My heart goes out to all of those involved in the hurricane. I feel terrible that I complained about the cold weather here today. I should be ashamed!
I spent a lot of the day painting. Once again, I have several projects going at one time. I feel certain that I have some form of crafter’s ADD. I can’t seem to finish one project before I am starting another one.
Luckily, I did get one thing finished today. This precious little nightstand.
I have 3 girls, so I have never had the privilege of decorating a little boy’s room. So, as I painted this piece (and the 2 twin beds that I hope to show you tomorrow), I have been imagining what this room would look like.
I can see this nightstand situated between the 2 twin beds. The beds are dressed in a beautiful rich plaid, reminiscent of a man’s shirt. The walls are a deep khaki color. There is a giant map on the wall behind the beds. A chalkboard globe sits on this nightstand. . .
Here is where this piece started. A nice thrift store find.
I covered the whole piece with Old Ochre. . .
“eye-balled” where stripes should go and taped them off. . .
and, ended up with this.
I do love Frog Tape!
(And, no I am not getting paid to say that. . . I wish!)
I distressed the whole piece with sandpaper. Then, I used a combination of dark and clear wax.
There is not enough room in the store for this nightstand and set of beds. They are going to be looking for a good home. Let me know if you are interested! I am also going to see what I come up with telling about it on Facebook and Craigslist. I have never tried that before?
I hope to have the beds finished by tomorrow. They just need to be distressed and waxed.
I only have 1 Halloween party to go to tomorrow. I remember the days that I had 3 and spent my entire day at school! There is a part of me that misses those days. And, a part of me that is glad that I will have a chance to get a little painting done tomorrow!
Both of the twin beds are sitting on my front porch for tonight. I better get them finished by tomorrow, or my trick-or-treaters won’t be able to get to my front door!
Life to the full,
Here are the places that I party!