Wednesday, May 5, 2010

White Wednesday-Some Projects

A little evening White Wednesday post for you.  I’ve been busy today gathering a few things to take to Barn House for the big season opener this Saturday. One thing I’ll be taking is one of my vintage shopping carts with a custom liner.  Instead of my usual florals,  I went with a neutral theme this time using canvas drop cloths and vintage lace.  I think it turned out very sweet.  What do you think?

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Here’s another White Wednesday project.  This was a craigslist find that I’ve been working on for awhile.  I forgot to take a before picture, but it was kind of yucky.  I did see some potential and gave the base a few coats of white paint and sanded and scrubbed (and sanded some more) the top.  It’s really old, thick wood, that has lots of knots and some drill holes in spots.  Oh, did I mention that this was originally a work bench?  Once I got the top cleaned up, I gave it a good rub with my favorite stained wax which always makes things look so much better.  And voila!

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This dude is huge at just under 8 feet long and unfortunately, it is super heavy.  But I love how it turned out.  The rusty  metal drawer pulls are original to the piece.  I could totally see this with a big screen tv on top, dvd player or other electronic components in the middle cubby.  Or how about a kitchen island or a sofa table with folded quilts in the cubby.  So many options.  This piece will be making the trip to Farm Chicks with me next month.

That’s it for me.  Hope you are all having a great week! 

16 comments:

Florence said...

Love that bench, my honey has one in the garage that would be fun to snag. A new appreciation for the work bench. Love the liner too. Hugs Florence

...... Kristina ...... said...

Oh love how your new cart liner looks! really nice!
I would love that as an island in my kitchen..... you did a great job as you would never guess it was ever a work bench!
Love Kristina X

Lori said...

your shopping cart is amazing Lisa...i love the white liner!!!

dleahy23 said...

Love love love the way the cart turned out! O and the table is divine.So many uses. I can see it everywhere in my house! Come to the East Coast!!!!

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh my goodness Lisa, your new table is absolutely gorgeous!!! It will SO sell quickly....and you KNOW I have a thing for canvas drop cloths...and your cart liner is beautiful!! hugs and love, Dawn

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Lisa, your cart liner is tdf beautiful. I want one!!! You're so right about the big piece - it's fabulously versatile.

marie said...

The linen liner is fabulous!!and the work bench is to die for!! Oh the possibilities!!

Rochelle said...

I am so loving that table/bench thingy. Your ideas for it are great too! I so wish I could make it to the barn boys sale.....but the garden is beckoning for this weekend.
Have a happy weekend and mother's day!
Rochelle

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Oh I would LOVE one of your darling shopping carts! Do you have any for sell?

Hugs,
Maryjane

beehivecottage@rocketmail.com

Sherrie said...

Love! Love! The shopping cart! So sweet :0)

Janet's Creations said...

You have been busy. Everything looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing, Janet

Uncovered Ruby said...

Michelle keeps asking me if I've seen your workbench yet...and now I have and all I can say is W.O.W.!! It turned out fabulous!!! What a fantastic piece...I would have a hard time parting with that one..
So nice to meet you the other day :-)
Lisa

Shabbyrosetreasure said...

Oh girl, I love your shopping cart! Darling, I can imagine a rose one....heavenly! Your site is darling, please stop by and say hi! hugs,
Olivia

Shabbyrosetreasure said...

Oh girl, I love your shopping cart! Darling, I can imagine a rose one....heavenly! Your site is darling, please stop by and say hi! hugs,
Olivia

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

love the bench! Love the simplicity of the cart. Canvas and lace looks good!

Anonymous said...

LOVE the work bench. Been looking for one similar for months. To far for me to travel and scoop it up...I am soooo curiouse what you want for it $$$