Recent projects

We’re having some DRY and sunny weather here in the Northwest; albeit a tad chilly still.  I’ve been bundling up and heading outside to get some painting projects done.

Little wicker tray.  Not sure what it’s intended use is.  It’s too small to be a ‘bed tray’.  Maybe for use on a buffet table to hold silverware and a stack of plates??

I gave it a quick DRY BRUSH paint job and took it to Stars.

Another painted little suitcase; has also gone to Stars.

Treasure box with carved cherubs embellishment.  In my booth at Stars.

This was a mirror, and I was intending to leave it as such.  But, I broke the mirror while attempting to remove it to paint the frame.  Plan B:  Glue some pretty scrapbook paper to the backing and attach a couple of repro skeleton keys.  Taken to Stars.

Here’s how I attached the keys: punched holes through and ran a sheer ribbon from behind to tie around the keys; ALSO glued them in place with some e6000 adhesive.

A little stool to reupholster.

BUT I had to take all the legs off to get to the fabric and remove it.  By the time all that was done, the round particle board base was pretty ‘chewed up’ .  I decided to toss it and start over with a new (and BIGGER!) piece of wood.  Basically just reusing the legs.  Yet to be completed.

Little thrifted tool carrier.  I added a carved wood applique and painted the whole thing black; sanded a little to bring out the detail in the applique.

Taken to Stars.

Vintage doll cradle.  Just needed a new board for the bottom; painted board white to match cradle.  Stashed away for the spring show.

Shabby grubby little step ladder, stashed away for show.

Not so shabby step ladder, to be shabbied up!

A little of my beachy blue paint, dry brushed on.  Perfect!  Stashed for show.

Little vanity table, still in progress.

Working on LOTS of signs.  For my etsy shop, Stars and the spring show.

What have YOU been working on lately???

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  1. I’m sure not as motivated as you are! Great items!!! :)

  2. I have 2 little “cosmetic” suitcases that are pretty grubby. What kind of prep and paint do you use to fix them up? I have some ideas, just not sure how to implement them….Thanks…Denise

    • Clean them really well with some kind of degreaser. (Dawn dishsoap is good) then apply a good coat of PRIMER (I use KILZ) which can be bought in aerosol cans and sprayed on (fast and easy) OR buy liquid (like paint) and brush on. (takes longer). Than paint with a couple of coats of latex or acrylic paint. Acrylic craft paints woirk just fine. If you want to make the finish more DURABLE, apply a couple of coats of clear spray on varnish. (just add any decorative painting/stenciling BEFORE your final clear coat!) Good luck! Would love to see your before and after pics!

      aj

  3. Love all your signs you are making!!!


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