Thursday, September 27, 2012

La Botanique

I figure if I do one small project a day until Christmas, I will be out of small projects.  Maybe that's exaggerating a bit, but I feel like I'll never get to the bottom of the pile.  This was another small caddy in my stash.  I love caddies.  They are great for display.  This one started out as plain wood and I spruced it up with a coat of red paint and added some ivory letters shaded with dark gray, and then I gave it a good sanding to bring out the primitive look.

 These were my two caddies as they started out.  I won't even tell you what happened to the other one.  Let's just say it wasn't a banner week for my projects.  Seems I must do a lot of tweaking to reach my goals, and reach them I will.  Just might take an extra day or two.  Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by.

I'm partying at...

Mondays          Le Chateau des Fleurs       The Graphics Fairy    
                                      Between Naps on the Porch Metamorphosis Monday
Tuesdays          Knick of Time       Tutus and Tea Parties       Coastal Charm  
                                      Boogie Board Cottage    A Stroll Thru Life   
                                     Cozy Little House Tweak it Tuesday
Wednesdays     Savvy Southern Style         Ivy and Elephants
                                     Faded Charm Cottage       Fine Craft Guild      
Thursdays        Embracing Change     The Shabby Creek Cottage    No Minimalist Here 
                                     Between Naps on the Porch Tablescape Thursday    Fishtail Cottage
                                     Rustic Restorations Homespun Happenings
Fridays            French Country Cottage       My Romantic Home        Miss Mustard Seed
                                    At the Picket Fence     Potpourri Friday     Common Ground
                                    The Charm of Home    Decorating Insanity   Rooted in Thyme
Saturdays        Funky Junk Interiors

Sundays           My 1928 Charmer Sunday's Best


Honey at 2805 said...

Your red caddie is charming! Love that red (my favorite color)! Thank you for sharing your inspiration and creativity at Potpourri Friday!

Laurel Leaf Cottage said...

Love it!! The rusty dog is pretty cool too!! I love red too!! =) Deanna

Botanic Bleu said...

Now I'm inspired to work on some old wooden boxes. Yours is so pretty. Found you at Feathered Nest Friday

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Great red (I love red) box! If I could do half as much as you I'd be a happy camper! I've got a failed project staring at me right now, too. So irritating when I've got a picture in my mind that doesn't match the final product.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love it, Maggie! The red is great and I love the wording. Is that by chance a stencil? I have got to find some nice ones with a font I like. I just saw a nice big tool caddy like this yesterday at the antique mart. I passed on it though {I would love to use it for myself}; I just don't have a place for it.

Pat C. said...

Yay! Lots of us red fans posting today! The caddy looks beautiful!

I love the dog, too. Is it an English Springer Spaniel, do you know?


Stan and Jody Gabara said...

Thanks so much for sharing this lovely post on Simple & Sweet Fridays. I love the red caddy!


The Charm of Home said...

Thanks for joining HSH!

karen@somewhatquirky said...

If you get one project finished per day until Christmas you are a better woman than me!

Kathy Shea Mormino, The Chicken Chick said...

I would love it if you would join me in linking up at my weekly Clever Chicks Blog Hop:

I hope you can make it!
Kathy Shea Mormino
The Chicken Chick