Hello sweet Friends! I’m back today with a cute makeover!
You may remember back in the Fall we received several furniture pieces from the estate of my Hubby’s Grandmother. We also acquired a couple of smaller things that came out of the shed, and one of them was this little wooden tote:
It is clearly handmade and of course that’s the reason I loved it immediately.
I knew it could be cute and functional again. All it needed was a little paint magic and some love:
I just love this little guy.
I mentioned last week that I was looking for some new colors to try. I know I didn’t step very far out of my box with this one, but it is new. This is Sunken Pool by Behr, and I really love it. It is lighter and has more aqua to it than Behr’s Gray Morning which is usually my go-to blue hue.
I made it into DIY chalk paint, but since this was bare wood, I could have just used it as is.
For the stencil I used part of this one from Artistic Stencils…
I used DIY chalk paint in Ultra Pure White and a small brush to brush in the stencil, using a small amount of paint and brushing away from the edges as much as possible.
I use a brush instead of a pouncer because I like it to look like it was painted on.
After, I went back with a liner brush and connected the leaves to the wreath:
These soaps are usually in a clear glass jar on my counter in my master bathroom. Aren’t they pretty? They are actually by Oil of Olay and I bought them in individual bars several years ago at Walmart.
I sealed this little tote with Minwax Paste Finishing Wax (affiliate) this time. I bought a jar of it to try forever ago, but always went for my trusted Annie Sloan. It went on very nicely!
Some of the reviews said it may tint lighter pieces, but it did not change the color of this pretty blue.
There are so many ways to use a small caddy like this. I love it holding the soaps, but it could also hold mail, makeup, napkins, or how about cooking utensils? Or even its likely intended purpose: tools!
I hope you enjoyed this makeover!
If you missed Grandma’s vintage dresser update…
You can see it HERE!
I’ll meet you back here Tuesday with the makeover of this little table I picked up for $4 on clearance at the thrift store:
Have a great weekend!! 🙂
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