On Monday I showed you a little sneak peek of a project I've been working on recently. It's this old box that I bought eight years ago at an antique fair. When I bought it, it was a gorgeous natural wood color, but I was going through a lime green phase. So it became this:
Now, it's not that I don't like it. In fact, I still think it's adorable. But I realized that I was only using the box when we had BBQ parties and we were outside, which just wasn't enough for me. In the meantime, I've been wanting something to put in the center of our kitchen table for napkins and condiments and such.
So I just decided to paint over the lime green with Behr's Country Dairy, followed by a little crackle glaze and this new antiquing medium that I blogged about on Monday.
I love it now! We have a place to corral all our random kitchen stuff on the table, and it doesn't look like clutter because it's in a cute little box.
Best part is that it didn't cost me a dime, and now I feel like I'm using something that otherwise just sat on a shelf for most of the year.