Sunday, November 20, 2016

Upcycled woodent tray - Mrs. Claus' Bakery

I've been keeping myself busy along with clearing out my storage room.  I have a few wooden trays that were just waiting for some fun updo so I went to work.  ;)

Once again I used some Country Chic Chalk Paint and my Silhouette.

I painted the tray, then stencilled on the design (I cut the stencil with my Silhouette).  When I was happy with it, I did a bit of sanding and then finished it off with a coat of clear wax and a bit of brown wax here and there. 

I am -patiently  impatiently waiting to get all of my Christmas stuff out as I have the perfect place for this one.

I am playing along in a couple of link ups.
First up the Link Party Palooza - be sure to check it out, LOTS of great inspiration!
Next in the DIY Salvaged Junk link up.  

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Reclaimed wood signs

I think I have said it before but I love to upcycle things.  Such a satisfaction in taking something that someone has discarded and creating something new.

Today, I am sharing some signs I created.  I love the distressed shabby look.  Hubby, not so much, so I am slowly sneaking bits and pieces into our home :)  He hasn't noticed yet, LOL.

Speaking of hubby, he had cut apart a pallet for me awhile back.  It was during a time of low crafting mojo for me so they were sitting unused for a long time.  He tried to take them to the dump but my daughter and I rescued them (again, LOL).  

I'm glad we did because the crafting mojo is back and I am having fun!

Some of the projects have been painted with Country Chic Chalk Paint, some have been left as is.  I love chalk paint, as it is so easy to create the distressed wood.  

This gorgeous piece, well it was already shabby painted... it was an old flimsy crate that I took apart. I just had to sand a little to smooth it a bit then I just stenciled the letters.  So easy!

There will be more projects to come... I have been busy!

Products used:

Reclaimed Wood