Thursday, March 20, 2014

Projects ASCP and CeCe - Plant Stand, Chalkboard, Coffee Spoon and Letter Holders

Drove over to Langley to visit The Passionate Home and add some ASCP to my paint supplies. Picked Primer Red and Aubusson Blue (yes there is a new 'larger' project in the planning) and I wanted to try the colors on raw wood to see how they would finish.

Plant holder - unpainted, then ASCP Provence and finally ASCP Aubusson Blue, clear wax with Satin Varithane on the flat surfaces. Replaced the upper shelf.

Green Chalkboard - the color once seen in classrooms everywhere. It needed a bit of punch, picked Vermount Slate CeCe Caldwell, waxed with CeCe Clear Wax. Polished. Added a hook to the back, fresh again.

First try with a new tin of ASCP Primer Red/clear wax on a lightweight vintage (Japan) spoon holder.

Letter Holder #1 - lightweight, vintage Japan letter holder, added some ASCP zing with Primer Red (2 coats) and Clear Wax.

Letter Holder # 2 Sturdy, vintage letter/key holder, tried out my new tin of Aubusson Blue (2 coats) and finished with clear wax. Useful.

A bit of sunshine in the late afternoon (with flowers).

I am rather pleased that my project a week series hasn't faltered (and I am seeing that a few small projects are making a single post). Two more chairs (plus 3 additional larger projects) arrived at the house so now there are 14 chairs in the queue. 

Project Series: Making SpaceRepair and PaintPainted Stripes1950's Era Primary Chairs,  Grain ElevatorPlant StandsBurlap and Chicken Wire FrameA Small Collection of ProjectsMetal Stool Refurbish Sort of Fail, Small Project: ASCP and a Frame

Thanks for visiting. 
Next post is March 24th at 7 a.m.




  1. Great pieces! Love that dark blue paint!


  2. Everything looks wonderful, but the green chalkboard brought me back to grade school for just a few seconds.

  3. Love the paint colors ... glad you are enjoying your Project Week Series and able to keep up. Maybe I should commit myself to a project week too and get something finished instead of a bunch of 'started-not-finished-projects'.
    Happy Spring,
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  4. Awesome work! I can't wait to start using chalk board paint. Thanks for linking up with Let's Go Thrifting!

    <3 Jackie @ Let's Go Thrifting

  5. Everything turned out wonderful! Great job at all the redos. Thank you for sharing at TTF.

  6. Loving them - they look great!

    I've been combing the bags of mini collectable spoons at the thrift stores lately searching for a Boblo spoon! My mother collected little spoons & I kinda hate them.

  7. You've been busy! Your projects turned out cute in fun colors! :)

  8. You are being very prolific, and creative. I miss the Passionate Home, but am I ever glad that I stocked up on paint before we moved. There doesn't seem to be a dealer around here.


  9. You are the queen of painting and amazing transformations!!!!! :) You never cease to amaze me when I come here! :)

  10. Wow, lots of great projects that look fantastic. I'm visiting from Mosaic Monday.

  11. Congrats to you for keeping on your project schedule. This could be a very productive year for you! I'm not a big fan of a lot of the repainted/repurposed stuff I see. So much of it looks cookie cutter or obviously trendy. Yours is some of the few exceptions I have found. I like your color choices and the way you create new classic, functional pieces that will still look good long after the trend has passed on. I also like your eye for detail. I look forward to seeing your project posts.

  12. That's really nice. Everything looks good with a new coat of paint.

  13. Oh, I think I need some of that red paint. Everything looks great Joy! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  14. They look beautiful, Joy - you did an awesome job! I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  15. LOVE all of them! Amazing what a lil paint can do!! Thanks for sharing on DIY Sunday Showcase!


  16. You are on a roll Joy! What a great roundup of projects!

  17. Joy...WOW..You've been a busy lady! They all turned out great! I especially LOVE that plant stand! Thanks again for sharing with us! ~Tammy


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