Thursday, May 13, 2010

Shabby Chic Initial

Helloooooo Thursday!  Wow, where has this week gone?  For this week's thrift craft, I give to you...a giant moss covered C.  Still reading?  Ok, so it is a big moss covered C, but its all shabby chic like and purdy.  A little more interested?  Ok then, read on fellow shabolicious reader :)

This story starts with a scrap piece of 1x10x7 and some oopsy paints from Lowes (thank you shopper who's paint was screwed up)  I took the scrap piece of wood and painted it with two coats of a lovely red paint and then another two (very light) coats of a light grey-beige paint

Sorry, I forgot to snap a picture of the red coats - here she is with the grey-beige paint on top

Once she was all dry (actually, a few days) I took a piece of 180 grit sandpaper and went to town.  I sanded down to the wood in a few places, but the goal was to just weather it and let some of that red paint show through, like so...


I bought a pretty big letter C a few weeks back at JoAnn's and was just waiting for inspiration to strike.  Enter a little moss, a little hot glue...


And wham, bam hot glue gun Sam...I ended up with a happy shabby chic initial for my bookcases


I especially love it paired with the delicate look of the butterfly boxes.  I'm sure the display on these bookcases is going to be ever-evolving, but I'm still trying to fill them up with things that I love right now.

5 comments:

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Great idea...it turned out beautifully!!!

Victoria said...

What a cute idea!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

What pea-pinkin cute idea...luv it! Please don't forget to post my party button or my blog name with a link on your post...thanks!

Blessings,
Linda

Andy Porter said...

It looks fabulous! Great idea to cover the letter. I too am a big fan of "oops" paint:)

Laura said...

This turned out so pretty!

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