Saturday, April 9, 2011

A Midnight Project

Ever have one of those nights when you just can't sleep?

Too many ideas rolling around in your head.......Making mental lists.......etc, etc

Well that was me Thursday night......Ugh! And sometimes the only way to remedy that situation is to get up and do something. Sooooooo.......

I've been wanting to do something with this adorable little wood tote.
It was cute enough as is but the green was a little bright so...

I added a sloppy layer of yellow which was still super bright!
I also added a cute French hardware label from The Graphics Fairy with a little Decopauge.

After that I rubbed a little of my favorite Valspar Mocha Glaze but the color was still a bit shocking so I broke out the Ivory spray paint and gave it a very soft light coat. Let that dry and starting sanding. I even got a little crazy and sanded that gorgeous label! Then after a little more, or rather a lot more glaze........


I am so loving the way this little tote turned out. Small painted pieces are one of my favorite projects and I'm seriously considering adding them to my booth at Canton and other shows where I sell my jewelry. What do yall think??

I'm linking my little project up to

Show Off Your Cottage Mondays at The House In The Roses

Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch

Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style

(ok that's weird...don't know why Blogger is changing "SNS @ Funky Junk Interiors"  to the actual address like that.....oh well. It will get you there the same)

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!



  1. Yes - as a matter fact I had a night like that last night - again.
    Really like the redo, you did a great job.
    Enjoy your weekend.

  2. I need to hang out with you at night! I love that! It looks like it has always been like that, what a gem! GREAT redo!

  3. Love how this turned out! I know what you mean....I come up with some of my best projects late at night :)
    New follower! Can't wait to read more!

  4. i know those restless nights! I love what you did... i have a thrift shop tote, raw wood, so you have inspired me to do something really cute with it!

  5. Thank you for the sweet comments ladies!!

  6. Very cute! I love that you sanded away part of the label (even though I love the label!) :)

    I just did a project with The Graphics Fairy labels too. I love her site!

    I'm visiting from Wow Us Wednesdays and am looking forward to following you.

    Have a great day.

  7. I love this. It is perfect! I will be featuring it tomorrow. Thanks for joining WUW.

  8. Great job!! I have a little tote like that and now, I have some inspiration for it! Thanks!

  9. That's a makeover!!! I'm here from Kim's party and I love your blog. I'm your newest follower. Stop by for a visit sometime!

  10. Hi Jenny, you worked magic with the color on this. sanding the label makes it look really old and authentic. LOVE it! just joined as a follower. hugs Debra

  11. Oh wow! Thank you so much ladies!! And Kim, it is so cool seeing my little tote featured at WUW!!! THANK YOU!! I will be linking up my sunroom reveal this week. Thank you all so much again!


  12. Hi Jenny, The tote turned out fabulous! I think you should definitely sell painted pieces. I would love for you to join my Open House party that starts every Wednesday night.
    Hope to see you there.

  13. Cute transformation. Maybe I should take a cue from this and paint the wood caddy that I posted here. Am visiting from Kim's. ~ Sue

  14. Hi Jenny....great makeover. I love project like that too. Painting thrill me, and so does sanding and turning something not so great into something awesome. I LOVE the french label too! You blog is wonderful and I'm glad I popped in. Hope you come by and see me sometime! Happy to find another fellow Texas Blogger...Happy Spring Ya'll from Houston!