Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Family Rejects

I'm working on so many pieces right now in an effort to get work cleared out of the house for Chase's birthday party coming up this Saturday and I thought I'd take a minute and share one with you all (all 11 of you!). Here's what I started with
This little chest came from my brothers house. It was used in his daughters room (she is now 11 so a little too grown up for butterflies) and he is doing a total purge and cleaning so I took it off his hands. I had just picked up a red mistint from Lowes and was super excited to use it on this. Red is a color I've never used before and I wasn't sure how it would sell so what better piece to use then one that was free!! Aubrae and I made a trip to Hobby Lobby and picked out some great chunky zinnia knobs (and tons of other stuff-LOVE that place!). I sanded it down to bare wood as I didnt know if primer had been used and what type of paint was used. Once I opened the can I was totally thrown - it was not the red I was thinking! I got the first coat on and and still wasn't sure so I emailed Cassie. I'm so happy to have someone to bounce ideas off of and she is always so encouraging. I went with it as there was no way I was going to sand it again and I'm so glad I did. After a little distressing and antiquing, here she is

One down, many more to go! Linking up to these parties:
POWW over at Primitive & Proper
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P.S. If I've linked to your party and haven't got your button or link back correct, please forgive me and be patient! I'm still trying to figure out how to do it!