Friday, 18 September 2015

Shabby Chic-ing a Wooden Stand

This evenings post is a bit of a change for me here as I have a little painted stand to share with you. I was in John Lewis before the school summer holidays and I spotted this bare, wooden stand in the kitchen department. The idea was that you oiled it up and used it for food (I think) but as soon as I saw it I thought it would be perfect for displaying my cards during class as it is fairly large and being raised up, everyone would be able to see the makes.
I didn't want to oil it though and I had seen a white distressed cupboard painted in a shop ages ago so I had a go at re-creating that look and ended up with this...
I started by painting it with two coats of this yummy dark grey paint (I used barely any of this tester pot so it was really inexpensive to paint) then I sanded it down and gave it a coat of just normal white emulsion, no fancy paint here!
I sanded again and added a second coat of white then finally gave it a good sand all over till the grey showed through in some places and right down to the wood in others, see here. 
 It's different all over, I love this effect!
 There's even some white worn away on the top.
 I added some of my Pen Holders just for decoration ;-)
There's a TUTORIAL HERE if you want to make these!
Well, that's all from me for today. I hope you have enjoyed this evenings "something different" from me??
I'm off to London tomorrow to Hampton Court for the Handmade Fair. I'm really looking forward to trying a few new things, taking Flo with me and meeting up with my dear friend too! It's gonna be ace!
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Stampin' Hugs from me for now,

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