Thursday, May 21, 2015

Thrifted and Stencilled

What could be better than a folding bistro table and two chairs in the garden?  Garage sale find. This set is in a somewhat longer view of my Sunday flower post here.



I have been collecting cutting boards for awhile and, after buying Donna of Funky Junk Interiors' stencils, I have been practicing and learning. 


My previous stencil posts are here and here.


I stencilled three more cutting boards. I learn something new each time I use a stencil. MUST remember to use VERY little paint on the sponge. 


I was studying Betsy's of My Salvaged Treasures stencillng here and love her creativity in adjusting the stencil lettering to make a NEW word. 


Learned that paint mistakes can be washed off a cutting board right away and if the paint is mostly dry a sharp knife and a steady hand can clean up some of the bleed through on words. 




I also used long making tape on the cutting board tight to the COFFEE word (below) and that gave me cleaner edges and coloured guidelines under the stencil.


Garden rakes? 

Found 4 this month - so many uses for these vintage rake heads.  Just check Pinterest. I typed rake ideas in the search box and WOW, hundreds of great ideas.





What else?


Rusty tool boxes. Love them. Great storage.



Here are two very small toy kitchen accessories - cutlery holders.



One little tray fits on my hand. Small lion cookie cutter, a spoon, a fork and a plastic tiny spoon were included too.




Spring has so many wonderful church and garage sales and the quest for finding great vintage stuff is a continuing incentive for getting up EARLY on Saturday mornings.



Thank you for visiting. 

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16 comments:

  1. Hi Joy :)

    I'm coveting your bistro set. I want one for my backyard.

    Love all your finds and those cutting boards are really cute :)

    I have no idea what's eating my plants, but I'm guessing it's deer or a bunny. I just hope whatever it is doesn't come back.

    xo

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  2. I love how your cafe table looks among your wildflowers! xoxo

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  3. Those cutting boards are amazing. You did a fantastic job. I found some labels I'd like to copy on to some round pieces; either cutting boards, lazy susan's or table top... I am going to read your tutorial and see if I can make this work for me!

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  4. Those tiny cutlery sets remind me of the one I have and used just yesterday in a Tea Party for my grand quads. When their mother, Amber, was just a little girl, I bought a tiny set at a local shop. I kept them for year as just a display/decoration and it is so exciting to see my grand quads use the tiny teaspoons to stir tiny spoons of sugar into their tea for our Wednesday afternoon tea parties!
    I do so love all of your posts! I have missed seeing our brother's blog lately....life gets in the way. I must check him out to see if all is well with him.

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  5. Hi Joy ... you are really getting creative with those stencils. I orders some of Donn's stencils too, but have not had time to use them. I like what you did on the cutting boards. I wish I had a good spot for a bistro table and chairs in my planter beds or wish I had a planter bed that looks as pretty as yours does. Love the look.
    Audrey Z. @ Timelss Treasures

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  6. Hi, your are creative with stencils..maybe you'd send a little this way. Love your finds and the cutlery set is adorable! I also love old toolboxes too, can't have too many of those.

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  7. Oh, oh, oh! Love the utensil trays and the bistro set and the rusty toolboxes and everything. Great job wrapping the stencil letters around the curves in the cutting boards.

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  8. Like your vintage garden! Tge folding bistro table and chairs look very lovely. Have a nice weekend.

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  9. Great finds. I love those little trays and toolboxes are my favs :o)

    Tania

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  10. Your stenciling looks fabulous. I love the cutting boards. The burnt marks add a little more flavor.

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  11. I LOVE stencilling cutting boards - yours look fabulous !!!
    And that bistro set is the sweetest thing - love the color - was that the color it was or did you paint it?
    xxx

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  12. What great treasures you found! I love the stenciling on the cutting boards. I have been in love with vintage cutting or bread boards lately and have found three. And I just started stenciling again so you have inspired me to do something with both!

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  13. The cutting boards turned out great with the stencils!

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  14. Great finds! Love your bistro set in the garden and the cutting boards turned out great with the stencils!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  15. Thank you for sharing with the Say G'day Party as your posts always make me smile Joy! Thank you for the link backs! GREATLY appreciated! Pinned!

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Thanks for visiting. I read and appreciate all your comments. Joy

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