Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Faux Grain Sack Suitcase Ottoman, Vintage Spoon Hooks and One Milk Paint Table

We had one busy weekend!  

We had a ton of running to do, a vet visit for Aurora (our newest addition to our house, a kitten), and lots of things to finish up for our booth space.  We sold our Pottery Barn Table and Chairs, so we have quite a gap that needs to be filled.

I thought I would share a few of the projects from this weekend.  

This is a little side table/night stand that I painted in a mix of Lexington Green and Light Cream Old Fashioned Milk Paint.  I used the extra-bond on this piece.  I wanted a distressed finish, but not a chippy finish.  After the paint dried, I decided it needed to be toned down a bit.  It was a little more green that I wanted it.  So I white washed it with more Light Cream OFMP.  Then hand waxed in clear and dark wax. I also added a new knob.

Just some different angles and close ups of this one.

I also put together some more vintage silver plate spoon hooks.  I have been meaning to get to this for quite some time and just hadn't done it.  Here are several and I have 2 more in the garage that need spoons attached. 
I saved my VERY FAVORITE project for last.  I am really having a hard time telling myself I am going to sell this.  I guess....I will just need to make one for us! Not really make one, just recover the one I already have. I made one of these about 12 years ago for myself...so really I just need to recover mine!

Drum roll please!  
This is my Faux Grain Sack, re-purposed vintage suitcase ottoman!

I love the look of the vintage grain sacks, but they are too expensive for my budget!  At least the ones I have found.  So I improvised!  I used a painters drop cloth, cut my own stencil (since painting on fabric can sometimes be tricky) for the pattern I wanted and "made" my own grain sack (I will share this in another post).  I covered my foam and attached it to my vintage suitcase and gave it some feet!  
I LOVE the results!
What do you think?
Ciao for now! Kellie

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  1. You were busy! I loved each and every project, but the ottoman was so clever, and I loved the faux grain sack. Keep up the good work... you're quite good at it!

  2. Thanks Geneva for your kind comments! Have a great day!

  3. All of your projects are wonderful, I love the color of the table and those vintage spoon hooks are too cool. That suitcase ottoman is such a great idea, I'm sure it will sell quickly!

    Kat :)

  4. So cute! I have a dining table set on my watch list :) thanks for dropping by- yeah, we'll see on the litho... I reserve the right to change my mind! He he! Have a great week!


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