I joined the Shabby Chic Cottage's Ten Tasks in Ten Days Challenge and ten days are now up. It is time to reveal how far I got on the ten tasks I wanted to complete. The canoe paddle was sanded and distressed and hopefully has the aged look I was going for. And yes, I forgot the before photo but it was clear wood and highly laquered.
I printed some numbers that represent our anniversary. And as two of my nieces
so kindly pointed out, 725 is not only July 25th, our anniversary, but apparantly also a brand logo for Wal-Mart. I hand painted the numbers and they looked even better when they were distressed.
The second project was to make some pillows with two fabrics for our family room. I'm always picking pillows up off the floor several times a day but love the detail they add to a room. I chose stripes for two other pillows.
The coffee table project was two items on my list of 10. Sanding was done mostly by my 12 year old son. I used leftover Benjamin Moore Fresh Start to prime it and then it was painted with two coats of Benjamin Moore Black (a $15 mistint can that has been used on many projects.) It will probably get one more light sand and another coat of black, but my painting was interupted by Thanksgiving dinner for 30.