myself nuts. That’s my tutorial. Paint until you can’t take it any longer and then you’re done! I used a shade of oops paint and I wasn’t thrilled with it. So I used some white glaze on top of it all. But I can see now that I may add more. I guess I wasn’t nuts enough. I think I will wax it but the paint needs to cure. The Briwax I have was taking off the paint. Give me a holler if you have any questions.
I sanded it a bit on the edges and on all the metal pieces. The metal pieces are at all the joints.
I found these cute little birds thanks to Michelle from Emerald Cove. I spied one that she had in the background of one of her pictures. She is the sweetest and let me know that she found hers over at Tj Maxx. I just love them. My son calls them birds on a stick. Whatever.
Oh and you need to go see what she just did to her fireplace. Just gorgeous. Something else to add to my to do list.
As I was painting this little number 2 appeared. I had not noticed it before and haven’t a clue why it would be there.
Now I just have to figure out where it will go. It may end up in the sewing room. I could hang it on the wall or stack it on the table. I think it will make a great little shelf.
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