Do you remember the Vintage Market I had in September? Well, at the end of the market there were some small pieces leftover. I was a little surprised they did not sell, because anything wood has potential!
My friend, Erlynn Beadle, offered to paint a few of the "leftovers" for me. Of course, I was thrilled!
I adore this vintage recipe box! When I cook, I prefer using old fashioned recipe cards rather than an i-pad on my counter. Okay. Who am I kidding? I seldom cook and don't have any recipe cards. But, if I did cook, I would use them. At this point, my toasted peanut butter sandwiches and mini wheats hardly require a recipe card.
Better yet, I would repurpose the box to display some of my favourite books. Now that's practical.
When I uploaded this photo on my computer, I had a WOW moment. This is the perfect example of how to get an authentic aged look by distressing in all the right spots. Notice how the book is tattered on the edges? Now look at the wood shelf, also distressed on the edges. Erlynn really pegged it!
These pieces are for sale in my shop. The recipe box has already sold, but the shelf and set of two candleholders are still up for grabs.
Isn't it amazing what a little milk paint can do?
I had to take a photo of this cute little wood thing. One day I am going to have a library in my home and I will paint a vintage cabinet to display interesting old stuff. It will be my "cabinet of curiosities".
If you love little projects you will also like More Vintage Market leftovers get a paint job.
One last thing! Fusion Mineral Paint is offering a free tester size of paint. Just print this coupon and bring it into my shop. Coupon is valid until November 30, 2015. (Sorry, this coupon is no longer available).