Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Scrap Wood..

Alrighty, so I have 2 pieces that I need to vamp up otherwise they will be turned into junk wood later if I cant fix it.. :( 

Okay so here is the first project that I'm going to be doing! I already purchased the paper for it off of an etsy shop and I'm just waiting for that to come in.  Right now I'm just going to prep the candle sticks! I'll be sand papering the bajeezies out of them after i fill in any cracks or imperfections in the wood (bought them at a yard sale for 50 cents!).

I've had these for about 3 years now and I hated them because of the fact that the whole wood thing was just so drab!
As you can see in this photo, the bottoms are blah. they are cute, perfect for mod podging! Here is the link to the shop that I bought the paper from: VonnsCreations and here is the listing for her sample color pack! This is where you will find the color I purchased :) Which is : LIMON

Okay so from this shop, for 15 sheets from a certain color she charges 3.00.  Since she is a Canada store, I paid 5.60? I think, either way I would say for a 20"x30" sheet of paper that is a pretty darn good deal!

Let me know what you guys think of this idea?! I think it would look cute and spring like! :) 

The second project that I'm going to be doing, well. When I was a little girl.  My mother told me about how she had a "hope chest".  It was where she was going to put all of her plates, silverware and any nic nacs she needed to make her house a "home". So when I came of age, she got me one! it was definitely not something to give to a 12 year old because of the fact that it went through many years of hell! haha. Apart from the general wear and tear from life of a teenage girl, moving from place to place with it, and having a dog that wanted to chew on it. The veneer came off of some parts of it. :( it was very depressing really. Here are pictures of the chest! :)
 As you can see the top is all scratched up. Beautiful detail with the veneer but since its so old, its peeling like crazy! :( 
 Dont even ask me what that C shaped thing is! i somehow scratched it, oh wait! now that I think about it, that very well could be where I stuck a cotton ball with nail polish remover on it! :( Silly girls! ugh haha. As you can see, I'll have to sand it all down anyway because that one edge is kind of rough!
My favorite part of the whole thing!, this detail on the front is so adorable so I will definitely have to make it cleaner when I sand it. I want to preserve this as much as possible. As for the key hole, I'm going to research where I can get a new one because this didnt come with a key! its going to get all new hardware so I'm definitely going to have fun with it! :) 


  1. I think it sounds like a great idea and I can't wait to see the finished product!

  2. I can't wait to see what you do with the candlesticks!

    But I LOVE that hope chest! LOVE LOVE LOVE! I didn't think anyone collected them anymore- and I'll have one of my own soon! YAY!

    Is it a cedar one?

  3. Anita- I know! I hate to cover up the wood on my hope chest but its horribly scratched and I dont know what to do! :(

    Snarky P- I am so excited! I'm emailing the seller today to see if she's shipped my order or not, Still confused about the whole Canadian shipping mess still!. As for the hope chest, its not cedar :( I am going to put cedar in it though just to give it an amazing smell and keep the moth's away! :) its going to hold any of my sewing projects. Maybe even hold my finished blankets! I have SO many blankets! :)