Wednesday, February 29, 2012

French Garden Caddy

I seem to be seeing a lot of red lately, at least for the garden.  I went to the flea market a couple weeks ago with a friend so she could pick up a few things.  I had no intention of buying anything for myself.  However, I will confess I have a real weakness for these old tool caddies.  I don't think I have ever passed one up yet.  This one was in real rough shape.
The following photo shows how it started out.  We painted it with Colonial Red American Accents paint by Rustoleum.  We used the canned paint, not the spray.  This paint is suitable for outdoors as well as indoors.  I stenciled the words with my favorite stencil I purchased on Ebay.  I added a little gray shading to the letters and now it's ready for its new life.  I always letter both sides of my projects just in case someone wants to use them for a centerpiece.   When it was completed, it got a spray of clear sealer that was also suitable for outdoor use.  Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you'll visit often.
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8 comments:

Bliss said...

I love me some old tool totes too, so I pinned yours!

~Bliss~

DebbieDoesCreations said...

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chateau chic said...

Love your red tool caddy! So cute.
Thanks for stopping by, Mary Alice

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Beautiful caddy! I love it in red. Your stenciling looks great with the shading.

Dee

Messy Roost said...

Love, Love, Love your blog. Following you now on Linky Follower. Rhonda

Lynnie @ Ramblings from Vintage Gal said...

That stencil is PERFECT for this project, looks like I need to go a hunting for some special stencils on ebay. Thank you for sharing it with all of us.

County Line Road said...

OMG! I have this caddy and now I am heading off to paint it RED! Thanks for the great idea.

Susan @ homeroad.net said...

I love it Maggie!
Great color for the garden and the font you chose is great!
Susan
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