Wood boxes and Funky Junk Stencils

Wood boxes and Funky Junk Stencils available at My Painted Door

I have some new things in my shop that I wanted to share with you!

Wood boxes available at My Painted Door

Do you remember the blog post where I shared some vintage market leftovers that my friend, Erlynn Beadle, painted? Well, her husband, Lee, is an amazing carpenter, so I asked him to make me some wood boxes. Everyone loves boxes!

Wood toolbox painted in Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint in Curio and Marzipan

I am very pleased to be working with Lee! He's super talented and super nice. I started out by pinning some boxes I liked on Pinterest and bing, bang, boom - Lee made them for me.

The first style is this toolbox. 

Wood toolbox painted in Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint in Curio and Marzipan

Erylnn painted a sample for me. She watered down Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint in Curio to make a stain and then painted the rest of the box and the lettering with MMSMP in Marzipan. She then finished it off with Hemp Oil.

Wood boxes available at My Painted Door

The second style is a "tote with four compartments". Apparently I could never write product ads, because I have no idea what to call this box or how to best describe it. Thank goodness for photos!

Wood tote painted in Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint in Curio and Marzipan

Erlynn painted up a sample using the same colours as the toolbox. 

There is one more style available. I have almost finished painting it and will share it when I am done.

I am really thrilled that these boxes are locally made and I know you will be impressed with the workmanship. The boxes have been very popular around my shop and in the future Lee will be making more styles. I am so lucky to have great folks like Lee and Erlynn in my life!

In the future, I may have them available for purchase on-line. 

And more exciting news! I am now carrying Funky Junk Stencils in my shop. I am sure many of you are familiar with Donna from Funky Junk Interiors. I have followed Donna's work for several years and if you like making things from salvaged junk, you will love Donna! When you get a second, grab a cup of coffee and take a peek at her website. (Above photo courtesy of Funky Junk Interiors).

Unfortunately, Funky Junk does not allow retailers to sell their stencils on-line, so they are only available in my shop. But, if you can't visit my shop, you can order stencils on-line through their website.

Funky Junk Stencils available at My Painted Door

When I was unpacking my stencils I realized that I had no where to hang them. When I was renovating my shop I pulled down a bunch of really ugly pegboard and there was no way I was putting more up! You can see some of my renos and my awful pegboard on my blog post: My shop renovations and hemp oiled wall tutorial.

Then I realized that "Funky Junk Stencils" deserved to be hung on something from my funky junk collection. This old metal thing on wheels was perfect.

Funky Junk Stencils available at My Painted Door

Do you know how hard it is to find old metal hangers? Very hard. 

Old lantern hung from old springs at My Painted Door

Speaking of funky junk, this lantern belonged to my grandfather. I used some old springs to hang it from my ceiling. I love having my shop because I can do all sorts of whimsical things!

Old photograph of Mark Leiterman and Son's General Store.

In my wildest dreams I would never have imagined that I would buy an old general store and turn it into a little paint shop. 

Wood boxes available at My Painted Door

But dreams do come true.

Posted on February 7, 2016 and filed under milk paint, my old general store.