Here in the south, we are not accustomed to being shut in often. However, the month of January saw below average temperatures and dreary days.
I seized the opportunity to work on a few projects that I had been putting off.
Last year a good friend gave me a hutch she was going to trash. It had been sitting in the garage for months so I finally decided to bring it in and turn it into a sewing and craft storage unit.
The second project was a coffee table I picked up at an auction last year as a “freebie”. I love it when you have your eye on something in particular and the auctioneer just keeps adding to the pile. I get the goodies I want for a good price and a few freebies tossed in for good measure. Some I can use, come I can’t. I decided to chalk paint, stencil, and wax this piece. However, I am pretty sad with the way the dark wax looks. It just seems so splotchy to me and I am not sure how to even it out. Maybe someone will fall in love with it and scarf it up.
Last but not least is an adorable suitcase makeover. I have had this garage sale find for a few years. It was originally blue so I kept it in my living room with a few items displayed but I just didn’t have room in the new house. I finally found the perfect inspiration online and used a couple of old pillow shame to create this lovely addition to any Victorian/Shabby Chic room, wedding, or shower. This was also my first attempt at raised (3D) stenciling.