c a m o u f l a g e
baby bedding is–fini! Thank goodness–’cause this was my vision by the end of the project. Every where I looked seemed to be blurry and spotted. And camouflaged!
My sis-in-law noted how they’re gon’need a clapper to find that baby in all the “como” they received–hA ha!
**I’ll share pictures when they put up the crib!
So, Sunday was beaUtiful and I was eager to be outside, with my USUAL tools—so many projects needing attention!
Before the rain sets back in (do I need to build an Ark too?), I thought I’d better take advantage to do some preliminary cutting up of some furniture for their Re-Inventions! AND, while I was at it, ; D I played!
I built a pair of my own FJI “tool boxes!”
If you remember, I found two of those fabulous old hand drills/brace and bits at my favorite ReStore’s half price sale!
When my niece & nephews’ neighbor took down her old picket fence—I snatched up EVery picket I could get my hands on!
And I used a few of them to close in my boxes.
You’ll also see that I, very fastidiously, kept all its nails (cutting them off on the back side), mitered the corners and even used the tips of the pickets!
They looked really cool left totally rOUgh and rUStic—but they still just felt “un-finished” to me—so I sanded and stained them for a more “elegant” rustic charm! **Not quite happy with the finish yet–I’m considering dry-brushing the exposed interior with a punch of color!
I love that part of the “handle,” where the picket as it was attached to the fence rails, refused the stain–just a little more character!
The smaller box~
I took advantage to use a split board in the pile –what fun to miter–.
I’m sharing my boxes at these gREAt linky parties!