I have been inspired by so many boxes I see bloggers using on their dining room tables. I have been wanting to make one for awhile and finally I have made one that I just adore!
I have to say--I didn't make the actual box. I am lucky to have a husband that is always willing to make little projects like this for me. He made it out of some of our old fence boards--making it have that wonderful shabby appeal.
So it started out shabby and I had to add the chic.
I started by painting it the same color as the sunroom-- Harbor Lane (my soul paint from Ace Hardware :)) Then I used the vaseline method and sprayed white all over it. (I did a post about the vaseline method here )
The chippiness turned out just like I wanted it too. I think I will get better and better with practice with this method. There are some paint drips and things but this project I decided I wanted to embrace imperfection...which is often hard for me!
I got the appliques and milk glass knobs used for feet on Etsy--with part of my gift certificate from Janae. Thanks Janae!
I put appliques on both sides since the dining area is open to rooms on both sides.
I plan on putting pumpkins in it in fall...glittery pinecones during the holidays..blue Ball jars full of flowers in spring...and my lacey Ikea containers look just devine in it too! I will have a lot of fun decorating with this.
Oh look who is checking it out...
Our fairy Lula is making her transformation from Christmas to spring...
Lula will be doing her own post about Spring soon. :)
Gage and Wyatt have been home the last 2 days with a fever and sore throat.
In this photo Fez is making sure Wyatt is doing okay.
I am starting to have a sore throat too--I don't have time for this!
I am hoping some iced tea and a magazine will cure all that ails me.
Hope this finds everyone feeling well. Thanks for visiting!