Monday, November 11, 2013

Small Project # 2 - Faux Grain Sack Striped Tote

My second small project is updating a painted wooden tote by adding faux turquoise grain sack stripes .

Learned a few more things about painting stripes on this project. Main thing, tape the entire length for each stripe, not sections at a time. Saves a LOT of time and fussing around with tape and ruler.

The tote was very forgiving on 'bleed throughs' around the stripes and it was easy to get a 'good line' with touch-ups. 

Products used were CeCe Caldwell Vintage White and Santa Fe Turquoise, Clear Wax, Yellow Frog Tape, Wax Brush, paint brush and a ruler to keep the lines as straight as possible.

Project # 3 will be posted November 18th at 7:00 am.

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  1. I like the little tote looks real handy love the colors nice job. Those plastic pieces on your composter aren't really needed just don't poke yourself. Have a Happy Day!

  2. It looks great! I like the style of this tote!!

  3. Your tote looks wonderful. I love the turquoise stripes.

  4. Love that wooden tote! Very pretty and cute idea. :)

  5. Hi Joy,

    I have always loved turquoise blue. It sure looks pretty here.

    Happy Blue Monday!

  6. I love the pretty shade you used to paint this sweet tote. Enjoy the week!

  7. Love your grain sack tote Joy - so pretty and fresh with the color you choose. It caught my eye over at the A Stroll Thru Life Party!

  8. so very pretty and unexpected to have that gorgeous aqua color for the stripes - awesome idea!

    ♥ Northern Cottage {}

  9. I love love love this piece. It is so fun. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  10. I have been browsing your blog and photos. I could spend so much time here!

  11. You're a painting machine! Your posts remind me to get back to making ASAP! Coffee time :)

  12. I LOVE this! It is so pretty and such a great idea! Thanks for linking to Less Laundry, More Linking party!

  13. What a lovely, really different look. Very inspiring, and the way you set up and photograph everything is beautiful.

  14. Great tips Joy - It looks wonderful. I am delighted you shared with A Return to Loveliness,

  15. Love those stripes Joy! And I can see you using that tote in so many ways all year round!

  16. The stripes are such a wonderful touch. This is a terrific project,Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. ♥

  17. Oh JOY ... You just keep coming up with these great creative ideas. Love what you do and the tote looks great. I tried this once, but it sure did not look as good as yours and off it came or painted over.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  18. Stripes!!! They just MADE this!!

  19. Joy, I love grain sack and you keep coming up with some great ones! I have a bench at the bottom of our bed. Plan on giving it a grain sack stripe soon. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  20. Taping out stripes can be super time consuming! Your tote turned out adorably - love it!

  21. I LOVE this! It's so cute! Pinning right now.
    Thanks for sharing on Twirl & Take a Bow--hope to see you again this week!

    ~ Brooke ~

  22. Your striped tote is adorbs! Cute & functional, my favorite combo. Found your blog via Handyman Crafty Woman. Glad I did. I pinned this project, and plan to come back and read more of your posts and inspiration!

  23. Love the stripes! Came originally to see the heart from Woman in real life linky party, but couldn't help clicking around. I may just have to get busy with some paint and tape. Thanks for sharing.


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