We found this large mailbox on the side of the road in someone's trash pile..yes, we stopped and scooped it up. Now, how will I use it in the garden? May paint, "Flowers Delivered Here" on it.
We have had two old inexpensive tables sitting around on the porch getting beat up from the weather. The girls and I wondered what was underneath.....Even hubby got in on the action.
The one on the left, of course is the stripped and stained one complete.
Started staining it and then realized I needed to take a photo...
We used Minwax Polyshade, Stain & Polyurethane in 1 Step--Classic Oak Gloss
Upon visiting http://therobinsnestcountrycrafts.blogspot.com/ I decided to copy her chalkboard pots. I primed the pots with Kilz and then applied three coats of chalkboard paint. (Couldn't find the chalkboard markers that the robinsnest talks about) We just used the small kid's regular chalk. Now, I will be painting a chalkboard area on their bedroom walls. We also found magnetic paint, and dry erase paint for walls!!!!! Wonder what we will do with those?
I have also been playing around with my OLD plastic containers. Trying to figure out how to spruce them up so as not to continue buying more containers. This is not the prettiest container. I don't care for this type of stencil lettering at all. Just practicing...
Black spray paint with yellow spray paint on top, Pansy and then a few fern leaves..sealed with Polycrylic Protective Finish..(remember I painted an old plastic container for the School Bus Driver)
The girls and I went to an indoor flea market and found this little mugs hanger for one dollar. It was painted a horrible dark brown, a little sanding and some stain (same as I put on the table) and it looks fine.