I come here open up the new post tab, then drool on myself for about 10 mins.. then I stare out the window and sigh in hopes for spring and greenery.. Did I mention I was already sick of winter?
Then I though Ok Jane, get back to writing and maybe combine your need for spring with the writing and then I was all like....Ok I am rambling to get this post done.....
Anywhooooo...Lets make something for spring and talk about it over the next couple of weeks shall we? Key words to follow here will be Crap, Scrap, and junk bin
I love old reclaimed things, potting benches or tables for work always make me think on renewing and greenery.
I like that these pieces are compiled of different bits and scraps, a old window or adding boards here and there.. just using old scrap!
I thought to myself, well I am Jane Scrapbin Mcgee! I got stuffs!!!
So I started with a old pile of crap table ..(geesh Jane..harsh) ...i've tried to rehab several times, then I added a few scrap pieces from various laser cut builds and a small foot board deal.
I painted the entire glued piece with some black paint so that once we layer it the scuffed parts will show darker underneath.
I then slathered on some white paint (with the dainty hands of a ogre).. a few dabs of yellow and tan to give it a aged white paint look.
I then scruffed the dried piece about the edges and gouged corners with soft sanding pad to unveil the black paint underneath. This gives it a shabby, reclaimed and weathered look that..I think you might know I like to do ;)
Less scrap more..fab?
Then I ran some more watered down brownish paint about the edges and surfaces to replicate rain water and weathering to make it ready for decorating.
Obviously we have to do a lot more with this..its needs plants and soil and moss and seeds and butterflies and frogs ...
I just don't know if I am going to want it when its done..I wonder if I could find it a good home when were done with it? *wink*