welcome

Come on in…

here is our front door with a little springy wreath

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and

you know I gotta add a little bit of junky goodness

I believe this metal thingy was an old bait box

you know…like standing in the river fishing
to hold your worms

well…

I’m not gonna be doing THAT

so thought I’d use it here to add a little bling

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another project from today…

is this little stool I’ve been working on

started off as a plain jane wooden stool

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that I primed and then painted

 

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and added a little detail with some layers of color

taping it off for some stripe action

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Printed out some graphics and shaded the back with a pencil

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tape down that piece and go over the top with a ballpoint pen

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and that image appears on the stool

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I wanted some layers of colors to show through

so started off by tracing with a black sharpie

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and then scribbled over with a red paint pen

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and then hand painted over that with some gray blue sample paint

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wait to dry and then sand to distress

and here is the final product

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I think it’s just adorable

Better after eh?

See more spring reveals here...…

 

Chat soon -

NORTHERN COTTAGE

linking to:

Inspired by Charm
finding fabulous
fingerprints on the fridge
shabby nest
someday crafts
faded charm
shabby chic cottage
somewhat simple
tea rose home
domestically speaking
todays creative blog
homebody holly
hope studios
just a girl 
funky junk
Someday Crafts

' Tip Junkie handmade projects 

16 comments:

  1. You've been a busy bee! Love the little bait thingy on your wreath lol. The stool is really cute and such a transformation! Great job!
    Kim:)

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  2. HELLO! Sooo glad you stopped by today and invited me over! I have been trying to find you. I could not remember your name ...I was close I had North Cottage. SO close yet so far.
    Your transformations have been great.
    SO happy to have found you again!
    Thank you foir your kind comment.
    Beth

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  3. visiting from inspired by charm... love your wreath!

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  4. Hello! Nice job on the stool! Simple and pretty. Just found your blog...I'll be back!

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  5. This is so cute!! You are a seriously talented lady! I am a happy new follower and can't wait to steal all your amazing decorating ideas.
    Thank you for visiting my blog and entering my giveaway.
    I'm so so glad you are a follower!
    XO
    -Lauren

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  6. This wreath has a marvelous mix of elegence and organic! The old tackle/bait box is perfect on this wreath. It is such a focal point.
    I would love to hang this on my door!
    Yvonne

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  7. Love the wreath and the stool!
    ~Heidi

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  8. Love your little stool. I have two just like it. One for my laundry room and I keep one upstairs. I can't wait to give each one a coat of paint and the number treatment! Great idea!

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  9. Love what you did with the stool...really cute! Glad you linked up. Do me a favor and add my link, k? Thanks.

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  10. love the stool, love the wreath... what a great way to welcome spring! xoxo

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  11. Love the weath! Thank you for sharing.

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  12. Nice job. I'm impressed that you did that by hand.

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  13. I love the worm-bucket. Ha! Really, it's full of character. You put it to great use! And, I have that exact same stool! I had to paint it, too! Your version is excellent. I love the layers of color. Very cool!

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  14. I have that same stool (only mine looks pretty bad). I am inspired and will set about priming that thing this weekend for a new look! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  15. I love your stool! What font did you use?? It is super cute!!

    Hugs ~~ Suz

    www.inspiringcreativeness.blogspot

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  16. And I'm your newest follower! I love your blog! I found you at Finding Fabulous!

    Please come visit me!

    Hugs ~~ Suz

    www.inspiringcreativeness.blogspot

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