Bonjour Mes Amis!
Hope you are enjoying a nice weekend.
Today I wanted to share with you one of my latest creations, or rather, a joint creation between hubby and myself.
Awhile back, I shared with you a cute vintage wooden tool box that I put in my shop (and have since sold). Well, that was the inspiration for this project.
Good thing I have a handy hubby around! After giving him my specks, he went and bought the materials, and in no time had built this beautiful tool box/caddy for me!
It is even larger than it looks in my photos, at 2 feet long, and quite heavy, too!
I love green, and thought it would be the perfect shade to paint this box. Unfortunately, I didn't have just the right color on hand, and I didn't want to go out and buy more paint. So, what is a girl to do?
Well, mix up her own custom color using what she already has on hand, that's what!
So, I pulled out my DecoArt chalk paints, and set to work playing with colors. I think I have just as much fun creating new shades as I do the actual painting process!
I'm so happy with the way it turned out, and can think of so many uses for this piece.
Filled with potted flowering plants, used to carry garden tools around, or even enjoyed indoors to hold books, magazines, and more. I had hubby build this for my Etsy shop, and it sold just a few days after I listed it! I was super excited, so now I've put in a request that he build me some more:)
I had fun during our little photo shoot, placing the tool box/caddy (or whatever you feel like calling it!) on my picket fence plant stand. I plopped my pretty African violet inside (which always lives indoors, by the way), and added to the vignette my Grandma's vintage watering can and a cute little soapstone bunny, a gift many years ago from my mom.
Oh, a little side note about my Afrian violet. My mom started this plant for me many years ago, from a plant of her own. During the course of several cross country moves in the past few years, we had to get rid of nearly all of our houseplants (we had alot of plants!!). But, this was one that I just wasn't willing to part with! It traveled with us all the way to Washington State and then back here to Michigan in the shower of our motor home! And for the past two winters, I took it with us when we headed south to Savannah, also toting it along in the motor home's shower!
So this puppy has put on alot of miles, and she still is blooming her heart out!
Thanks so much for popping by, hope things are blooming at your home!