Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Whitewashing a Crate Table & Tool Carrier


Isn't this the cutest little table? It didn't start out that way. . . .

Ugly, huh?
I've built many tables over the years out of fruit crates--very simple--just add legs. . . . Several months ago, I asked John to make one for me as a prop for photographs. . . .He decided on his own to stain it. . . .You can see the result. . . .
Not exactly the look I wanted.

I decided to give it a whitewash--even though the printing on the ends was lost. . . .


It was worth it to get rid of that ugly stain. . . .

If you missed my fast and easy whitewash technique, check it out HERE.


Bless his heart--John was feeling a little bad that I had to whitewash over the printing--so he went to his stash of vintage labels and came out with several for me to choose from for the end pieces. . . . I chose the corn. . . . It has lots of white, with some  color. . . . It also fit the best. . . .Simply decoupaged it on. . . .


I had one other piece to whitewash--the vintage tool carrier I used at Christmas. . . .


It's the one on top of this "to paint" pile. . . .
 
 
John wanted me to use another of his labels on the tool carrier,
 but I like it with the whitewash alone. . . .It's Plain & Simple. . . .
 
 
Piece by piece I'm dwindling down the pile of furniture to paint. . . .will have more pieces to share with you along the way. . . .I have to admit, I was surprised how cute the little crate table turned out . . . .Guess it's a good example of an old saying around here--I made a "silk purse out of a sow's ear". . . .never giving up on a mistake.
 
 
On a different note, my computer "broke" Monday--with documents, information, bath photos, blogging photos, etc. on it. And, all the good posts I had planned are in limbo somewhere. . . .I feel LOST!. . . .I'm borrowing John's new one (a Christmas gift) when he isn't using it. . . .But, my time is limited. . . .Hopefully, I'll have my own computer back next week and will be answering all your emails and comments and visiting your blogs. . . .Keep you fingers crossed for me! I miss ya'll!
 
. . .from my farmhouse to yours. . .
 
 


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