Friday, March 15, 2013

Chippy Paint Perfection

I know I have showed you several of my garden caddies that I have painted, but I'm sharing this one for two reasons.  One, I tried a new stencil that I purchased a few months ago and I forgot completely about it.  It's called "Typewriter" and I purchased it at Joann's.  It's an easy one to use and I think I'll make a few more garden signs with it.

 Now for the second reason I am sharing this.  Do you see how chippy the paint is on this freshly painted caddy?  This was my third project the other day, and I got lazy and marked my straight line with painter's tape.  When I pulled the paint off, it left a perfect line of chippy paint.  For anything in the garden, I don't mind a really aged look so what did I do?  I took the tape to the whole piece and now I have a perfectly aged tote for my plants.  Thanks for taking a peak.  Hope you all have a great weekend.

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Mondays          Le Chateau des Fleurs       The Graphics Fairy    
                                      Between Naps on the Porch Metamorphosis Monday
Tuesdays          Knick of Time       Coastal Charm  
                                      Boogie Board Cottage    A Stroll Thru Life   
                                     Cozy Little House Tweak it Tuesday
Wednesdays     Savvy Southern Style
Thursdays        The Shabby Creek Cottage    No Minimalist Here 
                                     Between Naps on the Porch Tablescape Thursday    
                                     Rustic Restorations Homespun Happenings
Fridays            French Country Cottage       My Romantic Home        Miss Mustard Seed
                                    Potpourri Friday     Common Ground
                                    The Charm of Home    Rooted in Thyme
Saturdays        Funky Junk Interiors



Debbie said...

The tote looks great!
Using tape for distressing turned out to be a good idea!

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

I love when you use red! The chippiness was a fun mistake. I love when that happens.

Angie @ Knick of Time said...

Looks adorable! I had the same thing happen with an adhesive vinyl stencil I used a few days ago - it pulled some of the paint off, which saved me some time, because I was going to distress it anyway! Love your tote!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love it, Maggie! What a great tote. Love how you filled it, too. I really like the stencil font.

Suzan Sweatman said...

It looks gorgeous - what a great mistake!
I've had a couple of great mistakes - most of mine are not lol
Did you paint the books?
Only asking because I just painted some myself :)

Susie said...

Maggie, I am in love with that tote. It's the perfect chippy !! The old books in it is such an added touch. xoxo,Susie

NanaDiana said...

Sometimes those happy accidents are the best! I love that Garden tote-especially the lettering style- o Dana

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

O MY!! I am totally smitten with this!!


Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

It's so cute, I really like those letters. What a perfect mistake!!

Pendra said...

What a wonderfully creative mistake! This is beautiful not only for the garden...

Lorraine Finkbeiner said...

It's so funny how so many great discoveries follow a mistake! It looks great and much more natural than sanding!

srpprcrftr said...

Talk about a happy accident, so glad it turned out good for you. The stencil is a great font. I'll have to look for that stencil at JoAnn's. Do you make your own caddies? I'll have to try that tape trick, snazzy technique. The red is really snazzy.

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Fun tote! Sometimes those happy accidents make a piece more interesting. Now you've got a new paint trick!