Thursday, December 5, 2013

Paris Cart

I took a week off for Thanksgiving and I'm finally working on several new projects.  This is the first one I have finished.  I only wish the photos could bring out the true finished product.
While this is not my usual fare because I don't really like old wood, I just let this little cart tell me what it wanted to look like and I'm actually okay with the weathered finish that was the end result.
It started out as a teak wood cart, pretty plain and boring but I could see the potential right away.  I wanted the piece to be suitable for a bathroom or a kitchen so I shied away from perfume images or bakery wording.  First I painted the whole thing white, but that just wasn't very interesting either.
So I took several of my Annie Sloane neutrals and painted here and there and then I took my electric sander and sanded the piece way back.  I got out all my Maison de Stencils and used bits and pieces of a few of them to give a Frenchy motif.
I found the knob with the back plate at the salvage yard.  It was in a box of odds and ends.
This is a great little cart.  It's small and versatile and the top lifts up so you can store things inside.
Here's how it started out.  Functional, yes; personality, no.
While I was away for the holiday, this is what I filled my time with.  Saturday was Carter's first trip to see Santa and I think he was mesmerized by the magic of the season.
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  Thanks for your visit.

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