Thursday, June 22, 2017

Small Projects Caught Up

My friend Judy came to visit and we painted up a storm. 

Frames, little table top cabinet, boards, small table/stool, faux ladder, ornamental little fence piece, wooden faux ship wheels. 

Judy painted the 1st layer on everything then had to head home to WL (almost a 7 hour drive).

I finished the 2nd coat and touch-ups, (colors used: CeCe Caldwell Simply White and CeCe Caldwell Santa Fe Turquoise), all projects clear waxed and buffed. 

 Faux Ship Wheel Stencilled

Added some of my favorite words to the faux ship wheel wall decoration. The before was an unpainted craft faux ship wheel.

Little  White and Turquoise 2 door cabinet

The 'before' was a natural finish with hand painted flowers on the doors. Stenciled two small fleur de lis in turquoise to the two little doors. Touched up the turquoise inside and the white outside until it was 'done'. Clear waxed and buffed.

Added a few small collectibles, love the little metal sheep, very vintage. The Royal Winton chintz pieces are from a tea set.

White Fence Background Piece

Welcome Friends

This stenciled fence piece is in its second re-do. Green wasn't working so now it could be used as a front porch decoration, perhaps mixed in with seasonal plants.


Unpainted small table/stool

A little homemade four legged wooden table found at a garage sale last fall had about 1/4" tilt on one leg so it has been in a pile of things that needed some help. It had a dark stain finish. Judy gave it one coat of turquoise and  DH used a piece of a door framing small wedge (what a perfectly great idea) that matched the slope, cut out the small piece with a flat saw plus a chisel and that was the fix for the tilt. Glued, clamped and then nailed. 

I gave it a second coat of CeCe Caldwell Santa Fe Turquoise - and stenciled Welcome to my GARDEN (stencil from Donna of Funky Junk Interiors), 2 coats of clear wax/polished. It went to my booth on Monday.

Thanks for visiting.

Featured by:
Linda @ Crafts a la Mode June 29/17
Kathy at @Life On Lakeshore Drive July 1/17 
Helen at Pleasures of the NorthWest July 2/17  

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  1. Joy, What a wonderful friend to help out and spend time with. I love the ship wheel. You chose wonderful words to stencil onto it. The turquoise cupboard and stool are terrific. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day. Sylvia D.

  2. Great projects! Such a cute stencil, I need some yard art for my garden.

  3. You do remarkable work. That turquoise color is one of my favorites.

  4. Love that turquoise! You make painting furniture look easy and I know it's not!

  5. How fun! Great projects and they turned out so well.... Christine

  6. It looks so nice and bright.
    Happy Pink Satruday

  7. You ladies were so busy, sorry your friend had such a long drive back though. I'm loving the turquoise garden bench

  8. I love your ships wheel with the added words!

  9. You inspire me!! I found an old tray at a barn sale I'm going to paint for the 4th-I'll be posting it on Pleasures of the NW - Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW's DIY party!

  10. How nice to have a painting buddy. :) The cabinet with the turquoise insides is beautiful! What a fun pop of color!

  11. Such cute projects!

    My favorite is the wheel.

  12. My you were busy, I really like the turquoise colour and the little stool won't be staying long in your booth I bet.
    Happy Mosaic Monday.

  13. Wow! You have been seriously busy! I am loving your little stenciled stool. It is so cute! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  14. You make it look like fun! I love that little two door cabinet in the white with turquoise! When you get tired of it....hahahaaa! Such pretty colors for summertime! Hugs!

  15. My friend and I used to have fun like you. We loved "shabby chic" and painted and splashed----now she is gone and here I am.

  16. Super cute projects Joy! Nice to have a helper. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  17. Hi Joy! How wonderful to have a friend visit and help paint! Love all the projects especially the garden bench! I'm also loving that metal sheep! I can't say that I've ever seen one like it before. Thanks for sharing with us!

  18. Thank you for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

  19. Nice cute projects!! I'm glad I found your site!

  20. What fun small projects... they look great! :)

  21. What a wonderful way to help out. Each project came out so lovely.

  22. I just love smaller projects! They are so much fun, and they don't take weeks and weeks to finish so you don't get sick of working on them :)

    Thank you so much for sharing this at the Farmhouse Friday link party! Pinned and shared! :)

  23. Great projects, Joy. I love the ship's wheel. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle. Pinning.

  24. Wow, you've been busy. I especially love your ship wheel.
    Thanks for sharing at Waste Not Wednesday.

  25. You got so may projects finished. It would be a great time to chat, paint, drink coffee and do all of these projects. Great projects.

  26. Loving your projects especially the little cupboard and the table - you are one talented lady

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