|Project by rivergirl||posted 12-02-2010 08:57 AM||2510 views||3 times favorited||29 comments|
Sorry to post this stuff- but this is what I have been busy doing the past week or so. Seems that what is selling is primitive/shabby chic so I thought I would give it a whirl. My sister found 6 doors with raised panels for free on Craigslist, and I felt lime a criminal cutting them all up. But I did it anyway. Then I sanded and painted and painted and resanded, added some antique hardware my sister had laying around and wala- a primitive tray. The color is Spanish moss-ish and it is approximately 11”X 13” X 1.5 inches. The other smaller tray is a candle tray, the color of the front/top is mustard, approximately 12” X 10” by 1.5 inches. The flip side is painted antique white- distressed paint so that an alternative look can be achieved- as in a 2 fer deal. I have various trays of various colors completed/in the works and I also made some panels into coat racks by adding hooks and square nails etc. I am also making rustic garden baskets and garden signage (thinking spring here). Don’t worry- I won’t post them all! :) Funny thing is, the green tray in the pic is already sold? I just posted it online today. So this sort of work is giving me some inside stuff to do while it is freezing outside here in ye olde Pennsylvania. This stuff is sure weird for me to build—no logs? no slabs? no sticks? Spring time will knock me back to my roots I am sure. :)
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