Monday, February 23, 2009

Seeing Red

We live in a fairly small town. So, when I needed some red spray shortly after we moved here I had two choices - WalMart and Ace Hardware. I didn't want bright red and I didn't want burgandy. I was having trouble finding just the right shade of red.
Then I found "International Red" (as in International tractors). Yes, this paint is meant for farm implements, but it has become my favorite spray paint. I've been through three cans now.
Last weekend I spent some time doing some "trash to treasure" projects for my antique booth. This little chalkboard was my favorite project. It was actually a mirror (in fact I just turned the mirror around and painted the chalkboard paint on the back). The wood basically had no finish left. I just got my spray paint and painted away. I love how it turned out and wish I would have kept it. Too late. It sold a couple days after I put it in the booth.

Here are some other projects. Sorry about the bad lighting. There is a very large picture-turned bulletin board, a picture-turned chalkboard, a metal tray-turned chalkboard....

....a little red camp stool and this mini message board with cute little red clothespins. I don't know what it is supposed to be. I just thought it would be fun to clip pictures, recipe cards, etc. to. When I bought the camp stool it was dirty and the seat was torn. I painted it and then used this fun webbing from WalMart for the seat. Love that webbing! It is like 62 cents/yard and I have seen some really fun projects with it here in blogland.

Garage sale season is starting to pick back up here. Yeah! On Friday afternoon I stopped by one and found some great (and much needed) clothes for the boys. Like-new Levi Silvertabs for the 11 yr old - $1, American Eagle cargo shorts - $1, like-new Old Navy dress pants for the 8 yr. old - 50 cents! I was excited about those purchases, but this is what really made my heart skip a beat....

Seven sheets of vintage valentines! Aren't they incredible?! I will keep some and sell some. Love 'em!

Well, I've got to get off the computer. Laundry to do. House to clean. Soup to get in the crockpot. Busy, busy!

{"Come now, let us reason together," says the LORD. "Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool." Isaiah 1:18}



7 comments:

Stephanie @ My Answered Prayer said...

Very cute...love the chalkboard idea. Where is you antique booth? I'm sure you are selling a lot of neat stuff. I'm with you I want to keep most of the stuff I make!

kristy mae said...

LOVE the vintage valentines! Want to sell some to me? :)

Honey Bend Vintage said...

Love that spray paint color. Love the camp stool and the webjuting seat. I love to use web juting
Bristol

"Hello... It's Me Again..." said...

That is my all-time favorite shade of red!!! I love all of your projects, especially the red ones!

Jill said...

Wow! I'm so relating to this post-I have that same metal kitchen piece (what exactly is it?) sitting on my sewing room table to make into a message board. I've recently been into message boards for an art show I'm taking things to. I did trays too with magnets and may steal your idea of chalkboard paint! And that webbing--I bought a roll in a box at an auction and made it into message boards too. Just unraveled some for fringe on the end, used a vintage button to hang it from and altered clothespins to clip on the sides for the notes or messages (the webbing hangs vertically).
Thanks for sharing!

Felicia said...

I picked up a couple of camp stools recently while out junking and I can't wait to redo them. Yours looks fantastic.

Sara G said...

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