Saturday, August 25, 2012


Last week when I went picking with Dorothy - I found this box - and I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it

another paint storage solution ( it's ridiculous how much paint I have really - and I've had to literally think outside the "box"  because I no longer have a garage.

I painted it white and grabbed those trusty stencils once again - and came up with this

It can hold 16 quart sized tins of paint - 4 waxes - and paint brushes. Not bad for 5 dollars!

And I also found this little table for 5 dollars -

And 100% I took a before photo of this and can't find it anywhere - must have deleted it by accident -
It was typical 60's oak anyway - painted it with ASCP WHITE - and then printed out the laurel wreath from
the Graphics Fairy - and ran as fast as I could ( while the ink was still wet ) and placed it on the surface and rubbed a regular pencil on it like this

you can see the print underneath it quite clearly - I didn't trace this - I just rubbed the pencil against it ( with a lot of force actually )

and ended up with this adorable little table ( my friend's aunt was looking for a small table - think I'll gift it to her..................)
perfect to plunk your purse down or your keys!

And I really have to get started on big pieces - I have so many pieces half finished that I'm feeling totally overwhelmed right now -
I have to methodically pick ONE thing and stick with it till it's done!

Hope everyone has a wonderful Sunday


Partying Here!!!

Debbie Doos
I should be mopping the floor
Lines Across
My 1929 Charmer
The Dedicated House
Our Delightful Home
The Farmhouse Porch
Kammy's Korner
Home Stories A to Z
Krafty Kat
Coastal Charm
Knick of Time
Debbie Does Creations
Kathe with an E
Not just a housewife
Primitive & Proper
Elizabeth & Co.
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The DIY Dreamer
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In the old road
Domestically Speaking
Family Home & Life
The life of Jennifer Dawn
Adorned from Above
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The Shabby Creek Cottage
52 Mantels
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French Country Cottage
Common Ground
The Charm of Home
At the Picket Fence
2 8 0 5
Shabby Art Boutique
Becoming Martha
Redoux Interiors
My Turn ( for us )
Days of Chalk and Chocolate
My Romantic Home
The Shabby Next
Miss Mustard Seed
Nifty Thrifty Things


  1. Susan,
    Great pieces! I love when something is decorative and useful too! Great storage idea!

  2. great pieces love how they turned out and you could put that box anywhere and no one would know its holding paint love it

  3. Very, very cute pieces- both of them. I am slowly tackling my projects one at a time. I have a habit of starting 15 different things at once and I am trying not to do that anymore- xo Diana

  4. I have so many things on the go and nothing finished to post about! Maybe I should set up an assembly line. Nah, today I'm going to a pool party. Tomorrow, I'll start my sweatshop. I haven't tried transferring while the ink is wet, but I'm going to give it a try! ~ Maureen

  5. No kidding, you really have 'an eye' for knowing what to do to make these pieces special! Tell your man to stop whining! ;-)

  6. OMgosh Suzy, that is so funny we have the same title. Great minds really do think alike. YOu know I love this project too, what a great job you did. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Very well done! I love the box and the table.

    Visiting from Debbiedoo's party and looking forward to following you.

    Have a great day!

  8. Beautiful Susan, you have done a lovely job pulling out the true potential in two discarded pieces. Fabulous!

    Hugs, Tanya :)

  9. Love the box! I really need something for all my paint too. And the table! Beautiful...and I'm in the middle of doing one too! Did it in chalk paint, just have to print out a stencil for the top (plan on Parisienne too!)and then wax & stress.
    Debbie :)

  10. I've got to get hold of some ASCP! It's all anyone paints with anymore. Love both pieces! So pretty!

  11. this is so great!!!!!!! pinned it. newest follower. blessings!
    janiene :)

  12. Both the trunk and table are darling! Love the graphics you added. So cute!!

  13. What wonders paint can do for an otherwise overlooked piece. You have brought each item back to life...Thank you for sharing your talents!

  14. so cute! i especially love the box- looks fabulous!

  15. Two beautiful projects! They both look really nice. Make me want to figure out a spot to refinish a few pieces around our house.

  16. Not one pretty projects but two. It's amazing what paint can do for a piece, make it into something beautiful again. I especially like the box, tugged at my heart! You sure do good work! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

  17. Both items look great. The box would look really cute adding legs to it and turning it into a table with storage...just a thought. Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party!


  18. How lovely! THat is an interesting technique with the pencil. What kind of paper did you print it on before the pencil rubbing?

  19. Love, love the box! Hey, the pencil idea was great. Wondered if that might work. Now I know it does. Did you stencil the center portion or do it the same way? You are always creating wonderful pieces. Thanks for sharing them with SYC.

  20. Good luck with the list. If these are indicative of your work, it's going to be both fun and productive because these are great!

  21. Thank you so much for partying with Katherine and I today! Have an awesome day :)

    Hugs, Tanya

  22. This is gorgeous, Suzan! And I love your transfer technique for the little table--how cool is that? Both the storage trunk and the table are just lovely!

  23. Lovely projects Susan. Thank you for linking up at Shabbilicious Friday this week.

  24. Love seeing how that transfer trick works. I need to do something like that and I'm a bit nervous about messing up my painted piece because I'm out of the paint I used to fix it if I ruin the finish. These are so very cool. Good luck with the projects. I can totally relate to the half done collection of furniture pieces etc. awaiting completion. Looks like you are getting there!

  25. What a great find! And I LOVE what you did with it! BTW, I also suffer from "painters ADD" . I have projects halfway done all over the house. What a mess! LOL

    1. Thanks so much Suzanne!!!
      Things are just starting to clear out - or I would have been on a hoarders episode!

  26. Great pieces! I have that same affliction with projects in various stages of completion everywhere. Some never make it, lol! Lots never even get started. I think this is just part of being an artist! Thanks for sharing your frenchy box and side table at Gettin' Krafty!

  27. I can't believe you just "find" this amazing pieces of furniture! Awesome job...I especially love the paint storage box!

    Thanks so much for linking up with us again this week @ Keep Calm & Link Up! We're so glad you continue to party with us!!

  28. Great job, love the little table too ( it will be a welcomed gift to your friend's aunt) thank you for sharing your lovely post on the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. xo

  29. You've been featured at cowgirl up this week, go grab a featured button if you like.

  30. Hi Suzan,
    I love the table and the box. This box would be great for all of my art supplies. I am going to have to look for something like that to do. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week. This weeks Link Party is opened at
    from Wednesday until Sunday.
    Hope to see you there.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above

  31. I love what you have done to both the box and the table. Paint makes it so much beter and the graphics take it to a whole new level. Gorgeous! Newly following you on google and linky, visiting from FNF.



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