Here are my last two projects. The first is a shutter from Berkeley, Urban Ore. A salvage store. It's now used as the center piece of a photo wall in my house, that I clip favorite photos to, or Christmas Cards, Birth Announcements, Save-the-Dates, etc. I never knew what to do with those things, and my SIL suggested the shutter. They came together, so one went to another project.
Here it is before:
Every time I do a piece with slats, I am sorry I did. It's so time consuming and rough on the fingers & nails.
Voila! After much sanding, and sanding, and sanding, then a wipe on poly and more sanding, and sanding. It's smooth as ice!
Here it is in it's place:
The next thing I needed was a small cabinet to hide all the crayons, rainbow looms, Icelanders, etc., that are constantly all over the place in the "kid" room.
This piece was picked up at Goodwill for about $ 15.
|This is as stripped down as I took it.|
|I added this gray/blue primer so when I distressed it, it would have another layer to it. Although Annie Sloane paint doesn't require primer.|
The Final Result:
Here it is after. Much more in keeping with the style of the rest of our furniture.