Well hello there! Long time no blog! That was a very unexpected two weeks away from posting on here, but I’m back and ready to dive into some projects, and I certainly have a list of them! I always feel so guilty when I get behind like this, but I’ve come to realize that this blog is a place I created as my creative outlet aside from my full time job, so I can’t let it stress me as much as it started to with not posting. Sometimes I get busy with work, and sometimes I just get into a creative rut, this was a little of both. I have been working from home for the last three years and my company just moved everyone back into the office, so last week was an adjustment to say the least! Anyways, enough of all this rambling, you get it right? On to the fun stuff!
It is no secret I love thrift shopping. Whether it be big furniture pieces or just smaller odds and ends that have potential, I love buying something cheap and making it into something I can actually use. It’s so much more rewarding to me to put in the work than just buy it for double or triple what it would cost in a store. Recently I bought some samples of Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint at a local vintage shop, and I had a little wooden box caddy that I had bought for two bucks at the local Goodwill. Sounded like a good piece to test out a new grey called Trophy. Here is the before. Please excuse the awful quality cell phone pic!
After I sanded it down I applied a coat of stain to the wood, and once dry did a coat of the Milk Paint. I also added a little vintage label plate to the outside for a little something extra. I loaded the caddy up with clear mason jars and fresh baby’s breath and now I have a new pretty piece for my living room!
I’m loving the added gray to our living room. A room I haven’t even touched in my opinion since we moved in. I’m going through that “everything is brown and I hate it” phase. However, I love my neutrals so this new color mixed in might help!
Thanks for stopping in!
I hope to be able to, glue together 2 dollar store boxes, (add a shortened chopping board in the middle for the handle). Paint the same color. (Perhaps birdhouses glued back to back..)
I love your little box with Baby Breath in canning jars. Still too early to have flowers that last in the winter. This is so dainty set in the jars. Looking for little flower or plant arrangements for changes for my coffee table or even breakfast table. I found in the magazine section at the Grocery store called Flea Market Style Magazine March issue. I find ideas with vintage stuff that would be fine to arrange or I could set up a still life to watercolor or sketch….Jane
That is so darned cute!!! Love the transformation. Where did you find the vintage label plate? Such a great makeover!! Thank you!
Thanks so much! I hit the jackpot lately at our local Habitat ReStore and found a ton of these label plates for 25 cents a piece! So naturally I bought like 30 of them. Lol. So glad you stopped by!!!