Has spring sprung in your neck of the woods?
It's been slow to arrive here in the Midwest. Thankfully the grass is slowly starting to green up, and my daffodils are sending up their shoots. I can hardly wait to pick a big bouquet of them!
When I think of spring, I think green!
Several years ago, I went thru a green stage, where I painted nearly everything in sight light green!
It is still one of my favorite colors, though now you will find me turning to cream, white, and all shades of blue when it comes to painting.
So the other day when I was about to makeover one of my thrifting finds, I was getting a bit bored with the same ol' same ol' I am sure you know the feeling!
You know how I love finding trays to transform. So last week when I found a folding wooden bed tray, I knew right away that I could turn it from drab to fab!
Of course I forgot to take a before shot, but it was just ho hum boring white and oak toned wood.
I pulled out a bunch of different chalky finish paints from DecoArt, and began mixing til I came up with a pretty light green, that has just a tinge of blue.
I love how the tray has legs that fold out, perfect for breakfast in bed!
(wouldn't that be a treat?!)
I did a bit of dry brushing, then a hint of distressing to give what I like to call "that aged over time look".
I then grabbed one of my favorite French patisserie stencils, also by DecoArt, and added the design to the top of the tray in a creamy color.
I really love all of the swirls and fleurishes in this design!
I've added it, as well as this neat vintage wooden tool box to my Etsy shop. I fell in love with the tool box as soon as I saw it! Believe it or not, I resisted the urge to paint this puppy, as I just loved the original light green paint she's wearing. I just gave it a really good scrubbing.
While I would dearly love to keep her, I have to try and downsize, as we have our house back on the market now.
It's a very stressful time for me, something that I definitely do not find fun!
For me change does not come easy.
And of course fear of the unknown is getting the best of me.
So I will play with my paints, and glitter (my stress release!), between trying to sort and purge.
Thanks so much for stopping by, hope you have a great weekend!