Today I am excited to be participating in Sanctuary Arts Make-Over Open House. I was hoping to finish some nagging painting projects, but the weather has been to yucky (excuse), and I haven't had time (worse excuse). Then I had another idea one day while working on the computer at the kitchen table. I got inspired when I saw this...
This poor pathetic excuse for a fruit basket needed help in the worst kind of way. This, of course, is a clementines box. (I really have a hard time throwing things away) I learned from my grandma "waste not, want not" Well, I needed a fruit basket and in this corner of the kitchen it really works because it doesn't take up a lot of space, so why throw it away!! It is just ugly.
I got inspired to make it beautiful. With my best helper at hand we got to work. First we painted the inside and wood corners black (my favorite color).
Then I used remnants of wallpaper, from my guest bathroom, and cut to size to cover the side boards (scrapbook paper would work great too.) Then I "antiqued" this Maridith Style-I did not have glaze, but I did have water. I watered down American Tradition Nutmeg paint and coated it on the paper and wiped off quickly.
It worked out great (I was a little surprised). Then I put 2 coats of sealer on everything. I put shelf gripper on the bottom and here you have it.... My new fruit basket!!
Special thanks to my little helper!!
Thanks to Jen R. from Sanctuary Art for hosting this event. This was FUN!!! Maybe next month I will finish a painting project!