After this post, there are only THREE left to do.. and technically my post on the 31st will be announcing the winner of my giveaway so there is only TWO more blog posts I have to come up with. YAY!!!
Well I finished the box. It is slightly more amazing then last time. Some of you know the story, and others may not. Basically I bought the plain wooden box and painted all the edges a Antique White which turned out to be a darkish cream colour and then glued the paper on, and then distressed with brown ink. The colours don't show up too well on the camera but all three colours/designs clashed and I hated it! So here is the before.
And then came the not so fun part. Getting it all off. Hello lactic acid in the arms!!
The cream paint was THICK. I did SO many coats of the stuff. It started like this..
Then it was time to spray paint! Luckily for me the sun was shining nice and bright and it only took about 10 mins for each coat to dry. So it was all done in about 30 mins.
But I wasn't done yet.. I still needed a knob on top. I thought that I'd love a glass or clear plastic knob, but when I went to Bunnings this afternoon, I quickly discovered it wasn't going to happen. I could have ventured to craft stores to find the exact knob I was looking for, but I felt sick, weak and hungry and decided to just get this handle..
Next on the list to get done before our trip in TWO WEEKS (woohoo) is for my nephew. I need to paint Thomas the Tank Engine characters onto these 4 wooden train cut outs I bought. Then I'll make it into a garland to put in his bedroom. My nephew loves many things. Thomas & Buzz being probably the main two, closely followed by being a Kangaroo carrying his Joey.
Well that's all from me for the day. Thank you all for the lovely comments you leave on my blog every day. It is so nice to be appreciated and to get to know all of you and what you get up to in your spare moments.
Friday tomorrow!! YIPEE!!