Next up, I made a wreath holder. You've probably seen the ones you can buy that are metal and have a hook to hold the wreath. Well, I had this spindle forever it seems, just waiting for the right project. One end already had a notch cut into it, perfect for hanging a wreath from. I put a fresh coat of white paint on it, distressed it some and rubbed a bit of stain into places.
I had a wooden plaque from way back which I used as the base. Painted it a dark brown from one of my many jars of sample paint, added crackle medium on top of that, then painted white on top of that. I then screwed it together. Voila! a wreath holder! It probably won't hold a big, heavy wreath but that's ok. I think it will hold what I have in mind.
|sample jar of paint|
|before crackling and painting base white|
|notch in spindle|
I'll show this off in the next post as soon as I find a wreath to hang from it!
Finally, I am working on a napkin holder. I found one at the thrift store for a mere $1.99. I've primed it and cut out new sides for it from birch plywood. Need to paint those and glue them on then I'll have a holder that's my own design. Love having something more unique!
|thrift store find|
|cut and drawn design on birch plywood|
I'll show the finished napkin holder next time too. Until then enjoy your week!
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